Events

Third Thursdays: Flying into the future of disaster response The Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Hawaii


Starts on Jan. 14, 2014 at 4 p.m.

The event will be held at NPDTC Conference room, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 320


Please join us at 4pm this Thursday 16 January 2014 to take part in an exploration of the role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with Ted Ralston

Please join us at 4pm this Thursday 16 January 2014 to take part in an exploration of the role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with Ted Ralston, who recently deployed UAV's to assist first responders in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Click here to see event location and time.

Background
On 30 December 2014, the Federal Aviation Authority named Hawaii, in partnership with the University of Alaska and the State of Oregon, as one of six test sites that will allow drones to share airspace with commercial aircraft. This opportunity will allow entrepreneurs to begin transforming technology developed for the battlefield to build stronger and more disaster resilient communities. By conducting tailored aerial assessments, UAV's will help state and local leaders better identify hazards and vulnerabilities, in order to prioritize the allocation of increasingly scarce funds and resources. After a disaster, UAV's will allow incident commanders to rapidly assess damage and identify critical infrastructure that needs urgent repair.


Ted Ralston will have a demonstration of one of their field models and discuss the work they're doing in the Philippines and around the world. To see demonstration video click here.


Speakers:

  • Ted Ralston