SCiDUC recognizes members who have made a significant contribution to incorporating UAS technology to improve the execution of their agency's mission. To nominate a SCiDUC member for the SCiDUC Member Spotlight, please click the button below and provide a short description as to why you feel they should be recognized.
Evan Cook, GIS Manager of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Division, is SCiDUC’s Member Spotlight recipient for February 2021. Evan has MS degrees in both GIS and Environmental Studies and a background using sUAS within the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. He has experience in coastal research and engineering, surveying, land management, and building information management (BIM). Evan also holds a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. In his current position as the GIS Manager for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Division, he has become a key source of sUAS information and guidance within the Agency. Since coming to SCDNR, Evan has been particularly successful at helping develop workflows to increase sUAS mapping accuracy and to improve data management. He has been a member of SCiDUC since its inception and recently presented a SCiDUC-related talk at a regional meeting, garnering significant acclaim and positive recognition for the organization. He was nominated for the member spotlight in recognition of his important efforts for both the SCDNR and the SCiDUC organization.