Drones for conservation: Introductory workshop – 25th to 28th of July 2016, Bogotá, Colombia

News about civil drone applications have become inflationary in the media. They cover futuristic parcel delivery services or new ways to shoot selfies while doing open air sports, but also applications for ecology and landscape management, including forestry. Many of you working in the environmental context might question if civil drones are just a hype, a new fancy toy, or if they have the potential to become an essential tool to improve day-to-day tasks?

To answer this questions the NGO Fundación Biodiversa Colombia has organized a four-day workshop which will address the use of civil drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), in the environmental context. The workshop will be given by our drone expert Dr. Patrick Ribeiro, who has been working on a variety of drone based applications for the last six years. After an introduction to the basics of the drone technology and the different drone and sensor types, he will provide an extensive overview on the applications in the field of forest and landscape management as well as environmental conservation using examples from the practice.

The workshop is oriented to students, scientists and members of NGOs, academic and governmental institutions active in the field of forestry and environmental conservation who want to become knowledgeable about the potential of drone applications in their fields of expertise. The workshop, which will be held in Spanish, will take place from the 25th to the 28th of July 2016 in Bogotá, Colombia.

For more information please refer to site at http://www.fundacionbiodiversa.org (in Spanish).

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