Montana State Workshop | Critical Infrastructure Reentry and Situational Awareness Project (CIRSAP) | 2019 Resilience Challenge Grant
On August 28, 2019, the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), and the Montana Division of Disaster and Emergency Services held a statewide event in Helena, Montana. Fifty stakeholders gathered from emergency management, precision agriculture, transportation infrastructure, forest management, and other public and private sectors. The half-day workshop focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) situational awareness and featured presentations from drone manufacturers, experts and pilots from private companies, academia, and the State of Montana government. The purpose of the workshop was to educate stakeholders on current UAS policy, understand the use of UAS in Montana, and discuss utilizing UAS for improved situational awareness.
The workshop was funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Challenge Grant program. Montana is one of four states that participated in the CRDR's Resilience Challenge Grant project. Learn more about the CRDR's Resilience Challenge Grant project here.