The event on Tuesday was part of the launch of UNSW’s new bachelor of aviation majoring in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), which combines theory with a practical component facilitated by SLS NSW’s Australian Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle Service (AUAVS).
The deal to purchase Mappa came alongside news the Australian Uber-style platform had raised a further $2 million in a fresh funding round.
The study, which combined GPS tracking with aerial drone surveys, found that mornings in the wet season and early evenings offered the best time to survey wild pig populations, with early evenings offering a detection probability of 50 to 75 per cent.
The partnership will see international Skyports pilots embedded within Carbonix to perform data acquisition missions for the latter’s mining and energy clients. The pilots will aim to improve Carbonix’s operational capabilities over the long term.