An Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as a Tool for Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections

This webinar will showcase current ongoing research focused on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for conducting site inspections applications. The study, being conducted by Auburn University researchers, focuses on erosion and sediment control applications in construction. Participants will be exposed to UAV technologies to develop: project progression documentation, photogrammetric site visualization, highly detailed digital elevation models, and assessment of vegetation and crop health. Developed inspection methods, case study site assessments, and preliminary research findings and results will be discussed. The webinar will cover topics geared towards conducting inspections for construction, infrastructure, environmental, and agricultural applications. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight on the role unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have in assisting in various inspection applications.   
  2. Learn about prelininary findings in UAV erosion and sediment control inspections and field assessments.
  3. Attain an understanding of current regulations on the use of UAVs for commercial applications.
  4. Exposure to current UAV reserach being performed by Auburn University.  

Course Level: All

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
IECA CEU IECA CEU Webinar 0.1 CEUs from October 04, 2017