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Roseate Spoonbills and the endangered West Indian manatee are among the species that call the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge home. If approved to fly the restricted airspace over the refuge, unmanned aircraft systems may provide potential, unobtrusive opportunities for research, environmental and wildlife data collection.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems working group examines capabilities, future opportunities
8/20/2013 2:25:00 PM
A pad fire between two NASA space shuttle launch pads at Kennedy Space Center in May 2011 was sparked by a lightning strike in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Prescribed burns occur regularly at the MINWR to reduce hazardous fuel loads, reduce encroachment of woody vegetation and to replenish nutrients to the soil.  Potential UAS flights would assist with not only wildlife and environmental data collection, but also prescribed burn support.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems working group examines capabilities, future opportunities
8/20/2013 2:23:00 PM
Engineers Without Borders traveled to the community of Las Vegas in the Nahuaterique region of Honduras in May 2013, to gain water rights from landowners and establish community relations.  Crystal Markley (right) is pictured with (l to r) Santos Cristobal (Treasurer of the Las Vegas Water Board) and his daughter , EWB-USA team member Rich Roberts and an unknown community team member.
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7/1/2013 5:05:00 PM
With a mighty heave, Damon Wolfe, geodesist with Jacksonville District, launches the NOVA Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) on a flight over Lake Okeechobee.  The Corps used photos from the UAV to track the progress of various plant species at the lake.
NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launch
10/5/2012 1:32:00 PM