Slide1There is a newly established Melbourne Unmanned Aerial System Integrated Platform (MUASIP). This project has been financed by the Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Program and three University Faculties: FVAS, Engineering and Science. The funding obtained is $260K per annum, starting in 2016 for three years plus in-kind instrumentation values up to 400K including multicopters, fixed wing drones, remote sensing cameras and light-weight LIDAR. The main objective of MUASP is to establish a common UAS platform for researchers within the University of Melbourne for applications in Precision Agriculture, Disaster Management, Conservation and monitoring, Catchment energy balance modelling, Urban green infrastructure monitoring and assessment, animal stress monitoring, etc. The project will be officially launched  the 22 of February 2016. More information: Please contact Dr Sigfredo Fentes (sfuentes@unimelb.edu.au).