Unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology provides a rapid and low-cost solution for mapping coastal environments and assessing short- and long-term changes. The interdisciplinary nature of the data collected and the breadth of applications make UAS technology applicable to multiple scientific investigations. The Aerial Imaging and Mapping (AIM) group at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center provides UAS services to scientists to advance the science mission of the Coastal-Marine Hazards and Resources Program. Scientists at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center use UASs to acquire imagery of coastal and wetland environments, which is then used to produce detailed topographic and visual reflectance datasets. UAS technology supports the work of geologists, engineers, physical scientists, geographers, and geochemists who study coastal erosion, sediment transport, storm impacts, habitats, biomass, and marsh stability.
Brosnahan, S., and Sherwood, C., 2018, Unmanned aerial systems capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3061, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183061.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Unmanned aerial systems capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|