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Drones, Engineers and 3D Mapping Saved County $800,000+

Whenever you partner with great people, great things happen. DroneAscent had the privilege of contributing to a project with our premier client, Christopher Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL), who created a 3D map proposal that fused reality with a project scope that saved the county time, headaches, and over $800,00 using cutting edge technologies to deliver a superior product. CBBEL provides…

Why Homes Listed with Professional Drone Photos Sell Quicker

First impressions are everything, especially in home buying. A gorgeous exterior vs. a crummy one decides whether you walk in the front door. Inside, spotless interiors are more likely to inspire a life there than a cluttered house that’s clearly, well, someone else’s home. And while this is where staging can play a huge role, it’s the listing pictures buyers see…

“SnotBot” Drone Tracks Whale Health Flying Over Blowholes

It’s a beautiful morning on the waters of Alaska’s Peril Strait—clear, calm, silent, and just a little cool. A small but seaworthy research vessel glides through gentle swells. Suddenly, in the distance, a humpback whale the size of a school bus explodes out of the water. Enormous bursts of air and water jet out of its blowholes like a fire hose,…

Counting Threatened Mammals with Drones

Counting threatened mammals with drones Investment in thermal imaging and drone technology is improving the monitoring of reintroduced mammals on AWC’s Faure Island Wildlife Sanctuary, a feral-free haven off the coast of Western Australia. Part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Faure Island Wildlife Sanctuary is completely free of feral herbivores and predators, and home to critically important populations…

Are Killer Whales Eating Enough? Drones Know!

Scientists at the University of British Columbia are getting a rare glimpse into the underwater behaviour of northern and southern resident killer whales off the B.C. coast with the help of aerial drones. The unique footage, filmed in collaboration with the Hakai Institute, will help researchers determine if endangered southern residents are getting enough of their preferred prey, Chinook salmon, to…

DroneAscent Recognized as Veteran-Led Business By Google

National Veterans Small Business Week was November 4-8, and DroneAscent, LLC was recognized by Google on Veteran’s Day with a special edition challenge coin. Military challenge coins have been used since World War I, and were issued to service men and women as symbols of recognition or unity. A challenge coin is specially designed coin and given to someone to…

New Drone Method Helps Scientists Track Vulnerable Populations

Weighing a whale is, as you’d expect, pretty tricky. They’re big, they’re bulky, and they don’t stay still. But that may soon change. Scientists have developed a new way to calculate a whale’s weight, using images captured by drones, according to a report published today in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. The images are input into a computer…

Drones Save Money, Time at Savannah River Site Reactor

(TNS) — Using drones to monitor conditions and control vegetation atop shuttered reactor facilities at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina has proven to be quite the money saver. By relying on and deploying specialized drones – instead of helicopters and photographers, as was the practice – an SRS team has managed to save more than $170,000 a year,…

DroneAscent Featured in CADLearning’s “The Blast” E-magazine

CADLearning is the only Autodesk Authorized Publisher to provide intuitive, on-demand learning and performance support for over 40 unique Autodesk applications. The Blast is a media-rich, interactive magazine providing insight into the latest innovations in the 3D design, architecture, construction, engineering and entertainment industries.  Lorrie Cozzens, Vice President of Marketing Communications and Sales for DroneAscent, was invited to participate in…