Environmental sectors deal with large areas of land. Forestry or Agricultural services need days or weeks to be set aside to get the information you need. Drones obtain this information in a fraction of the time it takes a human. Even in hard-to-reach agricultural areas or dense forests, we give you high-quality, actionable data.
Drones are used in all areas of agriculture. Land planning, livestock management, crop monitoring and infrastructure inspection are becoming more efficient. Engineers With Drones can help you with inspections at all stages and save you the hassle of dealing with multiple contractors.
Drones equipped with LiDAR sensors can gather and interpret data regarding the condition of trees, vegetation, and bushlands. Alongside thermal cameras, topographic surveying, and aerial mapping, this technology allows you to instantly detect unhealthy flora, and draw up plans for its removal or restoration.
Drones with thermal imaging cameras can accurately and quickly analyse the status of soil. Identifying problems with soil quality, fertiliser management, or dead soil zones using precision data capture. This information helps in identifying the best practises for planting, crop management, and soil management.
Our drones' thermal cameras and remote sensing technologies, allow issues associated with irrigation, and insufficient or excessive moisture, to be easily rectified. Using this data, together with crystal-clear RGB Imagery of soil and crops, you can identify natural land flow patterns, prevent water-logging and optimise drainage.
Large areas of land can easily be photographed, examined, and documented by drones to capture an exact reading of their geography, boarders, and vegetation cover. This allows you to record a professional and accurate status of your land at a given point in time, without having to step foot on the ground.
As licensed engineers, we also provide the expertise, understanding, and knowledge necessary to carry out a thorough inspection, with deliverables to match. Our skilled engineers are at the ready.
The Irish Aviation Authority has awarded Engineers with Drones full approval in accordance with the most recent European-wide EASA regulations.
To ensure that you always get the best possible service and cutting-edge deliverables, we purchase the most up-to-date drone technology as soon as it's available.
The operation of Engineers With Drones is governed by a comprehensive HSSE system. Our guiding principles are to reduce risk through rigorous assessment, and to maintain a high level of staff education and training.
We have 6.5 million in public and product liability insurance, and 13 million in employers' liability insurance. Engineers with Drones are fully insured to fly wherever you need.
As we're situated in Ireland, we can respond to your needs quickly, with zero travel complications.
As seasoned engineers in the field, we are aware of the trouble that shoddy reports and deliverables can create. For this reason, we provide you with exactly what you require.
Thanks to our fast turnaround times, your entire project can be completed in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, without any compromise in the quality of your deliverables.
In addition to quadrupling the resolution of an HD camera, 4K also gives you quicker frame rates, incredible contrast variations, and expanded colours. VR video takes the level of immersion and clarity to the next level.
The safety of your personnel and our own is paramount, and we place it at the forefront of our company culture. Ask us about our HSSE systems and practices.
Drone inspections take up less of your manhours and resources than traditional inspections, giving you a faster and more budget-friendly return on your investment.
Drones capture high-quality, impartial information that gives you an exact assessment on the status and needs of your asset.
Thermal IR technology and ultra HD allow our engineers to get a view that it not available to the naked eye. From a safe distance, we can find defects and insights that are only visible with a drone.
We understand that you need answers fast. We can deliver a plain-English report with clear-cut conclusions in days. Then, you can take the steps you need to and get back to doing what you do best.
Need us there in a hurry? No problem. Let us know what you need, and we can be there on the same day. After all, sometimes the problem just won't wait.
Sometimes the brief can change even in real-time. If need be, you can be stood there right next to the drone operator, directing them as the situation develops.
The time invested in planning pays off year after year. An up-to-date and detailed aerial photograph of your land is priceless. Outdated methods of obtaining this information are tedious and costly. We create these images for you in a fraction of the time, so you can plan with confidence and move on to the next phase.
Clear images simplify road and access planning and help you use your land efficiently. Up-to-date images are invaluable in boundary disputes. Our topographic maps of your property make it easier to plan drainage and irrigation. When you know the lay of the land, you can irrigate more efficiently and avoid flooding. We take care of this in a single flight, streamlining the process.
Aerial photographs show variations in health and density that aren't visible from a human perspective. Inspection efficiency allows for more frequent crop monitoring. Our drone is equipped with a high-resolution camera that capture detailed images without endangering crops. Intervention before health is poor enough to be visible from the ground often saves entire areas of crops from failure.
Multispectral imaging provides information about the health of plants, and can detect pests or diseases. Fertilisation is also more efficient when you can pinpoint exactly where it's needed. With multispectral imaging we can detect pests and diseases before the situation is bad enough to be obvious.
Livestock is tracked down easily. Drones cover larger areas and difficult terrain faster than a human, and with a sharper eye. Thermography is used to pinpoint lost livestock.
Buildings of all types are also inspected using a drone, giving you peace of mind that your livestock is safe. Including silos, tanks, and vessels.
Multispectral imagery show crop density, allowing you to estimate yield more accurately. Planning sales and distribution is made more efficient, and can be done at an earlier stage.
We help to facilitate forest planning. It's important to get an overview of the land first, as long-term crops need access for years after planting. Efficient land use can facilitate access at all stages of a forest's lifecycle.
Dense forests cause visibility issues. Aerial views of forests provide a better perspective and a clearer view of the area. Planning access roads and walkways is easy when you no longer have to physically navigate the area.
Aerial images of trees show differences in health and density. Problems that aren't visible from a human perspective become apparent when you're above the tree line. After storms and damaging events, drone photography reveals damage that can be quickly repaired.
