Event Title

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology for Natural Resource Inventories: The Case of Seven Mile Island

Location

Collier Library

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Michael Pretes

Event Website

https://www.una.edu/studentresearch/index.html

Start Date

23-4-2009 1:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2019 2:00 PM

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Description

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, are a new technology especially suitable for geographic research. UAVs can provide access to areas that are otherwise difficult to enter, such as river islands and places with sensitive ecosystems. In this project, we will explore how UAV technology can be used to provide a natural resource inventory of such areas, focusing on the example of Seven Mile Island in the Shoals Region of Alabama. After obtaining landowner permission, we would fly UAVs over this property and create a map mosaic of imagery (including infra-red imagery) that would allow us to assess species numbers and diversity. Our main goal is to demonstrate how UAV technology is a capable and inexpensive way of conducting resource inventories. (Note: this poster will present proposed research, and not completed research.)

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Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology for Natural Resource Inventories: The Case of Seven Mile Island

Collier Library

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, are a new technology especially suitable for geographic research. UAVs can provide access to areas that are otherwise difficult to enter, such as river islands and places with sensitive ecosystems. In this project, we will explore how UAV technology can be used to provide a natural resource inventory of such areas, focusing on the example of Seven Mile Island in the Shoals Region of Alabama. After obtaining landowner permission, we would fly UAVs over this property and create a map mosaic of imagery (including infra-red imagery) that would allow us to assess species numbers and diversity. Our main goal is to demonstrate how UAV technology is a capable and inexpensive way of conducting resource inventories. (Note: this poster will present proposed research, and not completed research.)

https://ir.una.edu/scholarsweek2019/2019/posters/25