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Unmanned Aerial Systems for Food and Water Security in a Changing Climate
Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pmFree
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Register Below!
Featured Speaker: Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Remote Sensing Lab, Saint Louis University
Recent developments in compact imaging sensors and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have provided a new avenue of research for remote sensing applications. There exists both numerous opportunities and challenges with broader usage of UAS remote sensing, in part related to regulations; but mostly attributed to processing algorithms of ultra-high resolution imagery– translating the abundant spectral information contained in hyperspectral and hyperspatial data to useful information.
Associate professor of remote sensing at Saint Louis University, Wasit Wulamu, Ph.D., presents example projects of how data collected from sensors integrated with unmanned aerial systems can be used to address food and water security issues in a changing climate.
Learn more about the work of Dr. Wulamu and Saint Louis University’s Remote Sensing Lab, HERE.
Unmanned Aerial Systems is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.