|[December 12, 2012]
AIAA To Host Policy Symposium on Civilian Applications of UAVs
RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host
a March symposium on the nonmilitary uses of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The "AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A California
Perspective" will take place March 26-28, 2013, at the Hyatt Westlake
Plaza, Thousand Oaks, Calif. The event is co-hosted by California State
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-44th District), California Lt.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, California State Senator Steve Knight (R-21st
District), and California State Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-51st
The symposium will engage policymakers, designers, manufacturers, and
consumers in discussion about the benefits of commercial and civil
governmental UAV applications. These include the role of UAVs in
wildfire detection and management, pollution management, event security,
traffic monitoring, disaster relief, fisheries management, pipeline
monitoring and oil and gas security, meteorology and storm tracking,
remote aerial mapping, and transmission line inspection.
"AIAA is pleased to partner with California State Assemblyman Jeff
Gorell and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other members of the California
State Legislature, to offer this vital symposium on the civilin
applications of unmanned aerial vehicles," stated AIAA Executive
Director Sandra H. Magnus. "While the military applications of UAVs are
discussed nightly in our news media, many of the civilian uses of the
vehicles go largely unconsidered. By offering this event, with a focus
on the California airspace, we will bring together community and
business leaders, public safety officers, engineers, scientists, and
military personnel, to discuss how UAVs can be harnessed for the good of
our communities, the safety of our populace, and the prosperity of all."
Assemblyman Gorell added, "I am very excited to co-host this important
conference with AIAA and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom as a direct result of
our California Gold Team efforts. This partnership with AIAA is a major
opportunity to bring new manufacturing and much needed jobs to Southern
For more information about the "AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian
Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective," or to register, please
or contact Ross B. Garelick Bell, Space, Defense, and National Security
Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media.
AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global
aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members
worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together
industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in
aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344
Phone (News - Alert):
703.264.7558 Fax: 703.264.7551 www.aiaa.org
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