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UAV Technology and Applications Conference, February 2016

On 12th February 2016, the NZCPA hosted a conference on UAV technologies that attracted approximately 80 people from a range of different industries and organisations.

Sam Lamb's presentation
Matt Flowerday's presentation

There was a mixture of research and commercial applications presented, including two international speakers, and a presentation from Altus about the work they are doing in the US market. The conference was low-key, well received and informative.

At the panel discussion, a number of issues were raised, for example; the volume of data being produced, stored and uploaded – internet access/cost and procession time; data visualisation for end users; business growth – development of exportable systems and operations; and creating targeted/catered solutions for high value crop farmers.


The following people presented at the conference. See below for pdfs of a selection of presentations.

  • Matt Flowerday – GPS-IT

  • Nadia McClean – Abacusbio

  • Geoff Lamb – Yamaha

  • Simon Morris – Altus

  • Navid Nakhjiri – California State Polytechnic University

  • Ina Draganova – Massey University

  • Graham Hinchcliffe – Auckland University of Technology

  • Sam Lamb – Massey School of Aviation

  • Subodh Bhandari – California State Polytechnic University

  • Kelvin Barnsdale – Spatial Engineering Research Centre, UoC

  • Linda Bulk – Aeronavics

UAV Conference Programme.pdf (107 KB)