Around 100 people, attended the 2011 "Wildlife Management Forum" organised by the AAWHG.
As with previous years, the 2011 forum allowed the industry to share ideas and experiences on the challenge of managing wildlife hazards in aviation.
The Forum was kindly sponsored by Adelaide Airport Limited with the support of the Australian Airports Association. The AAWHG would like to extend a big thank you to both organisations for their continued support.
Forum Overview Presentations were made at the forum by a number of experts, consultants and speakers currently working in the field of wildlife hazard management.
The keynote address was provided by Dr David Paton from the University of Adelaide. David provided an interesting presentation on the use of data to effectively monitor and manage wildlife hazards.
Other presentations included:
An update on the AAWHG activities for 2011;
An update from the ATSB on the latest wildlife strike statistics and trends;
An overview on current international efforts to reduce the number of wildlife strikes;
An overview on the recent wildlife hazard management training provided by Australia to the Republic of Indonesia;
Experiences and lessons learnt from wildlife strikes involving Australian military aviation; and
Case studies from Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Launceston and Darwin airports including the recent dog and grassland trials conducted at Brisbane Airport.
An open discussion forum with a panel of experts wrapped up the day.