|Thursday 18 February
|08:40 – 09:20 Keynote #2 Urs Treier – Tundra change at the dawn of drone ecology – abstract, presentation
|09:20 – 10:40 Presentation session #4 – Vegetation mapping and monitoring
- 09:20 Renee Bartolo – An operational UAS program for the Kakadu region, northern Australia – abstract, presentation
- 09:40 Tim Whiteside – Monitoring revegetation success using multi-temporal multi-spectral data acquired by Unmanned Aircraft Systems – abstract, presentation
- 10:00 Darren Turner – Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with a Micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds – abstract, presentation
- 10:20 Arko Lucieer – Hyperspectral imaging from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): trials and tribulations – abstract, presentation
|10:40 – 11:10 Break
|11:10 – 12:50 Presentation session #5 – System development and processing workflows
- 11:10 Fernando Vanegas – Autonomous Remote Sensing in GPS-denied and Cluttered Environments Using UAVs – abstract, presentation
- 11:30 Karen Joyce – Mythbusting Unmanned Aircraft Systems – abstract, presentation
- 11:50 Yincai Zhou – Systematic errors in UAS Mapping – Doming Effect – abstract, presentation
- 12:10 James Rennie – Working with UAS in challenging environments: central Australian deserts, Armenian high mountains and Antarctic icebreakers, some lessons learnt – abstract, presentation
- 12:30 Guerric Crombrugghe – ICARUS: a European Project Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Search and Rescue Applications – abstract, presentation
|12:50 – 13:50 Lunch
|13:50 – 14:30 Keynote #3 Ben Sparrow – Ecosystem science requirements of UAS remote sensing
|14:30 – 16:40 Workshop
- What will make, or keep Australia as a leader in UAS technology and applications? Devise an action plan to get or stay there
- “Drones for environmental good”: how do we as a community best communicate the peaceful and powerful use of drone technology for environmental monitoring?
- Design the technical and operational specifications for the ideal drone for mapping your chosen area in agriculture / horticulture (e.g. mangoes, sugar cane, bananas…)
- Design the technical and operational specifications for the ideal drone for mapping your chosen area of natural disasters (e.g. floods, bushfire, landslides…)
- Design the technical and operational specifications for the ideal drone for mapping your chosen area in marine and coastal environments (e.g. water quality, benthic habitats, bathymetry…)
- Design the technical and operational specifications for the ideal drone for mapping your chosen area in humanitarian aid
- Beyond line of sight and extended range (time or distance) mapping and monitoring – science fact or science fiction? What are the issues and how do we progress towards operationalising the technology?
- “UAS4RS calibration site”: can we identify a study site that can be used to test UAS sensors and systems, and for which excellent field data is available?
- Geoethics – develop some ‘best practice’ guidelines around capturing and distributing data. What are the considerations for centralised open databases?
- Would you like to see UAS incorporated into the undergrad / postgrad curriculum? What competencies should be covered?
- How can we build a representative advisory group to provide a voice to CASA for the research community or those operating in remote low risk areas? i.e. can we work collaboratively to relax the regulations that are currently governing the commercial industry but are not always appropriate for small systems
- Imagine this conference in 5 (10?) years’ time – what would it look like? What sort of systems and applications will we be discussing?
- What are the main limitations to have fully working turn-key systems? What are some ideas about how these might be overcome, and how can research work with industry to achieve this?
- Everyone knows that we need to validate remotely sensed data. So can UAS be used as the validation source, or are they the data that needs to be validated? If you want to use UAS for the former, how can we convince others (e.g. reviewers) that UAS data can be as good as, if not better than traditional field survey?
- Help design and develop the UAS4RS community website – what needs to go on there? How would you like to see it structured?
- Moving from pretty pictures to remote sensing maps – what needs to be done?
- How do we create standards for UAS data and derived image products?
|16:40 – 17:00 Conference close