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Prince Charles, Drones and Agricultural Innovation


Prince Charles Talks Drones with GeoAerospace

by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby

On March twenty fourth, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles traveled to Eire, the place he met with specialists in agricultural innovation, with representatives from Teagasc, Glanbia PLC, Bord Bia & GeoAerospace.

GeoAerospace drone show at Shane Fitzgerald’s farm, Co. Waterford

GeoAerospace have been invited to talk to The Prince of Wales in regards to the potential of drones in supporting efforts to fight local weather change and help in sustainable farming. The Prince has lengthy been an outspoken environmentalist, leveraging his distinctive place to champion sustainability and condemn deforestation and air pollution.

Accompanied by Minister for International Affairs, Simon Coveney, the Prince was launched to GeoAerospace’s Managing Director Fearghus Foyle and Drone Companies Director Fergal McCarthy. Foyle spoke to HRH in regards to the function of the drone business within the subject of agriculture, talking on the assorted sensor applied sciences deployed by GeoAerospace for aerial surveys and their potential to assist crucial monitoring and mapping of essential pure sources.

With the approval of the Dept. of Justice and Garda Air Help Unit, McCarthy carried out a completely automated flight demonstration for The Prince, performing a Mild Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scan of the farm. The info was relayed to a dwell display the place Foyle defined the advantages of aerial expertise over conventional survey strategies, and from the place The Prince may witness all the flight in actual time. The 3D mannequin shaped from the information collected was then displayed and proven to HRH.

“As an advocate for the surroundings, it was clear from talking with him that The Prince is passionate in regards to the utility of recent applied sciences and their function in defending our wealthy and numerous panorama right here in Eire,” Foyle stated following the occasion. “On behalf of GeoAerospace, we wish to say a particular because of Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh (Communications and Engagement Specialist) at Teagasc for the invite to showcase GeoAerospace and the work we do. It was a novel alternative and a privilege to be a part of the occasion. It might not have been potential with out the assist of a number of people within the Irish Aviation Authority, An Garda Síochána, Dept. of Justice, British Embassy and Royal Safety.”

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