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Drones conduct aerial photography of Bely Island

Drones conduct aerial photography of Bely Island

St. Petersburg based Planer-T is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to take aerial photos of Bely Island in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, the Arctic-Info Agency reports.

Due to difficult weather conditions, only 25 percent of the island has been studied to date, although there were plans to explore the entire island.

After the photography is completed, a 3D model of the surveyed part of the island will be created, and it will then be possible to map the results of observations made by biologists, ecologists, zoologists and other scientists.

"We met a group of scientists and experts on the island who were engaged in meteorological observations and terrain research. They were really impressed by our equipment. They wondered if and when they could see the data. With our data, they will be able to carry out diverse studies and process information without going to the site," said expedition head Valery Khanbekov.

According to Planer-T, processing the data will take about six weeks, and the 3D model of the island is expected to be posted on the Internet.