Aerial Uptake Webinar - COPTRZ

Join COPTRZ and Aerial Uptake in a real LIVE debate around the public perception of drones with Sellafield, University of Lancashire, Northant SAR and Drone Prep. We’ll be tackling the following topics and asking YOU for your input on the acceptance of drones in the UK.

What are your main concerns around drone technology?

How could trust be increased? 

What is the most beneficial use of drones you’ve seen?

Should we be concerned about data and privacy? Why? 

How could local and regional government support drone tech and skills? 

This is your chance to put across your questions live to our panel of experts and learn about the drone industry as it is today.

Whether you work with drones currently and want to influence government schemes and investment OR you’re completely against drone technology, this is for you!

Save your seat and join the conversation below.

About Aerial Uptake 

AERIAL UPTAKE brings together local / regional public authorities and key players of the UAS sector from 6 European regions, being pioneers in the creation of a single European drone market. They exchange and transfer knowledge to unleash the potentials of UAS technology for civil and commercial usages. Besides exploring and addressing the key needs and bottlenecks of innovation and commercialisation of UAS, partners investigate tailored solutions for increasing societal acceptance by enhancing and articulating positive social impacts of drone technology.

George Burne, Coptrz

George joined Coprtz 4 years ago and has worked with a wide array of organisations, enabling them to incorporate a UAV solution within their operations. George has enhanced business performance in organisations like Severn Trent Water, EDF Energy and TEXO by providing a complete drone solution. George’s expertise lies in reducing risk, improving the data collected and cutting operational costs by using a drone solution where possible alongside traditional inspection methods.

Professor Darren Ansell, University of Central Lancaster

Darren is a professor of Aerospace at the University of Central Lancashire. Darren is also the lad for Aerospace Engineering, Head of Intelligent Systems Research Group. His research interests include UAVs and Intelligent systems for aerospace and medical sectors. Darren is also part of leading efforts in city use of drones for civic purposes and innovating with graphene to enhance aircraft.

Emily Bratt, DronePrep

Emily is innovation lead at DronePrep, who’s mission is to unlock suitable locations for drone use in the UK by bringing pilots and landowners together. Emily was recently involved with Royal Mail’s first ever delivery using drones and has been involved in a wide range of projects that are set to make drone accessible to the general public than ever before.

Nick Strelczuk, Northant SAR

Northamptonshire Search and Rescue are a group of trained volunteers who are on call 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. They are mainly called out to assist in the search for vulnerable missing people across the 760 square miles of Northamptonshire. Nick will be joining us to speak about how they use drones in search and rescue operations and the impact they have in saving lives.

Amanda Smith, Sellafield

Amanda is the UAV Equipment Engineer at the Sellafield site. Sellafield is a large multi-function nuclear site close to Seascale on the coast of Cumbria. Activities at the site include nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear waste storage and nuclear decommissioning, and it is a former nuclear power generating site. Amanda manages the UAV team at the site and will be sharing how drone have transformed the way the site operates.