How will drones be used in scientific research? Free Thursday talk in Menlo Park


Jeff Sloan, a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, will give a free public lecture Thursday night, Aug. 25, in Menlo Park on using drones for scientific research.

The talk starts at 7 p.m. in the Rambo Auditorium (Building 3, second floor) at the U.S. Geological Survey at 345 Middlefield Road.

Menlo Park has more registered commercial drones than any other U.S. city, according to a database released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on May 18.

Mr. Sloan plans to address these questions:

● Why is there so much interest in unmanned technology?

● What are the rules to legally fly within the national airspace?

● Does this technology increase safety, lower costs or lead to the collection of better scientific data?

● Will this technology become used commonly among scientists?

The talk can also be watched live online. Go to the USGS calendar for more information and directions.

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