Drone Technology: The Big Picture

Louise Jupp

  • Format:
  • Duration: 60min
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All Ages
  • When: 18/11/2021 3:00 pm
  • Recorded: Yes

Given the rate at which drones have exploded onto the scene in the last 5 years, there is no doubt drones of all shapes, sizes and capabilities will soon be the norm in our skies.

Ironically, despite the relative ease with which drones can be used to save lives, promote efficient resource use, monitor wildlife, improve crop yields, streamline construction site management or map large areas, they are still underestimated and perhaps even misunderstood by many.

This presentation will provide a broad overview of drone technology, the wide ranging applications of drone technology and the associated benefits to society. The aim of the presentation is to provide the audience with a better understanding of this exciting innovative industry and to highlight ways in which they can take part in and pursue a career in this industry.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Louise Jupp is the Amazon best-selling author of Precision Farming from Above (2018) and editor of the best-selling Drone Professional 1 (2020) and Drone Professional 2 (2021). She is a South African Civil Aviation Authority licensed drone pilot and drone instructor. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Science and has over 29 years’ experience in environmental impact assessment and management in the UK, Europe and across Africa.

Louise is the founder of Terreco Aviation, a consultancy dedicated to developing the professional use of drone technology in general and in agriculture and sustainable food production in particular. She believes commercial drone systems are fundamental to improving food security and meeting increasing food demand in inherently more sustainable ways. Louise actively promotes the professional drone industry through books, collaborative papers, international speaking, as an advisor, Industry Awards judge and as a member of several committees that aim to advance the use of drones in Southern Africa, USA and Europe.

She is also spearheading the first international chapter of Women and Drones (USA) in Africa, raising awareness of the roles women can play in the African drone industry as well as inspiring and supporting their greater involvement across Africa.