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.”