Tuesday, October 2
UAVs deployed for roads, bridges and tunnels are realizing increased value, from fault detection to asset management. But what does it take to successfully integrate a UAV program into a government agency? In-depth content in this workshop will provide practical knowledge for developing policy and guidelines for UAV programs.
Farmers don’t want more tools; they *do* want actionable information. The experts in this deep dive will fast track participants in the use of the newest technology, including drones, remote sensing and satellites.
This workshop will focus on the use of UAVs for applications that involve processing of fluids or gases: oil & gas, electricity, water, pharmaceuticals, chemicals. To be addressed: best practices for real-time monitoring and inspection; managing and sharing data; integrating UAVs into current systems and workflows; scaling a UAV program; and leveraging information for risk mitigation and operational optimization.
Clearly drones are ideal for topographic measurement, from movement monitoring, change detection, seepage detection, volumetric measurement and more. However, determining the right sensors and tools for managing the data is not always clear-cut. Lidar, photogrammetry, multispectral, processing/extracting the data, and the appropriate deliverables will all be covered.
Wednesday, October 3
Aerial data obtained on construction sites via UAS for digital elevation maps, point clouds and other uses for efficiency and safety is increasingly being leveraged for engineering analysis and predictive analytics. This workshop will examine the best approaches from capturing information and new tools to best practices for integrating, processing and disseminating the information, including deliverables and visualization. Scaling a UAV program and anticipating future developments will also be addressed.
This deep dive focuses on the use of drones from inspection and operation to maintenance of cell towers, wind turbines, solar farms and other large installations. Key issues to be tackled include appropriate sensor types and integration, safety compliance, automated systems, adjusting work processes, sharing data, progress in use of AI and autonomy, and options for future such as swarms and utilizing large structures for drone charging.
This workshop addresses the unique challenges of terrestrial mapping and volumetric calculations above-and-below ground, from the appropriate sensors and platforms to compiling and analyzing the data.
Police, fire and government entities are constrained in the use of UAVs, not only by budget but also public perceptions and oversight. This workshop focuses on lessons learned and key factors for a successful UAV program, including mapping, reconstruction, mission overwatch, patrol uses, search and rescue, emergency management, interior tactical searching, health sciences, cyber-security, data science operations and other related topics.