Develop the skills you need to effectively gather, analyze, share and manage your drone mapping data & aerial imagery

Aerial mapping and drone flying training course & UAS Policy, Operations Manual and Data Management Protocol was conducted for the Department of Environment in Antigua.

DRONE TRAINING & cONSULTING TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

Get your drone program off the ground! We offer a number of short courses that focus on the utility of drones for environmental management applications. All of our courses provide both classroom learning and practical skills training sessions. We offer classes periodically in California but will come to your location in the Caribbean or globally to train your team either using your drone(s) or using our DJI Mavic, Phantom 3/4 or Inspire 1 Pro drones.

 

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INTRODUCTION TO DRONE FLYING (1 day)

Learn how to safely and legally fly a DJI Phantom, Inspire or Mavic through both classroom training and hands-on flight practice

Topics include: drone licensing & regulations, components of an UAS (airframe, payload, software), safety and emergency procedures, performing site evaluations, assessing weather conditions, performing basic flight checklists and standard operating procedures.


DRONE MAPPING, MODELING & Monitoring (2-3 days)

Learn how to conduct aerial surveys and create orthomosaics, 3D meshes, contours, GIS, Google Earth data from your drone captured imagery in hours!

Topics include: Students are given an overview of drones, payload sensors & experience using four of the most popular mapping technologies (Maps Made Easy, Drone Deploy, Drone2Map, Pix4D) allowing for the collection, creation and export of high-quality orthomosaics, elevation surfaces, 3D models, spatial analysis and reporting software.

   Orthomosaic - Mullins Reef, Barbados  

Orthomosaic - Mullins Reef, Barbados  


Drone photography 101 (1 DAY)

Learn how best to utilize your drone's camera from a professional photographer

Understand the fundamentals of how best to capture great drone shots, using the camera settings and weather to your advantage as well as the basics of video editing allowing you to capture stunning pictures and video with your drone. 


Developing a drone program

Drone technology is rapidly advancing, making drones more efficient and cost effective than ever before. There are tremendous benefits to launching a drone program, but getting started can be confusing and complex. With so many drones, sensors, mapping software and third party analysis applications available today, it can be difficult to determine how best your organization can leverage this technology. Let us work with you to identify a comprehensive drone solution tailored to your organization's needs, skill level & budget.  

CERMES UWI & Barbados Sea Turtle Project Drone Training, Operations Manual and Data Management Protocol

operations manual & data management protocol

Acquiring a drone is exciting but it is essential that an organization has a clearly defined drone policy, standard operational procedures and a protocol for managing aerial imagery and spatial data to ensure safe, efficient and lawful flight operations. We will work with you to develop a policy and operational procedures that cover all aspects of a drone mission. We will help your organization determine licensing requirements, create a safety policy, manage flight requests, develop flight checklists, maintenance procedures, data management protocols and training requirements. 


Custom Drone Training Programs are also available for Wildlife Monitoring, Aerial Inspections, Search & Rescue, and Surveillance Activities.

  Besides the purchase of your UAV,   depending   your intended application   there are a number of useful drone accessories available  .

Besides the purchase of your UAV, depending your intended application there are a number of useful drone accessories available.