Professional drone’s industry is getting more widespread and sophisticated. Innovation within constant development and study makes the UAV system a key feature in fields such as (topography, geosciences, construction, military industry, civil engineering…) One of those areas is attracting more attention lately, even on the aerospace industry: care for the environment. Because of this, unmanned aerial vehicle’s projects based on these objectives are growing hugely, particularly ones against sea pollution. Which is among the great challenges for the coming years by government and institutional regulations.
Maritime pollution has increased alarmingly in recent years globally, governments are making an effort to regulate the production of plastic waste that makes up “The Great Pacific Patch”. We can also find residues of fuels, pesticides, and herbicides, fertilizers and detergents, etc. This affects not only the environment but also the sea’s biodiversity, our health and planet’s future. That is why the use of UAVs to face maritime pollution is a highly recommended option to have a perspective of magnitude’s problem and take actions.
The use of professional drones to battle sea pollution is a safe way to execute the pertinent actions that are a must by the new regulations which are taking place in governments, institutions, and organizations worldwide. In fact, an increasing number of non-governmental projects are seeking to innovate in this regard and offer a service of prevention and/or study of this issue.
UAVs to measure, study and monitoring the sea
Unmanned systems are an optimal option to control the parameters of water and maritime biodiversity, also a responsible way of carrying out non-polluting transport while respecting the ocean. Surveillance of sea’s zones with high levels of pollution, collection of waste and control of marine wildlife should not be overlooked.
The nature of the platform can also be amphibious so that an air vehicle can turn a marine environment into its habitat. In addition, a UAV with the Veronte Autopilot integrated into the drone can exert a hover over the surface of the water as well as a landing in very specific and limited areas such as reservoirs, ports or ships in motion. Moreover, in the case of multirotors, it is possible to hook a high-precision mother ship using Veronte’s relative positioning system.