UNB Drone Research for New Brunswick Forestry Sector highlighted

Nice to see that drones are being used in areas other than the military.

Professor Howard Li and his research team are developing new UAV equipment to measure, monitor and manage Canada’s forests. These vehicles will be able to monitor pest outbreak and take aerial surveys in a more cost-effective manner and with less risk to Canadians and the environment. Collaboration with a number of local stakeholders and industry partners, such as Forest Protection Limited and Moncton Flight College, will be an integral part of the project.

As applications for UAVs continue to expand, the demand for highly skilled personnel will grow. As such, Moncton Flight College will be collaborating with Professor Li’s team on training, leading the way in developing a certification program for the next generation of UAV operators in Atlantic Canada.