Drones for the Environment 

The diffusion of the applications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, which for some time have no longer been exclusive to the military field, has also profoundly affected the environmental sector.

The respect and protection for the environment in our day have become issues of critical importance and many are the realities that are committed in this regard. Industry in particular, as well as most companies, pays more attention to production processes, to limit waste, recycling of materials, etc., trying to contribute in the best possible way to safeguarding the ecosystem.
The advent of the drone for photographic aerial shots or professional videos, the quadcopter drone for thermographic shooting, for topographic surveys and for carrying out various other types of activities, fits perfectly into the current eco-sustainable perspective.

Drones for the Environment

In fact, among the characteristics of these vehicles, for example, the power supply stands out , for which any RPAS limits its environmental impact to a minimum and the silence in flight operations which also avoids noise pollution.

In addition to the benefits of using aerial surveying drones and, in general, for aerial shots, this device is actively exploited for various activities related to the territory, such as environmental monitoring or support in situations of need – in the field of search and rescue.

Speed, simplicity and cost-effectiveness complete the picture of the RPAS, making them one of the most adopted systems and the one that, with good probability, will represent the future of these interventions.

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The activities involving the environmental sector are diverse and include many aspects that the RPAS fully support.

If you are interested in knowing more information in relation to these issues, you can scroll the page or, more comfortably, rely on the summary that we propose to you, in which all the items of the topics covered appear.

The scope of RPAS (and in particular means such as the drone for professional photographic and video shooting, the drone for inspections and that for thermographic shooting ), is closely linked to that of environmental monitoring and search and rescue. Here you will also find more detailed information and, in conclusion, some indications about the cost of aerial shots with the drone.
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We are in fact a dynamic reality, based in the UK and active throughout the Italian territory, which uses the most modern technologies applied to drones to offer its customers a wide range of services. Furthermore, always wanting to satisfy your every expectation to the maximum, we assure you a cost for aerial shots with a quadcopter drone that is really advantageous and competitive, as well as for surveys, inspections and each of the services we perform.

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The efficiency of the activities concerning the sphere of environmental monitoring ( Earth Observation) can be significantly increased thanks to the acquisition at altitude allowed by the use of a drone for aerial shots.

The possibility of adopting video cameras and cameras for the “visible”, high-resolution thermal imaging cameras for the “not visible” (understood from the point of view of thermal radiation), any sensors to detect the presence of chemicals or to evaluate the quality of the air and, of course, advanced GSPs for precise and punctual geo-localization, make the drone (for aerial photography and video shooting, but even more than the drone for thermographic or topographic surveys), the ideal device to optimize results in the field monitoring of the environment.

In fact, in addition to the agility of moving the device and the team involved in the activity, the main advantage in this area is the ability to view the data captured in real-time, a crucial factor for any activity that requires direct support (for example in case of fire).

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In the field of RPAS, the drone for thermographic imaging and topographic surveys is the top of the solution in terms of reliability and efficiency in relation to environmental monitoring.

Currently, this device ranks among the platforms traditionally adopted for remote sensing and the instruments that, on the contrary, are used from the ground.

In reality, the peculiarities of the drone, in particular the multirotor one, make it the most suitable device for detecting various types of surfaces, even and especially when characterized by a complex morphology (landfills, contaminated sites or sites affected by landslides, located on rather steep slopes. than sub-vertical walls).
The surveys carried out with a quadcopter drone, equipped with cameras and thermal cameras, often take place in hovering mode, whereby the aircraft is stationed at a fixed point above the area affected by the shooting.

In this way, it is possible to obtain a perfect overview from above, in real time, useful for example to immediately identify the presence of an environmental emergency, both from a visual and thermal point of view.
In this sense, the camera “in the visible” is often used by the drone for aerial photogrammetric topographic surveys that allow the production of digital models and orthophotos of the area. In parallel, thermal imaging cameras (multispectral cameras) provide maps relating to the temperature of the affected surface.

In terms of environmental emergencies, a typical example is represented by fires affecting woods and plains: exploiting a drone for thermographic aerial shots, as well as video, could represent the ideal solution.
The device could in fact be intended for patrolling areas at risk, at times considered “hot”. Not only. In the event of a fire, the RPAS would be able to carry out monitoring activities to detect the presence of any silent foci that are located under the surface of the soil (even in areas distant from that of the original trigger).

The surveys with quadcopter drone, therefore, allow to identify any fire in the bud and the special cameras (HD and Ultra HD) can immediately transfer the images to the ground, allowing prompt intervention.



Drones help With Environmental Monitoring

The search and rescue activities in the environmental field are certainly one of the areas where the drone for aerial shots and inspections can make a difference.

The support of these technologies for the search of missing persons (and also of animals), for example in a forest, at sea, rather than under an avalanche, are crucial.
In particular, the thermographic drone is able to identify, through the special high resolution thermal cameras, the data relating to the body temperature, in such a way as to immediately report the presence of the missing without direct visual contact.

Not only in these situations: the RPAS are also very useful for the transport of medical equipment in areas inaccessible to humans.

Thanks to the drone for aerial photogrammetric topographic surveys, it is possible to create 3D models with centimeter precision that help specific operators in the sector to probe the place of interest in a much more accurate way.
To date, the SAPRs have enjoyed enormous success (as well as winning numerous awards) for their merits in the search and rescue field. Many positive results and people found promptly thanks to the advanced technology available and the skills of the operators involved.


The use of the drone for inspections and thermographic recordings has become, nowadays, almost a constant in interventions in critical situations such as earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters.

Among the main reasons that led to the progressive diffusion of RPAS in the field of search and rescue, the first is certainly linked to the timing of intervention which recorded a significant reduction. Next, no less important is the question of risks for operators and the possibility of additional support regarding the decisions to be made. In the case of RPAS, in fact, the operational choices can be said to depend almost exclusively on the detailed images of the scenario of interest, returned by the drone during the inspections and thermographic recordings carried out.

Drones help With Search And Rescue

Wanting to deepen the aspect of the timing of rescue, in cases of life-threatening for the people involved it is logical that time is decisive for survival (when vital conditions are compromised, a qualified medical rescue within 10 minutes rather than within 20 minutes respectively determines a survival rate of + 100% compared to just 10% in the second case).

When it comes to missing persons, the data that emerged underline that too often the people found are found already dead and that, in many cases, the place of discovery corresponds to an area already inspected previously.

Here, then, that the drone for inspections and thermographic shots is able to radically change the outcome of these interventions when the missing people are still alive, thanks to the detection of the temperature difference between the bodies and the rest of the environment, in addition to the ability to cover one hectare of land in a few minutes and reach areas that are dangerous or inaccessible for humans.


Depending on the specific needs, the RPAS can be adopted to perform important functions in relation to the environmental field, whether it is simpler monitoring to verify the vegetative state of the land or support for search and rescue activities of missing people or animals.

The cost for aerial shots with a drone or for drone inspections is decidedly advantageous compared to the methods adopted to date. In fact, the time required for the activities, the tools used and the personnel involved is unquestionably reduced, resulting in a much lower overall price and, at the same time, a more effective service.

By contacting Drone Videography you can also count on the reliability of professional pilots who carry out their work with dedication and experience, with the aim of always providing the most complete and efficient service, adding to their skills the efficiency of advanced technologies of aircraft in an endowment to the company.

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