Monterey Bay DART Symposium

June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

This one-day Symposium will further elevate local, regional, state and national awareness about the Monterey Bay region as a home for Drone, Automation & Robotics, Technology (DART) innovation. The Symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government thought and practice leaders to explore related topics. The outline for the day includes a series of keynote speakers bringing leading edge insight into industry, regulatory and education directions, and the potential for them to thrive in our region. Following lunch, a series of panel discussion will explore topics in more detail including: Education, Airspace & Facilities, Investing, Regulatory & Management, and Application areas in Agriculture, Marine Science, Homeland Security, and more. This content and speakers will be updated as planning for the Symposium progresses.


  • 7:30-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast bar

  • 9:00 Welcome, Introduction & Purpose of day

  • 9:30 Economic Development Outlook

  • 10:30-10:45 Break

  • 10:45 Research & Education Foundations

  • 11:45 Awards & Notifications

  • 12:00 Plated Lunch, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session

  • 1:00-3:00 Application – moderated panels

    • Agriculture

    • Defense/Homeland Security

    • Energy/Infrastructure/Asset management

    • Marine/Natural Resources management

    • Public Safety

    • Urban Air Mobility

  • 3:00 Keynote

  • 4:00-4:30 Summary of Day

  • 4:30-6:00 Happy Hour, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session



Monterey Bay DART – June 2019 Meetup

June 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

The June Meetup will be a special evening set in the middle of the 2019 UCANR Drone Camp. As such it will feature speakers from UCANR & partner agencies participating in the Drone Camp training, as well as special guests from Island Conservation and sensor manufacturer MicaSense. Plan for a full evening of relevant conversation and discussion focused on the agriculture and natural resource management space.

General evening agenda:

5:00-5:30 Networking
5:30-6:00 DART Team Introductions, Evening Focus Topic, Issues & Opportunities
6:00-7:00 Presentations (1-3 topic related presenters – generally industry, academia, government)
7:00-7:30 Member Items (3 minute pitches/notices from attendees)
7:30-8:00 Networking/Wrap-up

Learn more and register here.

UCANR 2019 Drone Camp

June 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The UCANR IGIS team will hold its next DroneCamp training June 17-20, 2019, at UC Monterey Bay Education Science & Technology (UCMBEST) Center.

This bootcamp-style workshop will cover the full suite of steps and skills for using drones for mapping and data collection, including:

  • UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and sensor technology 
  • Principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing 
  • Safety and regulations 
  • Mission planning 
  • Flight operations including hands-on practice 
  • Data management, processing, and analysis 
  • Visualization 

The fee for this three-day workshop is $500 for University of California employees and students, and $900 for everyone else. A limited number of fee waivers are available based on need.

Additional information and registration information can be found at Registration requires a short application (no fee) about your background and learning goals. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to submit an application by April 15 for guaranteed early registration.



3180 Imjin Rd.
Marina, Ca 93933 United States
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June 17 @ 8:00 am
June 20 @ 5:00 pm
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