Space One Co., Ltd., which handles the underwater drone business, has established the “Japan Underwater Drone Association” with the aim of developing underwater drone experts who will play a leading role in the new marine business and developing the underwater business. In addition, the official website was opened on June 1, and recruitment of members and accredited schools has started.

Space One Co., Ltd. is convinced that underwater drones can play a major role in supporting the Japanese fishing industry and underwater businesses, and has created a qualification system for the safe operation of underwater drones so as not to be a hindrance to the expansion of the market. The idea of ​​developing human resources with correct knowledge and skills.

Japan Underwater Drone Association Website : https://japan-underwaterdrone.com/

Below is a quote from the press release

Space One Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Representative Director: Yasuhiro Kobayashi), which is engaged in the underwater drone business, is leading the new marine business by improving the operational environment for underwater drones and underwater robots, promoting development and growth. We have established the “Japan Underwater Drone Association” (Headquarters: Taito-ku, Tokyo) with the aim of fostering underwater drone experts and developing the underwater business.
In addition, the official website was opened on June 1, and recruitment of members and accredited schools has started.

■ Association name: Japan Underwater Drone Association

■ Association logo

Logo concept

A design that combines the ancient Japanese auspicious crest “Seigaiha” with the wireless LAN icon used to operate unmanned submersibles. The Qinghai wave is a pattern with a wish for peace and prosperity that will last forever like a myriad of ripples. It expresses our philosophy of contributing to a better future for society and the global environment through the spread of underwater drones and the continuation of proper operation.

Sunlight with bubbles underwater

■ Purpose of the association

・ Development of underwater drone experts who will play a leading role in new underwater and underwater businesses
・ Challenge to improve the environment, development and growth of underwater businesses
・ Information distribution of underwater drone utilization ・ Problem solving ・ Proposals ・ Research
・ Related organizations and regulatory agencies Network construction with etc.

■ Purpose of establishing the association

Drones move the industry During the
four years since the “first year of drones” (aerial drones) in 2015, aerial drones have produced achievements and use cases in various fields. The performance of the aircraft itself has also improved, and drones have been introduced into a wide variety of industries at an alarming rate. Finally, in 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the “Roadmap for the Industrial Revolution in the Sky.”

Reasons why human resource development is urgent
The functionality and applications of the aircraft are evolving day by day, and while expecting the drone to be utilized in the industry in various fields, the operator’s morals, lack of skills and knowledge, and safety management were neglected. Due to the accident, the aviation law was revised at an unusually fast rate, and the drone market is stalling due to safety issues. In Japan, which is a maritime nation, it is inevitable to train operators for underwater businesses and use IT in order to improve productivity by saving labor in terms of costs due to a decrease in labor force and soaring crude oil prices.

Human resource development to support the “Industrial Revolution of the Sea” We
are convinced that underwater drones can play a major role in supporting the Japanese fisheries industry and underwater businesses, and we will operate underwater drones safely so as not to be a hindrance to the expansion of the market. We will create a qualification system for this purpose and develop human resources with correct knowledge and skills.

■ Towards the Industrial Revolution of the Sea

Examples of utilization of underwater drones for smart fisheries and IT fisheries (partial)

  1. Survey ① (seabed, seawall, lake water, river, harbor)
  2. Survey ② (underwater accident, insurance)
  3. Survey ③ (water quality, culture, ecosystem)
  4. Inspection ① (seabed cable, dam, water tank, Pool)
  5. Inspection ② (Ship [bottom, hull, screw], buoy, bridge pier)
  6. Safety management (underwater work, diver safety measures, diving)
  7. Water accident rescue (rescue, search)

■ Business development

In order to create new possibilities for underwater business with the aim of improving the operational environment, development, and growth of underwater drones and underwater robots, we will develop a business consisting of four “C” s.

Camp: Human resource development
Care: Repair inspection
Certification: Qualification training system
Creation: Business creation

Underwater Drone Safe Diving Pilot Held Results / Schedule
 ● April 2019 Fukushima Held
 ● May 2019 Wakayama Held
 ● May 2019 Saitama Held
 ● June 2019 Wakayama Held (twice)
 ● June 2019 Saitama Held
 ● July 2019 Fukushima held (planned)

■ Overview of the association

Name: The Japan underwater drone Association
Representative Director: Yasuhiro Kobayashi
Location: Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 3-14-5-4F
telephone number: 03-5812-4694
Web site: Https://Japan-underwaterdrone.Com / /

■ About enrollment

We are looking for companies / organizations that support the purpose and will of our association and can cooperate in the creation and development of new underwater businesses utilizing underwater drones, as well as companies / organizations that can focus on human resource development for underwater drones. We are.

入会案内

■ Other related information

● For individuals, companies, and groups considering and implementing the utilization of
underwater drones [Underwater drone safety diving pilot]
 June 23, 2019 (Sun) Wakayama Prefecture / Tanabe Motor Driving School
 June 27, 2019 (Thursday) ) Saitama Prefecture / Jun Techno Service Co., Ltd.
 June 30, 2019 (Sun) Wakayama Prefecture / Tanabe Motor Driving School
 July 1, 2019 (Monday) Fukushima Prefecture / Space One
 Application: https://gladius.jp/gladiuscamp / schedule

● Chansing Innovation’s underwater drone GLADIUS mini won the highest award in the hardware category at Japan’s largest drone exhibition “Japan Drone 2019”
https://gladius.jp/news/japandrone2019

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