The University of Alaska Fairbank’s Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft System Integration teamed up with U.S. Army Alaska to increase the awareness and practical applications of UAS and to ensure safety procedures were in place. The UAF test site is one of six approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct UAS research.
Ludda Ludwig, a Ph.D. candidate with UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, transfers data from a climate recording station by the Institute of Arctic Biology's Toolik Field Station near the headwaters of the Kuparuk River on Alaska's North Slope. Ludwig's research involves the movement of water and nutrients from Arctic hillslopes to streams. (UAF photo by Todd Paris)