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PROGRAM

Subject to Change

 

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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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Organizational risk management of UAS operations that touches on the need to incorporate stakeholders from; I.T., Safety, Legal, Insurance, Strategic sourcing / supply chain, and Security to manage all associated risk areas

Calvin Rieb, Vice President, Helicopter & Unmanned Services, PRISM Solutions, CO

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Legal Issues Concerning Drone Users

Curtis Clabaugh, Wyoming Department of Transportation, WY

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The MagArrow™: An Innovative Drone-Enabled Magnetometer

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

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Recent Advances in Hardware, Flight Controller Software, and Use of AI for Autonomous UAVs

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

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

Please visit with our sponsors and poster presenters

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Risk management at the RPIC & manager level for UAS operations. Touching on flight risk assessments, airspace site surveys, safety reporting, checklists, briefing processes and establishing risk thresholds

Calvin Rieb, Vice President, Helicopter & Unmanned Services, PRISM Solutions, CO

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 Handling 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

Factors to consider prior to integrating UAVs in the Experiment Station’s Research

Brian Lee, Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, WY

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 of UAS for Wildlife Applications

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 our 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

 

LOCATION

UW Convention Center

Laramie, WY 82070

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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