Civilian Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CAUAS)
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Planning for Civilian Use of Unmanned Aircraft   ·   Boulder, CO   ·   October 1-3, 2007

Civilian Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CAUAS)
First Community Symposium dedicated to civilian applications
of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Location: Millenium Harvest House, Boulder, CO
Dates: October 1-3, 2007
Convened by: Dr. Susan K. Avery
Co-chaired by: Dr. Betsy Weatherhead and Dr. Brian Argrow

PURPOSE: To develop an integrated vision of future UAS use in the US incorporating input from agencies, academia and industry.

SUMMARY: Unmanned Aircraft Systems offer unprecedented opportunities to the public and civilian sectors of the United States. Safe, routine and long flights allow scientific studies that fill important data gaps. US infrastructure is being augmented by UAS through applications such as border patrols and wildfire monitoring. Many US agencies are either using or are considering the use of UAS to support their missions. This symposium will address the range of public and civilian uses of UAS and examine the potential future of this technology as it develops in the next decade. Representatives from NASA, NOAA, DHS, DOE and FAA, in collaboration from leading university researchers and industry are gathering for a three day symposium in Boulder, Colorado on October 1-3, 2007 to discuss possible collaborations, future potentials and the most responsible path forward. Leaders in this field will discuss, across disciplines, the need for coordination, safety and responsiveness in the coming decade. Interested parties are invited to register in mid-August or to contact either Dr. Betsy Weatherhead or Dr. Brian Argrow for early registration. The venue is expected to fill, so interested parties are encouraged to register early.

Attendance: Academia, government and industry

Steering Committee, Session Chairs, and Invited Speakers:

  • Steve Hipskind
  • Warren Wiscombe
  • Raymond L. Kolibaba
  • Bob Curtin
  • Steve Hottman
  • Prof. V. Ramanathan
  • Robin Murphy
  • Walter C. Oechel
  • Judy Curry
  • Douglas M. Marshall
  • Sandy MacDonald
  • General Kostelnik
  • Michael S. Francis
  • Rich Fagan
  • John Scull Walker
  • Mark Angier
  • John Nannen
  • Laurence (Nuke) Newcome
  • Dave Bossert
  • Doug Davis
  • Peter van Blyenberg
  • John Hansman
  • Jack Kaye
  • Steve Hottman
  • Graeme Stephens
  • Jim Maslanik
  • Adam Watts
  • Phil Hall
  • Al Gasiewski
  • Andy Roberts
  • Tim Brown
  • Scott Rayder
  • Greg Holland
  • Sandy MacDonald
  • Greg McFarquhar
  • Marty Ralph
  • Dave Fahey
  • Matt Fladeland
  • Basil Papadalous
  • Geoff Bland

Agenda (PDF)

Accommodations: Millennium Harvest House, Boulder

Registration Site:

  • Registration may fill. Interested parties should register early.
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Questions: Contact Dr. Betsy Weatherhead at

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