February 2019

Webinar: UAV (Drone) Applications in the Natural Resource Sectors

Organized by the Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Stuart Nash at 604.558.6655 to inquire about space availability. Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Location: Webinar
(You will recieve the webinar login information 1 day prior to the event)
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC member (Professional or EIT/GIT): $20 + GST = $21.00

Non-member: $25 + GST = $26.25

Group webinar presentation (for office environments): $45 + GST = $47.25

Students: $10 + GST = $10.50
Contact: If you have any questions regarding this webinar please contat the webinar coordinator Melissa Fietz via email.
Note: If you purchase the Group Registration, there is no need to enter your guests or you will be charged additionally for each guest.
Important Dates: Please register by Friday, February 1.
As firms in the natural resource sectors search out technological solutions to increase efficiency, improve safety and streamline operations, UAVs (drones) are emerging as a potential tool to achieve these goals. This webinar will explore the regulations and limitations of UAVs as well as provide case studies of resource based engineering and geoscience projects where drones were utilized.


Colin Filliter, RPF, and Steve Rooke, RFT

Colin Filliter, RPF, has been working with UAVs since 2014 and co-founded SuavAir, a company that specializes in using UAVs to collect and analyze data. Very familiar with Transport Canada regulations, SuavAir has held an SFOC since 2014. His professional focus with UAVs has been in forest management, environmental management, and mining. Always happy to chat drones and applications to the natural resources, he can be reached at [email protected].

Steve Rooke, RFT, works as an Engineering Program Specialist for the FLNRORD Engineering Branch. In 2016, Steve began his adventure with the acquisition of a personal drone to create cool fishing videos. Shortly thereafter, it became clear using drones had the huge potential to support many aspects of his professional career. Steve admits that we have yet to scratch the surface of what we can use drones for. Currently, he has logged over 100 hours while conducting numerous flights such as planned missions for surveying, general observation flights and bridge inspections to name a few.

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