Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Drone Technology and Regulations for Natural Resources

UC South Coast Research and Extension Center

7601 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Goal:  To provide an overview of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technologies, regulations and best practices for natural resource monitoring.

Workshop ContentThis workshop is designed for participants with little to no experience in UAS technology, who are interested exploring practical applications of UAS for natural resources and as well as other related interests. The workshop will begin with a lecture on drone technologies, regulations and practical considerations for deployment of your drone. We will then go outside for a drone demo and for some hands-on experience with flying a variety of common quad-copter platforms. To conclude the workshop, we will discuss a wide variety of potential scientific and management oriented applications, and associated mission specific considerations.



This course content is the result of a collaborative effort between the UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program,, the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF),, and the UC Merced, Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) Lab,  

Audience: UC academics, staff, students, and affiliates of UC Cooperative Extension, who are interested in applications of drones for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

When & Where: September 13th, 2017, from 11am to 4:00pm, with a catered lunch from 12 to 1pm.

University of California, South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618

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Cost: $50 (account # and contact information required for UC affiliates)  

Register:  Click Here to register. Registration is limited to 25 participants, so please register early.

Contact: For more information regarding the content of the workshop, contact Sean Hogan of the UC Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program, at 530-750-1322,

For information regarding the accompanying Introduction to GIS for Natural Resources workshop on September 14th please Click Here.  



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