Curso gratuito de drones para medio ambiente en Escocia ~

25 de julio de 2016

Curso gratuito de drones para medio ambiente en Escocia

Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences
5th – 9th September 2016 - Oban, Scotland

This comprehensive five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on, practical skills required to undertake an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) campaign safely, legally and successfully for NERC oriented science. The course has been specifically designed for environmental scientists with an interest in the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to their science and will take place at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland, where you will have the chance to fly both indoor and outdoor missions (weather permitting).

Practical sessions will take the form of simulated mission scenarios, where you will have the chance to take an off-the shelf instrument, integrate it into a mini/micro UAV airframe (less than 20kg in weight) and plan and perform scientific flights. You will then analyse collected data and evaluate your missions.

Alongside the hands-on sessions, lectures will be presented on topics including regulatory and air traffic legislation, flight planning and checks, and the miniaturisation and integration of instruments into UAV designs.

How to apply
An application form and further information can be found on our website ( Please note that the application deadline is 29th July.

This course is free of charge for current PhD students and early career scientists. Accommodation, subsistence costs and reasonable travel within the UK will be fully-funded for students with at least 50% NERC funding.

For more information please email

Sara Kinahan

Doctoral Training and Studentship Manager

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Room 224, Frankland Building

0121 414 6171

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