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New UAS Pilots Take to the Sky at ESS

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March 30, 2017 – ESS Group, Inc. congratulates Staff Engineer Mike Ernsting and Environmental Scientist Mike Mahoney on receiving their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Remote Pilot licenses from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These pilots bring a variety of experience to ESS’s new UAS services, providing environmental monitoring and mapping applications for a diverse range of projects.

“Our pilots can use these aircrafts equipped with cameras and other sensors to support a wide range of environmental and natural resource applications,” said Scott DeHainaut, Spatial Data Management Director at ESS. “From data collection and image analysis to monitoring environmental changes for informed decision making, our UAS services provide a cost-effective and innovative way to gather spatial data intelligence and mapping.”

Ernsting is an environmental engineer who is proficient in a variety of mapping and modeling applications, which he uses to conduct geophysical field surveys, pond sampling and vegetation surveys, and Phase I site assessments, among other studies at ESS. Mahoney is an environmental scientist and GIS analyst who performs a broad range of field work related to coastal resource management and resiliency, natural resources, and urban planning.

Stay tuned for more information about our UAS services!