One of the market leaders in the civilian drone market has underlined the versatility of drones by demonstrating how they can be a powerful tool for marine conservation workers.
DJI has released a video demonstrating how UAVs can aid the rescue of entangled whales.
The company believes the technology offers a different perspective to assess the conditions of the whales and necessary equipment to intervene from above and that drones reduce the risk for people by limiting the number of approaches to the animals.
Ed Lyman, Large Whale Entanglement response coordinator at NOAA, and Matt Pickett, president at Ocean Unmanned, offer insight into the benefits of using drones for marine conservation.
DJI’s video can be viewed below.