Utilization of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Vegetation Mapping and Restoration




Jon Morton, Biologist, Invasive Species Branch, West Palm Beach, Florida
Jacksonville District UAS team

Presentation Summary:

The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been exploring the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UAS/UAV) to support a variety of their core missions including Emergency Operations, Construction Monitoring, Environmental Restoration and Invasive Species Management since 2008. This presentation will cover the Corps' experiences, challenges and lessons learned with using UAS as a remote sensing tool to collect high resolution (2-10cm) imagery for use in wetland restoration and invasive species management projects.

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