IN021:
Data, Information, and Operations: Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Environmental Monitoring





Session ID#: 27088

Session Description:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are rapidly becoming a commonplace tool for data collection in the earth sciences. The science applications are maturing, from simply testing platform capabilities to more complex data collection and research. With this shift, data and information challenges abound. Calibration and validation of in-flight UAS data is critical for achieving meaningful science goals. Integration of data from a variety of instruments on one UAS platform or between sensor systems (e.g. satellite, ground based, other UAS) presents cutting-edge opportunities to fill gaps in geospatial monitoring. Yet there remain significant data and information challenges in these areas. In addition, data collection, processing, and management procedures vary across UAS platforms, software, and science disciplines.

This session will address this with presentations on: current data and information challenges in the use of UAS, work demonstrating techniques and tools for UAS data management, integration, interoperability and sharing, and research showcasing best practices.

Primary Convener:  Lindsay Barbieri, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States
Convener:  Janet Wyngaard, University of Notre Dame, Center for Research Computing, Notre Dame, IN, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Andrea Thomer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, United States
Rui Chen, Yuan Yi Sun and Yan Lei, Peking University, Beijing, China
Janet Wyngaard, University of Notre Dame, Center for Research Computing, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Yao-CHENG Kuo and Chi-Farn Chen, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, Jhongli, Taiwan
Casey Lee Calamaio1, John Walker2, John Malone Beck1, Sara J Graves3 and Chris Johnson4, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)Contractor, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Univ. of Alabama/Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)GISP, Huntsville, AL, United States
Emmanuel Higa1, Daniel Valencia1 and Andrew Hunt2, (1)University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas, Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States
Junzhe Zhang and Gregory Okin, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States