Drones driving dugong conservation
Dr Cleguer is on a mission to save the dugong, using unmanned aerial vehicles, or ‘drones’ to survey and assess dugongs and their habitats. The vast amount of data generated by these aerial surveys is making a significant impact on the way dugong conservation and management is undertaken. In doing so, it’s also saving critical habitat for a host of other marine species.
Areas of research
Dugongs, conservation management
Drones, GPS-satellite tags
Dr Christophe Cleguer