Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Is the Drone Industry Poised to Take Off in the Natural Resource Sector?

Wednesday November 30, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

Larry McCulloch will reveal how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, might be used in natural resource management. He will provide a framework for understanding the potential, limitations, and exigencies involved in UAV use and showcase results from some of the research LM Forest Resource Solutions Ltd. has conducted over the last two years. A selection of UAV equipment will be on display.

About Larry McCulloch:

Larry graduated from UBC in 1979 and became a  registered professional forester in 1981. He worked for two years on the coast as an Assistant Divisional Forester for MacMillan Bloedel, spent two years working as a forester in Mozambique, and then settled into the Bulkley Valley in 1986. Larry is well-grounded in the operational aspects of forest management, as well as environmental, compliance, and sustainability issues. More recently, he has been researching the use of unmanned aerial vehicles as a tool to provide detailed inventory and terrain data for natural resource sector operations.