Purchase of a specialist Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveying unit

A consultancy company which specialises in remote sensing applications for agricultural analysis used LEADER support to invest in a suitably equipped, lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

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Project summary: 

Aerial Agri Tech (AAT) was established as a consultancy company specialising in remote sensing applications for agricultural analysis in Ireland. The company provides clients with in-depth analyses into the distribution and health status of their crops, along with precise area measurements. 
In order to enhance their service offering, AAT was supported by the Local Action Group (LAG) Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) to invest in a suitably equipped, lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The UAV would allow for capturing high resolution aerial imagery in the most efficient way possible. 

Project results: 

The investment in new equipment supported by the LAG has enabled AAT’s founder Mr. Gallagher to successfully launch his new business and has created one full-time position.
The project is innovative and has enabled the project holder to successfully deploy his geographical information systems (GIS) skills in a commercial setting. 
Remote sensing allows for the quick and accurate assessment of features and crops, which results in carbon emissions savings. The technology also facilitates the rollout of environmental projects, such as blueways (networks of multi-activity recreational trails).