Silent Falcon UAS Technologies has announced that the solar electric Silent Falcon Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) successfully performed flights to demonstrate the effectiveness of using the Silent Falcon to inspect and monitor oil and gas production and distribution assets. Continue reading
Insitu Pacific has announced that after 18 months of successful trials, natural gas company Queensland Gas Company (QGC), a Shell-owned business, is introducing the ScanEagle Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to inspect gas wells, pipelines and processing facilities.
Scientists in Iceland are turning to new technologies to help them predict the next major volcanic eruption there. Katla is one of the country’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Researchers are watching it very closely because it has the potential to be more damaging than the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which brought Europe to a standstill in 2010. Continue reading
About 5,000 meters high in the Peruvian Andes, scientists are mapping glaciers and wetlands in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range with 10-centimeter precision to gauge how climate change will affect the half-million local residents who rely in part on those glaciers for their water supply. Continue reading
Monarch, Inc completed the first stage of a project this week to aerially survey and 3D map the 19th-century ghost mining town of Bodie, California. Part of the California State Parks system, Bodie is an original California Gold Rush town. In its heyday during the 1880s, Bodie was a vibrant and volatile gem of the Wild West, and is now kept in a state of ‘arrested decay’.