UAS4RS Conference 2017

UAS4RS Conference 2017

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing - Beyond Pretty Pictures: Real Data, Real Information

UAS4RS conference: Registration includes conference attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon tea with optional conference dinner (including bus transport). A discounted registration fee is available for students (undergraduate and graduate).

Hands-on Day: Registration includes attendance, lunch, afternoon tea and bus transport.

Drone RS and Mapping Course: Registration includes attendance, lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

Please note that separate registrations are required for:

  1. the 2-day Drone RS and Mapping course on 22 and 23 May,
  2. the 2-day conference (with or without conference dinner) on 24 and 25 May
  3. the hands-on day on 26 May

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Registration fees
Full registration (includes conference dinner) A$330
Student registration (includes conference dinner) A$230
Full registration (without conference dinner) A$250
Student registration (without conference dinner) A$150
Drone RS and Mapping Course A$500
Hands-on Day A$150
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We are taking the leap to move beyond pretty pictures to use drones as our workhorses for collecting real data and providing real information. We’d like to invite you to share your thoughts and experiences at the UAS4RS 2017 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing) Conference to be held at the Hobart Function and Convention Centre, Tasmania 24 – 25 May 2017. The aim of UAS4RS 2017 is to bring together the UAS community in Australia, and to present and discuss UAS technology for remote sensing applications and information extraction.


This conference is for you if:


  • You’re a ‘doer’: you already use UAS as part of your remote sensing workflow and would like to share your experiences and challenges. We met many of you last year and would love to see you again!
  • You’re a ‘dabbler’: you’ve done some testing and think this technology might be the way forward for you. Perhaps our last year’s dabblers are now doers and would like to share?
  • You’re a ‘would-be dabbler’: you’ve heard the hype and you’re curious to know more. We’re super supportive of newbies and can guarantee you’ll walk away well informed.


We are designing an interactive and engaging program and we’d like you to be part of it! We’ll be actively linking you with UAS researchers, developers, systems and service providers, as well as end-users. There will be presentations, posters, exhibitions, live demonstrations, and discussions to exchange ideas on the use of UAS for remote sensing applications.

So whether you have a story to share, equipment to demonstrate, or would simply like to come along and learn more about this exciting technology, we welcome you to UAS4RS 2017!

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: ended
  • Decision oral or poster presentation: Wed 12 April 2017
  • Registration: Wed 3 May 2017
  • Drone Remote Sensing and Mapping Course: Mon 22 and Tue 23 May 2017 NEW
  • Conference: Wed 24 and Thurs 25 May 2017
  • Hands-on Day: Fri 26 May 2017

Keynotes announced: UAS experts speak about vegetation functioning and recent developments in LiDAR

Pablo Zarco-Tejada and Anttoni Jaakola will be our international keynote speakers at UAS4RS2017.   Dr Pablo Zarco-Tejada is the Director of the Laboratory for Research Methods in Quantitative Remote Sensing (QuantaLab) and currently part of the Forest Resources and Climate Unit of the Joint Research Centre (JRC, European Commission). At …

Final call for abstracts

We have extended our final abstract submission deadline until 29 March 2017. Conference and Hands-on Day registration is open until 3 May 2017. We have plenty of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at UAS4RS. If you are interested, please send an email to

UAS4RS 2017 in Hobart

After a very successful inaugural UAS4RS Conference in 2016 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, we are very excited to announce the UAS4RS 2017 Conference to be held in Hobart, Tasmania on 24 and 215 May 2017!