Droner kartlegger nå hele kysten av Norge

Dronene vil ta bilder av bakken med hele tusen ganger bedre oppløsning enn det satellitter er i stand til. Forskningsprosjektet kalt SeaBee er basert på automatisert datainnsamling og droner som kommer til å gjøre mye av jobben selv.

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SeaBee Project Takes Off!

The SeaBee Project’s official kick-off meeting took place from 23 to 25 June at Oscarsborg Fortress in Oslo and virtually, marking the start of the project and bringing all host institutions together for 3 days of discussion and workshops. Between 18 to 22 people participated live at the fortress and 10 to 15 joined in via Teams.

NIVA’s research director, Chris Harman, welcomed attendees and opened the workshop. “We’re proud to host and coordinate the SeaBee project, as it fits well into several of NIVA’s strategic goals with regards to blue growth, more efficient environmental monitoring, and creating cost-efficient solutions for research and monitoring,” he noted.

Seabee as concept was initiated during a meeting in April 2018 between NINA, NIVA, NR, and IMR in Trondheim to combine forces of each institutions’ own drone programs. NTNU, GRID-Arendal, SpectroFly and ASC were later invited for a joint proposal to the Research Council of Norway, with the infrastructure call submitted in October 2018.

Kasper Hancke, Senior Research Scientist at NIVA and SeaBee’s lead, guided participants through the 3 days of workshops and team building with the goal of transforming the SeaBee visions into actions.

SeaBee drone research project takes off in Norway

OSLO/ARENDAL, Norway – The new SeaBee project is poised to help map the Norwegian coastline at a much more detailed level than ever before, while putting Norway at the forefront of drone research and monitoring infrastructure. Using drones, machine learning, and novel cloud storage solutions, SeaBee will develop a national centre for state-of-the-art environmental research, mapping, and monitoring of the nation’s coasts

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