The Use of Drones for Environmental Studies

Part of a webinar series on surveying solutions and best practices


11 AM GMT+2 CEST / 5PM GMT+8, Thursday, May 28, 2020

Here is what you can expect to learn: 

Over the past decade we have seen a number of drone uses come through the tried-and-tested period, resulting in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) becoming a proven technology for a range of industries and professions, e.g. aerial photography for construction and surveying, search and rescue (SAR) and agriculture. Peter Kinghan will discuss the use of drones in relation to the Environmental Assessment work he carries out.

Meet the Panelist

Peter Kinghan
Technical Director: Chartered Minerals Surveyor and Chartered Geomatics Surveyor

Peter Kinghan

Peter is a Chartered Geomatics Surveyor and Chartered Minerals Surveyor (MRICS) with over 20 years’ professional experience. He is past Chair of the Society of Chartered Surveyors (Ireland) Minerals professional group and currently sits on the SCSI’s UAV working group.  Peter was a member of the Project Steering Group (PSG) for CIRIA RP1063 ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Asset Management’ (2019) and is the current representative for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors on the British Standards Institute drone committee.  He has been involved in a number of funded research projects using remote sensing technology.  He has gained a broad range of experience within the extractive industries sector working on mining projects in Europe, Australia, Botswana and Namibia.  Peter regularly uses Earth Observation, remote sensing and GIS for the survey and environmental work he is involved in. Peter is licensed to operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs (drones) by the Irish Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority (UK). He has carried out over 300 flights using fixed wing and multi-rotor drones for a range of end uses e.g. volumetric surveys, boundary surveys, geological mapping, environmental impact assessment, visual impact assessment, quarry stability assessments etc. Peter is responsible for SLR Group’s drone operations.  

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