Field Activity 2021-011-FA

Identifier 2021-011-FA
Purpose training, proficiency and accuracy assessment
Location Woods Hole, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Quissett Campus, Massachusetts, United States
Summary Flew for 3 days in March 2021 under the UAS Readiness Waiver approved on 12/11/20. These were 3/23/21, 3/24/21, and 3/30/21. The mission was to renew pilot proficiency in both UAS piloting as well as field protocols for the use of sensors. Over the course of the 3 days, 13 flights were conducted using the 3DR SOLO equipped with a Ricoh camera shooting true-color images at 2-second intervals. A total of 4 flights with the 3DR SOLO and Ricoh camera were conducted on 3/23, totaling 1,531 JPEG (8.57 GB) and 1531 DNG (26.9 GB) images. A total of 1 flight was conducted on 3/24 with a DJI Mavic Pro with built in camera, resulting in 2 MP4s (1.718 GB), 2 THMs (23 KB), 2 LRVs (25.325 MB), and 1 JPEG (6.87 MB). A total of 9 flights with the 3DR SOLO and Ricoh camera were conducted on 3/30, totaling 3,412 JPEG (17.1 GB) and 3,418 DNG (60 GB) images. The images are currently being stored on the AIMNAS server.
Info derived Aerial imagery.
Comments Originally planned for 2 days during the window of Jan 18-29. Flying under UAS Readiness Waiver approved on 12/11/20. Approval from WHOI under Drone Use Waiver on 12/16/20. This FA was postponed due to inauguration week no-fieldwork and weather delays. Rescheduled for 2-days in the window of March 22-April 2, 2021 Account number OGU14. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-062-FA
on foot
survey conducted on foot
Start Woods Hole, MA 2021-03-22
End Woods Hole, MA 2021-04-02
Days in the field 2
West -70.65216
East -70.643971
North 41.536771
South 41.531547


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Seth AckermanElizabeth P PendletonSandra M BrosnahanCramer, Jennifer
Crew members
Seth Ackerman
Scientist, Staff
Elizabeth P Pendleton
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Cramer, Jennifer
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Cramer, Jennifer
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ricoh GR II Photo (no data reported)
3DR Solo mRo Navigation (no data reported)
Aeropoint targets Navigation, Transects, Profiles (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity