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Media Advisory (Public Lecture): New Eyes in the Sky – Drones for Science

August 18, 2016

News reporters are invited to attend a public lecture to learn how U.S. Geological Survey scientists are using drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, for scientific research.

The lecture will address why there so much interest in unmanned technology recently; what the rules are to legally fly within the national airspace; and how this technology increases safety, lowers costs and leads to the collection of better scientific data.


Illustrated presentation: “The New Eyes in the Sky: Putting Drones to work for scientific research


Jeff Sloan, USGS Geographer


Thursday, August 25, 2016

12:00 p.m. — Lecture preview for USGS employees and news media representatives

7:00 p.m.— Public lecture open to all

(Both presentations will be live-streamed online, and archived for later viewing.)


U.S. Geological Survey

Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 2nd floor

345 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park, Calif.