The Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Interest Group (UAS SIG) is a membership group focuses on the application of unmanned aerial systems in agriculture. Supported by the National Centre for Precision Farming and founder member URSULA Agriculture, its membership broadly reflects the UAS in agricultural industry, including UAS operators, operations and service providers, technologists, agronomists, agricultural training and academia. The group has close links with organisations such as the CAA and ARPAS.
The UAS SIG was officially launched on 6 March 2014 and it aims to develop operational standards and training for UAS operators in agriculture; raise awareness of the operational requirements for UAS in agriculture, and develop all aspects of UAS technology, thereby increasing the application of UAS in agriculture.
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The special interest group provides links between commercial, industrial, academic and international organisations and gives its members wider opportunities to exploit available technology and to combine their knowledge and skills. Its activities are relevant to individuals and groups interested in the:
Members are involved in an extensive range of projects including:
UAS SIG outputs include
Being an active member is essential and each member's contribution will help drive timely and high quality in its achievement of the aims listed above. Attendance is expected at quarterly meetings.
The annual subscription rate is as follows:
Members will receive a reminder email one month prior to the end of their 12-month subscription. Renewals are payable within 28 days of the reminder and pricing details and a link to the online or alternative payment system will be included in the email.
Subscriptions are non-refundable.
The UAS Interest Group's expertise supports the NCPFs aim of evaluating and promoting the use of technology in agriculture. The NCPF in turn assists the group by providing an academic lead, researchers and secretariat to support the group in achieving its aims.