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iMOVE study to investigate benefits of drones

30 Sep 2022
Research and development, Community, Flying Drones

Drones and emerging aviation technologies have advanced significantly in Australia over the last decade and are now being used for many applications across a variety of industries.

As part of a new iMOVE study, the University of South Australia is working with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, to investigate the benefits of increased drone use in Australia, including:

  • Providing an overview of Australia’s drone sector and identifying lessons learnt from other countries;
  • Assessing the demographic and geographic reasons behind increased drone uptake in Australia; and
  • Identifying the key benefits and challenges to increased drone uptake for different communities.

Findings from the study are anticipated for release in mid-2023, and will provide a greater understanding of the key benefits, and the factors or challenges affecting drone uptake in Australia. 

As the emerging aviation technologies sector continues to grow, there is expected to be significant benefits for Australia’s workforce and productivity, with up to 10,000 jobs projected to be created over the next 20 years (Deloitte Access Economics, 2020).

For more information and to stay up-to-date on this project visit iMOVE’s website.