Compared to dispersing dry seeds by air, using drones to plant trees results in an uptake rate of nearly 10x, and a potential reduction in cost of 85%.
*Update: Deadline has been extended to June 2nd, 2014. The commercial use of drones is taking off in the United States, and you could be part of a national, multi-disciplinary team reporting on its rise. We’re looking for students to join our team to provide coverage of businesses planning to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and the changing regulations around them. Over the summer, you’ll produce articles to be published on our website and on partner publications’, such as the Huffington Post. You’ll travel to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Action Summit in North Dakota, the location of the first FAA-approved commercial drone testing site, and talk to industry leaders about the possibilities and privacy concerns surrounding the technology’s use.