The Embassy of Denmark in Korea participated in the Drone Show Korea 2018 held in BEXCO, Busan from Jan. 25 to 27, a spokesman of the embassy said on Jan. 26.
Renowned Danish drone research institutes joined the embassy in hosting the Danish Pavilion, including the Alexandra Institute, the University of Southern Denmark UAS Center (SDU UAS), and the Technical University of Denmark National Space Institute (DTU-Space).
In addition to the Danish Pavilion, Michael Linden-Vørnle, chief advisor at DTU-Space, gave a presentation on ‘Drones for Arctic Surveillance and Mapping’ at the ‘Future Technology’ information sharing session held on the second day of the conference. The three research institutes will also conduct one-on-one B2B/B2C meetings with potential Korean partners during the three days of the conference.
The Danish presence at Korea’s international drone conference stems from the increase in mutual interest in each other within the drone sector. For Denmark, it comes following the government’s announcement of a “National Drone Strategy” in October 2016 that encompasses 23 initiatives for drone development, application technology research, as well as how the advancements can be applied to real-life infrastructure development through international cooperation with countries such as Korea.
As a result of the strategy, a UAS Test Center was established in the Danish city of Odense in May 2017 that granted an airspace of 867 square meters for drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles for test drives. The center is currently used by SDU UAS Center for conducting research, flight tests and pilot education, and was visited by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in October last year.
Visitors are able to pre-register online or at the venue to visit the Danish Pavilion at Drone Show Korea 2018 on www.droneshowkorea.com.