Planck Aerosystems puts drones to work at sea.

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 the water around you. Contact us if you have a maritime application that requires aerial support.


Time is money. Precision is vital.

The vessel-based Shearwater™ drone system automatically detects and geo-references objects 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.


Offshore energy generation, such as oil & gas platforms and wind turbines, are in harsh environments and require frequent, detailed inspection.

Drones can perform inspection without interfering with operations.

Planck Aero’s drones can takeoff from a moving boat, perform detailed inspections, and then return and land on the boat at the push of a button. Lower risk, lower cost, high fidelity.


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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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.


The technology behind the Shearwater drone system applies to moving ground vehicles as well, such as delivery vans and trucks driving off road.

Now you can launch a mission on the go and keep moving.

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


Spend less time fishing and more time catching.

The Shearwater™ drone system extends visible range, automatically detects objects in the water, including kelp, fish, birds, and plots them on a map.

It also includes real-time HD video, so you can see exactly where you need to go, all from a simple user interface

It means you spend less time and fuel.