The UAS Operations Workshop for environmental science applications offers practical information on UAS regulations, platforms, sensors, and software. A portion of the course will involve working with imagery from a UAS flight so that participants get applied remote sensing experience.

Day 1 (June 22)

9:00 to 9:45          UAS applications and the regulatory flight environment in the US.

9:45 to 10:45        An overview of UAS platforms.

10:45 to 11:15      Coffee break and UAS equipment display.

11:15 to 12:00      UAS sensors I: LiDAR, Hyper-spectral, Visible, Micro-meteorological FLIR and DTS.

12:00 to 12:30      UAS Sensors II: Power, weight, cost, calibration, and anticipate future devices.

12:30 to 1:45       Lunch

1:45 to 2:45        UAS operations I: Planning a complete mission based on UAS speed, GPS waypoints, and battery management.

2:45 to 5:30        UAS flight demo.

Day 2 (June 23)

9:00 to 10:15        UAS image processing I: Considerations and software.

10:15 to 10:45      Coffee break

10:45 to 12:30      UAS operations II:  Ground control points and georeferencing.

12:30 to 1:45       Lunch

1:45 to 2:45        UAS image processing II: Hands-on Agisoft with visual and infrared imagery.

2:45 to 3:00        Coffee break

3:00 to 5:00        UAS image processing III: Quantitative analysis with Agisoft from day 1 UAS flights.

Instructors: The workshop is taught by Michael Wing, Jon Burnett, and Marja Haagsma. Dr. Wing is licensed as a FAA Remote Pilot (Part 107) and associate professor at Oregon State University. Dr. Wing is also director of the Aerial Information System (AIS) Lab. Jon Burnett is a PhD student and associate director of the AIS Lab. Marja Haagsma is a PhD student.

Location: Oregon State University, Crop and Soil Science Building (Room 150)

Cost: $600. Please make checks available to “Oregon State University.” Send checks and full contact information including email to:

Michael Wing
Crop Science, OSU
Corvallis, OR 97331

Workshop questions can be directed to Michael Wing: