Drone conference looks at emergency response, investigation and data collection

Drones 2017-2The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has announced the launch of a new conference to be held on 21 February 2017 in London. Drones 2017: Accident and Investigation will be led by an expert Advisory Board of UK thought-leaders from leading universities and the Ministry of Defence.

With recent developments in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aircraft systems, investigators and emergency services alike are able to use drones to enhance accident investigation techniques. This seminar will enable attendees to learn about the implementation of drone technology in emergency response services across the UK and how it can benefit post-accident investigation and data collection.

Confirmed speakers include: Lt Cdr Scott Hislop, Defence AIB Senior Engineer (Maritime), Defence Accident Investigation Branch; Richard Ross, Principal Inspector, Air Accident Investigation Branch; Mark Callaghan, Operational Lead for Drones, National Police Chiefs’ Council; Thomas Braagaard Sylvest, Head of UAV Education and Operation, Copenhagen Fire Department; and Ian Capewell, Inspector, Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

The event is aimed at multiple sectors, including police, rail, military and marine, who are all looking to learn from each other. In particular, attendees will hear from those who are actively using drone technology, looking at drone technology and developing drone technology specifically for the purpose of emergency response and investigation.

Key programme highlights include: the Defence Accident Investigation Branch and Air Accident Investigation Branch will share their use of drone technology; hear about the national picture of drone development and use across the UK police from the National Police Chiefs’ Council; and hear from leaders in drone use from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

Register your attendance to understand the usefulness of drones and how drones are being used by different organisations for accident management and investigation.


For further details visit www.imeche.org/drones or e-mail: eventenquiries@imeche.org