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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Sandra Brosnahan

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Creating a high resolution elevation map for use in carbon sequestration models.


Start Port/Location: Waquoit MA

End Port/Location: Waquoit MA

Start Date: 2018-03-09

End Date: 2018-03-09

Equipment Used: Spectra Precision SP80, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Information to be Derived: Collecting high resolution images to be processed by photoscan to create orthophotos, DEMs, and point clouds.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Aerial imagery was collected by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Sage Lot Pond in Waquoit, MA March 9, 2018. This collection was acquired to explore the UAS potential for mapping marsh ecological systems, vegetation diversity, and creating high resolution elevation maps for use in carbon sequestration models. 883 Ricoh GRII photos (5.3 GB) were collected along with 15,536 mica photos (26.7 GB), 12 GCPs

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Thomas Brooks, Sandra Brosnahan, Meagan Gonneea, Adrian Green, Barry Irwin, Adrian Mann, Jennifer O'keefe Suttles, Elizabeth Pendleton, Emily Sturdivant

Affiliate Staff:



Sage Lot Pond, Waquoit MA

North: 41.55574388 South: 41.55058105 West: -70.50961018 East: -70.50173373


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo

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