- Learn about advances in UAV and sensor technology;
- Clarify Transport Canada regulations updated June 2019; and
- Explore two case studies where drones were used for data collection.
- Welcome and Introduction
- UAViation - Canadian Regulatory Environment
- UAViation - UAVs and Sensors
- UAViation - UAV Program Considerations
- Golder Associates Ltd. - Using structure-from-motion, to create high-precision DEM’s to supplement modelling of geophysical data
- Vancouver Parks Board- Integrating UAV’s in Seawall monitoring and Maintenance”
- Other Potential applications
We will share insights from a diverse array of projects that we’ve worked on including using Drones for structure-from-motion, to create high-precision DEM’s to supplement modelling of geophysical data, using drones in large area photogrammetry for remote substrate mapping of river beds and more.
Besides regulations and sensors, this session will explore how UAVs are being used in engineering and geosciences. From data collection to modelling and interpretation we will share our experiences, challenges, and successes using drones to augment existing field practices and to derive more data, for more uses than ever before. Ideal for anyone who is curious about advancements in UAVs and associated sensors and deliverables in engineering and geosciences. Or anyone who is considering building a UAV program within their organization.
Senior Water Resources Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.
James Ogilvie is a Senior Water Resources Engineer in Golder’s Vancouver office. James specializes in the design and construction of river engineering, habitat remediation, coastal engineering, and water management projects. James has extensive recent experience in habitat remediation and compensation projects, most notably following tailings dam breaches in Canada and Brazil.
Environmental Scientist, Golder Associates Ltd.
Evin is an Environmental Scientist in Golder’s Vancouver office. He has worked to integrate drone technology into site investigations and risk assessments in a diverse range of sectors including land development for First Nations, mining, and public service.
Geophysical Surveyor, Golder Associates Ltd.
Shawn Mracek is a student in his final year at the University of Victoria in the Physical Geography and Earth Science program. He is currently employed as a geophysical surveyor in Golder's Vancouver office. Shawn has been applying his expertise with UAV's and surveying to geophysics, GIS, and photogrammetry.
Manager, Business Development, UAViation Aerial Solutions
Graham is a business graduate and an enthusiast of disruptive technologies and emerging industries. As an experienced sales professional he was naturally drawn to the field of UAVs and remote sensing technologies. He avidly integrates in a variety of industries and seeks new opportunities to apply UAV technologies in value added applications.
Senior Engineer, Vancouver Parks Board, City of Vancouver
Ali is a Senior Engineer at the Vancouver Park Board, where he oversees work on a variety of park projects including restoration and maintenance of seawalls, foreshore areas, slopes, bridges, and marine structures. Ali has been working on integrating UAVs into the inspection, documentation, and monitoring of the condition of seawall, foreshore areas, and rock slopes in Stanley Park.