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

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

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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.

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

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

What to Know When Using Humanitarian UAVs for Transportation

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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, …

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

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