2021 Webinar Series

Research and Innovation

5, 12, 19 October, 2021
9am – 11 am AEDT

Cost of ALL three webinar sessions: $75

(*Registration fees are in Australian dollars and DO NOT include GST as the AAWHG is not required to register for GST.)

Registrants will also have access to the recorded webinars after the series’ conclusion.

The Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group’s 2021 webinar series brings you three targeted sessions focusing on the overall theme of ‘Research and Innovation’ in wildlife hazard management. The webinars will feature presentations from Australian and international speakers on key industry issues such as the impact of DNA-ID on managing wildlife hazards; collaboration between operational personnel and scientific researchers; active vs passive management; and the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife management. 

Program

Webinar One – Research and Innovation

The series opens with Dr Carla Dove from the Smithsonian Institute, speaking on the impact of DNA on wildlife hazard management, and includes helpful case studies of innovative hazard management from Australian researchers.

Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 9am – 11am AEDT

0900 (AEDT)

Overview of AAWHG activities

Session one moderator

Ash McAlpine | AAWHG Chair 

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

0905-0915

Welcome to the webinar series

Pip Spence | CEO and Director of Aviation Safety

CASA

0915-0925

Research and innovation introduction 

Dr. Rebecca Johnson | Associate Director for Science and Chief Scientist

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

0925-0945

The impact of DNA on wildlife strike management

Dr Carla Dove |Program Manager, Feather Identification Lab, Smithsonian Institute

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

0945-1000

New techniques for bird counts at Auckland Airport – audio monitoring

Bill Rutherford | Ornithologist

Ornithological Technical Services (OTS)

1000-1015

What have we learned from 20 years of bird counts at Melbourne Airport? 

Dr William Steele | Ornithologist

Ecology Balance

1015-1030

Ibis at Perth Airport

Bill Rutherford | Ornithologist

Ornithological Technical Services (OTS)

1030-1050

Don’t feed the birds: reducing wildlife food sources at Darwin International Airport

Nick Bloor | CEO | IVM

Mike Clancy | Airside Operations Manager

Nick Fewster | Environment and Sustainability Manager

Darwin International Airport

1050-1055

Q & A

1055-1100

Summary

Webinar Two – COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit aviation especially hard, creating challenges for all sectors of the industry. Webinar two’s speakers look at the impact the pandemic has had on wildlife management, in Australia and globally.

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021
Time: 9am – 11am AEDT

0900 – 0915

Moderator: David Anderson, AAWHG Executive | Flight Safety Foundation

Setting the scene

0915 – 0930

COVID-19 pandemic and WHM – a global update

Lalita Vaswani, Vice President

World Birdstrike Association

0930 – 0945

The impact of the COVID-19 air traffic downturn on US wildlife strike rates—an interrupted time series analysis 

Dan Parsons | PhD Researcher

Central Queensland University

0945 – 1000

Wildlife strikes in Australia – COVID-19 – the Qantas story

Simon Locke | Manager Boeing Programs, Fleet Engineering Management

Qantas Airways Limited

1000 – 1015

Success without lethal control – the COVID story

Andrew Williams | Unit Project Coordinator 

Biodiversity Australia

1015 – 1030 

[UNABLE TO PRESENT] Understanding wildlife risk in a COVID operational context 

Chris Perry | Aviation Ecologist

JASKO Airport Services

1030 -1045

Impact of COVID on pyrotechnic methodologies

Lee Beckett| Sales Manager

Noy Industries

1045 -1055

Q & A

1055-1100

Summary

Webinar Three – Collaboration

The final webinar in the 2021 series focuses on collaboration, opening with a case study from Indonesia, where an airline and ornithologist collaborate on a project to ‘share the skies’.

Date: Tuesday 19 October 2021
Time: 9am – 11am AEST

0900 – 0915

Introduction  

Moderator: Brian Greeves | AAWHG Executive | Australian Air Line Pilots Association

0915 – 0945

Sharing the skies – stitching the missing puzzles

Captain Achmad Sadikin Abdurachman | Corporate Safety Director

PT Indonesia Air Asia 

Yusron Saaroni | Ornithologist

Yayasan Pribumi Alam Lestari

0945 – 1005

A decade of aviation wildlife hazard management at RAAF Edinburgh 

Ronel Jit | Principal Environmental Scientist | Regional Manager 

Avisure

Giles Standish | Regional Manager Environmental Services – SA Defence Base Services

Ventia

1005-1020

Potential improvements to wildlife strike data management standards 

Dan Parson | PhD Researcher

Central Queensland University

1020 – 1035

Wildlife strike data update  

Dr Thomas Lenné | Senior Research Analyst

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

1035 – 1055

Q & A

1055-1100

Closing remarks

Ashley McAlpine – AAWHG chair

 

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