Pilot project: Using drones in Svalbard and Death Valley

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With support from the Experimental Collections Fund, Libraries Senior GIS Specialist Daniel Sheehan was trained and certified to safely fly small unmanned aerial vehicles, often called drones, to collect data and create detailed models and maps. Sheehan is now bringing these skills to working with faculty and students, such as Kristin Bergman’s lab in EAPS (Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences). Watch as Sheehan and members of the lab discuss flying drones in California’s Death Valley and Svalbard, Norway, and how drone technology enhances their research.



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