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It's Not About the Drones: Organizational Considerations for UAS

  • Jan 29, 2020 (9:30 - 11:00 am CT; 8:30 - 10:00 am MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop or laptop access)


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Oftentimes, organizations focus on the details of purchasing UAS without a clear vision on how to implement UAS programs within the organization. This presentation will discuss many considerations in order to implement an effective UAS program that truly has a return on investment. The presenter will provide an overview of UAS technology, best practices for application, innovation in using the technology and infrastructure needs.

Best practices will be discussed on where, how, when and who should be using this innovative initiative. This webinar is going to be one you do not want to miss! Our speaker is nationally recognized as one of the best and most knowledgeable on UAS.


Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Director of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory, serves in a joint capacity with the USDA Forest Service Research & Development. Over the years, his research has focused on the application of geospatial technology to a broad range of natural resource related issues such as environmental justice, wildlife habitat mapping, high-elevation forest decline, land cover change detection, community health, and water quality modeling. Jarlath earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Science in Water Resources from the University of Vermont, and certificates in hyperspectral image exploitation and joint GIS operations from the National Geospatial Intelligence College. For over a decade he served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps (active and reserve) with tours in East Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.

Target Audience

This presentation is ideal for decision makers involved in UAS technology. There will be significant benefit to those who will be using UAS technologies including pilots, designers, construction, maintenance, traffic and IT staff.

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