Drone technology transforms park management at Kakadu

AA’s RPAS team have recently ventured to our nations vast, biodiverse nature reserve Kakadu National Park to deliver RePL training as part of a technology capability plan that is set to transform park operations.

Park rangers responsible for the management and support of over 2000 species of plant and wildlife learnt to fly multirotor aircraft ranging from 2kg to 15kg to expand their operational capability. A DJI Agras T30 demonstration was also held to identify the potential applications for an RPAS with aerial application capability.

This training and licencing will enable the Kakadu Rangers to utilise an array of airborne sensors including RGB, thermal and multispectral sensors to carry out detailed aerial surveys, capture aerial imagery and video of wildlife and ecological changes and accurately determine conservation measures.