Field Activity 2022-030-FA

Identifier 2022-030-FA
Alternate names Assateague Island Phragmites Mapping
Purpose The purpose of the flights is to collect aerial imagery to use in vegetation classification models and elevation surface models in selected locations in the Assateague Island National Seashore.
Location Ocean City, Assateague Island National Seashore, Park Headquarters
Summary Recon mission was successful. The Altum-PT and Ricoh were deployed from the DJI M600 Matrice at 5 sites, collecting imagery and data. Vegetation surveys were also completed on foot at 4 of 5 sites with an RTK, spectrometer, visual identification and phone cameras. Wild horses were spotted.
Info derived Multispectral imagery (Micasense RGB, NIR, RedEdge) and RGB images (Ricoh)x to generate structure-from-motion Point clouds, DEMs, and orthos using collected GCPs (plus additional rtk check points) and georeferenced images.
Comments Field Activity will have two parts - a two-day recon mission will be done by Cramer and Brosnahan in September to establish benchmarks (if necessary) and figure out logistics before the entire group does field work at the site in October from the 9-15th. Funding is split over the fiscal year.
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Start Assateague Island, MD 2022-09-26
End Assateague Island, MD 2022-10-15
Days in the field 7
West -75.14785767
East -75.0819397
North 38.32765245
South 38.2327867


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Sandra M Brosnahan
Crew members
Seth Ackerman
Scientist, Staff
Cramer, Jennifer
Scientist, Staff
Over, Jin-Si
Scientist, Staff
Evans, Alexandra
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Cramer, Jennifer
Specialist, Information
Over, Jin-Si
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Location-Elevation, Imagery
Data type: Video, Light, Navigation, Photo

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation (no data reported)
Ricoh GR II Digital camera used to take photos Photo (no data reported)
Aeropoint targets Ground Control Points for UAS operations Navigation, Transects, Profiles (no data reported)
Parrot Anafi UAS for taking video Video, Navigation, Photo (no data reported)
Altum-PT MicaSense system to take 7-band images (RGB, NIR, Red-Edge, Thermal) Photo (no data reported)
Sensor - light Light (no data reported)
DJI Matrice UAS platform used with Ricoh GRII and Altum-PT Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity