Becoming an International Drone Pilot


Becoming an International Drone Pilot

I jumped through a whole lot of hoops and paperwork to become an international drone pilot. Getting clearance to fly as a foreign operator in Canada meant I had to pass an in-person verbal and practical exam at the airport. I had to prove I was knowledgeable about airspace restrictions and demonstrate safe flying techniques in front of an instructor. Thankfully, I passed with flying colors and was able to […]

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I’m done already?!?

By Marina Fennell Nova Scotia is much closer to the US than I always imagined. 166.3 miles from Dalhousie University to the eastern-most edge of Maine. Visiting the US might be more difficult because the 166 miles as the crow flies take 6 hours to drive through New Brunswick and back down again. Man, the time flew by! I’ve been home a week already and still have tasks that I

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A Secret Agent for Science

Read the LOREX Blog By Jordan Snyder I’ve packed my carry-on luggage with two different drone-based imaging cameras and I feel like a spy. But the only thing I plan to spy on are some incredible flow dynamics and oceanographic phenomena in the Bedford Basin. Drone cameras are safely tucked away in my luggage and the rest of my equipment is shipped off via FedEx! Three lithium ion battery labels,

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Marina’s Summer Abroad: Hiccups and Silver Linings

Read the LOREX Blog By Marina Fennell Hi, my name is Marina and I am a member of cohort 3 of ASLO’s LOREX program. My host institution is Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and I will be coming from the University of California at Irvine (about an hour south of Los Angeles), where I am a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Earth System Science. I set out on June

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Settling in: In the lab and community abroad

By Catherine Nowakowski My sophomore year of undergrad was both the first time I boarded a plane and the first time I left the country (and really just New England). My parents dropped me off a bus station and said good luck. From there it was the sheer ignorance of not knowing what I was doing that got me to and from my short 9-day study abroad program in Iceland.

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A year gone by – LOREX forever

By Eilea Knotts I attended the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California this past week. This conference puts me at a year (and a little bit) with the LOREX program. Time does fly by when you are having fun. It all began in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Here, I met 24 other LOREX fellows who would be embarking on their own research

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International Collaborations Never End

By Eilea Ruth Knotts The summer has ended. School has started up again here at the University of South Carolina. And that means my international collaboration experience is over…right? I mean, I am no longer in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Dalhousie University. The experiments are over; the modeling is done. Didn’t I accomplish what the LOREX program wanted? Let us start with the mindset of most graduate students in the

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Impromptu experiment at Dalhousie

By Jeffrey Nielsen Here is a photo of an internal bore, or bolus, from a lab experiment that I performed with Dan Kelley and Clark Richards at Dalhousie University, as an unplanned part of my LOREX research. I went to Dalhousie to have Dan and Clark help me identify internal wave forms, among other things, in time series data (high-resolution current velocity and temperature profiles) that I had collected above a sloping lakebed. At the onset of our

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