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Managing the Planet: Drones for Sustainability?

February 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) brings to CSU and the community a panel discussion on how technology is changing the ways we engage with sustainability. The use of innovative drone technology, for example, has been expanding across commercial, scientific, and recreational sectors and provide new opportunities for sustainable practices in areas like agriculture, wildlife, and energy. While drones are charting new territory on the ground, they are increasingly gathering and analyzing large data sets and are themselves becoming big data collection platforms.

Big data collection provides us with the benefit of information; that needed to analyze large populations and expansive areas, and to create more discrete predictive models. However, this benefit comes at the cost of privacy. Individual and data privacy, along with security breaches and identity theft may be accompanied by discrimination and unfair use of the provided data.

Where: Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason Street Fort Collins, Colorado 80524) from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. Free of charge and open to the public


  • Dan Zimmerle, Energy Institute
  • Raj Khosla, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Sue van den Heever, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Moti Gorin, Department of Philosophy

Moderator: Gene Kelly, Assistant Director for Research and Development at SoGES, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Extension.

The panel discussion, part of a Managing the Planet series, is free of charge and open to the public. Visit sustainability.colostate.edu for more information about SoGES.


February 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Laura Shaver
(970) 491-7583


Avodadro’s Number
605 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
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970) 493-5555