August 2017 - short course: Using high resolution topography, UAVs, and GPS in undergraduate field education

Beth Pratt-Sitaula pratts... at
Fri Apr 21 06:40:49 MDT 2017

Last chance to apply for field education short course that will help with teaching cutting edge methods in geoscience field courses. Deadline April 24. The short course sponsors will provide food and shared housing during the short course, transportation to/from Denver International Airport and field sites, and a $400 stipend to offset travel costs for participants coming from outside the Denver/Boulder area.
Using high resolution topography, UAVs, and GPS in undergraduate field education
The goal of this short course is to equip instructors of geoscience field courses with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate analysis of high-resolution topography into their courses. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ground-based platforms, participants will learn practical approaches for teaching structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). Georeferencing will be done with kinematic GPS. The teaching resources that will be featured can be previewed at the GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) <> website. Featured geoscience applications include stratigraphic analysis for parasequences and road cut engineering, fault scarp analysis, and geomorphic change detection. We will also use this workshop as an opportunity to discuss best practices, learn about other uses of these technologies in field education, and to identify needs and recommendations for facility support of geodesy in field education.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017.

Instructors: Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Chris Crosby (UNAVCO); Yonathan Admassu (JMU)
Audience: Teaching faculty and instructional staff
Dates: 15-18 August, 2017
Location: UNAVCO Headquarters, Boulder, CO
For more information please visit the workshop web page <>. 

A list of all UNAVCO short courses for 2017 <> is available online. 

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, PhD
UNAVCO Science Education Specialist
pratts... at | 509-899-3480 |

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