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Date(s) - 07/18/2022 - 07/19/2022
All Day

Otero Artspace


When: July 18 (classroom) Monday and July 19 (field training) Tuesday

Jornada Research Institute (JRI) and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) are excited to offer training in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (the use of Drones for collecting remote sensing data). This training has been approved by the NMSHPO for continuing education credits (CEC) for permitting purposes for those who need additional CEC units. This training will be a two-day class including one day of classroom instruction and one day of field data applications. It includes photogrammetry applications, LiDAR data collection and using Infrared cameras in archaeological contexts.

As part of this class, ERAU will have a staff of two professors – Dan Macchiarella and Kevin Adkins – along with student assistants. This training will be open to Jornada Research members (maximum of 6) at no charge allowing members to learn about the use UAS applications. For those who wish to get CEC units, the class is $90.00 per day. Those taking it for credit must take Day 1 in order to also attend Day 2. The class is limited to 10 participants. If you are a current JRI member , the fee is discounted to $155.00 for the two-day course and to $80.00 for only Day 1. The first day will be primarily classroom instruction. On the following day, we will be collecting photogrammetry, LiDAR and IR imagery from targeted locations in Tularosa Canyon at Creekside Village and perhaps other great kiva sites in the canyon.

Contact David Greenwald for more information at Download the registration form to register and choose a form of payment (check via mail or use the donate button on the JRI website:


Jornada Research Institute* Training Registration Form

Course Title: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): the use of drones for collecting remote sensing data (this is an approved course for Continuing Ed Credits for NM Permiting)

Where: Alamogordo (Classroom – day 1): Otero Artspace, 1118 Indiana Avenue, Alamogordo and Tularosa Canyon (day 2): directions or escort provided. Includes one full day in the field, so come prepared (water, lunch, hat, long shirt and pants recommended, sunscreen, etc.)

When: July 18, 2022, and July 19, 2022

Instructors:  Dan Macchiarella and Kevin Adkins, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Fee: $180.00 (current JRI members $155.00). NB: register early as participants are limited due to available space

Name of Enrollee:






Payment Options:

  • By check: Make payable to Jornada Research Institute and mail with this form to: Jornada Research Institute, P.O. Box 684, Tularosa, NM 88352
  • By credit card. Go to our website: and click on the “Donate” button and follow the instructions. Contact us if you have any questions

Deadline: Registration forms and payment must be received by Friday, July 15th.

*The Jornada Research Institute is a non-profit organization. For more information on this course, contact David Greenwald at: or

(575) 430-8854 (txt preferred)