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


February 2010 - May 2011


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.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 23

Presentations: 43



  • H. PercivalPrincipal Investigator
  • Matthew BurgessStaff

Funding Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers COE


Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Florida
  5. Wildlife Management Institute