The Cutting Edge of Sensing with Unmanned Aerial Systems in Earth Science


Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, Flying and Data Analysis

June 23-25, 2015 at Oregon State University

CTEMPs will offer a three-day hands-on workshop on the theory, application and analysis of data from unmanned areal vehicles for earth sciences. The workshop will accommodate a wide range of practitioners, from those interested in an introduction to the methods, to those wanting to learn state of the art in sensors, air-frames, and data processing. 

Day 1 (June 23) UAS basics: safety, regulation, platform selection, sensors, and making them fly (field trip)

Day 2 (June 24) UAS mission planning: flight time, coordinates, georeferencing, and data flow

Day 3 (June 25) UAS data analysis: making sense of imagery, documentation and archiving

Instructors: Michael Wing, Jon Burnett, and John Selker

Sponsors: CTEMPs, via The National Science Foundation EAR Instrumentation and Facilities Program
Oregon State University; University of Nevada Reno

Participation:  Limited to 30 participants; by order of registration payment
Registration:  To reserve a space, contact Jennifer Cohen: Registration is not binding until payment is received. 

Cost: $500 for professionals, $350 students.  Light breakfasts, lunches, one dinner and light snacks included, as is a model aircraft (Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter) that will be sent to you prior to the meeting to help practice flight skills.  Feel free to bring an edible treat from your locale so people can get a taste of where you are from. Please make your checks payable to “Oregon State University” and send them to the attention of Jennifer Cohen at Biological & Ecological Engineering, 116 Gilmore Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. We cannot accept credit card payments.


Room 107 Richardson Hallm
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, 97331