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* Update - presentations now available * Joint UKEOF-ShARE conference on using drones for environmental regulation and monitoring

A two day conference to exchange knowledge and best practice

The presentations given at this event are now available. Note that some files are large.

Experts from UKEOF and the Shared Agency Regulatory Evidence Programme (ShARE) will meet at a two day conference to discuss how the use of drone technology can protect and enhance the environment. The event will be hosted by UKEOF partner Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and will take place at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, from 29-30 January 2019.

Environmental agencies increasingly use drones to aid their monitoring and regulation activities. "[Drones] are an invaluable addition to our regulatory tool box and are playing an increasingly important role in how we tackle a wide range of environmental activity from managing incidents and tackling waste crime, to inspecting our assets and monitoring our forests, habitats and waterways", says Martin Davies, from NRW.

Delegates will have a chance to see drones in action when teams from the visiting agencies, universities and NRW will give flying demonstrations at the university’s drone school in Northop.

If you would like further information on this event please contact Gareth Old (UKEOF).

Drone Conference, Jan 2019