drones for disaster response

Underwater Drones to Detect Ocean Contaminants

Original public domain image U.S. Navy Provides WPI Researchers with Funding for Underwater Drone Tech by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby The U.S. Navy has awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers Nikolaos Gatsonis and Michael Demetriou with $347,843 for the development of a computational model utilizing data from a …

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Drones for Animal Rescue: Doug Thron

Matrice drone flies over scene of natural disaster (Photo courtesy Douglas Thron, used with permission.) Drone Pilot and Photographer Douglas Thron travels the world following natural disasters, using drones for animal rescue. By Jim Magill Natural disasters – hurricanes, wildfires and tornados – leave a path of destruction in their …

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Drones on Cape Cod: Skyports and MassDOT Partner

Drone services provider Skyports has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Aeronautics Division to bring drones to Cape Cod. Cape Cod is a popular vacation spot in New England, but includes many islands, peninsulas that can be hard to reach, especially in the winter: including the well-known communities of …

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Drones for this Hurricane Season: Getting States Ready

image: public domain As Isaias approaches Florida, states are getting serious about using drones for this hurricane season.  In a webinar hosted by AUVSI NC, a panel of experts gave their best advice to state agencies preparing to use UAV for hurricane response. Drones play a crucial role in allowing …

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Flock Joins Fight: £10,000 of Drone Insurance for Companies …

image: Cambodia, PI (CC 2.0) UK-based insurtech firm Flock is joining the fight against coronavirus.  The company has pledged £10,000 of free drone insurance to pilots working on COVID-19 crisis response.  Pilots can learn more and find out if they are eligible here. In an extraordinary show of additional industry …

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