WEBINAR: What’s ahead for drones in Australia?
A new government-commissioned report by the University of South Australia sheds light on where the biggest opportunities are for drones in Australia and what we need to overcome to take advantage of them. This webinar took place on 11 May 2023 – see below for where you can watch the video recording of the event.
Join us for this webinar as the research team presents their findings on this topic in more detail. A panel of the project team from the UniSA and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Click the links below for more information on the project, plus the outcomes article with the downloadable final report that is the basis for this webinar.
Project introduction: Validating the benefits of increased drone uptake for Australia
Project outcomes and final report: The future of drones in Australia
Dr. Mirjam Wiedemann, PhD, is an Adjunct Research Fellow to the Centre for Enterprise Dynamics in Global Economies at UniSA Business and a lecturer and researcher at the University of New South Wales in the School of Aviation. Her applied research concerns regions, aviation innovation such as drones and AAM as well as sustainable aviation (hydrogen, electric flight) and the airport city and aerotropolis business models. Mirjam holds a licence as a drone pilot and has years of experience as an aviation consultant. She also worked in renewable energies and in Government and has been an advisory board member of an EU project in mobility research. Mirjam has helped numerous international airports and regions with their strategy towards economic development and revenue enhancement.
Akshay Vij is an Associate Professor at UniSA Business. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Vij’s research has made significant contributions to the development of statistical methods for the study of human behavior, and their application to transport contexts. Vij has collaborated extensively with industry and government partners to conduct research that addresses major practical challenges facing the transport sector.
Benedict Lyons, Director, National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. Benedict has led the Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy team in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and the Arts for the past 4 years. He has over 16 years of experience in policy development, regulation and microeconomic reform, and a keen interest in how emerging technologies can deliver benefits to the Australian society and economy.
The webinar was recorded, and the video can be watched at: Drones: Australian opportunities, risks, and challenges