Learn the theory and practical skills related to how remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS, as known as drones) are being used to quantitatively assess forest health using multi-spectral and thermal geospatial data. Gain knowledge and hands-on training about safe RPAS operations, mission planning, photogrammetric image processing and multi-layer GIS analysis for the purpose of quantifying variables related to the health of a forest stand.
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
- Dr. Eric Saczuk is your instructor. With a Ph.D. in remote sensing and natural hazards management, over 25 years of post-secondary teaching experience, and as the Flight Operations Lead for InDro Robotics Inc., Eric brings with him a wealth of current geospatial knowledge.
- Dr. Dezene Huber, Professor in Ecosystem Science and Management, UNBC with a research interest in entomology and insect and chemical biology.
- Dr. Joseph Shea, Associate Professor of Environmental Geomatics at UNBC with an interest in snow, glaciers, climate change, hydrology, mountains, unmanned air vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS), remote sensing, satellite.
Dr. Eric Saczuk
RPAS Hub Coordinator
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