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Upcoming Forum Announcements

May 17, 2018

5:45 to 6:30 pm - Networking/Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Speaker Forum

Drones: What are they good for?

The Paramount Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
808 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205

  • One block from MAX, Street Car & Smart Park

For additional information, contact:

  • Joe Needoba, Speaker Chair 503-346-3421
  • Sara Moore, President

Drones: What are they good for?

Please join us for our May forum where we will hear from Evan Burgess, a remote sensing expert, on emerging technologies surrounding drones and their applications to environmental science.  The presentation is intended to help OAEP members learn how drones could be useful for their own applications and understand the challenges, costs, and benefits of using this technology.  


Evan Burgess, Geospatial Data Scientist, Air Sciences Inc. 

Evan Burgess is a geospatial data scientist with Air Sciences Inc., an environmental consulting firm located in Portland.  Evan received his PhD in geography at the University of Utah and has worked in the field of remote sensing for more than 15 years.  Evan has worked with data monitored from various platforms: satellites, helicopters, airplanes, and drones.  He has worked with optical, radar, and LiDAR systems to understand many different aspects of the environment.  For his PhD, Evan developed methods to measure centimeter-scale glacier motion throughout Alaska using synthetic aperture radar satellites.  Later, Evan worked as a postdoc for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and USGS.  There, he measured glacier changes using various types of airborne remote sensing instruments.  At his current position, Evan develops applications for drones and manages and analyzes data for air-quality-related projects. 



September 2018