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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-025-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Aerial Imaging & Mapping (AIM) (LQ000GU1400)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s): Inke Forbich

Information Specialist(s): Sandra Brosnahan

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The purpose of this study is to investigate biomass quantification of a marsh using a multispectral camera mounted on a UAS.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2019-07-08

End Date: 2019-07-12

Equipment Used: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Information to be Derived: We will be collecting raw photos to be processed using photogrammetric techniques, as well as GPS coordinates to be used as ground control for the products.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Emily Sturdivant, Elizabeth Pendleton, Sandra Brosnahan, Seth Ackerman

Affiliate Staff:



Plum Island Estuary, Rowley MA, USA

North: 42.75507955 South: 42.67940671 West: -70.87280273 East: -70.78353882


15-ft Whaler



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo

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