The goal of CASCADE is to accelerate the exploitation of aerial robotics across a wide range of science and industry applications. Through fundamental research and case studies, we will advance the understanding and technologies required to allow routine operation of advanced aerial robotic systems. Common system architectures will be developed and employed together with their associated risk and reliability models. There will also be application specific technology deliverables that meet the needs of current and emerging users of aerial robots linked to the CASCADE case studies. We will shape the technological and regulatory standards upon which a safe and commercially and scientifically vibrant industry can grow.
Freshwater ecosystems provide essential ecosystem services including food and clean water and despite covering just 1% of the earth surface, support over 10% of all species on earth. These ecosystems are in crisis, with an average 84% decline in freshwater population abundance and 1 in 3 species at risk of extinction. Monitoring and evaluating the … More CASCADE Aerial robotics for acoustic sensing in complex environments