Meet Dr. Dave Johnston of the Duke University Marine Lab. Currently on a research trip to Antarctica, Dave and his team lead the way in incorporating drones, otherwise referred to as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), in marine research and monitoring. Recently, Duke Environment Magazine featured Dave and his team’s work along with the details of a new facility (unofficially dubbed the Drone Center) devoted entirely to drone research at the Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC (https://nicholas.duke.edu/about/news/keeping-eye-sky-their-feet-ground). Exec Ed has been working with the Drone Center to develop a Summer 2017 open enrollment course for other environmental researchers or professionals looking to see how they might incorporate the technology into data collection efforts. Keep a lookout for more updates coming from Exec Ed (@DEL_Duke) and the Drone Center (@MarineUAS).