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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Drones Help Icebreakers In The Antarctic

Drone Helps Icebreaker Navigate Treacherous Antarctic

PhysOrg | December 23, 2015

Australia's flagship icebreaker has for the first time used drone technology to navigate treacherous Antarctic waters, overcoming significant technical hurdles, officials said Wednesday.
The Aurora Australis is on an annual resupply voyage to Australia's Casey research station with images of sea-ice conditions from the quadcopper drone helping navigation decisions.


<more at; related links: (UAVs Help Canadian Arctic Icebreaker. February 3, 2015) and (Icebreaker launches drone to help navigate Antarctic sea ice on voyage to Australian ice station. December 22, 2015)>

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