Aerial data provider ROAVR has partnered with environmental survey and management firm Nevis Environmental in a move to market the use of drones in environmental and ecological surveys.
The companies, both based in the North of Scotland, formed the partnership at the Drone & UAV Expo in Moray earlier this month, in conjunction with ARPAS-UK and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Leadership teams at both companies have said the deal comes at a time when the opportunities for innovation are advancing at the same rate as the fast growing industry.
Dr Kathryn Fraser, managing director at Nevis, thinks the partnership is an important one.
Discussing the move, she said: “Our research within the renewables and development industry clearly show that drones for environmental surveying will become normalised in future. There is a significant need within our industry to have the ability to cover large, often inaccessible areas safely, quickly and economically and this is something the use of drones provides.”
Matt Harmsworth, managing director at ROAVR, added: “I am delighted to be exploring the use of drones further with Nevis, ROAVR has a long history in this sector having initially set the company up to service this area. Data is king and this partnership will enable us to offer an even more robust suite of services to our clients.”
Earlier this month, Matt Harmsworth released ‘Unmanned’, a book about his experience with the drone industry.
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