EBC Ocean & Coastal Resources Webinar: Drones – More than Photo Documentation


Date: May 13, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources webinar will discuss how drones are being used to assist engineers, land managers and scientists with providing high definition geospatial products in support of baseline existing conditions.

Jon Budreski of ARE-AirShark will discuss and present an in-depth look at a recent project that required three sensors to collect high resolution geospatial products in support of a salt marsh restoration. UAS based LiDAR, RGB (orthophotography), and NDVI (multi-spectral) imaging will be discussed. This webinar will provide an in depth look at project planning, including FAA and land-owner coordination (adjacent to active airport), survey support, operations, and data delivery.   Additionally, information with regard to flight over people and night operations will be shared as related to similar operations on a related project. There will be ample time for discussion.  There will be three additional presenters sharing insignts on related coastal solutions that utilized drones in New England.

Final Agenda – Ocean & Coastal Resources Webinar – Drones – More than Photo Documentation


Program Chair:

  • Jon Budreski, Director Business Development, ARE Corporation

Speaker Agenda:

Aerial Imagery Support for the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) “Great Marsh”

  • Jon Budreski, Director Business Development, ARE Corporation

Project StoryMap for Village Cree Thin Layer Deposition Study

  • Josh Wilson, Ecological Restoration Lead, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

UAS Integration in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

  • Sue Bickford, GIS Specialist / Stewardship Coordinator, Wells Reserve

Flying Too Low – A Cautionary Tale and Lessons Learned

  • Scott DeHainaut, Spatial Data Management Director, ESS Group, Inc.

Panel Moderator:

  • Payson Whitney, P.E., Chair, EBC Ocean& Coastal Resources Committee; Vice President, ESS Group, Inc.

Attendee List

Sarah Allen Normandeau Associates Sr Principal Wetland Scientist
Jonathan D. Alvarez EA Engineering, Science, and Technology PBC Senior Geologist/Project Manager
Magdalena Ayed The Harborkeepers Executive Director
Anders Bjarngard GZA Principal
Rhoda Deng ARE Business Development Engineer
Mark Dhruv EA Engineering GIS Coordinator
Harlan Doliner Mabbett & Associates, Inc. Vice President, Legal / Compliance
Dwight Dunk Epsilon Associates Principal
Matt Frediani RPS GIS Analyst
Tom Henaghen Ransom Consulting Senior Practice Leader
Ken Kittredge BL Companies Project Engineer
Lucas La Battaglia Harborkeepers Media Consultant
Stephen Lecco GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Senior Environmental Planner
Michael Mendoza Tetra Tech Senior Technician
Elizabeth Olliver Normandeau Associates, Inc. Senior Wetland Scientist
Lorenzo Rota Volare Aerial Imaging LLC Engineer
Sean Scannell Epsilon Associates Staff Coastal Scientist
Sam Smith
Thomas Touchet AECOM Sr. Wetland Scientist
James Turek NOAA Restoration Center Restoration Ecologist
Jessica Wall Anderson & Kreiger Attorney
Steve Wright Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Vice President

The available presentations from the EBC Ocean & Coastal Resources Webinar: Drones – More than Photo Documentation completed on May 13, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Ocean & Coastal Resources Webinar – Drones – More than Photo Documentation

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