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Ofcom Consultation on the UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015
The availability of spectrum and harmonised access to it for command and control of remotely piloted airborne systems (RPAS, also termed UAS), will be critical for future development of the RPAS industry. The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is the most important meeting at which global harmonisation decisions are made for spectrum allocation and the regulations governing its use. WRCs are held approximately every four years and the next one will take place in November 2015 (WRC-15).
The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, Ofcom (www.ofcom.org.uk), under a Government direction, represents the UK at WRCs. Ofcom is currently consulting stakeholders on the input that it will provide to WRC-15.
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House of Lords RPAS Civil Use Consultation
The House of Lords has issued a consultation on the Civil use of RPAS systems. The deadline is Friday the 19th September for written submissions and UAVS is collecting responses from its Members to provide an industry wide submission. If you are logged in please follow the link in the menus bar on the left to contribute. Alternatively click here.
Unfortunately UAVS must restrict its response to these two consulations to the Members it represents. If you have forgotten your Username or Password please Contact Carolyne.Wyenor@UAVS.org who will be happy to send you a reminder.
A Members seminar is also being arranged for early September to discuss the final submission. Details of the seminar and how to register will be published on the Events page soon.
New CAA certification guidance for 7Kg to 20Kg
Please find in the Members Library under CAA Documents important proposed changes to the certification of 7 to 20 Kg RPAS to come in to force later this year.
UAS Industry Events
The following events may be of interest to both members, the wider UAS/RPAS community and those considering a future in this industry:
Early September 2014 : Members only seminar on UAVS response to House of Lords Consultation : TBC
9 - 10 September 2014 : London : Twickenham Stadium. UAS 2014 : 15% Members discount available. Access the Discount code by visiting the events page.
21- 22 October 2014 : London Olympia : Commercial UAV Show
2 December 2014 : Brussels : UVS International "RPAS CivOps 2014"
For more information on all these events, please visit the Events page.
Can you help the University of Aberdeen to launch a Masters in GIS
The University of Aberdeen has launched a Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The programme promotes the integrated study and application of geospatial technologies and prepares students for industry. Building on 25 years of excellence it has been designed to make use of a wide range of state-of-the-art hardware and commercial and open-source software.
To support the programme the University is seeking sponsorship of a multi-rotor UAV and associated image processing software. In return you will:
• Enhance your corporate profile within the University of Aberdeen
• Gain exposure to our MSc GIS students
• Access MSc GIS students for work placements and company projects
• Fulfil worthwhile Corporate Social Responsibility and PR
Applications of GIS that benefit industry include: hydrocarbon exploration and management, offshore survey, environmental consultancy, civil and costal engineering projects, transport, marine and coastal management and marine studies, and precision agriculture.
For more information please contact Richard Stewart, Development Officer: t: 01224 273595 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing all UAS/RPAS Interests
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS) is a non-for-profit organisation funded solely by membership subscriptions. It is independent and dedicated to promoting its members and their and the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry's interests and is the world's longest established trade association devoted exclusively to the UAS community. It represents the UAS manufacturing and system integration industry to UK government and UK regulators and works towards the safe, integrated and effective utilisation of these systems in civil and commercial roles. The influence the UK has on worldwide regulation and operation of UAS means that UAVS' role is both important and essential. More....
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Latest Industry News
For the latest news in the UAS industry, UAVS recommends http://www.uasvision.com/.
UAS Vision is an independent global forum for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems community. Its aim is to provide a daily news service covering all topics related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) & Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).
A Good Read
As much as this website has some information on the history and evolution of UAS, there are more authoritive tomes on the subject. UAVS recommends two recent publications. For more information on these books, click here.
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