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5 Unique Uses of Drones and Lidar by Government Organizations - Download Report
International Lidar Mapping Forum, GEO WEEK News, Diversified Communications
December 2019
Pondering the pond: what Halema'uma'u water chemistry tells us
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Volcano Watch
November 11, 2019
Interior Grounds All Drones With Ties to Chinese Companies
October 31, 2019
sUAS-Based Remote Sensing of River Discharge Using Thermal Particle Image Velocimetry and Bathymetric Lidar
Remote Sensing
October 5, 2019
Specialized Search Teams, Volunteers Scour Park for Missing Visitor
The St. John Source US Virgin Islands
September 26, 2019
Emergent Challenges for Science sUAS Data Management: Fairness through Community Engagement and Best Practices Development
Trends in UAV Remote Sensing Applications, Remote Sensing Special Issue
July 31, 2019
VOLCANO WATCH: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Deployed During 2018 Eruption
Big Island Video News
June 7, 2019
USGS, scientists test drone-based river analysis
Geospatial solutions
June 4, 2019
SPR, USGS Strong Partners in Water Science
Watershed Connection
June 2019
Department of Interior Report Shows Drones Saved $14.8M over Traditional Methods
April 4, 2019
Interior Doubled Its Use of Drones in 2018
April 1, 2019
5 Ways Drone Technology Is Used in Federal IT
FedTech March 28, 2019

Eyes in the Sky - Like miniature satellites amassing data, drones are forging a new frontier in wildlife research—and saving lives in the process.
The National Wildlife Federation
February 1, 2019
Why Ex-Military Drones Spy on Wildlife
Live Science
December 19, 2013
Drones to test bird surveys at Tomales Bay
Point Reyes Light
December 5, 2013
Drone Ecology Adobe PDF
BioScience Magazine
September 2013
Drones serve in research, other federal missions Adobe PDF
Federal Times
August 5, 2013
Northwest scientists using drones to spy on nature Adobe PDF
The Seattle Times
July 24, 2013
USGS UAS Program Does More with Less Adobe PDF
Earth Imaging Journal
July/August 2013
Determining how UAS can help meet Reclamation's remote sensing data needs Adobe PDF
Reclamation - The Knowledge Stream
April 2013
Droning on for science
Earth Magazine - The Science Behind the Headlines
June 13, 2013
5 Surprising Drone Uses (Besides Pizza Delivery)
National Geographic Daily News
June 6, 2013
U.S. Geological Survey To Use Drones To Monitor Wildlife
Nevada Public Radio
June 6, 2013
Scientists are putting drones to work studying the natural world
Tree Hugger
May 8, 2013
A new eye in the sky: Eco-drones
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environmental Alert Service(GEAS)
May 2013
Keeping Up With Drones Adobe PDF
The Denver Post
May 2013
A Drone's-Eye View of Nature
The New York Times
May 6, 2013
Over Grand County Drones Are Bird Watching, Not People Watching
April 2013
Drones for Hire
Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine
January 2013
USGS Takes To The Skies with Unmanned Aircraft Systems Adobe PDF
January 2013
Mike Hutt and Jeff Sloan - USGS UAS Applications Podcast with sUAS News, .mp3
January 2013
Mike Hutt UAS Project Office Interview on the Federal News Radio, .mp3
Federal News Radio
Mike Hutt UAS Project Office Interview on Colorado Public Radio, .mp3
Colorado Public Radio