Patrick Meier's Blog – March 2015 Archive (3)

Pictures: Humanitarian UAV Mission to Vanuatu in Response to Cyclone Pam


Above: Aéroport de Port Vila - Bauerfield International Airport. As we land, thousands of uprooted trees could be seen in almost every direction. Below:Massive roots were not enough to save these trees from Cyclone Pam. The devastation reminds us how powerful nature is.




After getting clearance from the Australian Defense Force (ADF), we pack up our UAVs and head over to…


Added by Patrick Meier on March 29, 2015 at 7:33pm — 6 Comments

What to Know When Using Humanitarian UAVs for Transportation

UAV payload unit

UAVs can support humanitarian action in a variety of ways. Perhaps the most common and well-documented use-case is data collection. There are several other use-cases, however, such as payload transportation, which I have blogged about here, …


Added by Patrick Meier on March 3, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments

"The Davos of Drones" - DroneApps & Expo 2015 - Switzerland

I am Chairing a panel on "Humanitarian UAVs" at the DroneApps & Expo 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland (September 14-15). This panel will featuring…

Added by Patrick Meier on March 1, 2015 at 9:58pm — No Comments

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