Northern Lights Trade Show. Ottawa. Arctic UAV Inc., an Iqaluit based aerial imaging provider using unmanned systems is partnering with C-Astral and the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) to launch an Arctic Youth Training Project using unmanned air vehicles.

Kirt Ejesiak- CEO of Arctic UAV Inc. says “We are excited to launch a training project to teach youth how to operate UAV’s in a safe manner. Our company is committed to helping northerners become self sufficient by training a local workforce and creating jobs in their communities using UAV’s”.

Marko Peljhan- co-founder of C-Astral and API added: “Our UAV systems were born and tested in Nunavut and we’re proud to give back by being a partner in this one of a kind project that will hopefully grow and continue. The northern youth will survey and create maps of their communities for the benefit of northerners. This is all that matters.”

Matthew Biederman- API’s other co-founder added: “API is excited to build new partnerships with Arctic UAV in order to continue our exchange of knowledge, skills and technologies with communities in Nunavut and further afield in the North as a means towards a greater understanding of the local ecosystems, landscapes and cultures.”

The Arctic Youth Training Project will be held in Nunavut in the Spring of 2018.

Arctic UAV Inc. was established in 2016 and is leading the UAS field in northern Canada. Its focus is to offer UAV services by locally trained UAV operators. Arctic UAV Inc. uses certified UAV Operators, is Transport Canada Licensed, fully Insured and is 100% Inuit owned.

C-Astral was established in 2007 and is an aerospace solutions global leader in specialized fixed wing small UAS. With a customer base that includes commercial operators, governments and scientific users, an accumulated fleet time of more than 100K hours, the long endurance Bramor fleet flies and generates revenue, knowledge and offers protection over all continents.

The Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) is a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations, founded by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman, whose goal is to promote the creation of open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Its aim is to work with, learn from, and empower the North and Arctic Peoples through open source technologies and applied education and training. By creating access to these technologies while promoting the creation of shared communications and data networks without costly overheads, continued and sustainable development of autonomous culture, traditional knowledge, science, technology and education opportunities for peoples in the North and Arctic regions is enabled.

For more info or if you’re interested in supporting this initiative contact
Kirt Ejesiak – CEO of Arctic UAV Inc. (+1-867-222-2055 or [email protected]).