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Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series

UAS at UTK – Drones for Research

The Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) at NIMBioS is hosting a series of seminars focusing on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) use at UTK. The format will be a casual brown bag lunch with a short talk, followed by a question/answer period. The series is organized by Eric Carr (NIMBioS) and Mona PapeĊŸ (EEB).

Location: Hallam Auditorium (Room 206) at NIMBioS, in Claxton Education Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.

Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Upcoming Seminars


Past Seminars

Date: May 4, 2018

Speakers: UT System Office of Risk Management

Topic: Everything About Drones That You Didn't Know You Needed to Know at UT Knoxville
Members of the team will answer questions and discuss registration, usage, regulations, UT guidelines, insurance coverage, safety tips and more.

Date: April 13, 2018

Speaker: Jeffrey E. Moersch, Earth and Planetary Science, UTK

Topic: Unmanned aerial vehicle studies of terrestrial analogs for Mars

Abstract: Terrestrial analogs are places on Earth that share one or more important geologic or astrobiologic characteristics with features found on other planets. In-depth studies of such relatively-accessible locations are useful because they provide a better understanding of the processes that may have been active on other planets, and also because they help us refine our exploration strategies for future planetary missions. Dr. Moersch has worked on terrestrial analog studies related to Mars for the past 20 years using traditional geologic field techniques and recently has added the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or "drones") to his approach. In this talk, the speaker discussed the added value that UAVs bring to this type of work, with examples from terrestrial analog sites in the high Arctic, the Atacama Desert and Altiplano of Chile, the Mojave Desert, and Iceland.

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