Europe plans to have drone rules in place by 2019

The EU says fragmented drone rules between countries hampers innovation.

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The European Union doesn’t want to fall behind on drones, which could bring in billions in euros to its member states.

The EU’s commission for developing a European air traffic control system said on Friday that its goal is to have rules for the safe operation of autonomous drones ready by 2019.

Ultimately, the EU says that it wants to create a traffic management system for unmanned drones that’s similar to air traffic control for manned planes.

New project aims to use drones to revitalise Teesdale’s damaged peatland

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A NEW project is using the latest drone technology to help tackle Teesdale’s damaged peatland using aerial photographs.

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was recently launched over Lunedale to take high resolution and near infrared images of severely damaged peat to better understand what work needs to be done and where.

The Peatland Programme is being undertaken by The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership in collaboration with Northumbrian Water Ltd and Newcastle University