WSGC Launches Tethered Aerostat Program
Tethered aerostats are blimps that can be lofted at altitudes of 1000 feet or more for days or weeks over a single spot. Tethered aerostats can be configured to monitor vegetation health, crop production, water temperatures, animal migration, atmospheric chemistry, and more. The WSGC TAP offers students the opportunity to develop an environmental monitoring project of their own design and suited to the needs of their own community. Develop crucial job skills in remote sensing, geospatial analysis, instrument design, and flight hardware development. Read more here.