Registration Closes Jan 29th! HAWP Workshop 2015 – Conservation Innovation: Imagery at Different Scales
Image: Ryan Perroy and the UAV team from UH-Hilo prepare to deploy a UAV-mounted imagery system at the Pelekane Bay watershed project of the Kohala Watershed Partnership. Photo by KWP.
Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Fleet Reserve Association Branch 46
891 Valkenburgh Street
Honolulu, HI 96818
Registration fee: $35 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)
The Hawaii Association of Watershed Partnerships (HAWP) presents a capacity building workshop for conservation professionals statewide. The workshop will highlight innovative approaches in conservation and natural resource management, specifically imagery and image technology. Sharing technology-based practices is critically important for resource managers to keep pace with rapidly expanding technologies and applications. The workshop will feature presentations on satellite imagery applications and advances, LIDAR, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), remote camera applications, and field applications for smart tablets.
Presentation blocks will include panel discussions with the speakers and a demonstration session at the end of the day where workshop participants can test out equipment, imagery and engage presenters.
Featured topics and speakers include:
Satellite transmission collars for tracking pigs
Chris Miller, DOFAW
A new Cyanea from the Hawaiian Islands; taxonomy, and a novel approach to monitoring remote species Maggie Sporck Koehler, Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Gigapan high resolution imagery
Will Weaver, O‘ahu Army Natural Resources Program
UAVs for resources conservation
Ryan Perroy, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Jim Jacobi, USGS
Using satellite imagery for landscape-scale monitoring
Utility of Google Nexus tablets and the Locus Map Pro application for navigation and data collection Chris Radford, West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership
Using ArcGIS Viewshed Analysis to define effectively surveyed areas (for weeds detected during aerial surveys in watershed topography)
Brook Mahnken, Maui Invasive Species Committee
Use of the Surface Pro 2 for Aerial GPS Data Collection Russell Kallstrom, TNC/EMoWP
Here’s an app for that: Offline smartphone data collection for the field
Sam Aruch, Natural Resource Data Solutions
ESRI mobile and desktop applications to streamline data flow from the field to the office
Nikhil Inman-Narahari, PTA
Registration link is UP! (Please note: the website only accepts credit cards. No purchase orders or checks.)
“This is a chance to be proactive about protecting our forested watershed. It’s a way to think ahead and plan ahead, rather than cleaning up the mess we have made, which is what a lot of our environmental issues are about.” – Melora Purell, KWP coordinator
Hawaii lawmakers are moving ahead with the Rain Follows the Forest plan, increasing the amount of funding going towards protection and restoration of forested watersheds across the State!
Photo: Kukui Keliihoomalu, KWP field crew, with a view into the windward valleys of Kohala Mountain.
Friday’s KGMB evening news lead story was Kaala NAR outplanting and watershed protection. View it here
Its great coverage of the watershed initiative, the NARS, and rare plant protection.
Thanks to all those that organized the trip and provided interviews!