Heliguy Blog: Drones for Climate

UK drone company Heliguy recently ran a blog article about my work with drones in the Arctic including on my Microsoft/National Geographic AI for Earth grant. Drones have been increasingly important in my work on Arctic climate change, especially in mapping melting over glacier surfaces and as a way to link ground measurements with satellite … Continue reading Heliguy Blog: Drones for Climate

Eyes in the Sky 2: Airspace

Just like the land and oceans, the sky is divided into regulated regions. This makes sense, as it prevents unauthorised flights over sensitive and/or dangerous areas like airports, military zones, power stations, private land etc. Knowing the airspace classification is a fundamental prerequisite for making safe and legal flights with an unmanned aerial system (UAS). … Continue reading Eyes in the Sky 2: Airspace

Eyes in the Sky 1: METAR

I'm currently studying for my CAA permission for commercial operations (PfCO) - what is commonly thought of as the UK drone pilot's license. Flying small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) is an increasingly common part of field science especially in polar science where a) scaling in-field observations over space is critical, b) we rely heavily on … Continue reading Eyes in the Sky 1: METAR