“3rd Cargo Airships for Northern Operations Workshop”
Alaska Department of Transportation
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska University Transportation Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
In Collaboration with
NASA Ames Research Center
oThe 2nd Cargo Airships for Northern Operations Workshop in 2012 met with great success as a venue that brought together potential users of modern heavy lift airship services with representatives from the aerospace community that are developing modern cargo airships. The 3rd workshop will follow up the achievements of the 2nd workshop by focusing on what needs to be done to create strong business incentives for cargo airship companies to develop and deploy airships that meet the needs of airship service customers in Alaska and other Northern areas. Topic areas will look at specific actions that may be initiated.
Discussions will include:
- Establishment of one or more formal airship users groups to represent an aggregation of potential airship services users;
- Federal or State government contracting approaches that could provide cargo airship operators with formal commitments to use airship services;
- Public/private airship investment opportunities in airship infrastructure and airship developing companies to facilitate construction of necessary airships and their operational support facilities.
The detailed schedule for the workshop is in the process of being formulated.
- Commercial shipping companies, air freight companies;
- Airship companies and aerospace vendors
- US and Canadian government organizations that employ cargo transport systems
- Construction companies, resource extraction companies
(Oil, Gas, and Mining companies)
- Venture capitalists, investment fund managers, private equity firms;
- Researchers from government and academia
- Government agencies, Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Canada,
- Non-governmental organizations (NGO's), humanitarian relief agencies
For the latest workshop announcements please check out the "2013 Workshop" tab on the Cargo Airships for Northern Operations website home page:http://event.arc.nasa.gov/airships.