Geologic Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at GSA Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

We are pleased to announce an unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) theme session and short courses at the Geological Society of America Joint Section Cordilleran & Rocky Mountain Meeting in Flagstaff, AZ, May 14-17, 2018

TECHNICAL SESSION (abstract deadline Feb 20th, 2018):

T25. Geologic Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Cosponsored by GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division.

Conveners: Art Sylvester, Univ. of California Santa Barbara; Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State Univ.; Nicholas Barth, Univ. of California Riverside; Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO.

Technological advances in hardware and software have led to a substantial increase in worldwide use of small Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (drones) for research, educational, scientific, and business purposes. This theme session features geologic research applications using drones for photography, photogrammetry, field reconnaissance, LIDAR and thermal imagery, sampling, digital mapping, etc.

SHORT COURSES - In addition to the technical session above, we will be offering a pair of half-day short courses on Monday May 14th, the day preceeding the meeting:

Morning: Prospective UAV Users for Geologic Purposes. 
Room 109, Geology Bldg. Friar Hall NAU. Cost: US$10. 
Arthur G. Sylvester, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.

Brief presentation of examples of what people are doing with drones in geology. An overview of what products are available, FAA regulations, and a flight demonstration.

Afternoon: UAV Geologic Applications. 
Room 109, Geology Bldg. Friar Hall NAU. Cost: US$10. 
Arthur G. Sylvester, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.

This will be a “hands on” laboratory demonstrating use of software applications for map making, photogrammetry, sampling, LIDAR.

More information, abstract submission, and registration via: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/rm/2...