Despite the increasing exploration activities on land from the energy industries, it has become a point of pride for them to return it to its usable state, if not better than before they arrived. 

Fortunately, Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems (RPAAS ) are breaking new ground in these areas, empowering land reclamation efforts to produce thicker and better results than ever before thanks to strategic use of state-of-the-art technology.

What Is Land Reclamation?

Land Reclamation is the process or act of returning disturbed or degraded land to its original and usable state. 

Recently, as public sentiment has shifted negatively towards non-renewable energy sources, land management, sustainability and environmental compliance has become a key focus for most energy companies. 

Placing heavy-duty equipment into the ground, mining, hydrocarbon exploration and more are just a few activities that disrupt the original state and use of lands, and those who engage in such activities are always looking for more efficient and effective ways to restore the land. 

Importance of Land Reclamation 

The benefits of land reclamation are numerous:

  • It frees up large expanses of lands for farming and other productive purposes
  • It restores the environment, realigning the natural order of species and microorganisms.
  • It restores and improves water quality
  • Provides suitable space for human and wildlife habitats 
  • It improves forestation
  • Increases land for recreation activities and structures

RPAAS Influence on Land Reclamation 

Land reclamation is important, but it has also proven to be a time-consuming and tedious operation in need of more effective, less intrusive and safer approaches. 

RPAAS has been helping.

Remotely Piloted Aerial Application System (RPAAS) involves the use of aerial drone solutions to effectively execute land reclamation projects. 

From start to finish, this drone technology improves just about every aspect of land reclamation.

Pre Reclamation

Survey, Subsurface studies, Environmental assessments and Geographic Information systems (GIS) can all be carried out using data swiftly acquired and interpreted via RPAAS.

From there, maps and 3D models can be generated to speak volumes about the land area and help build a solid reclamation design or plan - for significantly less than the cost of similar human labour. 

During Reclamation 

The reclamation design gives information on appropriate restoration activities, including:


The design determines if revegetation is needed on the land. In the case of revegetation, RPAAS provides aerial drone solutions for seed dropping and/or planting vegetation covers.


RPAAS drone technology can help in drainage mapping.

Fixing land contours

Mapping with RPAAS includes elevation variations in the area and indicates the areas that need filling and the depth of said filling.

Post Reclamation 

This involves inspecting all actions to ensure they are in line with the design. 

For example, the extent of vegetation, adherence to drainage plan, fulfilling landscape parameters, etc. All these can be managed easily using aerial land area models provided by RPAAS.

We are the most reliable and successful Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems company in the industry. Contact us today! 

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