Workshop-Exploring government and private sector applications of UAS/Drones in Washington

​The Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) and the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division, are organizing a workshop geared towards working professionals in the local and state government and the private sector. The workshop is focused on applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS)/drones in Washington State and will feature expert speakers, UAS users, and interactive discussions. Stay tuned as speakers are announced.

Objectives
​1. Explore the development of a regional UAS working group
2. Gather input and information from current users to develop an inventory of activity in Washington
3. Identify policy, legislative and regulatory opportunities and hurdles
4. Provide technical guides and references for attendees

Audience
City and County Government
State Agencies
Elected Officials
Industry
Vendors and Contractors
Ports & Special Purpose Districts
First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, IMT Staff)

​Note: This event is open to working
professionals only.

Topics to be discussed –
Current FAA regulations
Possible developments to federal legislation
UAS usage by cities, counties, ports
Private sector applications
Privacy concerns
Utilizing drones for critical inspections
Countering drones