Remote sensing technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. With the new
advances in hardware and software, acquiring and processing geospatial data has
never been easier. Open source software and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV)
now provide lightweight, low-cost, and user-friendly applications of remote sensing
technology. This expanding potential and improved set of tools allow conservationists to
map and monitor select habitats and species like never before. These habitats support an abundance of life on earth, providing food, energy, medicines, and livelihoods across the globe. As our lives and local economies depend more and more on the sustainability of our natural resources, it is in our best interest to seek out new tools that will improve our relationship and understanding of the world that sustains us. We hope the presentations at this conference provide new ideas and inspiration for your conservation efforts.
Eric Sandoval & Sandra Coveny
Conference Committee Co-Chairs