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The Cape May County UAS Program develops activities with a focus on (a) fostering innovation; (b) bringing innovators/developers together with end users; and (c) serving the public good, from general outreach to specific activities like First Responder R&D.  Examples:

Assisting Innovators In Unique Work
Inside a historic aircraft hangar at KWWD, watch Luftronix, Inc., demonstrate its precision navigation technology that inspects aircraft for damage.

United Nations Workshop
U.N. personnel witnessed a simulated medical emergency at sea, at a workshop on U.N. guidelines governing the use of drones in overseas disasters.

Assisting First Responders
Innovators American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. and Verizon worked with County OEM to develop First Responder emergency management tools.

Drone Camp
Middle-schoolers enjoy a Saturday "Drone Camp."  Keeps these STEM geniuses busy all day! Takeaway for each student was his/her own drone.

  • OEM Day - Coming Soon

  • Annual ConferenceClick Here

  • Private/Public Working Groups in Energy/Utilities, Emergency Management, Maritime, and C-UASClick Here

Media & Articles

New York Times
https://nyti.ms/2EqUf6C

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/tech.html (CMC OEM Director Marty Pagliughi is interviewed)

Cheddar TV
https://twitter.com/cheddar/status/972164952105525250 
https://twitter.com/americanaeroinc 

USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2018/03/16/hurricane-wipes-out-cell-phone-service-here-comes-200-pound-drone/419614002/

USA Today E-Versions
https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/tech/news/2018/03/14/verizon-tests-a-200-pound-drone-to-aid-first-responders/32930761/
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/2018/03/14/circling-drone-can-restore-cell-signal-during-disaster/32932571/


Press Release: September 11th 2017

Contact:  Carole Mattessich | 609 465-1085

Cape May County Government Partners with County Chamber of Commerce to Host UAS Conference

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ – The Third Annual Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), will be held October 16-18, at the Cape May Convention Hall in Cape May, New Jersey.  The 3-day conference will focus on drones and drone technology and their varied uses in today’s commercial and government environment. In addition to speakers, there will be technical exhibits, demonstrations, industry experts and innovators.

The Cape May County UAS Conference is considered the premier drone forum in the Northeast.  This year, the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will co-host the event with the Cape May County Division of Economic Development.  Keynote speakers include New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo, a senior member of the House Congressional Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  LoBiondo also chairs the Aviation Subcommittee which oversees civil aviation policy, aviation labor, aviation commerce, safety and security, unmanned aircraft systems, and the majority of programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Major General Marke Gibson, USAF (Ret), is the second keynote speaker. Gibson is the Senior Advisor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration (ADA-3), and reports directly to the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is responsible for providing executive direction and high level leadership to the FAA, with responsibility for oversight of the work related to UAS.

Panel discussions will include, Counter UAS, UAS in First Response, Current Legal and Regulatory issues, Commercial Growth and Funding, and Rule 107 Waivers.  Information presented at the Cape May County UAS Conference will focus on drone technology and highlight how it is changing the way business is conducted using high powered commercial drones for security, surveillance, data collection, mapping, weather reporting and more.

Under the direction of Freeholder Will Morey, Cape May County has taken the lead in bringing the growing drone industry to the area.  The County has invested considerable time, energy and resources in developing business contacts and interest to drive new businesses and potential year round jobs to the County from emerging global industries and technology companies, particularly UAS.  The partnership with the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is proof of further commitment to diversifying the economy and developing new industry in the County.

Chamber President Vicki Clark explained, “The County and the Chamber are developing a strong partnership in spurring economic growth and development which previously focused almost solely on the tourism industry. We must now also work to proactively stimulate new, sustainable jobs and opportunities; that’s exactly what led to our joint effort in hosting this conference.”

The geography and location between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean make Cape May County well suited for testing and drone technology related businesses. “Tech companies typically do not require a large footprint to settle their operations,” Morey noted.  “They can work near water and wetlands, and most prefer to do their research and development near that environment.”

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, exhibit space and registration regarding the Third Annual Cape May County UAS Conference, visit the website at: www.uascmc.com.

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