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“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…

DroneAscent Verified as Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

Chicago, IL (September 30, 2019) DroneAscent LLC, a nationwide provider of aerial photography, video and data collection services headquartered in Chicago, IL is proud to announce its designation as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) office within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. DroneAscent has been providing professional aerial services for nearly three…

Drones Handily Deliver Detailed HOA Inspections

Homeowners’ Association (HOA) covenants and restrictions are a standard part of many subdivisions and developments across the United States. Regularly scheduled HOA inspections are important not just for aesthetics and property values, they also decrease risk by identifying small repairs in advance of developing into enormous financial burdens and safety hazards. With managing an HOA also comes the unpleasant duty…