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UN World Food Programme and Belgium Launch UAV Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

The United Nations World Food Programme and the government of Belgium are launching an initiative to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in humanitarian emergencies. Today, WFP and Belgium led a workshop that brought together experts from the [Read More]

Pix4D Touting Drone Mapping Solutions at United Nations Panel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D is speaking about drone mapping at a panel held today by the United Nations’ Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). The CSTD’s panel will discuss the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring [Read More]

UAVs Show ‘Overwhelming’ Potential in Conflict-Affected Africa

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

In conflict-affected parts of Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used by humanitarian aid organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – the UN Refugee Agency, or UNHCR – to plan relief responses and save lives. [Read More]

Calif. Team Takes Home Grand Prize in DJI’s Search-and-Rescue Challenge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

San Rafael, Calif.-based Autero beat out nine other finalists for a $100,000 prize at Sunday’s SDK Challenge, hosted by DJI, Ford Motor Co. and the United Nations Development Programme. DJI’s annual SDK Challenge was held in Rome, N.Y., at Griffiss [Read More]

Teams Compete in Drone Search-and-Rescue Challenge in N.Y. This Weekend

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

DJI is joining Ford Motor Co. and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Sunday to host its annual SDK Challenge, which is taking place at the Federal Aviation Administration-designated drone test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. [Read More]

Coastal N.J. Drone Delivery to Highlight Humanitarian Potential of UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2016

Drone delivery company Flirtey, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the nonprofit Field Innovation Team (FIT) are teaming up to conduct what Flirtey says will be the U.S.’ first ship-to-shore delivery via unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Flirtey and [Read More]