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The New Eyes in the Sky: Putting Drones to work for scientific research

USGS Monthly Public Lecture Series, August 25, 2016. Video length: 1 hour and 19 minutes - YouTube

Presenter: Jeff Sloan, National UAS Project Lead

Video credit: Mitch Adelson and William Seelig, USGS


Unmanned Aerial Systems use at the Department of the Interior

How the Department of Interior is applying UAS technology in support of science research - YouTube

Presenter: Bruce Quirk, Ph.D, USGS UAS Liaison

Video credit: C-SPAN


USGS National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office presentation at the 2014 Tamarisk Coalition's Research and Management Conference, February 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are conducting operational test and evaluations of UAS to evaluate how this technology could support the many missions of the Department of the Interior (DOI) - YouTube

Presenter: Jeff Sloan, National UAS Project Lead

Video credit: Tamarisk Coalition


Studying Birds, With a Drone's Help

Drone technology, developed for warfare, is now being used to study the natural world. In Colorado, sandhill cranes are counted with a small drone called the Raven, May 2013.

Author credit: Sean Patrick Farrell

Video credit: New York Times

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Department of Interior (DOI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Fire Support

DOI multi-agency team utilizes small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for post fire research and support, August 2012 - YouTube

Mission Cooperators: Bureau of Land Management, Office of Wildland Fire, DOI Office of Aviation Services, USDA Forest Service

Video credit: DOI Office of Aviation Services (OAS)

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USGS Leveraging Excess Department of Defense UAS Equipment for the Department of Interior UAS Technology Investigation

The USGS National UAS Project Office is responsible for supporting initiatives designed to implement UAS capabilities as a viable, cost effective alternative to existing land imaging resources - YouTube

Video credit: USGS

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USGS Raven A Exercises at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah

The USGS National UAS Project Office conducted UAS exercises at U.S. Army's Dugway Proving ground in Utah. This video explains the operation of the Raven A used during those exercises - YouTube

Video credit: USGS

Mission

Census of Ground-nesting American White Pelicans at Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge, NV

3D model of Anaho Island utilizing imagery collected by RQ-11A Raven UAS platform, May 2015 - YouTube

Mission Cooperators: USGS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Humboldt State University

Video credit: USGS National UAS Project Office

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Unmanned Bureau of Land Management Drones at the Horning Seed Orchard, OR

USGS UAS teams providing assistance for Bureau of Land Management Oregon research at the Horning Seed Orchard, October 2014 - YouTube

Mission Cooperators: Bureau of Land Management, USGS

Video credit: Bureau of Land Management


Western Washington University Track Elk Herds with UAVs, WA

David Wallin, a professor of environmental sciences at Western Washington University, is testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to track the movements of elk herds in the Skagit Valley, April 2014 - YouTube

Mission Cooperators: USGS, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Washington University

Video credit: Rhys Logan, Western Washington University Communications and Marketing

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USGS UAS Supporting Elwha River Restoration in Olympic National Park, WA

Exploring the potential of UAS technology for monitoring river sediment changes during one of the largest controlled releases of sediment in North American history - YouTube

Mission Cooperators: USGS, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service

Video credit: USGS

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Platforms and Products

Animation of the various LiDAR derived products in 3D

Bald earth digital terrain modeling with UAS collected LiDAR, Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming, October 2017 - mp4

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Bird-nados during 3DR Solo launches and landings

Utilizing UAS for Data Collection at Remote Sites, Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, November 2016 - mp4

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Overview of Palmyra Atoll taken by a GoPro Hero 4 Black mounted on the 3DR Solo

Utilizing UAS for Data Collection at Remote Sites, Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, November 2016 - mp4

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Video Of Devils Tower from the GoPro Hero mounted on the 3DR Solo

3D Modeling, Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, October 2016 - mp4

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Animation of the Devils Tower Photogrammetric 3D Model

3D Modeling, Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, October 2016 - mp4

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Joe Adams landing the 3DR Solo

Evaluate land use impacts on sediment, salinity, and selenium distribution, Stinking Water Gulch near Rangely, Colorado, September 2016 - mp4

Video credit: USGS National UAS Project Office

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Joe Adams using the bungee method to launch the Falcon Fixed Wing

Earthquake Fault Surveys, Borah Peak in Idaho, May 2016 - mp4

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