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Audio Interviews and Podcasts


  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan briefed the Colorado Bar Association on May 17, 2016 in Denver, CO describing the current use and regulations associated with using UAS for commercial work and research in the national airspace.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan and John Fulton briefed the Upper Arkansas Water Conservation District on May 12, 2016 in Salida, CO for the potential use of UAS for potential data acquisitions for use in water conservation management.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan spoke on May 3, 2016 at the Annual Association of Unmanned Systems - XPonential Conference in New Orleans, LA on panel for the Application of Unmanned Systems to Wildlife Research and Management.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan and Joe Adams gave an Unmanned Aircraft System presentation for the USDA Emergency Programs Division Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination in Washington D.C. on March 3, 2016 to illustrate the Dept. of the Interior UAS capabilities and possible application for USDA Emergency response efforts.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan and Joe Adams conducted a hands-on workshop of UAS Mission Planning and Data Processing at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service Geospatial Training Workshop in Shepherdstown, WV on March 1-2, 2016. The workshop stepped through the procedures for planning a UAS mission and post-processing the collected data.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the USGS Adobe PDF - Webex presentation - December 7, 2015.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan spoke in a joint USGS/NOAA briefing at the 2015 Drone World Expo on Public and Private Partnerships for UAS Operations on November 18, 2015 in San Jose, California.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan spoke to the University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO) Science Seminar on scientific research and applications using unmanned aircraft systems in the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey - October 2015.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan spoke to students at the University of Texas - El Paso discussing the utilization of small unmanned aircraft systems for wildlife and natural resource applications - September 2015.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan was a keynote speaker on the "Utilization of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Wildlife and Natural Resource Applications" at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the Wildlife Society held at Natural Bridges State Resort Park in Slade, KY on September 10-11, 2015.
  • (GEC) Jeff Sloan, Mark Bauer, (HQ) Bruce Quirk, (FORT) Chris Holmquist-Johnson, Leanne Hanson co-hosted a Dept. of the Interior and Dept. of Energy Unmanned Aircraft Systems one day workshop at the 2015 Alaska UAS Interest Group in Fairbanks, Alaska - August 31, 2015.
  • Second Annual UAS Commercialization Industry Conference Scientific Research and Applications - Using UAS in the Dept. of the Interior - USGS. Arlington, VA - June 23-25, 2015
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Workshop. National UAS Project Office Scientific Research and Applications Overview. Reston, VA - May 19-21, 2015
  • Symposium on Civil and Commercial UAS - USGS UAS Perspectives and Initiative. Washington DC - March 18-19, 2015

USGS UAS Presentation 2014 Adobe PDF


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