Discover drones with nature as a playground. Design and use the tools of tomorrow for the benefit of our planet earth
Whether you want to devise, build, set up or just pilot one of these machines, our stays are made for you. Located in the heart of this nature that we want to preserve, our centers offer you the ideal conditions to discover or deepen your knowledge of the drones but also the fauna and flora that surround us. With nearly 49 hectares of prairies and forests preserved as a playground, you will learn to design and implement the tools of tomorrow for the benefit of our planet earth.
Divided into small working groups, you will learn with drones professionals to design and implement aerial and terrestrial drones. You will alternate the work of conception in the workshop with the missions outside. You will put into application the concepts that come from your reflection and confront them with the harsh realities of the field. You will be able to take actions sometimes spanning several days to reach this or that habitat, with the possibility of bivouacs in full nature. You will then have to analyze your experiences, process your images and write mission reports asking the problems encountered and looking for solutions.
You will also rub shoulders with attendees of other OSI vacations with whom you can build enriching exchanges and set up cooperations to enable them to be more effective in their research projects.
All these fascinating reflections will be interspersed with outdoor activities and games as well as vigils that will strengthen the cohesion of groups and allow everyone to get to know each other better and appreciate each other.
With wheels or propellers, big or small, the civil drones make regular news. In the 2000s, the term “drone” evoked unmanned military aircraft. Henceforth, the civil world is doing a good part to these machines so that the drones are democratized and beginning to invade our daily life. With this potential, OSI offers you to cross this technological world with that of scientific research Scientific Research Participate in scientific research research programs. Help advance research on oceans to help us understand them better. Do this on our nature courses on dolphins and whales. and animal tracking. Our first inquiry will be to know if the use of drone can be an effective solution to the animal tracking of complex species to study such as the wolf or the snow leopard for example. You will have the entire stay to advance your issue. With that in mind, you’ll need to design your first machines from scratch and test them out. Since each species has its own behaviors, habits and habitat, the monitoring tool that is the drone will have to adapt. Will you be able to design the tool capable of observing and studying these animals?
The end of the stay will not sign the end of the program, far from it!
You will need to communicate your conclusions to the next team that will continue the investigations! Each stay will then improve our concepts and the efficiency of our machines! You will thus participate in the development of tools which will be used directly during the expeditions carried out under the PANTHERA Research and Education Program in Kyrgyzstan on the monitoring of the Snow Leopard or for the follow-up of the bear in the Pyrenees or the wolf in the Alps. You can then follow the evolution of your machine via the OSI website and say: “I participated in this program and my work is part of this expedition”
LOCATION / ACCOMMODATION
The Musiflore Center which hosts the camps drone connexion is located in Crupies, in the heart of Pré-Alpes Provençales. Nestled in the heart of preserved 49 hectares of mountains, meadows and forest, this center will allow you to live your stay in contact with nature.
You will be accommodated in nicely equipped rooms with 2 to 6 places, in a completely renovated building. You will benefit from numerous activity rooms on the whole infrastructure of the property as well as a amphitheater which allows at the same time the organization of the booms but also the retransmissions organized by the participants and the passing of torches for the following groups.
The sunshine privileged of this region is ideal for our aerial activities. It is also full of streams to discover, meadows to explore, forests to walk, and as many different and diverse dwellings to discover. This makes this place an ideal place to conduct our experiments and test our tools.
Pays de BOURDEAUX, it is the Forest of Saoû, which is the most exceptional natural site of the department! But it is also a land made of contrasts and lights, thirsty stones, marls, undergrowth and scrubland with thyme and lavender. A little piece of paradise of the Drôme Pre-Alps between Vercors and Provence.
The village of Crupies is a small town characterized by its lack of village center, but whose fame is assured by Musiflore and the Chapel St John (XIth Century). From the top of its hill, it dominates and monitors the river Roubion shining in the sun.
DAILY ON SITE
After joining a team and choosing the project that suits you best, you will have to carry it out:
Using drone professionals, biodiversity and animal photography, you’ll build your assumptions. You will be able to exchange with the participants of other OSI stays like the treethreads or the water which will be able to expose their problem directly to you. You will then need to take advantage of our FABLAB resources to design your solution. Generally, the first week is dedicated to this work. You can build your drone multirotor, your aircraft drone or your terrestrial drone, equip it with shooting equipment or design your reception stations on the ground.
Then, the second week will be more generally dedicated to tests in the field. In the program, you will need to plan your missions and move in nature to accomplish them. Regular and group debriefings will be organized with the possibility of returning to workshop to correct any problems. Thus, you may need to process your images, analyze them and mount them for what can be exploitable.
The end of the stay will be devoted to retransmissions. This privileged moment of exchange will allow you to expose your work and pass the torch to the following teams.
Finally, throughout the stay, you can follow a complete training pilotage of the various machines on the camp. You will be able to initiate and perfect youself in the handling of aerial and terrestrial drones. Small tests in the form of games will be organized as precision landing contests for example or agility courses. All these skills that you develop then will serve you fully during field trips.
INTERDRONES SERVICES is a company specialized in the construction and exploitation of multiplatform drones . The company operates both flying machines and ground, surface or underwater machines. Founded in 2013 by a firefighter, it aims to combine the technology of drones with the emergency and relief services.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
* Is there a good level of pilotage to participate in this stay?
The notions of driving are welcome and will make the most of the machines, but we are also there to discover the activity. Thus mini-drones and simulators are available to beginners. This allows them to progress very quickly and acquire enough background to achieve their goals.
* The camp respects the regulation on the civil drones in France? Are there particular dangers for participants?
OSI relies on the company INTERDRONES SERVICES for the organization and supervision of stays DRONES CONNECTION. It is company is approved by the DGAC and has all the permissions necessary to frame this type of services. With more than 2 years of existence, it also provides its quality coaching in the person of qualified pilots who practice this profession.
We also focus on security with specific hardware. We use the simulator for safe initiations. We also use safety nets and double controls for maximum safety.
Concepts Learned during the Camp
AERODYNAMICS - ANIMAL TRACKING - IN-FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPGHY - GROUND CONTROL - PROJECT DESIGN AND ENHANCEMENT - IMAGE PROCESSING - TRANSMISSION - DIY - FPV - PLANNING - REGULATION - SEGREGATION OF AIRSPACE - AEROLOGY - METEOROLOGY - MOBILITY - CHECK LIST - OBSERVATION AND MONITORING - PARAMETERS - EXPERIMENTATION - DIAG
GPS - BAROMETER - DRONE - ROVER - REMOTE CONTROLS - PROPELLER - MAGNETOMETER AND COMPASS - LIPO BATTERY - ESC VARIATOR - TOOLING - SOLDERING IRON - 3D PRINTER - FABLAB - VIDEO CIRCUIT - COMPUTER SOFTWARE - AIRCRAFT WITHOUT PILOT - SIMULATOR - ACCELEROMETER - GROUND STATION - IMMERSION GLASSES
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