December 28, 2021

Droning on About Lake Baikal


Droning on About Lake Baikal
The term “lake” is really quite deceiving... Baikal is so big it feels rather like an ocean (as many residents call it).  Photo by Alexandra Curtis

We here at Russian Life love Lake Baikal and are glad to see that advanced science and technology are being used to help maintain the Lake's natural beauty.

The East Siberian Railway announced earlier this week that it will begin to use specially designed drones to monitor for potentially hazardous situations near the lake, such as fuel spills, water leaks, fires, or landfills. The drones will be able to mark the exact coordinates of these obstacles, making it easier to track them in the future.

What makes these particular drones special is their ability to cover large amounts of land. While regular drones may run out of charge fairly quickly, these drones were designed specifically to handle to needs of the world's largest freshwater lake.

Of course, regular drones are also quite useful if you are just trying to capture incredible video footage of the amazing beauty on Lake Baikal, too. 

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