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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-009-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Sandra Brosnahan

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Quantify sediment volume change in the a tidal estuary using UAS photogrammetric techniques.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole MA

Start Date: 2019-03-28

End Date: 2019-03-29

Equipment Used: Digital camera, Spectra Precision SP80

Information to be Derived: Geotagged photos will be collected used for creating photogrammetric products (DEM's, orthophotos, point clouds)

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This project took place at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newbury Ma, on March 28th 2019. We collected UAS images with a 3DR solo from The MicaSense RedEdge camera, and the Ricoh GRII. Aeropoints targets and traditional vinyl targets were placed as ground control points and were georeferenced using spectra precision SP-80 RTK rovers. The validation for the benchmarks values used a point at the Parker River Boat launch for localization. The knob was used to deploy targets.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Dann Blackwood, Sandra Brosnahan, Barry Irwin, Elizabeth Pendleton, Emily Sturdivant

Affiliate Staff:



Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

North: 42.78383244 South: 42.75633998 West: -70.83950043 East: -70.79298019





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation

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