Drone beams ‘mind-blowing’ coastal views of Warrnambool

Director Mathew Herbert (left) and flight controller Leon Dwyer set the drone for a flight over Lady Bay.A COASTAL landscape mapping project using aerial drones is adding a new dimension of insight to Deakin University research.

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Ballarat venture Victorian UAS Training has spent the week at Warrnambool’s foreshore with its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), surveying coastal areas from 100 metres above to create high resolution 3D maps.

The joint partnership with Deakin University aims to provide in-depth detail of Warrnambool’s coastal environments and habitat, including shoreline erosion and wildlife behaviours at Middle Island, Lady Bay, Merri River, Hopkins River and Logans Beach.

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