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UAVs
in the 21st Century:

The application of unmanned vehicle systems for environmental assessment, mapping and monitoring on the Canadian Prairies. This seminar will be an excellent opportunity for biologists, agriculturalists, lands and resources managers, researchers, regulators, consultants, ENGOs, students and industry to learn about the opportunities (and weaknesses) of UAV (and UVS) technologies to their practise.

PRESENTATIONS:  (get program document here)

 
CAN DRONES HELP OUR WILDLIFE?
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David M. Bird
Dr. Bird is Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University in Montreal; Founding Editor of the peer-reviewed publication Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

THE REGULATOR
Jack Kearley: (Transport Canada, Prairie and Northern Region,
Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Operations)


OVERCOMING THE HYPE WITH UAS
Kevin Grover, ALS, P.Eng
Kevin Grover is the UAS Operations Manager for all commercial unmanned aerial service offerings at Stantec.

REMOTE SENSING WITH DRONES
Jeff Lettvenuk (Saskatchewan Research Council)
Jeff Lettvenuk is the GIS Lead, Environment Division, with Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) and is a GIS and application development specialist with thirty years of professional design and programming experience in the natural resource sector.

APPLIED RESEARCH AT SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC
Dave Halstead, MSc, P. Biol.: Instructor, Senior Researcher at Sask. Polytechnic

 

DATE and TIME:  February 10, 2016,  0830 - 1630
LOCATION:          Smiley's Buffet Banquet Rooms, 702 Circle Dr E, Saskatoon 

REGISTRATION FEE: (see Picatic sidebar) $100 includes buffet lunch.
                                    Student price: $75 includes buffet lunch

 

Contact:  UAV@prairiewaters.ca

 

 

 

 


Hosted by the Prairie Waters Working Group

(Redberry Lake (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve)