Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Collection of Digital Serial Imagery in Support of Aquatic Invasive Species Program And CERP

February 2010 - May 2011


Participating Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers COE

In its 10th year, 2010 was a landmark year for the UF/USACE UAS Program. The team now has developed a very reliable, waterproof platform (Nova 2.1) which is totally autonomous including takeoff (hand tossed) and landing. The FAA requirement to fly within 1 nautical mile line of sight required land and water landings in the extensive Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. The Nova 2.1 performed 40+ individual flights without incident in 2010.