The Governor of Hawaii gives out a monthly Innovation Award for technology and innovative approaches to challenges of the 21st century. The February award was won by Dana Slaymaker of Resource Mapping for a multipsectral aerial camera system that is being used by the Nature Conservancy to map invasive weeds on the islands. This low-cost, high-resolution system has been very effective in spotting and pinpointing the location of many weed species. Given this success and the low cost-benefit ratio, the Nature Conservancy has allocated $400,000 to map 80,000 acres of forest on Kaua’i .
Remote Sensing System Wins Hawaiian Governor’s Award
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