Multispectral imaging gives insights into the health of individual trees and the forest as a whole. By finding areas that need fertilising, you can focus your efforts where they're needed.
Drones detect disease and pests earlier than the human eye. They can intervene before the problem is so bad that it becomes visible, saving trees at risk of failing.
We take emails, phone calls, messages, everything! If you are unsure of what's possible we are happy to advise, the most important thing is to get in touch. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.
With drones, it's best to begin where you want to end up. What sort of deliverable would you like when it's all finished? If you are not sure then we can advise. We can look at what you would like and work backwards from there.
Once we have agreed on what is to be done, the scope of work is set and a price is agreed upon. We feel it is vital that everyone knows what they are getting and what they are paying for it. There should be no confusion.
Once we have confirmation you are happy to proceed, we start the ball rolling. We organise things like RAMS, site permits, Air Traffic Control clearance and much more. Basically, we generate everything needed to turn up on-site with all our ducks in a row.
Next, we do the work on site. We have the gear, we have the know-how, so now it's time to get the job done. This can sometimes be affected by the weather, but for the most part, we get the job done on the date specified.
This is where we take what we generated in the field and turn it into a final deliverable for you. This can be anything from the raw data itself, to fully processed Orthophotos, condition reports, CAD line work or thermal imagery.
The final step is the handover of the deliverables. We tend to use a cloud-based service, so you can access your data anywhere. We can also tie into your existing systems if that is more convenient.
Spoiler alert: we're not drone pilots. We're professional engineers who have learned to fly drones really well. If you're looking for a photo of your garden or a swooshing shot of your wedding reception, we're probably not the right people for you. But if you need an engineer's eyes and brain, combined with next-generation UAV technology and ready-to-roll deliverables, then you've come to the right place.
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We purchase the latest drones as they come on the market to ensure you are getting the highest quality service from us at all times. Here is a quick look at what we would be most likely to use for a typical drone forestry and agricultural inspection.
Our flagship drone: The M300 RTK by DJI is the premier enterprise-level inspection drone on the market. With a flight time of up to 55 minutes, lots of built-in redundancy, and a host of payloads to choose from, this is our go-to UAV for inspection work. When coupled with the Zenmuse H20T camera, it is capable of safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.
Combined with our flagship drone platform DJI M300 RTK, the DJI Zenmuse P1 camera enables photogrammetry and 3D modelling of the highest standard. There are also interchangeable fixed-focus lenses, on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal, that provide robust versatility to help create stunning 2D, 3D detailed models.
One payload with a multitude of sensors. The H20T is specifically designed for conducting inspections of high-value assets. When coupled with the Matrice M300 aircraft, the various sensors on the H20T give the operator a wide array of options to get the best imagery possible.
The DJI D-RTK 2 mobile base station helps make accuracy easy. This GNSS receiver supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and GALILEO signals, allowing for centimetre-level positioning. The integrated IMUs monitor movements and calibrate tilt sensors to minimize risks.
Our specialities don't begin and end with forestry and agricultural inspections, we perform surveys and inspections across a wide variety of areas. Click on an asset or industry below to find out more.
Safer, more cost-efficient, with less downtime
Clearer, faster results without the risks
Monitor coastal assets safely and with more precision
Eliminate safety concerns, save costs and reduce downtime
Instant, actionable data with no downtime
Inspect and maintain energy assets without risk or downtime
Safer and more cost-efficient flare (oil and gas) inspections
Faster, cheaper and more accurate analysis of land
Analyse historical buildings without risk to people or property
Actionable data from a safe distance, with less downtime
Keep production running while collecting instant critical data
Record and document reliable visuals without safety concerns
Endless perspectives, without manned aircrafts or structures
Reduced risk, damage to towers and delays
Monitor status and progress without downtime
Fast, actionable data without the risks of traditional inspections
Instantly usable data via a safer and more cost-effective process
Eliminates downtime and safety concerns, at a fraction of the cost
Add "Wow Factor" to residential and commercial property listings
Safer, more precise data collection at a fraction of the cost
Accurate, safe and instantly actionable data collection
Ensure solar panel efficiency from precise data collection
Safe, precise and instant reports on vessels and infrastructure
Get actionable data on quality and operational health
Assess damage quickly and with pinpoint accuracy
Get fast, usable data from a safe distance
Get critical data on cell and telecommunication infrastructure
Instantly view complex structures, keeping risks to a minimum
Critical, pinpoint details with none of the risk
A more cost- and time-effective way to receive critical data
A deliverable is a product or service created as part of a project and intended for client delivery. For example, a collection of images, a 3D model or a video created by Engineers with Drones and given to the asset/industry professional.
LIDAR is a form of 3D imaging which offers a crystal-clear view of objects, areas and terrains which can otherwise be difficult to reach or visualise. It works by sending a laser beam back and forth (like radar does with sound). It does this thousands of times to produce a highly accurate visual representation of any surface or shape, even through dense vegetation. More about LIDAR...
By measuring the reflected and emitted radiation of an area from a distance, remote sensing is the process of identifying and keeping track of the physical features of a location. Remotely sensed images are captured by specialised cameras to form an accurate reading of the Earth.
Thermal imaging, also known as thermography, is a technique that uses heat energy and infrared radiation to record information of objects and produce visual representations, even in low-light conditions. Warmer spots glow red/orange. Cold spots appear green/blue. More about thermal imaging...
UHD or Ultra High Definition signifies that a camera's resolution is 3840x2160 pixels. This is exactly four time higher than high definition cameras (1920x1080 pixels), and so UHD is often also know as 4K. More about drone photography...