Advanced Remote Sensing Imaging & Analytics Lab (ARIAL)

The Advanced Remote Sensing Imaging & Analytics Lab (ARIAL) is a new initiative to integrate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as "drones", into research, education and Extension activities in multidisciplinary programs and collaborative partnerships at UConn and beyond. UAVs, also referred to as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have provided new ways to map, monitor and measure changes in our landscape. Faculty from CLEAR's Geospatial Training Program have been working with other Extension faculty and faculty from the department of Natural Resources and Environment in the launch of ARIAL with the goal of integrating UAV/UAS technology into CLEAR research projects and GTP workshop curriculum in the near future. A few pilot projects are described below. If you have any questions or would like to collaborate with the ARIAL team, please contact Cary Chadwick or Dave Dickson.

two humans and a drone

Check out the StoryMap below to learn how the ARIAL team is using drones to help fruit growers in Connecticut.