Category: Rescue

DJI and EENA Partner to Promote First Response Missions

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DJI and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Thursday announced an official partnership that will seek ways to integrate the use of drones into first-response missions. Over the next year, the world’s leading aerial-platform maker and EENA expect to gain deeper understanding of how aerial technology best adds value to emergency-service providers in different scenarios,…

UAV Air collaborates with Surrey Search and Rescue

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A safety orientated British drone training centre has teamed up with Surrey Search and Rescue in an effort to make its CAA approved UAQ training course more relevant to the field. The UAV Air UAQ-SAR course will deliver tailored, context-specific training that actively addresses the challenges Search and Rescue (SAR) services face. More than just…

Kongsberg Geospatial, Renfrew County Paramedics Conduct Successful BVLOS Field Trial of Rescue Drone Technology

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Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, and the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service announced today the successful conclusion of field trials of a new software application developed to improve the safety of operating a search-and-rescue drone beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). The Country of Renfrew Paramedic Service is…

Shark spotting Little Ripper to patrol NSW beachs

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A Vapor 55 from American company Pulse Aerospace was revealed Sunday as a shark spotting drone in Australia. Well that’s what most headlines are going to see, including ours. Westpac Lifesaver Helicopters are undertaking trials. If things go well at the end of the six months of operations Westpac would like to roll out drones at…

SWARM – change of director

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As of immediate effect, Jim Bowers (Colfax, USA) has stood down from Director of SWARM (Search With An RC Multrotor), and been succeeded by Euan Ramsay (Unterageri, Switzerland). Euan will remain as acting director until the role is made official in January 2017. Jim established SWARM in 2013 as a volunteer network for drone operators…

Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People

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Researchers at the University of Zurich, the Università della Svizzera italiana, and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland have developed software enabling drones to autonomously detect and follow forest paths. With the new drones, missing persons can be found and rescued quickly in forests and mountain areas. Every year, thousands of…

Relayed ADS-B Target Injection

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Publishing a Cloud-connected Aerial Vehicle’s position through a ground based ADS-B transmitter by Fredrik Falkman, SSRS The Swedish Sea Rescue Society is exploring how to launch a fleet of small, remotely operated drones to improve situational awareness for Search & Rescue (SAR) missions. Please see Providence – UAV system to support Search and Rescue for more on…

3 Things Public Safety Officials Should Know About Drones

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for Drone Analyst This past year, as I attended many drone conferences, I was struck by how eager public safety officials and first responders are to learn how they can incorporate drones into their operations. Their curiosity is not without good reason. Small drones with video and infrared cameras are excellent tools for things like…

Watching his legacy take flight

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by Phil Favorite Ben Berry will tell you it’s a lucky man whose interests, training, experience and vision all converge to create the opportunity of a lifetime. For Berry, that time is now. After a long career in information technology and communications systems, Berry is on the verge of impacting the world in a way…

Life-Saving Maritime Rescue Drone Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

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This evening, the global satellite navigation community gathered at the ddb forum in Berlin to recognise the year’s most brilliant innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. The project POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services – and took home the grand prize ahead…