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.