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.
Prajna Lindgren, left, with the Geophysical Institute, and Melanie Engram with the Water and Environmental Research Center, demonstrate the release of methane from frozen ponds throughout the far north. UAF researchers are studying how methane released by a warming Arctic is a powerful force in global climate change. (UAF photo by Todd Paris)