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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-015-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Affiliate Investigator(s):

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.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Plum Island, MA

End Port/Location: Plum Island, MA

Start Date: 2018-02-25

End Date: 2018-02-26

Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, MicaSense RedEdge, Ricoh GR II, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-006-FA

Location:

Plum Island

Boundaries
North: 42.78138574 South: 42.67794216 West: -70.91262817 East: -70.74295876

Platform(s):

photo of on foot
on foot

Publications

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.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- 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 --- 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 --- 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)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo
Video
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