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AAUS ROTORTECH 2022 Conference

Drones at Work – Application Case Studies in Regional Australia

Drone technologies are rapidly becoming a significant tool in mainstream government and civilian applications assisting in the provision of important information to the end user in an efficient and safe manner. The AAUS conference at ROTORTECH will be hosted by the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems (AAUS) and will bring together end users and operators to discuss the current state of play for the use of drone technologies and explore opportunities moving forward.  

The conference will run on two of the days (June 22 – 23) during ROTORTECH 2022 at the Royal International Convention Centre.  Registration is free.

The conference will examine current and future civil applications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Australia including emergency services, agricultural work, infrastructure inspection and medical delivery.

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with industry and end users of drone technology. Networking opportunities will form part of the program.

Conference Themes

  • Emerging RPAS applications in rural and regional parts of Australia.
  • RPAS use cases in emergency services, medical delivery, agriculture, mining, infrastructure, wildlife and environmental monitoring.
  • Focussing on end user requirements. 
  • Drone data exploitation. 
  • RPAS operational knowhow exploring safety and commercial viability aspects.
  • Drone technology showcase.
  • Industry challenges and opportunities

Conference Program *

Wednesday 22nd June, 2022
TIME
PRESENTATION / ACTIVITY
PRESENTER
0930
Conference Welcome
Presenter:
Greg Tyrrell (AAUS)
0940
Utilising Drones for Sharks and Other Emergencies
Presenter:
Paul Hardy (Surf Life Saving NSW)
1000
Queensland Flight Test Range Update
Presenter:
Jim Parkes (Qinetic)
1020
Turning a Mobile Phone into a Beacon with a UAV based Cellular Search and Rescue Solution
Presenter:
Kim Blacker (Stratelo)
1040
Panel Discussion
Presenter:
All Session Speakers
1100
MORNING TEA BREAK
Presenter:
1130
Working with the RPAS sector nationally for the future.
Presenter:
Wayne Rigg (Fire Rescue Victoria)
1145
RPAS use within Fire Rescue NSW
Presenter:
Scott Donohue (Fire Rescue NSW)
1200
RPAS use within QFES
Presenter:
Martin Gibson (QFES)
1215
AFAC working group and TOR’s – key priorities/aspirations.
Presenter:
Deb Sparkes
1230
Panel Discussion
Presenter:
All Session Speakers
1300
LUNCH BREAK
Presenter:
1400
Drones In Agriculture
Presenter:
Meg Kummerow (Fly the Farm)
1420
Use of Drones for Weed Detection and Landscape Hydration Projects
Presenter:
Jerome Leray (In Farm)
1440
Evolution of Drone Spraying in Australia
Presenter:
Scott Fisher (Skytech Solutions)
1500
TBC
Presenter:
Matthew Brien (Queensland Parks and Wildlife)
1520
Panel Discussion
Presenter:
All Session Speakers
1550
END DAY 1
Presenter:
Thursday 23nd June, 2022
TIME
PRESENTATION / ACTIVITY
PRESENTER
0930
Electrical Infrastructure – The Use of Drones
Presenter:
John Perkins (JFP Services)
0950
Down the Pit
Presenter:
Andrew Sutherland (Glencore)
1010
Coastal Monitoring Applications
Presenter:
Javier Leon (Sunshine Coast University)
1030
Panel Discussion
Presenter:
All Session Speakers
1100
MORNING TEA BREAK
Presenter:
1120
Connecting to UTM Systems: A Software Developers Perspective
Presenter:
David Cole (FlyFreely)
1140
Agile Survey – LiDAR and the Rotor Industry
Presenter:
Eleanor Chandler-Temple (RIEGL Australia)
1200
Enabling remote inspections at scale: a case study
Presenter:
Kihan Garcia Clarkson (Unleash.live)
1220
Panel Discussion
Presenter:
All Session Speakers
1250
LUNCH BREAK
Presenter:
1350
Applying for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Approval
Presenter:
Jayne Heatley (Norton White)
1410
An Approach to Stores Certification for Civil RPAS Operations
Presenter:
Rowan Carter (Revolution Aerospace)
1430
Emerging RPAS Technologies
Presenter:
Jackie Dujmovic (Hover UAV)
1450
Panel Discussion
Presenter:
All Session Speakers
1510
Closing Remarks
Presenter:
1530
CONFERENCE END
Presenter:
* PROGRAM TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE UPDATED ON THIS PAGE

Registration

Registration for the AAUS conference is included in your registration to the ROTORTECH 2022 Helicopter and Unmanned Flight Exposition.

Access to the exhibition and conference program at ROTORTECH 2022 is complimentary to all accredited trade visitors. It is not open to the general public.

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AAUS Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast

AAUS’s Diversity and Inclusions Working Group will be hosting it’s first D&I Breakfast at ROTORTECH 2022. The event will be a lead in to the AAUS’s conference at the Expo.

Date: Wednesday 22nd June, 2022
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
Venue: Rydges Fortitude Valley

This event is open to industry. It is free to attend for AAUS members. There will be a small charge for non-members. Registration is essential.

We are excited to announce Airspeeder FPV drone pilot Lexie Janson will be our guest speaker at the event. Lexie recently won the Woman to watch in UAS award and has recently returned to Australia from Europe. She will be talking about her career as a drone racing pilot and sharing her experiences as a young woman on the racing circuit.

Numbers for this event are limited, if you are interested in attending, please register early so not to miss out. If you are unable to attend on the day please let us know as soon as possible so we can re-allocate your ticket.

Registration to the breakfast event is NOT included in your conference registration.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Limited sponsorship packages are available for this conference. Contact Abi Smalley for more information.


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