Food For Thought: Ben Surpless, Ph.D and Les Bleamaster. Ph.D.

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Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Rovers, Satellites, and Drones, Oh My! Potential and risk associated with remote sensing in an age of exploration and information

Les Bleamaster and Ben Surpless, professors in the Department of Geosciences, will discuss the evolution of remote sensing technologies, from terrestrial and planetary satellites to Mars rovers and drones. As Amazon Corporation contemplates drone-based home deliveries and SpaceX, both Google and Amazon plan to launch thousands of low-earth-orbit satellites. Bleamaster and Surpless will provide their views on the power of these cutting-edge technologies in an age of exploration and information, including a hint of the ethical dilemmas associated with these expanding modes of information gathering.

AirMed Hangar 9611 Terminal Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78216

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