Recent Activity: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data IG

15 May 2020


Hi Jane,
As I'm sure you've heard, we are having an OGC TC/PC Virtual meeting week, 15-23 June 2020.
The joint Aviation and Unmanned Systems Domain Working Group meeting time slot is 17 June 14:30-16:00 EDT,
and I would be delighted if you could present an update on your work in both RDA and ESIP.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Stay safe, be well,
Don Sullivan
NASA Ames Research Center
Bldg N245, Rm 131a/MS 245-4
P.O. Box 1

02 Apr 2020

For interest: Radiant earth's requirements on AI training metadata

Hi all
Thoughts this was interesting. I'd say there's alot more needed for a best
practice guide for drone data but great to see a considered list. In
summary (but read the article):
1. Is the data geographically specific?
2. Are the classes well defined and consistent?
3. Are the required metadata included?
4. Is the data properly licensed?
5. Is the data properly formatted?
A Guide for Collecting and Sharing Ground Reference Data for Machine
Learning Applications

19 Mar 2020

RDA Virtual Joint Session with Research Data in Engineering

Hi all
RDA Australia has done a fantastic job bootstrapping a virtual conference
. So our joint
session with research data in engineering is going ahead next Tuesday,
details below:
*Remote access registration:*
*Time:* Thursday 26 March 10-11:30am UTC
- 11am CET
- 6am EDT
- 3am PDT (sorry! Will be recorded)
- 9pm AEDT
*Agenda in Brief: *

18 Mar 2020

Re: [EXTERNAL] [dronedata][weldd] RDA Pleanry 15 [dronedata] WELDD Virtual plenary session:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
11:00 AM UTC is 04:00 PDT, and, as much as I love you all, I don't love you THAT much ...
Have a great meeting, looking forward to the outbriefs,
Don Sullivan
NASA Ames Research Center
Bldg N245, Rm 131a/MS 245-4
P.O. Box 1
Moffett Federal Airfield, CA 94035-0001
Office: +1 650 604 0526
Mobile: +1 650 714 9742
email: ***@***.***

18 Mar 2020

RDA Pleanry 15 [dronedata] WELDD Virtual plenary session:

Hello Everyone
We have secured a slot for the virtual plenary: please register and we are looking forward to catching up and moving things forward!
Here is the link to the virtual plenary programme, which lists our session:
Also, below is the information for registering.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 19, 2020 11:00 AM Universal Time UTC
Register in advance for this meeting:

12 Mar 2020

Australia Drone Data Meetings and COVID-19

Hi all
RDA has been canceled
, but we
don't want to loose all the preparation already done, and the momentum and
clear calendars already present. So we're working on a plan to host
virtual sessions, details and links will be announced in the next day or
two so look out for updates
Jane Wyngaard, PhD
Embedded Systems Engineer & Data Technologist
Center for Research Computing
University of Notre Dame

18 Feb 2020

Considering Drone Data Legal and Ethical issues in the US

Hi all,
Quick reminder for the webinar happening tomorrow as part of our build up
to P15. Join in the conversation and hear an overview of USA regulations
and privacy laws as they relate to drone use.
See you there, and share as widely as possible.
Webinar Link:

14 Feb 2020

Another drone data event at RDA in March

Hi all
For those of you coming (or thinking about coming as you definitely should
be :) to RDA P15 IN Melbourne. The C3DIS conference is happening the same
week and there will be a drones session of interest:
*Drones in Field Research BoF*
- *Tuesday,* 17 March 2020, 11.15 - 12.35 (1 hr 20 mins)
- Full abstract in program here or in short:
*Drone Data Infrastructure Speed Dating*
Come share your project, discuss your challenges, be inspired by someone
else. The newly funded Australian Scalable Drone Cloud project will be

05 Feb 2020

Re: [dronedata][weldd] Webinar URGENT:

Hello Everyone
I am very sorry for this last minute notice but I'm afraid we need to postpone the webinar.
There seems to be a problem with public transport as my train has been delayed and I am still at the station.
I will reschedule a new webinar for next week, in the meantime do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions you would like me to address.
Thank you for your understanding and hope to speak with you all soon.

20 Jan 2020

Re: [dronedata][early_career_and_engagement][weldd] EU funding and Melbourne P15 sessions of interest

HI Jane
The C3DIS program is out now: And yes, the drones BoF is on Tuesday from 11.15 am to 12.35 pm.
Take care
From: <***@***.***> on behalf of jwyngaard via Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data IG <***@***.***>
Reply to: "***@***.***" <***@***.***>
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 2:13 am

20 Jan 2020

EU funding and Melbourne P15 sessions of interest

Hi all
2 quick updates:
1. If you're EU based and early career check out the funding options for
travel to Melbourn P15 below
2. There will be 3 sessions of possible interest in Melbourn P15:
- As decided at Helsinki we're spinning off a WG: *Working Group on
Ethical and Legal best practices for Drone Data in a global research
context (WELDD
To prep for this there are 2 scheduled pre-webinars (Recordings will be
made available).

07 Jan 2020

RDA Plenary 15 session acceptance: "Joint session Research Data Management in Engineering IG (RDMinEng) and IG small Unmanned Aircraft data (sUAS data IG)"

Dear Research Data Management in Engineering Interest Group and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems' Data Interest Group,  


Thank you for responding to the TAB comments on your session proposal for RDA Plenary 15 in March 2020. Your session proposal "Joint session Research Data Management in Engineering IG (RDMinEng) and IG small Unmanned Aircraft data (sUAS data IG)" has been accepted. Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

Best wishes,

Stefanie Kethers (RDA Secretariat)

23 Dec 2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance (Improve before Accept)

Dear Research Data Management in Engineering Interest Group and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems' Data Interest Group,
At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.
1. Update the session description to address TAB's concerns BY OR BEFORE JAN 2ND, 2020

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

25 Nov 2019

P15 and WG progress

Hi all
Some quick updates:
1. Freyja Van Den Boom

agreed to chair the WG effort spun out of P14. As voted, this group will*
focus on developing out best practices as regards legal and ethical issues *in
the use of drones for research. The group also voted for there to be
infrastructure focus but unfortunately no one has stepped forward to help
us drive this (the door is definitely still open for that though!...)
- The draft WG Charter is being crafted here, input/comment welcome
- A P15 WG session draft