March 12, 2019
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Champion Award Finalists AAUS – Hover UAV

Hover UAV announced Champion Award Finalists in two different categories AAUS

Thank you to all that nominated myself and Hover UAV as finalists in the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Champions Awards. It is a great honor and privilege to be a finalist.

The Leadership Award recognises individuals or organisations that lead the way with advocacy work that strives to improve the commercial and / or technological viability of the unmanned system industry.

Jackie Dujmovic (Hover UAV Leadership Finalist)

Jackie’s dedication to the RPAS Industry since the inception of her company Hover UAV has lead her to becoming an influential Woman in a male dominated industry in all aspects from being a leader in setting compliance standards which the industry needs, as well as her involvement with many humanitarian and leading edge drone missions. (Refer to Hover UAV Humanitarian Achievement nomination below). As a mentor for other females to look up to, not just in the RPAS Industry. Jackie has proven through hard work and determination that change can be made on all levels.

Hover UAV (Humanitarian Finalist)

Hover UAV is a drone solutions consultancy and innovation company. The Hover UAV team are currently working on numerous humanitarian projects around the world. Two notable programs that Hover UAV are actively involved with include collaborations with We Robotics – Pacific Flying Labs and Shark Surveillance. Hover UAV has been working closely with the We Robotics Team in Fiji for the past year, mentoring a young Fijian female team from the Pacific Flying Labs. Hover’s involvement has enabled the Pacific Flying Labs Team to have the confidence and foundation knowledge to spread across other South Pacific Island nations whilst expanding their applications including using drones to release mosquitoes treated with bacteria to stop the spread of dengue fever, looking at the health of our oceans, medical deliveries and profiling villages after natural disasters to expedite aid relief. In the world of shark surveillance and beach safety Hover UAV has been pioneers utilising unmanned technology to keep water users safe. Hover UAV was present when the NSW government was deciding if the technology in the first instance would be a viable shark mitigation tool. From there, specialised equipment, procedures and methods of best practice were developed taking into account not only what researchers were advising on shark behaviour but also taking into account regulatory requirements. This culminated in 9 phases of NSW state government trials before this role was handed to Surf Life Saving NSW. At this point Hover UAVs unique understanding of the inherent complexities shark mitigation has attributed to it, along with experience operating unmanned systems in harsh marine environments saw Hover UAV train over 350 NSW Surf Life Saving Volunteers and Lifeguards on the best methods to maximise the efficiency of drones to ultimately keep beach users safe.

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