Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)
Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju
Information Specialist(s): Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Neil Kamal Ganju, Daniel Nowacki, Elizabeth Pendleton, Emily Sturdivant
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: We'll be collecting high resolution imagery to create DEM's, point clouds and orthophotos for marsh stability modeling.
Start Port/Location: Plum Island, MA
End Port/Location: Plum Island, MA
Start Date: 2018-02-25
End Date: 2018-02-26
Equipment Used: 3DR Solo mRo, Spectra Precision SP80, MicaSense RedEdge, Ricoh GR II
Information to be Derived: We'll be collecting high resolution imagery for processing in photoscan to create products for elevation and vegetation surveys.
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Aerial imagery was collected by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR, MA February 27, 2018. This collection was acquired to explore the UAS potential for mapping marsh ecological systems, vegetation diversity, and creating high resolution elevation maps. 3338 Ricoh GRII photos (19.4 GB) were collected along with 13,415 mica photos (24.8 GB), 24 GCPs
Staff: Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Barry Irwin, Ellyn Montgomery, Daniel Nowacki
Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-006-FA
|North: 42.7789||South: 42.768997||West: -70.824||East: -70.804|
Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Sturdivant, E.J., Pendleton, E.A., and Ackerman, S.D., 2019, Aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights-Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O9NSRK.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|3DR Solo mRo||3DR Ublox GPS integrated into the UAS for image locations.||Navigation|
|Spectra Precision SP80||---||Navigation||2018015FA_GCP_PlumIsland (Ground control and transect points collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018)|
|MicaSense RedEdge||The camera was mounted on the UAS.||Photo||2018015FA_mica_PlumIsland (Multispectral aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights and image locations: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018)|
|Ricoh GR II||The camera was mounted on the UAS.||Photo||2018015FA_ricoh_PlumIsland (True color aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights and image locations: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018)|