Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

We use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to complement traditional fieldwork practices such as walk-overs and fixed point photography. Pennine PeatLIFE will utilise fixed wing and quadcopter drones to photograph project sites at a high resolution. This helps to map dendritic gullies accurately.

A fixed wing UAV in action

A fixed wing UAV in action.


UAVs allow us to capture detailed images, to assess damage to blanket bog and open up a new dimension of data analysis including better modelling of water flow paths, improved classification of bare peat areas and producing more accurate 3D landscape models. This will help shape future restoration work and will be used as a tool to monitor restored sites.


UAV image of brash cutting.