Edinburgh-based Ecometrica deploys LiDAR drones to protect Scottish forests 


Edinburgh-based firm Ecometrica has deployed LiDAR-equipped drones as part of its work to protect Scottish forests.

The LiDAR technology enables the drones to see through the forest canopy and are used to look native Scottish plants threatened by invasive species.

According to a report from the BBC, the Ecometrica led project has received funding from the Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Orienteering, Woodland Trust and Edinburgh University.

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It went on to describe how support has also come from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The LiDAR work has been carried out in the west of Scotland in the Lochgilphead, Ardfern, Auchterawe, Arisaig, Achdalieu and Mandally forests.

Last week, CDP reported on Terra Drone’s work with LiDAR.

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