Ajman has become the first emirate of the UAE to leverage a drone-aided solution for environmental protection.
NNTC has contributed to arranging environmental monitoring in the Ajman Municipality’s environment and public health department which uses a UGCS-powered automated drone management system to monitor mangrove forests and territories near manufacturing enterprises, densely populated areas and landfills.
UGCS-controlled drones automate the process by improving its speed and quality. Drones regularly survey certain locations and gather data for operators to track changes over time and make decisions, while UGCS software enables data collection in order to create detailed maps and track environmental changes in the area.
The project included two phases: deployment and customer training. During the deployment phase, specialists set up the UGCS management system and flight routes. At the training phase, pilots learned how to use the drone management system, map a surveyed area, update ecological and altitude maps and respond to emergency situations.
Pavel Tatarintsev, NNTC R&D Head, said: “Drones is an optimal solution for our tasks. The initial implementation was successful, and in the future the solution could be expanded with AI data processing, smarter drones and more sensors. The system proved to be efficient, flexible and user-friendly.”