An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Originating mostly from military applications, their use is rapidly expanding to commercial, recreational, agricultural, and scientific applications. Unlike manned aircraft, UAVs were initially used for missions too "dull, dirty, or dangerous" for humans. Nowadays however, many modern scientific experiments have begun to use UAVs as a tool to collect different types of data. Their flexibility and relatively simple usability now allow scientist to accomplish tasks that previously required expensive equipment like piloted aircrafts, gas, or hot air balloons. Even the industry has begun to adapt and offer extensive options in UAV characteristics and capabilities. At this session, we would like people to share their experience in using UAVs for scientific research. We are interested to hear about specific scientific tasks accomplished or attempted, types of UAVs used, and instruments deployed.

Co-organized as AS5.5/CR2.13/EMRP2.20/NH6.11/OS4.27
Convener: Misha Krassovski | Co-conveners: Sebastien Biraud, Jens Klump
| Tue, 09 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room M1
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X1

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room M1

Chairperson: Misha Krassovski & Jens Klump
14:00–14:15 |
Bruno Pagliccia, Isabella Masoni, and Pierre-Olivier Lys
14:15–14:30 |
Cheng-Yang Yeh and Zhi-Cheng Huang
14:30–14:45 |
René Booysen, Robert Zimmermann, Sandra Lorenz, Richard Gloaguen, Louis Andreani, and Paul A. M. Nex
14:45–15:00 |
Robert Jackisch, Yuleika Madriz, Robert Zimmermann, Markku Pirttijärvi, Ari Saartenoja, Heikki Salmirinne, Bjoern Henning Heincke, and Richard Gloaguen
15:00–15:15 |
Yuleika Madriz, Robert Jackisch, Robert Zimmermann, and Richard Gloaguen
15:15–15:30 |
Liesbeth De Keukelaere, Robrecht Moelans, Klaas Pauly, Gert Strackx, and Els Knaeps
15:30–15:45 |
Marion Tanguy, Sérgio Palma Lopes, and Jean-Luc Sorin