Here we will disseminate key scientific project outputs, communications, news and public outreach activities undertaken by members of the research team.

IFSA Conference Mar 2020

In Mar 2020, Dr Lally presented our final research findings at the Irish Freshwater Biologist Meeting held in TCD, Dublin. Oral presentation was entitled “Drones: Application of novel technologies to increase efficiency of
water sampling methodologies”

End-of-project Workshop Feb 2020

Our end-of-project workshop was held on Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 at GMIT, Dublin Rd campus, Galway City. Presentations of the days events can be downloaded

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UKILN Conference Oct 2019

In Oct 2019, Dr Graham presented preliminary findings from our field trials at the UK Ireland Lake Network Conference held in Westport, Co Mayo. Oral presentation was entitled “Assessing the potential of drones to take water samples and physico-chemical data from open lakes”

New Scientific Paper Alert!!! Mar 2019

Our new review paper Can drones be used to conduct water sampling in aquatic environments: a review is now available GA 10.03.2019b

Poster presentation at The Commercial UAV Show in London on 14-15th Nov 2018

Project Launch

Listen back to a podcast of radio interview between PI Dr Heather Lally and Keith Finnegan (Galway Bay FM) on 25th July 2018 where they discuss all things drones, sampling and weather in the west.

Check us out in the Irish Times today (24th July 2018) and online with article by Lorna Siggins on Drones to monitor water quality in west

Itish Times article

Today, Friday 13th July 2018, we launched our project website

Check out our project aims, get to know the research team and keep up-to-date on all our research project activities, events and news


On Monday 9th July 2018, we launched our project specific Twitter account @DroPLEtS18

To keep up-to-date on all our research activities and news, follow us and tweet us with your comments.