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.
Media Advisory (Public Lecture): New Eyes in the Sky – Drones for Science
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
Menlo Park, Calif.