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Analysing drone footage for detecting change in man-made environments

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

One of the major applications of aerial surveillance is the monitoring and detection of change in man-made environments. The causes of change can be attributed to climate variations, plant and wildlife, human activity and natural disasters, each of which must be monitored for a variety of scientific, economic or regulatory reasons. Focusing on urban and semi-urban landscapes, there is growing interest in monitoring how these change as a result of construction, for planning purposes, but also as a result of natural disasters (fire, floods, earthquakes) for the purposes of coordinating disaster response or settling insurance claims. In this project we will work with Geospatial Insight Ltd to investigate the use of drones for the automatic surveillance and change detection in a man-made environment. We will be building an automated surveying system that would revolutionize the change monitoring of urban scenes by lowering the costs and increasing the accuracy.

Further information: https://jobs.aston.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=R190204

Funding Notes

This studentship provides a maintenance allowance (currently £14,777 per year) and covers tuition fees at the home/EU level. Applicants from outside the EU are welcome but they will need to pay the difference between the home/EU and international fee levels; that difference is currently £12,290/year.

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