Abu Dhabi deploys drones in vast mangrove restoration project

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Jan. 19, 2022

The official environmental protection agency of Abu Dhabi has teamed up with international energy company ENGIE in a large project using drones to analyze, prepare for, and carry out the aerial planting of thousands of seeds in the country’s mangrove rehabilitation project.

The official environmental protection agency of Abu Dhabi has teamed up with international energy company ENGIE in a large project using drones to analyze, prepare for, and carry out the aerial planting of thousands of seeds in the country’s mangrove rehabilitation project.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched its partnership with ENGIE in late 2020 with the first phase of their “Blue Carbon” environmental and social responsibility project. That initial effort focused on a roughly 2.5-acre area of Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa coastal lagoon, where a drone outfitted by aerial services company Digital Imagery used a tailor-made delivery system to plant mangrove seed balls. When nearly a year of monitoring the germination and growth across that area returned encouraging results, the plan recently proceeded to the second step, in which a total of 35,000 seed pods were dropped.....