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Drone Safety Protocol – Sample

Drone Safety Protocol

While the applications for drones continue to evolve, it is critical that drone users take standard safety precautions during all drone flights and operations.  The intent of this information is to provide basic information for drone safety and a safety protocol sample for drone operators. Please refer to https://www.faa.gov for the most current drone safety information.

Industry News

Unmanned Systems Workforce Report

Unmanned Systems Workforce Report

In 2016, the City of San Diego received grant funding through the Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment funds provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.  To assist the defense community and maximize the grant, the Propel San Diego Initiative was created and is a partnership between South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), East County Economic Development Council, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, City of San Diego, San Diego Military Advisory Council and San Diego Workforce Partnership.  The goal of Propel San Diego is to make the local defense sector more resilient to the ebb and flow of defense contracting.

In support of this effort, SCEDC is working to identify immediate workforce needs in the field of unmanned systems (aerial, underwater, land and surface). The goal is to understand the needs and create curriculum which can be used to prepare a workforce that possess the skills needed to immediately enter the field of unmanned systems. Local companies in this field were surveyed to identify workforce needs.

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment funds provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to the City of San Diego. The Propel San Diego Initiative is a partnership between South County EDC, East County EDC, San Diego Regional EDC, City of San Diego, SDMAC & San Diego Workforce Partnership

 

Events

Miramar Airshow

Members from SDIDC and SCEDC had the privilege to talk with the public at San Diegos annual Miramar Airshow on September 28-30, 2018. SDIDC representatives from the group were from Birds Eye Aerial Drones, Empower UAVNeoDesign Partners, South County Economic Development Council, and Straight Up Imaging. Miramar has a long history as a part of San Diego County and this year they honored the 100 years of women in the U.S. Marine Corps (1918-2018). For more information: www.miramarairshow.com

Propel San Diego Initiative:
The Propel San Diego Initiative is a partnership between South County EDC, East County EDC, San Diego Regional EDC, City of San Diego, San Diego Military Advisory Council and San Diego Workforce Partnership, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). The goal of this effort is to create a resilient defense supply chain in San Diego by diversifying defense companies. One of SCEDCs specific projects under this effort is to create more awareness for unmanned systems in San Diego, promote unmanned systems infrastructure and prepare our workforce with related skills.

To maximize our efforts under Propel San Diego, SCEDC began managing the San Diego Industrial Drone Consortium (SDIDC) in April 2018. Together, SCEDC and SDIDC are committed to furthering drone efforts and infrastructure in the San Diego region and creating an environment which provides resiliency and competitiveness for unmanned systems companies who conduct defense work.

As the drone industry continues to grow, drones have become a tool that have applications in a variety of industries. Members of the SDIDC consist of local drone companies in San Diego County who have established a consortium to promote the growth of the drone industry in the region. One of SDIDC’s goals is to increase awareness and develop cross-industry partnerships in an effort to enhance the connectivity of drones into other industries.SDIDC is conducting educational presentations to various industry organizations through panels of member drone companies who possess a variety of expertise in the field. If your organization is interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact us: https://sdindustrialdrone.com/become-a-member/.

Contact Information: South County Economic Development Council
Phone: (619) 424-5143
Email: SCEDC@SouthCountyEDC.com

 

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment funds provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to the City of San Diego. The Propel San Diego Initiative is a partnership between South County EDC, East County EDC, San Diego Regional EDC, City of San Diego, San Diego Military Advisory Council and San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Events

InterDrone 2018

The San Diego Industrial Drone Consortuium (SDIDC) made its debut to the industrial drone industry at the International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) on September 5-7, 2018 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Representatives of the group displayed from Action Drone Inc., EpiSci, GoProfessional Cases (GPC), and Planck Aerospace. InterDrone is where the commercial UAV industry companies connects with other drone pilots, service providers, UAS engineers and developers, UAV manufacturers, videographers and enterprise UAV end-users.

 

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Mission Statement

To foster growth of the San Diego drone industry by leveraging collective resources, experience and capabilities to pursue defense and commercial opportunities, develop cross-industry partnerships in an effort to increase resiliency among drone companies, cultivate a highly qualified workforce, promote the development of drone technology, advocate for the development of UAS test sites and infrastructure, and support the integration of drones in the National Airspace System (NAS) to support resiliency in the defense supply chain.