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UAV Symposium 2018 Program

Wednesday, May 30


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration Open and Continental Breakfast


8:00 AM

8:10 AM

8:20 AM

Welcome: Paddington Hodza, Acting Director, WyGISC

Opening Remarks: Dr. Laurie Nichols, President, University of Wyoming

Review of Day's Events: Ramesh Sivanpillai, Research Scientist, WyGISC



9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Legal Issues Concerning Drone Users

Curtis Clabaugh, Wyoming Department of Transportation, WY


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The MagArrow™: An Innovative Drone-Enabled Magnetometer

Ron Bell, President of Operations, International Geophysical Services, LLC, CO



10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

Please visit with our sponsors and poster presenters



11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

The One-Stop Data-Processing Shop: IMAGINE UAV, Hexagon Smart M.App and GeoApp.UAS

Michael Ann Lane, Global Education Manager, Hexagon Geospatial, CO


12:10 PM - 1:20 PM

Lunch

Keynote Address:  Drones in Environmental Sciences: A Quick Tour of Promises, Lies, and Future Applications

Dr. Javier Leon, Senior Lecturer and Physical Geography Program Coordinator, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


1:20 PM - 1:50 PM

LizardTech's Image Asset Handing Tools for the UAS-User Community

Terry Ryan,  Federal Sales Manager, LizardTech, CO

Jeffrey Young, Global Business Development, LizardTech, CO


1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Drone2Map for ArcGIS: Bring Drone Imagery into ArcGIS

Jeremiah Lindemann, Solution Engineer/Geographer, ESRI, CO


 2:20 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

Please visit with our sponsors and poster presenters


2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Building custom drones for crop dusting and monitoring thermal plumes

Bill Moudy, Unmanned Aerial Systems Specialist, Owlsight Inc. CO


3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Apps for Ground truthing Remote Imagery

Alan Telck, President, AgTerra Technologies, WY


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Poster Session and Demos*


*Titles and presenters are listed below.



Thursday, May 31


7:00 AM - 7:55 AM

Registration Open and Continental Breakfast


7:55 AM

8:00 AM

8:10 AM

Welcome: Paddington Hodza, Acting Director, WyGISC

Opening Remarks: Dr. Kate Miller, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Wyoming

Review of Day's Events: Ramesh Sivanpillai, Research Scientist, WyGISC


8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote Address:  Role of UAVs for Collecting Remotely-Sensed Data

Jeff Sloan, Project Leader, USGS National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office, CO


9:15 AM - 10:35 AM

USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services Use for Collecting Remotely-Sensed Data

Justin Fischer, Geographer, USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), CO

Timing and Scale Matters; Unmanned Aircraft vs. Satellite Imagery in Plant Invasion Monitoring

Dr. Jana Mullerova, Deputy Head of the Department of GIS and Remote Sensing, Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Pruhonice, Czech Republic

UAV Remote Sensing for Irrigation Management

Dr. Huihui Zhang, Research Physical Scientist, Water Management & Systems Research Unit (WMSRU), USDA-Agricultural Research Service, CO

Farming Reinvented: How UAV's are Changing Farming Forever

Robert Hounchell, FAA-Certified Drone Pilot, Just Drone It, CO


10:35 AM - 11:10 AM

Networking Break and Demos

Please visit with our sponsors and poster presenters


11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

UAV Airborne Magnetometry for Geophysical Exploration and Un-Exploded Ordinance Detection: Worldwide Results

Dr. Olivier Brousse, CEO, 3D Vistas, CO


11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Locating Poorly Documented Oil and Gas Wells Using Low Altitude Aeromagnetic Surveys

Ron Bell, President of Operations, International Geophysical Services, LLC, CO


11:50 AM - 1:10 PM

Lunch

Keynote Address:  Current and Future Challenges of Vegetation Mapping Using Drones

Dr. Gregory Crutsinger, Founder, Scholar Farms, CA


1:20 PM - 2:10 PM

FAA Remote Pilot Certification Exam (panel discussion)

Elizabeth Traver, SSHL Manager, EPSCoR-IDEA, University of Wyoming, WY

Shannon Helvie, FAA-Licensed Drone Pilot, EagleiMedia, LLC, CO


2:10 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break and Demos

Please visit with out sponsors and poster presenters


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Photogrammetry Applications with Drone Imagery

Chris Leatherman, Wyoming Ambassador and Certified FAA Drone Pilot, Aerial Solutions of Wyoming, WY

Modeling Headcut Using Ground- and UAV-Based Imagery in western Wyoming

Sam Cox, Natural Resource Department, U.S. Department of Interior (USDOI)/Bureau of Land Management (BLM), WY

Drones for Storytelling and Video Production

David Keto, Media Producer/Director, UW Extension

Kyle Spradley, Photographer/Videographer, Institutional Marketing, University of Wyoming, WY


3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

UAV Career Tips for Future Workforce (panel discussion)


4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Event Wrap-Up

Posters

Plant water-use from the sky: Solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence with multispectral imaging from UAV increasing spatial and temporal throughput of drought stress
Daniel Beverly, University of Wyoming, WY

Mapping Ghost Crab burrows
Rachel Bycroft, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Effect of ground control points on photogrammetric surface spatial accuracy
Sam Cox, Natural Resource Department, U.S. Department of Interior (USDOI)/Bureau of Land Management (BLM), WY

UAV Mapping possibilities for agricultural research
Brian Lee, Wyoming Agriculture Experiment Station, WY

Aerial Survey of exotic tropical plants in Selby Botanical Gardens
Matthew Lehmitz and Gregory Brown, University of Wyoming, WY, and Elizabeth Gandy, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

In the Weeds: Lessons Learned in the Remote Sensing of Invasive Plants with UAVs
Chloe Mattilio, University of Wyoming

Estimating nearshore bathymetry using drone-derived video
Ashley Rummell, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Lessons learned from imaging targets on top of tree canopies
Sajith Variyar, V.V., Sowmya, V., Gopalakrishnan, E.A., and Soman K.P., Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India; Ramesh Sivanpillai and Gregory Brown, University of Wyoming, WY

A quantitative rating system for imagery acquired with unmanned aerial vehicle
Elizabeth Wirsching, Ramesh Sivanpillai, and Gregory Brown, University of Wyoming, WY

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors:

  Wyoming UAV Symposium Sponsors


CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions regarding this conference please contact Ramesh Sivanpillai at  sivan@uwyo.edu or (307)-766-2721.


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