Unmanned Aircraft Systems on Campus
National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), 2019
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, are a revolutionary technology that are making it easier than ever to collect information from above the Earth’s surface. For institutions of higher education, UAS technology is offering exciting new opportunities for carrying out research, inspecting campus infrastructure, and improving safety on campus. UAS also pose a number of challenges, particularly on issues relating to federal regulations, privacy, and responsible use. In this webinar, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, director of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory and founder of the UVM UAS Team, provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of UAS technology and discusses how UAS are used in action from disaster response and public safety efforts to traffic monitoring, infrastructure, and environmental research. This webinar is appropriate for those working in senior campus administration, campus safety and security, emergency management, law enforcement, threat assessment, residential life, student conduct and affairs, legal counsel, or any other personnel working to establish policies and procedures for UAS technology on campus.