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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: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • H. PercivalPrincipal Investigator
  • Matthew BurgessStaff

Funding Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers COE


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey