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Aerial Mapping: Community science workshop with Public Lab

Public Lab, Bream Fishermen Association, Gulf Restoration Network
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 4:00PM

In this hands-on workshop led by Public Lab, participants will learn how to use kites, balloons, and digital cameras to capture aerial imagery data. Learning about the physics of aerial mapping, participants will loft cameras 500-1000 feet in the air to capture high resolution images of the field site. Following the site mapping, participants will learn how to use free software to stitch the images into high resolution maps.

Our morning will be spent in the field along the shores of Indian Bayou just southwest of Milton, while the afternoon will be a classroom session at the campus of the University of Florida Milton. Indian Bayou is suffering from sediment pollution and contains seagrass beds threatened by the pollution, making it a great location for aerial monitoring.

Participants should dress in clothing that is comfortable for time indoors and outdoors. Hats, sneakers, sunglasses, sunscreen and layers are recommended. We ask attendees to also please bring a laptop computer if they have one, though it is not absolutely necessary. Shared computers will be available for those unable to bring one. Lunch and all other materials and equipment will be provided.

Directions to the field and classroom site and additional information will be provided upon registration. Attendees under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Registration is required, and space is limited. Register here:

This event is brought to you through the combined efforts of multiple partners, including: Public Lab; Bream Fishermen Association; and Gulf Restoration Network.

More about our partners:

Public Lab is a community and non-profit democratizing science to address environmental issues that affect people.

Bream Fishermen Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental conservation and recreational opportunities for fishermen, hunters, campers and related outdoorsmen.

Gulf Restoration Network is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.

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