Wisconsin Creates Multidisciplinary Drone Advisory Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016 No Comments
Categories : Education & Research

The state of Wisconsin has established an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) advisory board, according to an announcement from the State Cartographer’s Office, a unit of the department of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Heading the board is President Chris Johnson, founder and CEO of PilotTrainingSystem.com and director of the UW-Madison Flight Lab. In addition, according to the announcement, board members include stakeholders from the “private UAS sector; nonprofits; the FAA; legal firms; first responders; hobbyists; and the Wisconsin departments of justice, natural resources, administration and transportation.”

The public will be able to attend the quarterly meetings, which are expected to begin in October.

The State Cartographer’s Office says the group’s mission is to “offer a source for technical expertise and discussion of safety and privacy issues related to civilian UAS use.”

More information can be found here.

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