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Bird’s Eye View

Carolina launches CARDNL, the University’s first Drone Lab.

UNC researchers working with drone

Carolina launches CARDNL, the University’s first Drone Lab.

Photo by Peggy Mullin

Carolina’s Drone Lab, or CARDNL, is now a resource for faculty and students tackling emerging research questions.

CARDNL provides a center for innovative drone and sensing technologies on Carolina’s campus. Interdisciplinary teams use drones to collect data for a host of disciplines or projects, such as floodplain characterization, invasive species mapping, forest management and beyond.

“CARDNL is Carolina’s technical and logistical hub for research, education and service activities using — or considering using — UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] as a tool,” said Mike Piehler, director of the UNC Institute for the Environment. “Even at its inception CARDNL’s community of practice represents a broad swath of the University. I am excited to see the partnerships and innovation that result.”

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