SkyCatch Relief

Skycatch Discusses Paleontology and Archaeology with UC Berkeley Researchers

On February 16, the Skycatch team met with members of UC Berkeley’s Paleontology and Archaeology departments to discuss how drones might play a greater role in their respective research and the development of their fieldwork. Their work focuses on conservation, paleoecology, and how flora and fauna have responded to climate changes and historical human activities,… continue reading »

Skycatch Attends UCSF Malaria Conference And Joins The Fight Against Malaria

On December 15th and 16th, UCSF Global Health Sciences hosted the Aerial Mosquito Control and Surveillance for Malaria Elimination Meeting at their new Mission Bay campus to discuss innovative approaches to malaria vector control. The Skycatch team was asked to join the conversation and serve as subject matter experts on the use of drones for… continue reading »

Skycatch@School Visits Marin Montessori And Inspires A New Group Of Students

As part of the our Skycatch@School program, members of our team recently spent an afternoon with a group of students at Marin Montessori School just north of San Francisco. We worked with an excited bunch of 35 middle school students who were eager to learn about Skycatch and drone technology. The Skycatch team showed the… continue reading »

Skycatch Supports V.A. Robotics Team As They Take First Place

Recently, members of the Skycatch engineering team met via video conference with a student robotics team based in Midlothian, VA and answered questions as they prepared for their local FIRST LEGO League Robotics competition. Crowded around the kitchen table where they meet on a weekly basis the team, comprised mostly of students from Robius Middle… continue reading »

Announcing Skycatch@School

Skycatch@School is a new Skycatch initiative that sends our pilots and engineers into schools to teach students about drones, engineering and aviation. Team members talk about and show various drones, discuss their design and construction as well as their application, answer questions and fly a real mission with one of our drones when conditions permit…. continue reading »

1 Month Mapping Nepal – Updates from the Field

It’s been 4 weeks since the first quake struck and we deployed our first team of expert drone pilots for immediate aerial & ground support. With operations still underway, we’ve established strong relationships with the Department of Archaeology, government organizations, and nonprofits, such as UNESCO & World Bank, to adhere to necessary protocol and complete… continue reading »

Preparing for Monsoon Season – Week 3 in Nepal

Peter Blake (Director of Fleet Ops & Former Marine Corps. Harrier pilot) is leading a team of 2 top Skycatch engineers and pilots, Fran Wang and Stephan Brown in Skycatch’s 3rd deployment in Nepal. A fourth rotation deployed this past weekend as the team continues to advance operations to assess the damage and help rebuild Nepal. After enduring 2 calamitous… continue reading »

New 7.3 Magnitude Tremor

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on May 11 near Mount Everest. The Skycatch Relief team is safe and resuming operations. Skycatch Lead Engineer David Chen captured the following footage on his phone as the team were on route to map Changu Narayan Temple: About to map Changu Narayan Temple with @skycatch when a 7.3… continue reading »

Skycatch Officially Granted Permission to Fly by Nepal Government

Earlier this week, The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal issued an order making it mandatory to get prior permission to use drones in Nepal. With the incredible help of JSA and UNESCO and countless hours spent with various government offices, Skycatch has officially received all of the letters from various government agencies granting permission to fly at any… continue reading »