Airborne Research and Innovation

Teaching and Student Projects

The facility contributes to a number of teaching programs at undergraduate and Masters level, provides equipment and training for field-courses, as well as supporting numerous PhD projects.

We are very pleased to play an active role in the University's taught courses. Airborne sensor technologies, platforms and datasets provide a very interesting and engaging subject with applications across a broad range of disciplines, with exciting potential career prospects in a diverse and rapidly growing field. Including an airborne sensing or data component in your course can be a great way to enhance the student experience.

staff and students at the airport
A number of taught courses are supported by the facility. Wherever possible we like to bring students to the airport to engage directly with the aircraft, sensors and unmanned systems.
Image of MSc student on beach fieldsite with drone on ground
Poppy Simmonds, MSc student, prepares for a drone flight to study automated coastal plastics identification using airborne imagery.