New Space Coast Drone Club To Host First Meeting Nov. 15 at Groundswell Startups In Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // November 10, 2017
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With the growing use of unmanned vehicles on the Space Coast, local providers and users have joined to create a Space Coast chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) with a kick-off launch party on November 15.
This event will be held at Groundswell Startups, located at 2412 Irwin Street in Melbourne, and will include presentations on how AUVSI can help Space Coast businesses. The meeting will run 5:30 to 8 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m.
The organization is a subsidiary of AUVSI’s Florida Peninsula Chapter.
The event is expected to attract government officials, local businesses offering unmanned vehicle services, officials from AUVSI, entrepreneurs interested in launching drone businesses in the area and such major players as Harris Corporation, which is involved in drone integration.
The satellite chapter will also support a new Brevard County School Board STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative to bring AUVSI Foundation SeaPerch kits to county middle and high schools.
“The industry on the Space Coast is maturing, expanding rapidly since 2016,” said Planet Inhouse, Inc. President and Founder Todd Hillhouse, whose Melbourne-based company provides professional support, training, sales and services for unmanned inspections and commercial use of drones.
“This is true in all of Florida with unmanned systems playing a critical role in hurricane recovery. The time is ripe to launch a local chapter. The technology used by companies on the Space Coast has become quite sophisticated and broad-ranging.”
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