F&ES 704a / 2015-2016

Workshop on Remote Sensing with Drones (Organizational Meeting Sept 8, 1pm, ESC 119)

Credits: 1 or 3
Fall 2015: Tu, 1:00-3:50, Kroon G01
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A workshop that explores the current state and future outlook of remote sensing with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for environmental monitoring. UAV-based remote sensing is a rapidly developing field in environmental science and technology. Being versatile and inexpensive, it has the potential to offer solutions in a wide range of applications, such as forestry inventory, precision agriculture, flood hazard assessment, pollution monitoring, and land surveys. The class will meet once a week for three hours. The workshop will be divided into three parts: (1) reviewing the state of the technology on UAV types, sensor configurations and data acquisition methods; (2) exploring GIS and remote sensing software tools for analyzing super high resolution spectral data acquired by fixed-wing drones; (3) cross-validating drone products against Lidar data and satellite imagery. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in drone flight missions. Data analysis/presentation/literature critique/field trips. 

F&ES 704 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 702: Climate Change Seminar

Limited to 15
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