Unmanned Aerial Systems in Marine Science and Conservation 2015: A Facilities Scoping Workshop

The capabilities of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for marine science and conservation applications are growing rapidly at the local, regional and global levels. On June 29-30 2015, Duke University Marine Laboratory hosted a marine science UAS workshop to:

  • Better understand technological advances in UAS
  • Enhance collaboration with the extraordinary unmanned aerial systems expertise in North Carolina and the eastern coast of the USDevelop a strategy for educating the public on unmanned aerial systems use in marine science
  • Draft a plan of actions and milestones for creating a UAS facility; this facility would serve the unique needs of UAS research in the local marine sciences community and beyond

The workshop provided a forum to assess current challenges and discuss ideas and initiatives to advance adoption of UAS technologies. The workshop had a diverse agenda and an equally diverse group of over 50 experts from government, academia, commerce and civic groups.

The executive summary – Unmanned Aerial Systems in Marine Science and Conservation:
 A Facilities Scoping Workshop

The Full Report – Unmanned Aerial Systems in Marine Science and Conservation:
 A Facilities Scoping Workshop

Workshop announcement and agendas