Environmental and Drone Consulting Services
Drone technology and drones sensors are advancing rapidly, augmenting and sometimes replacing legacy technologies and methods. Unfortunately, understanding how and if drones can be integrated into a program or project can be confusing and lead to unnecessary cost, selecting the wrong drone system, or even the wrong drone service provider, and lead to a failed project. SEAKdrones has extensive federal and private sector technical project management, federal land management, and technical experience to help you integrate drones into your program. We can help you build an internal drone program, train your in-house pilots, assist with regulatory hurdles. We also offer consulting services as a third-party helping clients evaluate drone service proposals to aide clients in avoiding the mistake of selecting the wrong drone platform or sensor for your specific type of project and mitigating the risk of selecting the wrong drone service provider.
We Can Assist With FAA Waiver Requests
SEAKdrones can provide FAA Authorization request and Certificate of Authorization (public aircraft operators) preparation assistance, FAA Part 107 test preparation, and basic drone flight training.
SEAKdrones is available for subcontracting on construction projects (e.g., roadbuilding, infrastructure maintenance, survey and mapping projects, archaeological surveys/projects, etc.). Please contact Dennis Sylvia at SEAKdrones to discuss to discuss (firstname.lastname@example.org). SEAKdrones is Veteran Owned Small Business and currently is seeking HUBZone certifications from the Small Business Administration.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Consultation Services
Drone data can be used in environmental analyses and documentation. Drone data can be collected more efficiently and oftem more accurately than traditional field surveys. SEAKdrones staff has over 20 years of experience as a NEPA practitioner (USFS, BLM, USAF and private consulting) writing, and managing NEPA disclosure documents (EISs, and EAs), preparing administrative records, leading NEPA public outreach, preparing documentation of NEPA adequacy records and being the deciding official on Environmental Assessments (EA). SEAKdrones can assist managers and staff in how drone data can be integrated ito their NEPA workflow to save time and money.
Developing In-house Drone Services for Businesses
Having standard operating procedures in place from project planning to data analysis helps to ensure reliable, consistent, and accurate results as well as safety. We will help you create a step-by-step procedure that allows you to train your team to ensure regulatory compliance, conduct multiple projects at once, and ensure consistency throughout your organization. This will allow your drone program to grow organically throughout your organization.
Drones are saving businesses time and money and are improving operational efficiency in both the private and public sector, leading to more businesses and organizations to create in-house drone programs. Whether you are beginning to plan out your drone program, SEAKdrones offers business consulting services to help organizations implement their UAS program. Our consultants will sit down with you to create a comprehensive, step-by-step plan to implement a successful drone program throughout your organization.
Choosing the right drones and accessories can be a complicated and time-consuming task, especially if you are unfamiliar with the right equipment for your specific types of projects. We can help you choose the right equipment or rent you the equipment that you need to launch and maintain a viable in-house drone program.
Developing In-house Public Sector Drone Program
Drones are valuable tools for first responders and law enforcement. The challenge for organizations is to figure out how to integrate the unmanned aircraft safely, cost effectively and within the current regulatory framework. Basic questions for in-house public safety and emergency managers are whether to develop an in-house program or hire a drone service provider, and if in-house, what shall I seek, a Certificate of Authorization or FAA Part 107 certifications for staff.
Drone Service Third Party Consulting – Municipalities, Tribal Organizations, and Businesses Seeking Drone Services
SEAKdrones offers third-party consulting to assist municipalities in how to prepare drone service proposals and evaluate proposals based upon standardized criteria. Criteria include: capabilities and design of the UAV and required infrastructure, ease of use and robustness of the flight software system, deliverable format and frequency, vendor’s willingness to make adjustments to meet project’s needs, vendor’s vision and ability to innovate and improve on their technology • Level of service offered: vendor’s business model to assure long-term sustainability in future phases of implementation, vendor’s availability to participate in the various phases of the project (regulatory approval, set up, training, flight operations, etc.) within the required timeframe, among others. Selecting the wrong drone equipment, deliverable format, or drone service provider can be frustrating and cost a lot of money and a lot of time. SEAKdrones can help businesses and municipalities avoid common pitfalls.
Drone Service Consulting – Special Projects
SEAKdrones always is interested in discussing special projects, especially in the natural or cultural sciences. We have collaborated with the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management on aerial 360-degreee panorama, virtual site reconstructions, surveys, and aerial photography on remote Paleo-Indian sites). We are available to collaborate on projects e.g., new uses like drone-integrated ground penetrating radar in primitive road construction, archaeological site modeling, climate change, etc.
Contact SEAKdrones for more information about our consulting services. We are more than happy to discuss our consulting and sub-contracting services and how they can meet your organizations’ requirements or plans.