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NCTL Learning and Conference Centre, NG8 1DH
Thursday 19th (12:00) - Friday 20th May 2016 (13:00)
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UAS Workshop: Delivering an Active UAS Research Environment

This is the second FREE workshop on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), arranged by the Aerospace and Transport Research Priority Area at The University of Nottingham, and it will be supported by EMBRACE, The East Midlands Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence.

This workshop will bring together representatives from academia, industry and policy organisations, giving each the chance to share their knowledge and experience through presentations and open discussion.  We welcome previous delegates as well as new faces.  The result will be the development of a collaborative roadmap to unite the resources of research and commercial organisations in the following areas:

  • design and construction
  • applications and data gathering
  • policy and societal issues

Over the two days there will be ample opportunity to network and develop mutual interests, including an evening meal in the Conference Centre's excellent restaurant.  Thintank sessions will include presentations and open discussion on a particular topic that was identified as  important and requiring further investigation in the first workshop.

We have reserved a number of hotel rooms for delegates from outside Nottingham, we are able to provide these free of charge, but they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please indicate on your registration if you wish to join us for the evening meal, and if you want a room for the night.


Thursday 19th May

12:00  Registration and Lunch

13:00  Welcome, introduction and review of the first workshop

13:30  KEYNOTE: Mike Gadd from the CAA

13:45  Thinktank: UAV Legislation

14:45  Break

15:00  Aerial Robotics Group for Universities and Scientists

15:15  Developing academic cooperation

15:30  Developing Industry-focussed research

16:00  Thinktank: Adding value to UAS work

17:00  Session close


Friday 20th May

09:00  Thinktank: CPD and Specialist Training

(to include a training session on different methods of using GNSS for accurate positioning by specialists from industry)

10:25  Break

10:45  The training experience

11:45  Wrap-up and workshop close

12:00  Networking Lunch


12:30 to 14:00 Challenges to Society of the "Drone-Age"  An additional session that will look at the public perception of the benefits and dangers of the increased use of drones by commercial and hobby users.  Please contact Steve Fuller to book a place.


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