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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

Draft Agenda:

  1. Brief Overview of UAS capabilities and science applications – Susan Schoenung, NASA
  2. Brief update on accessing US and international airspace – Brenda Mulac, NASA
  3. Introduction to roundtable topic “One flight, many missions” and relevance to the Arctic – Betsy Weatherhead, NOAA
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. Summary / Conclusions / Next Steps