Oliver Wigmore Wins 2014 American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship

March 6, 2014
Glacier and Oliver Wigmore

Congratulations to PhD candidate, Oliver Wigmore!. Oliver was named as a recipient of the 2014 American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship. Oliver's research combines field hydrology, satellite remote sensing, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) to identify drivers and quantify spatial and temporal variability in soil moisture storage in the pro-glacial valleys and wetlands of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Funds from the AGS Fellowship will be used to purchase components for the development of a multi-rotor UAV capable of operating at 4,000 to 5,500 meters above sea level in the Andes and collect high resolution multispectral imagery. This platform will be used to map surface soil moisture, land cover, and glacier surfaces and to generate digital elevation models at centimeter resolution across the study sites. Oliver is working with Dr. Bryan Mark our resident Peru expert. Well done Oliver, we can't wait to see your drone in action.