Global warming and melting Arctic see ice are growing concerns around the world. Drones will be used to explore the Arctic, better understand the problem and support research on climate change.
The new EU project is called Interact, starts in January 2017 and will continue through the year. Currently, Arctic is explored mostly by satellites or manually, but both ways of collecting data have numerous limitations. Drones will facilitate the process and give access to more detailed data of a higher quality. Moreover, they UAVs are able to access places not possible to reach by currently-used means. Arctic is also perfect to test the drones themselves. The extreme weather conditions, as well as sparse population and very few restrictions may enable manufacturers to develop better solutions and further their drones.