GINA is a mechanism within the University of Alaska (UA) for sharing data and technical capacity among Alaskan, Arctic, and world communities.
Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA promotes collaboration at the local, state, and federal levels by increasing community-wide participation in the discovery and use of geospatial data. GINA’s products and services greatly expand the range of available analysis capabilities in order to better address research and management requirements.
|Photos from the early morning ACUASI team setup in preparation...|
Posted 14 days ago
Mission Manager for the UTM tests
Remote field station setup with ground control stations and UTM clients
Photos from the early morning ACUASI team setup in preparation of the UTM systems test with NASA and other UAV test centers.
UAF ACUASI is Alaska’s Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration and is a FAA test site for UAV systems.
The UAF ACUASI team, with support from GINA, is part of a project NASA to test a next generation air space management tool: UTM. UTM is Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management. UTM’s goal is to enable civilian low-altitude airspace and unmanned aircraft system operations.
Today the ACUASI team is working with NASA and other test sights across the US to take part in a test of the UTM system that includes concurrent, multiple UAVs, at multiple sites all being managed and flown at the same time. This meant the ACAUSI team had to get up very early and get systems setup and running so they could start at the same time as their East Coast test partners.
The first test flight were a success. Here is the break down of how it all came together:
GINA receives numerous geospatial data sets, many in real time. Information is then rapidly processed and managed for use by scientiﬁc researchers, state and federal agencies, and the general public.
GINA is involved with many Alaskan, Arctic and International projects. Our goal is to increase community-wide participation in the discovery and sharing of geospatial data.
GINA teams with partner institutions and agencies to create information products and services that are used in a variety of projects to better display and understand spatial information.