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dc.contributor.authorTmušić, Goran
dc.contributor.authorManfreda, Salvatore
dc.contributor.authorAasen, Helge
dc.contributor.authorJames, Mike R.
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, Gil
dc.contributor.authorBen-Dor, Eyal
dc.contributor.authorBrook, Anna
dc.contributor.authorPolinova, Maria
dc.contributor.authorArranz, Jose Juan
dc.contributor.authorMészáros, János
dc.contributor.authorZhuang, Ruodan
dc.contributor.authorJohansen, Kasper
dc.contributor.authorMalbeteau, Yoann
dc.contributor.authorde Lima, Isabel Pedroso
dc.contributor.authorDavids, Corine
dc.contributor.authorHerban, Sorin
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Matthew
dc.identifier.citationTmušić, G., Manfreda, S., Aasen, H., James, M. R., Gonçalves, G., Ben-Dor, E., … McCabe, M. F. (2020). Current Practices in UAS-based Environmental Monitoring. Remote Sensing, 12(6), 1001. doi:10.3390/rs12061001
dc.description.abstractWith the increasing role that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are playing in data collection for environmental studies, two key challenges relate to harmonizing and providing standardized guidance for data collection, and also establishing protocols that are applicable across a broad range of environments and conditions. In this context, a network of scientists are cooperating within the framework of the Harmonious Project to develop and promote harmonized mapping strategies and disseminate operational guidance to ensure best practice for data collection and interpretation. The culmination of these efforts is summarized in the present manuscript. Through this synthesis study, we identify the many interdependencies of each step in the collection and processing chain, and outline approaches to formalize and ensure a successful workflow and product development. Given the number of environmental conditions, constraints, and variables that could possibly be explored from UAS platforms, it is impractical to provide protocols that can be applied universally under all scenarios. However, it is possible to collate and systematically order the fragmented knowledge on UAS collection and analysis to identify the best practices that can best ensure the streamlined and rigorous development of scientific products.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the COST Action CA16219 “HARMONIOUS—Harmonization of UAS techniques for agricultural and natural ecosystems monitoring”. H.A. is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), within the framework of the National Research Programme “Sustainable Economy: resource-friendly, future-oriented, innovative” (NRP 73), in the InnoFarm project, Grant-N◦ 407340_172433. K.J., Y.M. and M.F.M. were supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsThis article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
dc.titleCurrent Practices in UAS-based Environmental Monitoring
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEarth System Observation and Modelling
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalRemote Sensing
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dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionGroup of Crop Science, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Universitätstrasse 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
dc.contributor.institutionLancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
dc.contributor.institutionLancaster Intelligent Robotic & Autonomous Systems Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4WA, UK
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mathematics & INESC-Coimbra, University of Coimbra, 3001-501 Coimbra, Portugal
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geography, Porter School of Environment and Earth Science, Faculty of Exact Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel, P.O. Box 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, 39105 Haifa, Israel
dc.contributor.institutionETSI Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28031 Madrid, Spain
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Soil Mapping and Environmental Informatics, Centre for Agricultural Research, Institute for Soil Sciences and Agricultural Research, Herman Ottó str. 15, 1022 Budapest, Hungary
dc.contributor.institutionDipartimento delle Culture Europee e del Mediterraneo, Architettura, Ambiente, Patrimoni Culturali (DiCEM), Università degli Studi della Basilicata, 75100 Matera, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Remote Sensing Applications (CRSA), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), 43150 Benguerir, Morocco
dc.contributor.institutionMarine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
dc.contributor.institutionNORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Siva Innovasjonssenter, Sykehusvn 21, 9019 Tromsø, Norway
dc.contributor.institutionPoliltehnic University of Timisoara, Traian Lalescu 2°, 300223 Timisoara, Romania
kaust.personJohansen, Kasper
kaust.personMalbeteau, Yoann
kaust.personMcCabe, Matthew

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