- Flight Operations
- Applied Research
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Data Exploitation
- Institutional Policy Research and Public Policy Environment
Institutional Policy Research and Public Policy Environment
In the wake of the drone intrusion into the White House grounds, the Guardian reached out to UND’s famed UAS Research Compliance Committee as a pioneering space for UAS research ethics and law enforcement. Because Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota exist in a collaborative environment with state and federal regulators, including the FAA, the institution is in a unique space to drive UAS innovation while also addressing public concerns. The institutions’ committee, as a result, has become one of the foremost authorities on best practices for UAS. To date, there has been no significant citizen opposition to Grand Forks’ emphasis on the UAS industry, due to a public interest in driving a sustainable industry in the region. This community-wide interest led to the creation of the Grand Sky UAS Park, which is located on a U.S. Air Force base.