Planck Aerosystems puts drones to from moving platforms.

The Shearwater™ Drone System is fully autonomous, meaning there is no need for a dedicated pilot, and you can keep doing your job uninterrupted. The computer does the flying, from takeoff to landing, even when moving at sea.

Advanced object detection and tracking software will tell you what is in going on around you. Contact us if you have a maritime or mobile application that requires aerial support.


Time is money. Precision is vital.

The vessel-based Shearwater™ drone system automatically detects and geo-references objects and features in the water, such as navigational aids, shoals, and sandbars.

Mapping of shorelines inaccessible via land is easy with Shearwater’s autonomous operation.

Save time, save money, but don’t sacrifice precision.


Emergencies requires actionable real-time situational awareness so that responders can make critical decisions as safely and efficiently as possible.

For example, responding to an oil spill requires a team to identify and track oil on the ocean surface. This crucial task can be difficult and expensive, even from manned aircraft.

Planck Aero’s system can launch from small boats and automatically map the extent the spill so that the response team knows where to put their resources.


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The technology behind the Shearwater drone system applies to moving ground vehicles as well, such as trucks in the field.

Now you can launch a mission on the go and keep moving. The system provides real-time situational awareness, including object detection and tracking, in locations that are difficult or impossible to get to otherwise.

Contact Planck Aerosystems to discuss opportunities to integrate drones into your work vehicles.


Drones are a valuable tool for data collection while at sea, from marine mammals to atmospheric research.

Marine biology, climate research, and physical oceanography all benefit from aerial assets while at sea, even from small boats that can access difficult places.

The geo-referenced data and imagery is instantly overlaid on maps and charts. Collect data that was never previously accessible.