Engineering teams at the University of Hawai‘i are developing ways to detect drone activity in efforts to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Hilo are part of large collaborative effort to combat rapid ʻōhiʻa death, a fungal disease threatening to kill off the most important tree in Hawaiʻi Island’s ecosystem. With 75,000 acres of the island’s ʻōhiʻa forest now showing symptoms of the disease, UH is using UAS to understand more about this disease.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is using UAS to understand more about our coastal environment, ranging from beach erosion, invasive algae populations, water quality, and coral reef health.
Marine mammal research
UH, the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology Marine Mammal Research Program, and Ocean Alliance are working on developing more efficient, less invasive way to collect samples from endangered whale populations.