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Drones for River Monitoring

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Geography & GIS
Virtual
Date
Oct 23, 2020   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. James Dietrich, University of Northern Iowa
Cost
This event is free and open to public
Registration
Registration
Contact
Department of Geography & GIS
E-Mail
geography@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Geography and Geographic Information Science

Drones, both aerial and surface-based, have become commonplace for both environmental and industrial monitoring. For monitoring rivers, drones offer a convenient platform for a wide range of optical and environmental sensors that are able to provide high spatial and temporal resolution data. These data can also be collected over larger study areas than is possible with traditional field work.

 

In my talk, I’ll be focusing on using drones for mapping and monitoring of shallow water streams, including new techniques in both above and below water data collection, and share some initial results from an NSF-funded project to develop a low-cost drone boat for bathymetric, temperature, and water surface mapping.

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