Update, July 1, 2020: Due to the uncertainty of traveling and hosting gatherings of over 100 people in October 2020, the workshop planning team has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Drones in the Coastal Zone workshop. Cancelling the workshop allows the planning team to start fresh and rethink a new format that permits for virtual and in-person participation. A few ideas discussed include a webinar series in fall 2020, online activities/ trainings, and the potential for an “air show” in 2021 (limited capacity workshops in different states). Click here for the workshop website.
Please save the date for a US Southeast and Caribbean regional workshop on applications of drones in coastal ecosystem management to be held March 31 – April 2, 2020 in Beaufort, North Carolina jointly hosted by NOAA at the Beaufort Laboratory and Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab.
The workshop will cover aspects of drone technology including governmental policy and procedures, mission planning and data management, and demonstrations on emerging drone technologies, imaging and data analysis and visualization techniques. The workshop will also provide a venue to share experiences and network with experts and colleagues around the Southeast (North Carolina to Florida) and US Caribbean.