LitterDrone lifts off!

Between the 8th and the 10th of May, the LitterDrone team moved to Cíes Islands, belonging to the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park, in order to perform fieldwork there.

The aim of the fieldwork was to record images of the most commonly found items of litter in beaches in a controlled environment, as well as to perform monitoring simulations in the beaches of Rodas and Nosa Señora. Different image capture methodologies were employed, with multispectral and RGB cameras, and a multirotor drone and a fixed wing unmanned plane as platforms.

With the obtained images, researchers from the Blue Labs Team will develop the software for the identification of litter in beaches that the LitterDrone project will create.

The LitterDrone project’s consortium wishes to thank the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park for its collaboration with the project’s field team.