Unmanned Aerial System Weather Forum

Monday, May 8, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

[complimentary access to all registered XPO attendees]

National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Weather Forum provides a platform for UAS operators; federal and state agencies; weather researchers and providers; trade groups; safety and insurance groups; UAS manufacturers; and others to

  • Share experiences with expected and unexpected weather impacts
  • Engage in a dialogue about weather needs for UAS operationsCollect requirements for developing better weather guidance
  • Collect requirements for developing better weather guidance
  • Cultivate strategies on how to make progress with needed weather support
  • Assist regulators with safe integration of UAS into the national airspace system considering weather impacts
  • Explore opportunities for using UAS-sensed environmental information for enhanced situational awareness and better weather prediction
  • Facilitate weather education & outreach

The UAS Weather Forum is open to all XPONENTIAL attendees; however, separate pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions regarding the forum, please contact:

UAS Weather Forum Agenda

  • Opening Remarks
  • Manufacturer & Operator Perspective
    Joe Burns, Sensurion Aerospace
  • Operations in Harsh Environments
    Cathy Cahill, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Collection & Use of UAS-sensed Information
    Brian Argrow, University of Colorado Boulder
  • UAS-based Inspection of Infrastructure
    Chris Theisen, Northern Plains UAS Test Site
  • UAS Support for Battlefields
    David Knapp, Army Research Laboratory
  • NASA UTM Experience
    Marcus Johnson, NASA Ames Research Center
  • National & International Regulations for Airspace Integration
    Andrew Thurling, AeroVironment
  • Open Discussion with Panelists & Audience
  • Closing Remarks