Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education (UASPSE)

MIDWEST BIG DATA HUB DIGITAL AGRICULTURE
All Hands Meeting/UAS Workshop

University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Fall 2018

About The Grant
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The second annual event is expected to become a preeminent regional meeting focused on the methodologies and technologies that enable Digital Agriculture, the associated data challenges, and the resulting insights into complex agricultural and agroecological systems.

Our Objectives

UASs

Enable the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in agriculture by developing a public-private collaboration to address the automation of transport, storage, dissemination, and analysis of UAS images and ground characterizations, and how to develop best practices for such data and leverage existing and develop novel computational infrastructure.

Plant Sciences

Help harmonize and automate the Big Data lifecycles in crop science, phenomics, and genomics to improve interoperability of agricultural datasets, databases, and computational resources.

Education

Host webinars, short courses and workshops on critical topics in big data in agriculture in partnership with the Great Plains Network

September 20UAS WorkshopEastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), Mead, NE

A one-day workshop on UAS in agriculture on the use of UAS systems and basic data acquisition and processing was held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Nebraska.

AGENDA

September 21All Hands MeetingUNL East Campus Union, GREAT PLAINS ROOM 

The meeting, established by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community, a growing network devoted to building partnerships and resources to address emerging issues in precision agriculture, ecosystem management and services, biosciences, socio-economic impacts, and data-related issues in the agricultural ecosystem, focused on the methodologies and technologies that enable Digital Agriculture, the associated data challenges, and the resulting insights into complex agricultural and agroecological systems.

Several ongoing projects among biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and allies encompassed UAS systems, plant sciences, and the future of education in agriculture. These projects emphasized how we collect and organize data, how we process it, and how we use it to develop statistical and conceptual frameworks to understand complexity in agricultural systems, from molecular to ecological scales.

AGENDA

The Grant

*Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education (UASPSE) is a Big Data Spoke funded by the National Science Foundation Award #1636865 in collaboration with the Midwest Digital Agriculture Community and the Midwest Big Data Hub.

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Organizers include UND, KSU, ISU, UArk, USDA, PrecisionHawk, and PepsiCo.

More information can be found at https://digital.ag.iastate.edu/projects

View the Keynote Presentations via the MBDH Midwest Digital Agriculture Community page, listed under Keynote presentations from Nebraska UASPSE All Hands meeting.

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