January 18, 2021 at 15:00

Droning on about UAVs & Innovative applications

January 18th, 2021 15:00 – 16:00

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (a.k.a drones), allow researchers to investigate new and challenging problems that are otherwise difficult or impossible to address by conventional means.

The use of integrated systems (e.g. UAVs LiDAR) and advanced technology ensures highly accurate data collection, provides quality deliverables, and exceptional performance in diverse environments and conditions.

Applications of UAVs include: Forestry and Natural Resources Management, Environmental monitoring and sampling, Arctic research, Meteorological research, Mapping and more. The sky is the limit, and even the bottom of the sea when talking about underwater drones!

Join us for an introduction to UAVs and hear about some of the new and
exciting applications of this rapidly growing technology.

Answers to questions from the Q&A session are available here: Q&A session

Resolving the mystery of deep roots: Quantifying the impact of deep roots on the water balance across different environments. Curtesy of Dr. Matthias Beyer


15:00-15:05 Introduction
15:05-15:25 Keynote by Dr. Nicholas Coops
15:25-15:45 Keynote by Dr. Matthias Beyer
15:45-16.00 Questions from the audience

About the participants

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nicholas Coops

Dr. Coops is a faculty member in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, and holds a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in remote sensing.

Dr. Matthias Beyer

Dr. Beyer is a junior research group leader
at the Technical University of Braunschweig and a
fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation.


Dr. Carluvy Baptista-Salazar

Dr. Baptista-Salazar is a guest researcher/post doc at the Department of Environmental Sciences at Stockholm University.