Summer is always our busiest season, and 2019 was no less exciting. In 60 days the Academy staff, students, and clients carried out the following camps and missions:

  • hosted a drone seminar for our school stakeholders,
  • conducted a seminar at OSU for Oregon teachers on using drones to teach,
  • ran an FAA 107 knowledge testing camp boasting a 90% pass rate,
  • ran a drone camp for the Consolidated Tribes of Siletz Indians,
  • completed intertidal eelgrass mapping for the Port of Newport,
  • provided data from restored saltmarshes of the Salmon River estuary to OSU,
  • presented a research paper and a poster at the National Marine Educators Association,
  • carried out two student workshops in New England,
  • conducted an all-day seminar for New Hampshire teachers on how to use mapping using drones,
  • completed the detailed seasonal mapping of eelgrass for a large portion of Netarts Bay for the State of Oregon,
  • designed and built a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for mapping eelgrass beds, and
  • conducted load, balance, and performance trials of our MI-600 drones in the coastal range focussing on carrying air quality sampling gear into smoke and gas plumes (forest fires and/or volcanoes).

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