Registration: 8am to 9am
Meeting: 9am to 5pm

Coffee and pastries will be available




William Croyle

Is the DWR Deputy Director, Statewide Emergency Preparedness and Security CA Dept. Water Resources and Manager of the CA drought emergency operations.


Robert Schmidt

CIO for CA Department of Food and Agriculture




Karen Risa Robbins

Principal, Washington Progress Group.

 Mark Heath

Mark A. Heath

President, Shelterbelt Builders, Inc.  Restoration Biologist, Pest Control Advisor




Matthew Fladeland

Manager, Airborne Science Program, NASA Ames Research Center

 YangQuan Chen

YangQuan Chen

Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering, UC Merced, Director of the Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation Laboratory (MESA lab).

Joshua Viers

Joshua Viers

Professor Environmental Engineering, UC Merced, Director of the UC Merced Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) program



 The Great California Drone Debate

The Great Drone Debate Students

 Susan Ustin

Susan Ustin

Professor Environmental Resource Sciences, UC Davis, Director of Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and UCD ASSURE (FAA Center of Excellence for UAS Research)


Summary and Conclusion

UC DavisDepartment of Water Resources - State of CaliforniaThe Great California Drone Debate