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Drones Detect Plastic Waste in Greek Seas

University of the Aegean kgiyvbk researchers conducted a successful experiment detecting plastic waste in the sea of Lesvos with the use of drones. The Marine Remote Sensing Group experiment was carried out at the Tsamakia beach of Mytilene. Its aim was...

Drone Photograph of Cephalonia In Top 10 for 2017

This photo captured by a drone at the Greek island of Cephalonia, has been named among the top 10 snaps captured worldwide by the social network Dronestagram. The photo by Calin Stan depicts the exploration of the Melissani cave on...

EU Drone Rules Move Closer To Takeoff

Moves towards EU-wide regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles – more commonly known as drones – took another step closer to reality on Thursday. MEPs and European Council negotiators agreed provisional rules which could eventually see drones and their operators required...

Drones Used in Cyprus to Catch Songbird Poachers

Police at Britain's two military bases in Cyprus say that the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of small migratory birds. British Base police chief constable Chris Eyre says poachers can...

Regional Government to Use Drones for Fire Prevention

The regional government will employ police drones to assist with the prevention of forest fires, the deputy regional governor for northern Attica, Giorgos Karameros said, following a meeting of the Civil Protection Co-ordination Body. “Prevention and coordination are key in...

Greece's Civil Aviation Authority Publishes Law on Drones

The law on the operation of drones in Greece was published in the Government Gazzette on Friday, applying to the use of drones when they fly more than 50 meters away from the controller. According to the Civil Aviation Authority...

Refugee Creates Project 'Drones for migrants' to Help Save Migrants Crossing the Seas to Greece

Mehdi Salehi fled his native Afghanistan fifteen years ago to escape the Taliban and has now turned his attention to trying to help the migrants fleeing their countries using the popular Greece-Turkey route. When Mehdi reached the shores of Greece...

Minister Says that Authorities are to Use Drones to Locate Illegal Buildings

Greece’s problem with unauthorized buildings will be dealt with by using drones and high precision satellite imaging, Alternate Minister for the Environment Yiannis Tsironis said on Monday. “Control mechanisms will be strengthened by electronic means, such as drones and high...

Greece to use Drones for Immigration Control

The Greek government in a pilot project is expected to use a drone in order to be able to oversee the country’s sea border in the Aegean sea -- which is considered one of the main avenues for immigration...