Field Activity 2021-025-FA

Identifier 2021-025-FA
Purpose This field effort is a UAS emergency preparedness training trip to initiate new Woods Hole pilots to the methods of UAS data collection.
Equipment or personnel only. Data, if any, are managed under a different field activity.
Location Geneseo NY
Summary Sandy Brosnahan, Jin-Si Over, and Jennifer Cramer successfully completed the mission to Geneseo NY. Driving separately for COVID precautions, we convened in Geneseo, NY. On 2021-06-07 we flew the 3DR Solos with a Ricoh camera, micasense, and a FLIR successfully over the first field by the Salt Mine with a minor scare as a tractor came onto the field putting out manure and almost ran over an aeropoint. On 2021-06-08 we had morning fog at the second Alfred agricultural field station and did not fly until late morning. We deployed the same sensors and also the DJI Mavic Pro to obtain a view of the area. No obstructions to the job. All pilots had flight time, guidelines were followed, and no injuries or accidents occurred. Data was successfully captured and is being prepared to send to the OH, OK, IN Water Science Center.
Info derived We will be collecting and processing aerial imagery, infrared, and thermal data to teach collection and processing methods to newly trained UAS pilots. The imagery will be provided to the Ohio, OK, Indiana water science office for publication.
Comments Need to add information on FLIR that measures thermal data
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Start Woods Hole MA 2021-06-07
End Geneseo NY 2021-06-18
Days in the field 3
West -77.8717804
East -77.79968262
North 42.76213763
South 42.71725466


Organization Equipment or personnel support provided by
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Sandra M Brosnahan
Crew members
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Cramer, Jennifer
Scientist, Staff
Over, Jin-Si
Scientist, Staff

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ricoh GR II These RGB 3-band images were collected of the field site with sufficient overlap to produce structure-from-motion photogrammetry products to create a digital elevation model Photo (no data reported)
Aeropoint targets The AeroPoints are deployed as ground control points and have an internal GPS that are uploaded and post-processed in the Propeller network. Navigation, Transects, Profiles (no data reported)
MicaSense RedEdge Sensor for capturing infrared imagery, attached to 3DR Solo Photo (no data reported)
DJI Mavic Used as the drone platform to attach GoPro Photo, Video, Navigation (no data reported)
GoPro camera Used to capture imagery and video of the field site Photo, Video (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity