Field Activity 2019-025-FA

Identifier 2019-025-FA
Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate biomass quantification of a marsh using a multispectral camera mounted on a UAS.
Location Plum Island Estuary, Rowley MA, USA
Summary On July 9, 2019 the AIM group traveled to the Plum Island estuary to fly the Micasense multispectral camera, and the Ricoh GRII camera mounted on the firefly pro6 UAS platform. This project was a collaboration with Marine Biological Laboratory and their ongoing study looking at carbon sequestration in the marsh.
Info 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.
15-ft Whaler
Start Woods Hole, MA 2019-07-08
End Woods Hole, MA 2019-07-12
Days in the field 3
West -70.87280273
East -70.78353882
North 42.75507955
South 42.67940671


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
Seth Ackerman
Scientist, Staff
Elizabeth P Pendleton
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Emily J Sturdivant
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Sandra M Brosnahan
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Inke Forbich

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation
Data type: Photo, Navigation

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
3DR Solo mRo The sUAS platform that was flown during the data collected using uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) operations: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR) Navigation (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation (no data reported)
Aeropoint targets Navigation, Transects, Profiles (no data reported)
3DR Solo mRo Navigation (no data reported)
MicaSense RedEdge Photo (no data reported)
Ricoh GR II Photo (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity