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Drone Skills Workshop: Preparing for fire season, mapping vegetation at the WUI

May 31 - June 1

Enroll, cost $350

This workshop is cohosted by Greg Crutsinger (PhD) from Scholar Farms and Todd Dawson (PhD) from the University of California, Berkeley. The workshop will provide two days of hands-on training for vegetation mapping with UAVs, sensors, and software. The target audience is members of Cal Fire, local fire agencies, counties or municipalities, relevant NGOs (e.g. conservancies, camps, open space), or land owners seeking to learn drone technology for monitoring wildfire risk in California.

Topics covered will include:

  • Drone hardware and sensors
  • Mission planning with mobile apps
  • Best practices for data capture and mapping
  • Data processing on the desktop (Pix4D) and cloud
  • Additional complimentary data tools for visualization using drones
  • Rapid response damage assessment with UAVs post-wildfire

Housing and meals will be included in this workshop at the Blue Oak Ranch (University of California Research Station), an ecological reserve and biological field station in Santa Clara County, California. It is located on 3,260 acres in the Diablo Range, northwest of Mount Hamilton.

No drone experience required prior to the workshop.

Further details and questions can be directed to Greg Crutsinger, greg@scholarfarms.com.


May 31
June 1