POSTPONED: Alaska UAS Interest Group Annual Meeting 2013
The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration and the University of Alaska Fairbanks regret to inform you that the 2013 Alaska UAS Interest Group Meeting for Oct. 22-23 is canceled.
The federal government shutdown has caused a loss of speakers, very slow registration, and registration cancellations by attendees who depend on federal funds. From what we see in the news, there's no end to the shutdown in sight. Combined with cancelation fee deadlines for meeting services, we had no choice but to make this very hard decision. Since a significant value of this annual meeting is the interaction among key people of our industry, continuing with it knowing we would miss an important group seemed unfair to those who would attend expecting to find that.
However, with the expectation the federal budget issues will be resolved, we will reschedule for spring 2014. Information about where and when will be out in the next month or so. We are working to refund 100% of your registration and will advise you shortly how that will happen.
Please join us in attending the 2014 Alaska UAS Interest Group Annual Meeting in Anchorage in Spring 2014 to discuss UAS technology, uses, ongoing and potential projects, and integration into national, oceanic and international airspace systems.
The 2014 workshop will provide a forum for national airspace system users, including civil, commercial and government stakeholders to explore, identify, and openly discuss common goals. Themes will include airspace integration, civil and commercial unmanned aircraft activity in Alaska, science activities and natural resource management, as well as emergency response, and more.
UAS in Action
See the takeoff and recovery of an unmanned aircraft in the Bering Sea from the NOAA Ship McArthur II. Footage and photos from the flight included as well.