Drone Technology Expands to Different Uses: Oilfield and Coastal Industries

There are many predictions that drones will be everywhere in the future, delivering newspapers, searching for criminals and perhaps even lending a eye in the local oilfield. Research through Nicholls State University’s geomatics program is poised to attract future investment from oilfield and coastal industries.

Geomatics is the science of land surveyors, construction surveyors, mappers and planners, and experts in the field believe unmanned aerial vehicles’ capability of flying slower, lower and in more dangerous situations than traditional aircraft will innovate practices in various industries including coastal restoration.

“I think it will be everywhere. I think we will eventually be using them for transportation,” said Balaji Ramachandran, head of Nicholls’ Applied Sciences Department. … (Read more)

Source: HoumaToday.com