Let's kick off our eco/conservation sub group with a planning meeting. I propose a 2 hour meeting. I don't think we need an outside speaker, rather I suggest anyone working on or planning relevant projects gives a 5-10 minute overview and everyone attending presents interest and objectives for participating in this group. We could then devote the second hour developing clear objectives for the group and starting to outline a strategy. If you sign up to attend, please indicate your preferred area, VA, DC or MD and I will find an appropriate venue. I'm selecting Saturday an noon thinking of a working lunch, but please state a preference if you would rather Sunday and/or a different time of day.
John Waugh has hooked us up with a meeting hosted by Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group at WWF headquarters in DC on April 2nd, where he will be facilitating and I will be presenting on Eco-Drone Best Practices, basically an overview of using drones as mapping data collection tools for socio-environmental applications. They would like to hear what this sub-group is up to, so it would be great if we had a preliminary attack plan worked out.