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 2016 Are Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Right for Me?

Friday, September 16, 2016: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
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Symposium by the Sea Registration:
Program: CCGISUG 2016 UAS Program


 8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration

 9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome, Introductions, Instructions
CCGISUG organizing committee

 9:15 am – 10:00 am Drones 101
Victor Villegas, Oregon State University

 10:00 am – 10:30 am Summary of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule
John Bragg, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

 10:30 am – 10:45 am Break

 10:45 am – 11:30 am The Way Forward: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)
Susan Bickford, National Estuarine Research Reserves

 11:30 am – 12:00 pm From idea to orthomosaic: flying and processing an unmanned aircraft photogrammetry mission
Erik Suring, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch

 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm UAS for Structural Inspections and OregonViewSTEM Education Initiatives
Chris Parrish, Oregon State University

 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Above the mud: the challenges of visualizing small features in Oregon estuaries with UAS
Liz Perotti (presented by Stacy Strickland), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

 2:20 pm – 2:50 pm Tell a Story about Research With Your sUAS
John Bragg, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm What will your Drone Do For You?
John Sharrard, ESRI

 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break

 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Round table discussion
Applications for UAS'

 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing

 5:00 pm –
Evening Socializing at Roadhouse 101, 4649 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

 Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous meeting sponsors!
Their support makes this meeting possible!


About the Central Coast GIS Users Group
The Central Coast GIS Users Group (CCGISUG) was formed to promote networking between GIS professionals, students, and others on the Central Oregon Coast involved in mapping and geospatial technologies and to provide the opportunity for them to exchange ideas and experiences; address common problems and concerns; obtain advice; and participate in training and education. We meet bimonthly on the second Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:45. Membership is free!

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