MERI invited UAS Academy to teach a two day ground school course on June 28th & 29th for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System. Five MERI employees attended the course to prepare for the FAA Remote pilot certificate exam. In addition to MERI, personnel from NJDEP, AECOM, PVSC, Port Authority, Bowne Management Systems, Burlington County Fire Marshalls Office, and Rutgers University attended the course. The class covered topics in airspace regulation, crew resource management, meteorological reports and science, aerodynamics, and remote pilot regulations. MERI plans to use drone technology to take high resolution aerial imagery and for vegetation mapping.