Dr. Robert Wells of the USDA-ARS-National Sedimentation Laboratory and Dr. Henrique Momm of Middle Tennessee State University will lead an 8 hour workshop entitled "Philosophy, concepts, and techniques for drone surveys of terrain." The workshop will include discussion of uses of small flying vehicles for obtaining photographic terrain data, issues surrounding deployment, and procedures for data analysis including establishment of ground truth and assessment of data quality. Dr. Wells and Dr. Momm both have extensive practical experience in the use of drones and photogrammetry for collection and quantification of topographic data.
The technical tour will include a visit to Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, which is one of the longest-operated experimental watershed study sites in the United States. Hubbard Brook is where acid rain was discovered and now features a variety of research efforts, including simulated ice storms.
A second stop will allow participants to view the Suncook River in Epsom, New Hampshire, which experienced a large avulsion in 2006 and is still undergoing substantial adjustment and erosion.
On Monday, July 10 we will have a buffet dinner and water sports at Mendum’s Pond on the UNH campus. Buses will take participants from the main campus to the pond where there will be a buffet dinner on the pavilion. There will be lifeguards on duty so swimming will be permitted. In addition there will be canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards available to share.
Drinks and appetizers will be provided while mingling in the exhibit hall.