Please forward on to pilots, teachers, or students who might be interested in contributing to this citizen science experiment.
It’s late October and that means Halloween candy, changing leaves, and wool sweaters to many in the northern hemisphere. It’s also time to get out to fly drones with the launch of the Fly4Fall campaign, a worldwide initiative to crowd-source science.
The goal of Fly4Fall is a biogeographic survey of autumn plants everywhere (forests, prairies, deserts and more) to measure plant phenology. The project is asking for volunteer drone pilots to collect data points from the poles to the equator, in places where leaves have already dropped or spring is coming or where they are green all year.
Fly4Fall is free and totally voluntary. Open to anyone with a DJI drone and an iOS device. Download the free Hangar 360 for DJI app on an iPhone/iPad. Collect a panoramic at 100 m (300ft) over vegetation located in safe areas to fly (i.e. not national parks or near airports). Here is an example. Do as many spots as you like. Email the links to the team to plot on a master map and reveal what the drone community can do!
Detailed instructions can be found at www.Fly4Fall.com.
This is a joint initiative with private drone companies, schools, universities and a growing number of partners...including you! Questions can be directed tot firstname.lastname@example.org