This year's theme of the WUR Dies Natalis on March 11 will be in the sign of Innovation for conservation: Pushing technological frontiers.
Lammert Kooistra will present the role that UAVs can play in building a digital twins for nature. Ranging from ecosystems to individual trees. as an example 3D models can be used for calculations (e.g. the carbon content of a tree) and understanding processes (e.g. the sand volume trapped by dune vegetation along the coast).