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7 & 8 Sep 2022


Theatre 3 - Emergency Services

    • Wednesday

      Barry Koperberg: Speaking in the Theatre 3 - Emergency Services

      11.00 - 11.30

      Barry Koperberg
      Wings For Aid

      A humanitarian internet - using cargo drone aircraft

      Why do some of us receive parcels we need within 24 hours, and others do not? This seminar addresses a key issue in humanitarian logistics: the ‘last mile’ of 50-250km. Barry Koperberg, founder and GM of Wings For Aid, outlines how drone technology, partnership and persistence power up a ‘humanitarian internet’ for package delivery. In action shortly: a 650kg aircraft in a BVLOS circuit, to drop 20kg self-landing boxes. Just where they are most needed.

      Ricky Sandhu: Speaking in the Theatre 3 - Emergency Services

      11.45 - 12.15

      Ricky Sandhu
      Urban Air Port Limited

      Air One

      Urban-Air Port | "Air-One" [Rapidly Deployable Vertiport For Drone-Delivery, Air-Taxi, Disaster Management]

      Dr Paul Royall: Speaking in the Theatre 3 - Emergency Services

      12.30 - 13.00

      Dr Paul Royall
      King’s College London & DroneMatLab Ltd

      Drones for Improving Healthcare & Medicine Access in Medical Emergencies.

      Kenneth Geipel: Speaking in the Theatre 3 - Emergency Services

      13.15 - 13.45

      Kenneth Geipel

      The New Normal of Wildfires and the Need to Innovate

      This masterclass will highlight how the climate crisis have caused an increase in wildfire frequency and severity, to the modern-day mega fires. How current wildfire operations are being done, and why these methods are unequipped to deal with the current situation. Lastly why firefighters need innovating their procedures and equipment used, for the benefit of the local communities, the environment, and global health

      Nick Sharpe: Speaking in the Theatre 3 - Emergency Services

      14.00 - 14:30

      Nick Sharpe
      Modini Limited

      Realising the potential of BVLOS drones – Regulation, innovation, use-case.

      Delivering a regular BVLOS operation in UK airspace with large (100+kg) UAS is a case-by-case challenge. This seminar will explore our experience of delivering a large VTOL UAS platform in UK Airspace. We will offer a real-world view on the challenges we faced, how we overcame the initial barriers to entry, and how some of the most challenging issues faced today may be solved tomorrow.