Shawn Gibbs, a biologist at Hanson, returned to the annual Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island, Florida, this year to talk again about using unmanned aerial vehicles for tracking and identifying wildlife. In addition, she presented on the use of drones at power plants to collect data for Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
Shawn participated in a group presentation July 17 to discuss how drone technology is advancing environmental assessments and monitoring. The topic, which was new at the 2017 seminar, was again brought back by popular demand, with two sessions during this year’s event.
Shawn also joined John Coombe, P.E., S.E., a senior vice president and Hanson’s chief project management officer, and Brian Wozniak, P.E., CFM, a water resources engineer, to speak with visitors to Hanson’s booth. Hanson’s exhibit featured a disc-drop game that children enjoyed playing during a family-oriented reception July 17.
The seminar was held July 16–19 and produced by Florida Environmental Network Inc., which is a part of the Florida Chamber Foundation.