BLUEFIN Robotics hosts a transatlantic UAV webinar 22 September 2014 at 15:00 hours UK time (BST) / 10:00 hours Boston time (U.S. EDT).
This might be considered rather brave in an age when the "popular" press vilifies "drones" / unmanned systems with vague, nebulous language and terrifying visions of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" to frighten the general public (and the politicians they elect). In a way this informative this webinar couldn't come along at a better time.
As we in the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Community know, the reality of unmanned platforms couldn't be anything further from the fantasy created by a hysterically ignorant public falling prey to hype and misinformation from the activist community and tabloid journalists. This especially significant wherein UUVs and AUVs are concerned; these are tools used to save lives, prevent disasters and secure home and international waters from threats to peace and prosperity. (Remind me to tell you about the encounters I had with unruly protesters at a conference in Liverpool when the organisers lost control of the situation and the police were called in...)
...OK, I'll stop flag-waving for unmanned vehicles and drones. Here's what Deanne Talbot of Bluefin Robotics promises with this webinar:
- Review the key factors in establishing an AUV operation;
- Receive practical advice on shipboard concerns, crew and operations personnel requirements, maintenance expectations, and data management; and,
- Learn how to avoid pitfalls and stumbling blocks by addressing key factors early in the process.
BTW - I've met on a couple of occasions Omer Poroy and Will O'Halloran, who are hosting the discussions. They are energetic, knowledgeable, and patient - just the type of chaps to host an insightful webinar.
Hope you can join them; it should be useful.
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