Environmental DNA Sampling Using UAVs

eDNA (environmental DNA, which is shed by all organisms into their environment) can be isolated from water samples and analyzed to detect the presence of aquatic organisms. This project will develop and test a ruggedized water sample drone that can take off and land on the surface of running water under windy conditions with smart sensing strategies and then collect water samples to analyze and report.

This project was featured in the CITRIS Signal in 2014.