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Mark A Bauer

Mark Bauer is a Geographer with U.S. Geological Survey and currently works with the National Uncrewed Systems Office (NUSO).

In his early career, Mark worked as a geospatial analyst focusing on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing for natural hazards and natural resource management applications.   In 2009, Mark was responsible for the approval of the 1st certificate of authorization (COA) for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) applications in the national airspace for the Department of Interior.  He has worked on various UAS projects for a broad range of applications within the Department.  These UAS projects include volcanic monitoring, hydrologic monitoring, snow-water equivalent data collection, archeology, paleology documentation, wildlife inventories, post-wildfire data collection, forestry structure inventory, and feature extraction methods of UAS datasets.  His current research covers the strengths and limitations of Structure-from-Motion (SfM) and UAS lidar technology.