Counting birds – sea mammals and fish – taking weather readings – fire conditions – all from remotely controlled drones??
NOAA and a raft of other research based organizations are discovering they can do more research for less money by using remote controlled drones flying overhead, equipped with high resolution cameras and using filters to take pictures of wildlife.
While many decry the move as sliding down the country’s slippery slope of lost privacy, others contend that drones provide tremendous cost savings in gathering information critical to research and natural resources.
The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.