uav_inmyanmar_nedhorning_remote-sensing-biodiversity_orgThe RSEC journal (www.rsecjournal) announced a new special issue on remotely piloted aircraft system applications in conservation and ecology (aka UAV or drones).

Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) are increasingly being used to conduct remote sensing research and applications largely due to improvements in technology, price reductions, and new rules and regulations. This special issue aims to illustrate the breadth of avenues for RPAS to inform ecology and conservation. We are particularly interested in novel applications of RPAS, and articles discussing how small (25 Kg) RPA are being used now and will be used in the foreseeable future as a remote sensing platform for ecological research and conservation applications. The goal is to raise awareness among students and professionals and to demonstrate the responsible use of RPAS. High quality submissions for this special issue will be considered on a case-to-case basis for a full fee waiver, where authors are unable to pay the Article Processing Fees.

Submission deadline 15 March 2017.

More information is available at the journal’s web site:;jsessionid=6F5A77B80A2F857243C3FE18D2EBAC4E.f02t01