Thursday, May 17, 2018
On Thursday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Greg Silsbe of Horn Point Lab will present a program entitled "Satellites and Drones: Linking Water Color to Water Quality." Every day so call "earth-observing satellites," operated by NASA and other international space agencies, pass over the Chesapeake Bay region and acquire millions of specialized high-resolution images. These data are often freely available and with a touch of science, can be used to track changes in land use and air and water quality at regional to global scales. With the advent and rapid commercialization of unmanned aerials vehicles, scientists are retrofitting these devices to emulate the types of measurements made from space. Dr. Silsbe's talk will explore the technology and science of this rapidly growing field. Patron's do not need to pre-register to attend this lecture.