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Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Arctic Workshop – Presentations

On December 4, 2014, EPPR, invited guests and interested stakeholders participated  in a one day workshop on the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Arctic.

The goals of the workshop were to learn about recent operational trials of using UAS in Arctic environments, discuss requirements for UAS for oil spill response activities, and also to outline opportunities to improve the utility of UAS technologies in Arctic environments.

The workshop was open to interested stakeholders.  Presentations from the workshop can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.


Flying beneath the clouds at the edge of the world: The use of a rotary UAS to survey marine mammals in the Aleutians
Dr. Kathryn Sweeney, NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory

AMAP Arctic Agreement Whitepaper on UAS airspace access in the Arctic
Operational Experience from other States
Dr. Rune Storvold, Northern Research Institute, Co-Chair of AMAP UAS Expert Group

UAS Operational Experiences in Singapore
Mr. Chan Heng Lum, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Surveys of Seals in the Bering Sea Pack Ice Using UAS
Dr. Erin Moreland, NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Use of UAS for Marine Mammal Observations in the Arctic
Dr. Robin Angliss, NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Operational Experiences with UAS from the United States
Mr. Todd Jacobs – NOAA’s UAS Program Office

Arctic/High-Latitude Deployments of UAS Supporting Exploration on the US North Slope
Dr. Marty Rogers, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Chukchi Sea UAS Operations
Mr. Steve Wackowski, Tulugaq/UAF

Lessons Learned for Data Acquisition, Management and Visualization from UAS Data Surges
Mr. Mathew Dorsey and Mr. Zachary Winters-Staszak, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration