6th Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources Agenda

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2017 Field Technology Conference Agenda

Tuesday – Nov. 7, 2017
7:30 Check-in/Registration
8:30 Field Data Collection Technology Trends
Eric Gackstatter, former contributing Editor to GPS World and Geospatial Solutions, will lead a discussion on technological trends in field data collection focusing on UAVs, GPS/GNSS, sensors, mobile devices and software.
10:00 Break
Concurrent Sessions
10:30 Measuring Stockpile and Log Deck Volumes Using a Laser Rangefinder
Tyler Gakstatter, RS GeoSpatial
Building Quality Control and Quality Assurance into Your Excel Databases
Mark Kimsey, Univ. of Idaho
Using Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Understand Plant Population Ecology and Dispersal Processes
Pam Thompson and Mitch Cruzan, Portland State University
11:15 Operations Dashboard: Communicating GIS Data to Management
Tyler Gakstatter, RS GeoSpatial
Using Slicers and Pivot Tables for Great Presentations of Excel Spreadsheets
Mark Kimsey, Univ. of Idaho
Using UAS to Survey Marine Mammals
Katie Sweeney, NOAA Fisheries
Using Unmanned Aircraft to Monitor Habitat Restoration Implementation
Eric Suring, ODFW
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Using Unmanned Aircraft for Forestry Decision Making: Benefits, Costs, Workflow and Products
Miles Micheletti, WA DNR
Animal and Field Data Collection Software and Hardware: The DCS System from Big Fin Scientific
Chris Carroll, Big Fin Scientific
Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123: Electronic Field Data, Navigation, Collection, and Analysis for Postfire Monitoring
Justin Welty, USGS
1:45 UAV Sensors: What is Available, Affordable and Possible?
Chris Kahn, Drone Imagery Lab
FEED: Versatile MS Windows Software for Data Acquisition and Management
Chris Bonzek, VA Institute of Marine Sciences
Using Cloud Technologies to Boost your Environmental Intelligence
Keith Steele, Sitka Technology Group
2:30 Break
3:00 QGIS: Feature-Rich, Open-Source and Free GIS Desktop Software
Eric Roberts, Portland Community College
Integration of UAV Imagery into ArcGIS Online Basemaps
Chris Kahn, Drone Imagery Lab
Using Voice Recognition Software to Capture Fisheries Data
Shawn Sitar, DNR Michigan
Leveraging the Ubiquity of 3D Printing, Bluetooth Technology and IDEs to Develop a Custom PIT Tag Sampling Tool
Ben Warren, WDFW
3:45 Tablets in the Field: 4 Years of Experience, What Works and What Doesn’t
Matt Alexander, RS Geospatial
Counting Trees on Mars: A mobile Solution for Offline GIS and Data Collection
Doug Browning, Hancock Forest Management
Data Management Practices: The Do’s and Don’ts for Program Success
Brian Knowles, Sitka Technology Group
4:30 Adjourn

Wednesday – Nov. 8, 2017
9:00 Interactive Discussion Panel:
Panelists with practical field experience with UAVs, GPS/GNSS, mobile devices and software will answer audience questions and offer their insights.
10:00 Break
Concurrent Sessions
10:30 How to Commercially and
Recreationally Fly Drones in
Compliance with FAA

Craig Russillo, Schwabe Williamson & Syatt
Setting up a Collector GPS Field Project in 15 minutes
Richard Ash, GeoMobile Innovations
Using Android Tablets and MS Excel for Multi-Component Surveys of Remote Stream Sites
Mark Raggon and Ronald Beloin, US Forest Service, Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program
11:15 The Changing Landscape of Field Data Collection Technology
Eric Gakstatter, GNSS/UAV Consultant
Beyond Cowboy Science: Simple Methods for Designing and Conducting Useful Field Research
Diane Haase, US Forest Service
Vastly Improve Fish Detection With Newly Developed Environmental DNA (eDNA) Device and Georeferenced Electrofishing
Patrick Cooney, Smith-Root
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Integrating Imagery into Your Cruising: Pros, Cons, Capabilities, and When is Imagery Worth the Cost?
Max Nova, SilvaTerra
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) use of FDI-Anoto Forms Software and Digital Pens for Data Capture, Analysis, and Reporting
Sean Johnson, Field Data Integrators
Digitized Fish Sampling Capability on Annual Southern California Hook and Line Survey
Todd Hay, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Center
1:45 Conference wrap-up and door prizes
2:30 Adjourn