Airborne GeoSciences Facility
Our Airborne GeoSciences Facility operates a fleet of manned and unmanned aircraft equipped with state of the art sensors to support research and teaching across the School and beyond.
Airborne research and survey techniques are enjoying major growth in activity and interest.
Over recent years unmanned aircraft have opened up the field to a vastly wider audience, creating entirely new types of data product and simultaneously driving the cost, size and weight of sensors and systems down. This in turn is generating exciting new opportunities for high-quality data acquisition from small, low cost manned aircraft.
We are able to support our researchers and students with direct flight operations, equipment loan, training and specialist platform development and sensor integration.
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Light aircraft (research) operations
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Airborne Data Laboratory
Calibration and test facilities
Quality and safety management
Small Research Facility (SRF)
Our Airborne GeoSciences Facility is operated as a Small Research Facility (SRF).
A Small Research Facility (SRF) is a facility or service provided by the School and used for research and teaching. They are also available for use by the wider community such as external academic or commercial use. Our SRF's are available for hire or on a consultancy basis. These charges are recognised by grant funders and can therefore form part of a grant submission.