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NOLA.com : Louisiana coastal erosion being assessed with drones

by Shannon | May 15, 2012 13:13 15 May 13:13 | #1989 | #1989

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http://mobile.nola.com/advnola/pm_29227/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=tIGy2NH9

"Often the province of satellites and airplanes, the coastal mapping effort by Nicholls, which is in its early stages, is being tried with a six-foot, unmanned aircraft that has a four-foot wingspan and a small propeller engine, a university professor said.

The Advocate reports that Nicholls State is one of 61 universities, police departments and other government agencies with Federal Aviation Administration authorization to use unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs."


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