Experts in GIS, emergency communications, unmanned aircraft join

I'm pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the roster. These new members have a experience in working with geographic information systems and aerial photography, disaster and emergency communications, and unmanned aircraft systems.

The new members are as follows:

Alan Jump is a member of Monterey County ARES (Ameteur Radio Emergency Services) in California. He is a hobbyist, tinkerer, and emergency communicator. Jump is interested in UAV use for disaster management including search and rescue, photogrammetry, mapping, and remote damage assessment.

Colin Loring retired from the US Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in 2010. He used aerial photography and GIS extensively for resource conservation planning and inventory work. In 1992 he organized a flew a low altitude color infra-red storm event survey while in graduate school studying environmental health, water resources. Since 2004, he has been a member of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary-Civil Air Patrol in emergency services, disaster relief and air search and rescue and aerospace education. He is also a pilot and HAM radio operator. Colin received his BA in Geology from the University of Tennessee in 1982 and was U.S. Navy Photographer from 1972-76.

Kevin Corns is a faculty associate at Arizona State University specializing in unmanned aircraft systems.

Fancisco Pousa Neto has 20 years of experience building flying and radio controlled aircraft. He is based in Brazil, where he works on advertising design and runs the website, which offers unmanned aircraft services for a variety of humanitarian applications.

The addition of these new members brings the roster up to 25 members. We continue to accept applications, with no fee charged for membership.

Posted on April 8, 2013 .