Short Courses

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Short Course 1: UAS Remote Pilot Ground School - .75CEU CREDITS - Cancelled

DATE: 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

 

TIME: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

COST (per person): 

$250 Member Professionals 

$300 Non-Member Professionals

$50 Students (Limited to 5 students)

DESCRIPTION:

This course is focused on individuals who will be taking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot (RP) Part 107 Knowledge Test. Earning FAA RP certification allows an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a.k.a. drone, pilot to fly UAS as a government operator.

Participants in the course should be prepared to study on their own after the class to cover the remaining topic areas. However, with a concentrated effort most should be able to take the test within a couple of weeks after the class and should schedule accordingly (testing center information provided in the course). Our focus is on the two most difficult subject areas; aviation weather and airspace plus a brief overview of the remaining topics. We provide all of the materials, come and enjoy the class. 

FLIGHT DEMO:

NC Public Safety Drone Academy along with NCDOT Division of Aviation will organize a flight demo and show you the different UAS platforms and talk about the systems. (Weather permitting)

INSTRUCTOR:

Darshan Divakaran, NCDOT Division of Aviation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darshan Divakaran is an aviation expert with expertise in manned & unmanned flight operations, flight safety, remote sensing, geospatial analysis and project management. He is the subject matter expert for the North Carolina Governor’s office, legislature and public safety agencies. In this role as UAS Program Engineer, he co-leads efforts to work with DOT and other state agencies, local government, industry, universities, and community colleges to integrate a statewide UAS program in North Carolina. He leads flight operations safety for NC UAS Integration Pilot Program. He has conducted extensive research on UAS applications and has educated agencies on its benefits. He is currently appointed to many national organizations and committees like AUVSI, ASTM, ANSI, NFPA, etc. that create UAS standards for commercial and public safety agencies. In addition, Darshan has also worked with several remote-sensing platforms, photogrammetry and GIS systems. He is also an FAA certified commercial Pilot with multi-engine rating. 

 

Darshan holds a Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology degree from North Carolina State University and BS in Professional Aeronautics (with minor in Aviation Management) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Short Course 2: Equipment for Environmental Field Projects:  “Be Prepared” – Equipment Selection and Troubleshooting for Project Managers and Field Personnel - .375 CEU CREDITS - Cancelled

DATE: 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

 

TIME: 

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

COST (per person): 

$150 Member Professionals 

$200 Non-Member Professionals

$25 Students (Limited to 5 students)

DESCRIPTION:

This short course presented by Pine Environmental will focus on how those in decision-making roles on environmental projects can properly select the equipment necessary for a specific project in order to be properly prepared and equipped prior to and during the field portion of projects.  The course will delve in-depth on the processes and questions necessary to ensure that the proper equipment is chosen.

The course will also cover troubleshooting for various commonly utilized equipment that can be performed by field personnel.  This troubleshooting can be invaluable in regards to project schedule and costs in that something as a push of a button, the toggle of a switch, or a factory reset could prevent a costly project delay. 

The course will also provide field and management personnel ample opportunity to ask questions in regards to the types and uses of environmental equipment available for various project needs, and will include hands-on demonstrations of various commonly-used equipment. 

INSTRUCTOR:

Joseph (Joey) Cocciardi, Pine Environmental

Joey Cocciardi is the current Technical Sales and Business Development Representative for Pine Environmental Services in North & South Carolina. He is new to the company, but has been in the Industrial Hygiene, PPE and Safety industry for five years. He previously worked as a regional representative for a manufacturer of equipment in the Safety Industry. He has a background with many distributors; both local and national, and has worked with companies in Europe and Canada and their implementation of services into the United States.

Short Course 3: Geologic Mapping in the Digital Era: Data Collection and Rock Slope Stability Analysis - .75 CEU CREDITS

DATE: 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

 

TIME: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

COST (per person): 

$275 Member Professionals 

$325 Non-Member Professionals

$50 Students (Limited to 5 students)

DESCRIPTION:

Collecting geologic data in the field is an integral part of a geoscientist.  Mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, toughbooks and other digital devices, have revolutionized the methods by which geologic data is collected in the field and incorporated in to maps, and engineering and environmental projects.  This short-course will focus on integrating mobile devices and apps into the collection of geologic data in the field. The short course will consist of an overview and instruction during the morning, followed by a hands-on exercise in the afternoon.  The hands-on exercise will involve the use of a smartphone or tablet to collect data at a quarry and export the data to visualize.  There are many apps that exist for geologic data collection.  The apps that we will use to collect data is Clino (Free) and FieldMove (around $20).  

 

For the hands-on exercise the participants will need to have a smart phone or tablet with either app Clino or FieldMove installed.  Tablets will need to be GPS enabled or connected to a device that is GPS capable (e.g., wireless Bluetooth GPS device or smartphone).  Hard hats, high-visibility vest, and sturdy boots or shoes are highly recommended.  Any digital maps, imagery or other geologic datasets will be provided.   Possible UAS Rock Face Mapping Demo by NCDOT.

INSTRUCTORS:

 Arthur Merschat, United States Geological Survey 

Dr. Arthur J. Merschat is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct research professor at Appalachian State University.     Arthur's primary research goal is to create accurate, detailed geologic maps, with a special interest in complexly deformed crystalline rocks. He has spent the past 18 years studying the structure and tectonics of the Appalachians, and has worked on geologic mapping projects in the southern Appalachians (Blue Ridge and Inner Piedmont), New England, and Adirondacks.  He has published several papers, geologic maps, and field trip guidebooks on Appalachian geology.

 

Jody Kuhne, NCDOT, Geotechnical Engineering Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jody is the Regional Geological Engineer for NCDOT in the mountains region. In addition to regular duties for the Geotechnical Engineering Unit, he has 2 decades of specialized experience in rock mapping, design and mitigation for constructed slopes and landslides. He is licensed in geology and civil engineering, has served on the steering committees for Geohazards in the Southern Appalachians and the Highway Geology Symposium, and has served on the Engineering Geology committee for the Transportation Research Board. 

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