Virtual Registrations for DroneCamp 2023 are open until 5 PM (PT) on June 23!
June 26-June 30 | In-person at CSU Monterey Bay and Virtual via Zoom
The 7th annual DroneCamp 2023 is coming soon! We are excited to be offering this year’s program in a hybrid format where an in-person audience will be simultaneously viewing the presentations and workshops with a virtual live broadcast via Zoom for those who can’t attend in-person
DroneCamp is a collaborative five-day training program that covers everything you need to know to use drones for mapping and field data collection. Now in its seventh year, Drone Camp 2023 will once again provide a unique drone training opportunity designed for a wide range of skill levels and interests, from complete beginners with little to no experience in drone technology, to intermediate users who want to learn more advanced data processing and analysis. Instructors from the University of California and California State University systems will provide workshops and hands-on training. No experience is necessary! Visit the About page for more information.
Check out the DroneCamp Trailer!
All in-person seats have been filled; however Virtual registration remains open.
Apply for a Scholarship
The DroneCamp Scholarship Program offers financial support to students, non-profits, and individuals who would like to participate in DroneCamp. Applications have closed for this year’s event; however, will be available again next year. Learn more.
Welcome to DroneCamp 2023!
Registered participants, please watch your inbox for important emails from us in the weeks leading up the event.
These emails will include instructions on how to download and install all of the software applications that we will be using during DroneCamp’s practical hands-on sessions. If you are joining us in person, the computer labs on campus will have these pre-loaded, however you are still welcome to add them to your own laptop for personal use later on.
Click here to view the 2023 tentative agenda.
CSUMB has scaled back their COVID protocols. However, they remain a mask-friendly campus, meaning that anyone who chooses to wear a mask in most indoor spaces is welcome and encouraged to do so.
Review COVID Protocols for Attendees.
Drop-In Tech Support/Office Hours
In the event that you experience any technical difficulties with the above software applications or datasets, we have scheduled “drop-in” Tech Support / Office Hours available for all DroneCamp participants at the following times:
- Thursday, June 22nd, from 4pm to 5pm
- Friday, June 23rd, from 9am to 10am
- Monday, June 26th, from 12pm to 1pm
- Tuesday, June 27th, from 12pm to 1pm
- Wednesday, June 28th, from 12pm to 1pm
The Zoom link and information for all of the above Tech Support / Office Hours will be provided via email prior to the event:
- Zoom Link: TBD
- Meeting ID: TBD
- Passcode: TBD
Note – The office hours Zoom link will be different from the main DroneCamp Zoom links. Please refer to your confirmation email as the event gets closer for your individual links to join the main event.
Virtual vs. In-Person Participation
Virtual participants will have live access to all the classroom presentations during DroneCamp.
In-person participants have live access to all the classroom presentations, and will also benefit from the flight workshops where they will have the opportunity to:
- Fly a variety of drone platforms
- Directly engage with instructors and other participants
- Expand their networks
- Attend drone demonstrations and an equipment showcase
- Explore the iconic Monterey Bay Area
Light refreshments, lunch daily, and the evening social on Monday evening are also included.
Please note – this camp is not intended for high schoolers or youth. Anyone under the age of 18 should not register.
I had plenty of experience operating drones, but the data processing was extremely helpful in teaching me skills that I had been unable to previously find information about.
Great organization, very professional, friendly atmosphere. Interesting for any audience and good for any experience level. Will highly recommend to anyone.
I went from knowing nothing about drones to signing up for my part 107 exam and will be using drones to map wilderness areas for search and rescue operations.
DroneCamp 2019 was a great experience. I was impressed that such a large amount of information was presented in a very organized and coherent way. I appreciated that there was a sufficient number of presenters and staff that any questions could be quickly addressed. The expertise and level of preparation of the team were impressive.
As a researcher, I was already aware of the possible applications of drone-based photogrammetry, but Drone Camp gave me a more realistic idea of the cost of equipment and software required for high-accuracy results. I feel that I can speak knowledgeably about drones in writing a proposal, and include a reasonable budget.
Our agency is in the infancy stage of incorporating drones into our current work flow. There is a lot of interest in and around our office through stakeholders and our board of directors but it is an issue that should not be rushed. Drone Camp has been instrumental in introducing material & individuals that we can reach out to as we further refine the scope of how, when, and why drones will be a part of our current routine activities.