Openly accessible

Operational protocols for the use of drones in marine animal research

Raoult, Vincent, Colefax, Andrew P, Allan, Blake M, Cagnazzi, Daniele, Castelblanco-Martínez, Nataly, Ierodiaconou, Daniel, Johnston, David W, Landeo-Yauri, Sarah, Lyons, Mitchell, Pirotta, Vanessa, Schofield, Gail and Butcher, Paul A 2020, Operational protocols for the use of drones in marine animal research, Drones, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1-35, doi: 10.3390/drones4040064.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Operational protocols for the use of drones in marine animal research
Author(s) Raoult, Vincent
Colefax, Andrew P
Allan, Blake MORCID iD for Allan, Blake M orcid.org/0000-0003-0101-3412
Cagnazzi, Daniele
Castelblanco-Martínez, Nataly
Ierodiaconou, DanielORCID iD for Ierodiaconou, Daniel orcid.org/0000-0002-7832-4801
Johnston, David W
Landeo-Yauri, Sarah
Lyons, Mitchell
Pirotta, Vanessa
Schofield, Gail
Butcher, Paul A
Journal name Drones
Volume number 4
Issue number 4
Article ID 64
Start page 1
End page 35
Total pages 35
Publisher MDPI AG
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2020-12
ISSN 2504-446X
Keyword(s) review
UAV
drones
marine
methods
approach
research
animals
protocols
behaviour
Summary The use of drones to study marine animals shows promise for the examination of numerous aspects of their ecology, behaviour, health and movement patterns. However, the responses of some marine phyla to the presence of drones varies broadly, as do the general operational protocols used to study them. Inconsistent methodological approaches could lead to difficulties comparing studies and can call into question the repeatability of research. This review draws on current literature and researchers with a wealth of practical experience to outline the idiosyncrasies of studying various marine taxa with drones. We also outline current best practice for drone operation in marine environments based on the literature and our practical experience in the field. The protocols outlined herein will be of use to researchers interested in incorporating drones as a tool into their research on marine animals and will help form consistent approaches for drone-based studies in the future.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/drones4040064
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30143322

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 26 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 08:04:50 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.