Drones

Popular ‘Drones in research’ workshop to run again in October

ANDS drone

Australian National Data Service (ANDS) recently hosted a series of events discussing drones, spatial data and geospatial technology including a workshop/seminar event in Canberra in June 2017 followed by two webinars in July. Due to demand, a second workshop event has been added for 9 October in Melbourne.

The workshop, ‘Drones and big spatial data – Challenges and opportunties’ is open to anybody who uses drones for research, or has an interest in doing so. It will be of particular interest to:

  • Researchers (academia, industry and government)
  • Data managers and data librarians
  • Data scientists, analysts, developers and technologists
  • Environmental and geo-scientific research data community
  • Research Office, Ethics Committee members and Legal Counsel for institutions

The workshop is free, however, registration is required for catering purposes. The day will consist of presentations, multiple hands-on tutorials and an opportunity for networking with leading spatial data experts.

When:  Monday, 9 October 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm

When:  The Woodward Conference Center, University of Melbourne

Speakers:

  • Keith Russell (ANDS/Nectar/RDS):  Introduction to FAIR data principles
  • Sarah Murfitt (Deakin University):  Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles for mapping coastal processes and intertidal marine habitats
  • Lisa Frye / Brendan Zwaaniken (DELWP):  Negotiating barriers and managing risks with RPAS:  Innovating approaches to regulations, permits, and safety
  • Alena Moison (DELWP):  A platform for storing, processing and sharing Victoria’s open drone data
  • Nathan Quadros (CRCSI):  An automated workflow to ensure end users capture LiDAR and drone data which meets their needs (https://qa4lab.com/)
  • More to be added

Hands on practicals

  • Xavier Goldie (AURIN):  Introduction to AURIN facilities – Software and tools
  • Nathan Quadros (CRCSI):  Drone user needs and applications
  • Fabiana Santana (University of Canberra):  How drone data could be used in modeling? A case study applying the BCCVL

 

Click here for more information and to register.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and ANDS are part of a community of facilities supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). The NCRIS network currently supports national research capability through 27 active projects and is comprised of 222 institutions employing well over 1,700 highly skilled technical experts, researchers and facility managers. NCRIS facilities are used by over 35,000 researchers, both domestically and internationally.