Dutch program during ADW Hybrid 2020 in sign of action plan drones
The second day of ADW Hybrid 2020 is all about accelerating the Dutch drone initiatives. On Wednesday, December 2, all Dutch parties will meet to talk about the Dutch drone agenda and the action plan necessary to accelerate the applications and use of drones in the Netherlands. This day is an initiative of the ADW in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, KPN, the Municipality of Amsterdam and the members of the Dutch Drone Delta. The aim of the day is to draw up an action plan together for the Netherlands. The day is divided into three subsessions.
Session 1: Drone Roadmap for the Netherlands (10 am — 11 a.m., ADW Break Out)
In the first session, Jaco Stremler, Director of Aviation will explain the Drone Agenda that the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has in mind. Public-private partnerships and sharing joint initiatives, consisting of experiments, applications and test locations throughout the Netherlands, will be offered.
When asked where the international opportunities lie for the Dutch drone sector, Wouter Asveld, project manager at the municipality of Enschede and member of the EU UAM Initiative and Ron van de Leijgraaf, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and member ICAO RPAS Panel, are concerned. Two Dutch success stories are shared in the field of Agribusiness (Koppert Biological Systems) and traffic management.
Session 2: Reliable digital infrastructure (12 — 1 pm, ADW Break Out)
In the afternoon, the focus is on Dutch drone initiatives. Jacob Groote, Executive Vice President 5G at KPN explains the steps that have now been taken for a reliable digital infrastructure. ANWB Medical Air Assistance and PostNL then report on their first medical drone test flights between Zwolle and Meppel. Followed by the results of the test flights at and around Schiphol Airport.
Ger Baron, CTO of the municipality of Amsterdam shares his vision about the opportunities and opportunities to develop public drone services for police and fire brigade, among others:. He shows how important tests and use cases are for the construction and roll-out of UAM in the Netherlands. And especially to be able to develop healthy business cases and accelerate public acceptance.
Session 3: Action Plan for the Netherlands 14 — 3 pm, ADW Break Out
The afternoon will be initiated by the chairman of the Dutch Drone Delta Foundation, Jan Willem Verkiel, working at the Port Authority Rotterdam. Verkiel will address the importance of use cases and tests. He will make a call to accelerate these initiatives even further. Finally, a panel containing representatives of public and private drone initiatives and bodies, under the leadership of Frank van Es, director TwynstraGudde, talks about the actions necessary to make the drone ecosystem in the Netherlands be successful in the interior and abroad.