Drones to make short cut through the Arctic safe
Global warming has opened the Northeast and Northwest Passage and allowed ships to take a shortcut between Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, icebergs are still roaming and pose a danger to the ships. Now, drones are to help make the Passage safe.
Drone researcher Agus Ismail Hasan is leading the Artdrone project that aims to uncover the possibilities of using drones to map the icebergs in the area. The researchers hope to eventually be able to track all the icebergs, so they can be integrated into the global satellite-based navigation system, Galileo. This will enable ships to see the icebergs’ current position when crossing the Arctic.
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