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NorthStar’s Daina Stoutenburg, PE to present how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones can help develop 3D models to help with environmental restoration projects


NorthStar Contracting Group, Inc.’s (NorthStar), Daina Stoutenburg, PE, will be presenting at the annual Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference in Coral Springs, Florida on April 17, 2017.  NorthStar (www.northstar.com) is also an official supporting sponsor and exhibitor.

During her presentation, “A NEW EYE IN THE SKY: A CASE STUDY ON 3D MODELING EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECTS WITH DRONE IMAGERY”, Daina will discuss a case study utilizing drone technology and post-processing software to collect data and then model the data to confirm design and restoration strategies were achieved.  After her presentation, Daina will be available at NorthStar’s exhibit booth for follow-on discussions of the efficacy of drone technology in the realm of environmental restoration projects.


Daina is a civil and environmental engineer and a licensed remote pilot with a background in managing environmental restoration projects. With the advent of drone technology and new regulations in recent years, she has focused on integrating these tools into environmental restoration projects enabling better real-time management of projects.  Under NorthStar’s SFWMD Restoration Strategies Contract, Daina has worked on multiple restoration projects including the SFWMD’s Picayune Strand Restoration Manatee Mitigation Feature, Southern Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, and the C-111 Spreader Canal, Phase 1.


About GEER:  GEER 2017 will continue its legacy of providing a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments, and to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens.  Learn more at: www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/GEER2017.


For more information, contact:

NorthStar Contracting Group, Inc.

Daina Stoutenburg, PE

Project Engineer
P: +1 813-684-4400