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Room 2
Wednesday, October 4, 2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Where Science Meets Technology: Maritime and Coastal Applications for Drones

Matthew Fladeland
Airborne Science Manager, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Todd Jacobs
Project Scientist, UAS Program, NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Philip McGillivary
Science Liaison, US Coast Guard
John "JC" Coffey
Executive Director, Unmanned Systems, Cherokee Nation Technology Portfolio
Unmanned systems have the potential to efficiently, effectively, economically, and safely bridge critical observation requirements in an environmentally friendly manner. As the United States’ Atmospheric, Marine and Arctic areas of interest expand and include hard-to-reach regions of the Earth (such as the Arctic and remote oceanic areas) optimizing unmanned capabilities will be needed to advance the United States’ science, technology and security efforts. Through increased multi-mission and multi-agency operations using improved inter-operable and autonomous unmanned systems, the research and operations communities will better collect environmental intelligence and better protect our Country against hazardous weather, environmental, marine and polar hazards. This presentation will examine UAS operations which includes developing a coordinated effort to maximize the efficiency and capabilities of unmanned systems across the federal government and research partners.