Using drones to help mitigate the effects of oil spills

Terra Drone Angola has successfully demonstrated how drones can be used as a surveillance and reconnaissance tool for oil spill incidents.

The pilot project, at an offshore oil field in Angola, was conducted for a major oil and gas operator in West Africa.

Offshore oil spills are a cause of great concern due to economic losses and their adverse impact on the environment and marine ecosystem. To launch an effective response to oil spills, rapid preliminary survey assessments are necessary, and according to Terra Drone, UAVs prove to be safer, faster, and cheaper than the traditional method of using helicopters or manned flight operations.

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