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Drones for Conservation

When:

Sun 28 May 2017, 1:00pm–3:45pm

Where: Waiheke Library, 133/131 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: haurakiclassroom

Dr Barbara Bollard speaks on the new and innovative world of using drone technologies for mapping habitat and landscapes in conservation planning for Antarctica & other parts of our planet.

Drones are game-changers for better protecting and saving wildlife, compared with the limitations of traditional technologies. Drone technologies - of military origin, are gaining popularity in any application requiring remote mapping, surveying, monitoring, and transporting.

Senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Dr Barbara Bollard leads the AUT team in drone technology innovations for biodiversity conservation planning as part of their Institute for Applied Ecology NZ work; which spans Antarctica, Namibia, Australia and Tonga.

Come and experience her experiences and stories in practising this cutting-edge technology!

In the Waiheke Library's Community Meeting Room:
- 1pm Presentation
- 2pm Q&A
- 2:30pm Afternoon Tea
- 3pm-3:45pm Forum

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