*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Drones: Innovations in Public Safety **See course description for changes to date, time, and classroom of the last class**
New!

This course will be a fun and informative look into how public safety is using small unmanned aircraft systems (drones). This course will provide an overview of sUAS, how they are used by public safety, and various capabilities provided by the assortment of aircraft and their respective payloads. Additionally, this course will provide an overview of the rules, regulations, and laws associated with sUAS, and counter measures used to stop their nefarious use.
*DATE CHANGE*
The last class meeting has been changed from Apr 3 to Apr 10. The correct dates are: Mar 20, 27, Apr 10. The Mar 20 and 27 classes will meet in Darden Classroom 290 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. The Apr 10 class will meet in Darden Classroom 150 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Instructor Bio:

Chief Charles L. Werner (Charlottesville Fire Chief Emeritus) is serving as the acting Deputy State Coordinator Senior Advisor with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. He presently advises on Rail Responder Apps, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, FirstNet, NG911, Situational Awareness, GIS and interoperability. Chief Werner serves on many fire and safety boards including the Board of the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS, and the Virginia Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee. He is also the chair of the National Council on Public Safety UAS.

Required Reading:

Ability to take notes, in writing or electronically.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A209 Charles Werner Mar 20, 27, Apr 10 Tu 2:30-4:00 p.m. Darden School of Business (UVA) A

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