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Wednesday, October 3 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Using Drones for High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Long Term Observations

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This workshop will introduce researchers to the use of drones for imaging study sites and best practices for creating actionable products and time series. We will start with the basics: FAA licensing, flight training, and designing a mission plan. We will discuss avoiding common hazards such as adverse weather conditions and low flying aircraft. The workshop will cover the use of color and multi/hyperspectral imaging, including the use of ground control points for georeferencing and reflectance panels for image calibration. We will demo software for creating orthomosaics of drone imagery and common classification techniques. Finally, we will discuss the scaling of this high-resolution imagery to spaceborne remote sensing technologies.

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Tom Bell

Assistant Scientist, WHOI
I work at the intersection of ecology, environmental science, and physiology and use remotely sensed imagery (satellite/aerial/UAV, color/multispectral/hyperspectral). I most often work with coastal marine primary producers (kelp/seagrass/coral reefs) but have dabbled in arid/semi-arid... Read More →

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John Schalles

Investigator, Creighton
I use satellite and aerial remote sensing (including drones) to investigate spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton and wetlands in coastal environments. My work with the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER includes recent documentation of long-term declines (35 years) in salt... Read More →
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Max Castorani

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
06. Evergreen Meeting Room