Headwall hosted an in-person workshop at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography – UCSD on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing using UAVs. Providing demonstrations and presentations were Headwall Chief Pilot Charlie Kepler and Senior Applications Engineer Carson Roberts. Guest speakers included Dr. Alex Simpson from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Evan Flatt from GRYFN, Dr. Marja Haagsma from Oregon State University, and Tim Haynie from Spectrabotics.
There was an outdoor demo flight at the shore and presentations at the conference center on remote-sensing mission planning, applications such as environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, mining, and geology, as well as using machine learning for data analysis.
Part of the demo included hyperspectral imaging of fluorescent dye released in the water near shore. See more about the use of pink Rhodamine dye for coastal research in the video below.
Day One was overcast but bright enough for VNIR hyperspectral imaging from a Headwall Nano-Hyperspec® on the popular DJI Matrice 300 lightweight UAV. Contact Headwall for more information on this configuration!