National Unmanned Aircraft SystemsUAS Project Office

Field Offices

A rapidly increasing demand from USGS scientists for access to sUAS data collection started when the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office (NUPO) successfully demonstrated sUAS data collection as a safe, efficient, and cost-efficient tool. So, to start meeting these needs the USGS created UAS operational field offices, i.e. distributed locations that house trained sUAS operators and the technology required to perform operational data collection missions.