Resource Management Applications

UAVs for Resource Management


Owning and operating a drone system is more cost-effective than manned flights. Training an operations team and investing in a lasting UAV platform reduces the repeating costs of data collection.


Large projects in remote areas? No problem. The Nova and Galaxy platforms are built to be robust systems capable of flying in tough environments for extended periods of time.


The first concern for environmentalists, conservationists, and disaster management teams is safety. Manned flights carry inherent risk that simply don’t exist for drones. Fly remotely, fly safely.

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Documenting changes in natural resources, waterways, and plant health is expensive when done by satellite or manned flights. Using long-range UAVs is cheaper, repeatable, and produces high quality data. Change detection is a field where drone solutions shine from a value perspective.



Detecting and monitoring invasive plant and animal species and their impact on the environment is an ideal task for drone systems. A hand-launched system quickly deploys on land or on a boat and can gather NDVIs and CIR imagery quickly over large acreage.



The huge advantage drone systems have over satellite and manned flight is their ease of deployment. Manned flights and satellite imagery can take from days to weeks to arrange. A trained operations team can deploy in less than a day’s time and cover thousands of acres in a single week. Hand-launched systems can go anywhere without a launcher and without gas required. If your truck or your boat can get there, the drone can fly.


The easiest way to gather information about erosion and flood damage is to fly over it. A waterproof drone system like the Nova can use any body of water as a landing area. Hand-launch from a boat to track changes in waterways and erosion.

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Entering fire-damaged areas is dangerous for any emergency responder or damage assessment team. Collect data and information safely, from a distance, protecting your team while also collecting high quality data that other drone systems cannot match.

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Minimize the impact of monitoring wildlife by flying over top without exposing wildlife to humans or humans to wildlife. Collect population data, migration patterns, and habitat surveys remotely with minimal disturbance.

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Altavian systems are designed to be modular. Any payload in any platform. Whether you’re looking for top-level multispectral imagery using the MicaSense RedEdge, precision CIR or RGB with the MP22 Fusion payload, or the Trillium gimbaled video system, know that a payload is a one-time investment for any Altavian platform.

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There’s a reason fixed wing drones excel at large-scope projects in remote areas: they can fly longer. The average battery life of a multirotor platform is twenty minutes. Compare that to an aerodynamic, fixed wing craft flying for up to 90 minutes, and there’s no comparison in coverage capabilities. Spend your time flying and collecting data; don’t waste it recharging your battery.

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Built for Extreme Conditions

Composite materials, extensive weather testing, and a waterproof design make the Nova the toughest small unmanned aerial system on the market. It’s proven track record in tough climates means the logistics of deployment remain the same: If you can drive or boat to your launch and land point, you can fly.

Easy To Handle

Both the Nova and the Galaxy can be disassembled into compact pieces that pack away neatly. Each piece of the drone snaps-and-locks intuitively, allowing for quick, painless assembly process.

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