The theme for this exciting conference event is “One Community – No Boundaries.” We intend to have a series of presentations that cover the local, national and international connection and consequences between wildlife hazards and aviation. The theme provides a focus on not only the commonality of wildlife hazard mitigation but the ripple effect of hazards, mitigation techniques and information sharing.
The program will be comprised of invited and solicited presentations, panel discussions, and poster presentations. Abstracts are being solicited regarding biological, engineering, environmental, training, management or policy issues related to wildlife, aircraft, and airports. Although submission of presentation proposals on any wildlife-aviation topic are welcomed, presentations related to the following areas are strongly encouraged for this year’s conference:
Legislation and regulations related to wildlife strike issues
New techniques and methodologies for wildlife strike reduction
Outreach and communication within and among entities (e.g., airports, agencies)
Presentations that speak directly to the conference theme
Click here for the call for abstracts announcement. Deadline for submission is May 13, 2016. For further information, email John E. Ostrom, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Minneapolis−St. Paul International Airport at John.Ostrom@mspmac.org.