Drones et action humanitaire : Guide sur l’utilisation des systèmes embarqués lors de situations de crise humanitaire

Cette enquête poussée sur l’utilisation de drones lors de crises humanitaires est la première de son genre ; elle vise à déterminer de quelle manière et dans quelles circonstances les drones peuvent valoriser les opérations humanitaires dans les zones sinistrées. Parmi les utilisations les plus prometteuses des drones, figurent: La cartographie La livraison de produits...
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Event: Drones in Humanitarian Action — Specific Needs and the Way Forward in the Middle East

In Amman, Jordan on 19 January 2017, a work session accompanied by presentations was organised by FSD together with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) Amman regional office. In attendance, were representatives from various NGOs and agencies that are involved in humanitarian aid activities in the region. Following a brief introduction by...
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Mapping work in Malawi

FSD Just returned from mission in Malawi where an area of 50km2 was mapped with an average ground sampling distance of 6cm with small drones. COOPI and the Traditional Authorities (T/A) Mponda and Namabviongoing currently work on “Strengthening emergency preparedness and resilience of hazard-exposed communities in Salima and Mangochi Districts” in the south of Malawi....
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Drones en Acción Humanitaria: Una Guía para el Uso de Sistemas Aerotransportados en Crisis Humanitarias

Esta detallada investigación del uso de drones en crisis humanitarias es la primera de su tipo para determinar si, cómo, y bajo qué circunstancias los drones pueden agregar valor a las operaciones humanitarias en áreas de desastre. Los usos más promisorios de los drones incluyen: Mapeo Entrega de artículos esenciales livianos a sitios remotos o...
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Independent Report: Drones are Ready for Disasters

Geneva/Brussels, 2 December 2016 – Drones have become functional, user-friendly and cheap enough, to significantly help in humanitarian crises. That is one of the key findings of the research initiative “Drones in Humanitarian Action”, which was presented by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD), in partnership with CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment Network during...
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Event: Drones in Humanitarian Action, Lessons Learned and the Way Forward – Brussels

On 2 December 2016, the report on Drones in Humanitarian Action – A guide to airborne systems in humanitarian crises was launched at the Brussels headquarters of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). Following a brief introduction by Daniel Clauss (DG ECHO), presentations followed by Valeria Fabbroni, Denise Soesilo, and Bert Rijk...
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Case Study No. 14: Using drones to create maps and assess building damage in Ecuador

NATURAL DISASTER | MONITORING AND REAL TIME INFORMATION | ASSESSMENT Type of system: Inspire 1 Pro; SkyRanger Deploying Agency: GlobalMedic Piloting Agency: AeroVision Canada, GlobalMedic Dates of Deployment: April-May 2016 File: Download A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016, causing over 660 deaths, thousands of injuries and widespread destruction across the north-west part of the...
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Case Study No. 13: Using drones to inspect post-earthquake road damage in Ecuador

NATURAL DISASTER | MONITORING AND REAL TIME INFORMATION | ASSESSMENT Type of system: Phantom 3 Pro, Inspire 1, eBee Deploying Agency: UAViators Piloting Agency: UAViators Dates of Deployment: April 2016 File: Download In April 2016, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck north-west Ecuador, damaging homes, buildings and infrastructure and killing more than 660 people. Thousands of buildings and...
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