This paper is meant to enlighten people on possible environmental related uses that unmanned aircraft systems are doing presently, and dispel pre-conceptions that UAS can only be used for martial (military and police) or spying (movies and espionage) uses.
The topics that will be covered in this paper to teach people are farming, fire, hurricane studies, flooding, oil exploration, gas exploration, wildlife management, land management, mapping, glacier monitoring, atmospheric monitoring, and radiation measurements. The paper will detail some of the payloads used in each area of study. It also gives specific examples of UAS being used in these fields. This paper is set up in a fashion to be read from the most familiar topics, down to the less familiar to a general audience with small unmanned aircraft systems background.
Source: sUAS News