End Users

Forestry

Forests are dense, remotely located and hard to access. One of the key benefits of UASs for the forestry industry is the range and the possibility to fly at low altitudes, to perform surveys without endangering the life of a pilot. In fact, most forest monitoring is conducted directly from the ground; but increasingly, UASs are adding new capabilities. UASs allow a birds-eye view of the situation, precise measuring, forest health monitoring and accelerate many aspects of the surveying activities. UASs are not only providing monitoring capabilities, but are also an unmatched asset for fire monitoring. As stated by AUVSI: "Unmanned aircraft make firefighters' jobs both easier and safer, providing them with situational awareness by flying through smoke and at night, situations too dangerous for piloted aircraft. UAS can see through smoke to identify hotspots, help forecasters predict the weather, drop fire retardants and alert authorities to people and property in harm's way." Michigan has one of the largest forestland in the U.S. and forestry is among the biggest industries in the state. UAS will be the key technology in the years to come and the variety of landscapes and soils make it the ideal location for R&D.

See what UAS technology can do for your business and contact an NMUASC Cluster representative today at info@nmuasc.com, or phone 989-358-9968.