Mapping & Monitoring Wetlands with Drones

Originally Broadcast on September 23rd, 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET

In this webinar co-hosted with Esri, we will introduce several case studies showcasing the integration of drone deployment with powerful GIS and field applications software. Advancements in the ever-evolving wetland science and technology ecosystem are creating massive levels of efficiency in wetland mapping and monitoring. Additionally, learn about how drones and apps can help narrow the scope of fieldwork efforts and reduce the cost of regulatory wetland delineations.


Presenters & Panelists

  • Daniel Martin, Consultant/Project Manager, Esri
  • Ryan Gay, Environmental Consultant, Whitenton Group Environmental Consultants
  • Bill VanSickle, Title, St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Jeremiah Johnson, Drone Technology Evangelist, Esri
  • Caitlin Burke, Environmental Consultant, GHA
  • Marinus Boon, Sr. Remote Sensing Scientist & Wetland Specialist, Pattle Delamore Partners

Webinar Topics

  • Drone (UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) deployment for monitoring changes in vegetation and impacts to wetlands
  • UAV deployment to verify extent of wetlands and better concentrate efforts for regulatory delineations
  • Introduce some new hardware and software for collecting pertinent wetland data via UAV
  • Tools/software for post-processing of UAV aerial photography for GIS maps, creating 3-D models, and conducting fieldwork more efficiently
  • Impact of UAV deployment on project management, planning, and budgeting

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