The Discovery Chanel’s video includes an excellent explanation of how the lava mapping is done from the UAV flights in the field to the data analysis and mosaic creation done at the UH Hilo Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Laboratory.
Collaborative venture of UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College uses unmanned aerial vehicle to study lava.
The flights are in direct support of disaster relief operations in the area of the flow.
Here is UH Hilo student “Cesi” Ha’o’s story of heartbreak and triumph as she navigates her way back to Faleapuna, her family’s village in Sāmoa, as an apprentice navigator of the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe.
For 40 years, David Sing has provided leadership in developing successful educational programs for Native Hawaiians and other groups at UH Hilo and throughout the 10-campus UH System.
Kalei Rapoza, Farrah Marie Gomes and Emmeline DePillis are members of this year’s cohort.
Sulma Gandhi was selected as a 2014-2015 Omidyar Fellow, where she will participate in a leadership development program that cultivates, trains, and educates local leadership for Hawai‘i.
Through remote sensing with satellite imagery and aerial imagery captured via unmanned aircraft, researchers will create albizia mapping of the altered landscape from Iselle.
UH Hilo staff show quick thinking and abundant compassion for visiting students as Hurricane Iselle headed toward Hawai‘i Island.