ESRM 371: Coastal Monitoring with Remotely Piloted Systems
Hours: One-hour lecture and four hours activity per week
Prerequisite: ESRM 370 or Consent of Instructor (must have FAA part 107 license)
Develops student skills in vehicle maneuvering, control systems, safe operations, and effective planning and budgeting. Students will focus on data collection and analyses built around data collection activity labs. Classes will typically focus on either aerial or aquatic systems. Course repeatable once. This course will focus on coastal monitoring with drones.
Expectations and Goals
• Safe drone operation
• Knowledge of rules and regulations for operating drones
• Mission planning
• Mission preparation
• Data organization and processing
• Data analysis
At the end of this course, you should be proficient in operating an unmanned aerial system to monitor coastal change using Pix4D and ArcGIS Pro.