Schmidt Ocean Institute supports drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) operations with rental systems for supported projects aboard R/V Falkor. Schmidt Ocean Institute also has a 13 ft. blimp for aerial video collection off of R/V Falkor. The blimp has been used to survey for marine mammals on past expeditions.

Falkor as seen from the new aerial RC blimp.

What is an UAV?

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft piloted by remote control or onboard computers.

A shot of Falkor with the new RC blimp above.

What Can an UAV do?

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is used to collect ocean surface and atmospheric data, and can also collect photo and video.