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NOAA UAS Program Director Speaks at Federal UAS Workshop at NASA Ames

Robbie Hood gives the keynote speech March 28th on Assessing UAS Observing Strategies for NOAA Earth Observations.

Robbie Hood has served as the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program office since 2008, and was a lead coordinator for this year’s Federal UAS Workshop at NASA Ames March 28-30, 2017.  Her keynote at the workshop focused on Assessing UAS Observing Strategies for NOAA Earth Observations.

As part of the Federal UAS Workshop Goals: 

  1. Align Federal efforts where advantageous, promote partnerships
  2. Discuss new and emerging capabilities (e.g., payloads, platforms, communications, onboard processing, data processing and integration, data management)
  3. Share current experiences, including lessons learned, and future plans
  4. Explore science opportunities with emerging new tools (High Altitude Long Endurance, Payload Directed Flight)

Format: The meeting consisted of Agency summaries, science reports, panel discussions and topical breakout sessions.

Whom: Federal scientists, engineers, operations and technologists working on UAS or UAS-capable sensors. Private organizations and academic partners by invitation, U.S. citizenship required.

Information provided: There was an opportunity to meet the Federal community of users in a relaxed, convivial environment; discuss current and future activities, explore the range of sensors and platforms available for missions; and discuss the next generation of capabilities and the science we could accomplish with them. More information can be found at: