Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – a view to the future

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – a view to the future

You are invited to attend a free event which will bring you up to date with developments in the rapidly growing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry:

  • What new UAV technologies are emerging locally and overseas?
  • Who’s using UAVs and how?
  • How might they add value to your business?
  • What opportunities do UAVs provide for researchers?
  • How can environmental managers and farmers benefit?
  • What are the regulations governing UAV use and what does the future hold?

All of these questions, and others you may like to ask, will be answered at an event to be hosted jointly by the Canterbury Development Corporation, the University of Canterbury’s Spatial Engineering Research Centre and Airways New Zealand.  The event programme is outlined below.

Click here to register

WHEN:        Tuesday 26 May
VENUE:       The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue Christchurch
TIME:           8:30am – 1:30pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kelvin Barnsdale (Spatial Engineering Research Centre)
Mike Haines (Airways New Zealand)
Peter John (CDC Innovation)
Fred Samandari (University of Canterbury Wireless Research Centre)

Click here to register

8:00amRegistration
8:30amWelcome Jamie Cairns, GM, CDC Innovation
8:35amIntroduction to the day Peter John, CDC Innovation
8:40amA review of the local and international UAV industry, Kelvin Barnsdale, Senior Research Engineer, SERC
9:05amAerial Robotics in the field – an overview of applications and system capabilities Linda Bulk, Aeronavics
9:30amUAVs in the news and entertainment industries Lavinia Cook, COBI Digital
9:50amThe potential for UAVs in agriculture, Craige MacKenzie, Agri-Optics Ltd.
10:15amQ and A
BREAK
10:50amUAVs helping save lives at sea, Gordon McKay, Canterbury Air Patrol
11:10amRural Fire – saving lives and property, Dr Richard Parker, Research Leader – Rural Fire Scion
11:30amUAVs as a research tool, Dr Richard Green, University of Canterbury
11:55amAirspace: Accommodation, Integration and Evolution Mike Haines, Airways New Zealand
12:10pmThe University of Canterbury UAV flight test areas, Kelvin Barnsdale, Senior Research Engineer, SERC
12:25pmRegulatory update Rex Kenny, Manager Special Flight Operations & Recreational Aviation, CAA
12:40pmQ and A
1:00pmConcluding comments, Chris Thomson, Aviation Programme Manager, Callaghan Innovation
1:10pmLUNCH
2:00pmEvent ends