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Quadcopter in Ofu Island

August 26, 2013

In Ofu, a quadcopter flies pre-programmed routes carrying a camera as part of a project led by Ved Chirayath to photographically map the park reef. This allows the team to capture large numbers of pictures from a stable overhead vantage point. Once processed, the image data will help other scientists understand the structure and distribution of coral colonies on the reef and provide a base for mapping other information like water temperature and species location. Images from the project will also be used in artistic and interpretive displays that introduce people to the beauty and intricacy of coral reefs.

Stanford graduate student Trent Lukacyzk secures a quadcopter during landing. Photo courtesy of Dan Griffin

Stanford graduate student Trent Lukacyzk secures a quadcopter during landing. Photo courtesy of Dan Griffin

Coral colonies from the quadcopter.

Coral colonies from the quadcopter.

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