The Arctic Airborne 3D project produces industrial research using innovative drone technologies, visualization, and sensor and positioning technologies. The aim of the project is to solve the current challenges of Arctic municipalities and tourism companies and their service providers, as well as the existing challenges of reindeer herders and service providers through the latest drone technologies. The project utilizes interaction methodologies to develop and demonstrate drone application business models in the Interreg North area, helping entrepreneurs to deploy enabling drone technologies and to create drone-based services.
The main objective of the project is to use cross-border collaboration to pilot applications in northern conditions so that companies would be more competitive and operate more in a sustainable way. The connecting factor of the project is drone technology, which is used to enable new innovations.
FMI focuses on two drone-based snow-monitoring scenarios with hyperspectral camera; drone monitoring used for validating satellite-based cryosphere monitoring and drone-based observations within road weather station area, providing enhancements for the road weather station observations. FMI also provides tailored road weather services for the project needs.