Anders Martinsen is the managing director of UAS Norway, the Norwegian special interest organisation for unmanned aircraft systems, encompassing drones and the entire industry ecosystem.
During his four years as a leader, Anders Martinsen has been a driving force in developing UAS Norway into Europe’s largest drone special interest organisation, incorporating more than 1600 member companies and over 4000 drone pilots. Safe usage, public acceptance and integration of drones in our society is UAS Norway’s main objective. The organisation wants to be more than merely a mouthpiece for the drone operators, in addition it operates as a co-player and a corrective organ for aviation authorities, politicians, and a business sector increasingly utilising drones as a part of their activities. One of Martinsen’s main concerns is in what manner technology generates new business models in addition to entirely new lines of business.
Into his position as manging director of UAS Norway, Anders Martinsen brings 27 years of experience as a photo journalist. For several years he has been a drone operator, utilising drones in photo assignments for national media, law enforcement and the business sector. Today Martinsen is the CEO of UAS Norway and editor of UAS Norway