Fifth Annual Arctic Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roundtable
Sponsored by: Arctic Research Consortium of the US
Co-chaired by Betsy Weatherhead and Susan Schoenung
Place: Pacific Room J on the 4th floor of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Theme: Developing Partnerships for Multi-faceted UAS Science Missions in the Arctic
- Brief Overview of UAS capabilities and science applications – Susan Schoenung, NASA
- Brief update on accessing US and international airspace – Brenda Mulac, NASA
- Introduction to roundtable topic “One flight, many missions” and relevance to the Arctic – Betsy Weatherhead, NOAA
- Brief Discussions – Known Missions
- Example 1: Mammal counting in the Arctic – Betsy Weatherhead (for Robyn Angliss), NOAA
- Example 2: Characterization of Arctic Sea Ice Experiment – Matt Fladeland, NASA
- Example 3: GloPac Polar Mission – Paul Newman, NASA
- Discussion questions / Brief remarks by participants:
- What are the upcoming missions in the Arctic? Are there opportunities for collaboration?
- What are the necessary components for collaboration?
- What are the barriers for collaboration?
- Are the funding agencies receptive to collaboration?
- Are DOD partnerships appropriate for scientific collaboration?
- Summary / Conclusions / Next Steps