MSU Professor Speaks About Unmanned Aircraft Systems at NOAA Media Briefing

A Mississippi State University professor of electrical and computer engineering and expert in unmanned aircraft systems will take part in a NOAA media briefing hosted by the American Meteorological Society Thursday [July 14]. Media are invited to learn about revolutionary ways scientists collect observations used to save lives and property and better manage valuable natural resources.

Robert J. Moorhead II (Credit: Mississippi State)

Robert J. Moorhead II is the director of the Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University. He also directs the Geosystems Research Institute and is a professor in MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering. Moorhead has led visualization research and development efforts in support of many geospatial problems (physical oceanography, disposal of dredged materials, coastal/severe weather, etc.). Over the past five years, he has developed an unmanned aerial systems program focused on research on precision agriculture and natural resources.

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To schedule additional media interviews with Dr. Moorhead, contact Harriet Laird in MSU’s Office of Public Affairs at 662-325-7460 FREE or email [email protected].


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