Water sampling using drones

Assessing the potential of drones to take water samples and physico-chemical data from open lakes

This EPA funded research assessed the potential of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/ drones to monitor water quality in Ireland. The project team are the first research team in Ireland and Europe to capture a 2 litre water sample using a drone. This research has made several significant contributions towards the advancement and application of drone water sampling methods


The Irish Times – Drones to Monitor Water Quality in West
GMIT – GMIT Research Team to Use Drones to Test Water Quality


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Project Team

Lecturer and Researcher in Freshwater and Marine Ecology
Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Freshwater Ecology and Biology
Head of Dept Natural Resources and the Environment