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The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) through the Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG) programme hosted a two-day Drone Training and Mapping workshop with key national environment stakeholders from Samoa’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (MWTI) which was facilitated by Skyeye Pacific a local Drone training provider by their very own remote licensed pilot Aaron James Solofa and assisted by his GIS/RS staff team James Robinson Togia & Telefina Potifara.

It was held at SPREP campus Pacific Climate Change Centre room (PCCC) on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November 2022. This training consisted of both Theory and Practical focussing on key topics  that is understanding of drones, regulations on drone flights, risk assessment, practical drone assembly, flight planning, basic manual flight training, and the Drone Software used for image export and processing. 11 Participants were able to be certified at the end of this training.

Certification Ceremony at the end of the two day training

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