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National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office

March 9, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office leads the implementation of UAS technology in the Department of the Interior (DOI). Our mission is to support the transition of UAS into DOI as a new cost-effective tool for collecting remote-sensing data to monitor environmental conditions, respond to natural hazards, recognize the consequences and benefits of land and climate change and conduct wildlife inventories. The USGS is teaming with all DOI agencies and academia as well as local, State, and Tribal governments with guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration and the DOI Office of Aviation Services (OAS) to lead the safe, efficient, costeffective and leading-edge adoption of UAS technology into the scientific research and operational activities of the DOI.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office
DOI 10.3133/fs20153013
Authors Susan E. Goplen, Jeff L. Sloan
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2015-3013
Index ID fs20153013
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center