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Lifeguard Drone

Lifeguard Drone

As part of the Lifeguard team and now ever present on the beach in the port of Sagunto, Spain, the Auxdron Lifeguard Drone was ready and waiting as one of the Lifeguards sounded the alarm that there were people caught in an undertow and looked like they needed help. This event happened on Wednesday the […]
Drone Helps Rescue Hiker

Drone Helps Rescue Hiker

Thanks to a drone carrying an infrared camera, Mountain Rescue Aspen was able to locate a lost Colorado hiker in pitch-black conditions. It was the first mission where MRA used a Matrice 210 drone fitted with an infrared camera and a second, powerful zoom camera. The drone was used at night to pinpoint where a woman […]

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Drone Discovery

Drone Discovery

Sometimes an aerial view reveals something that is impossible to see from the ground, and that’s exactly what happened when photographer and author Anthony Murphy flew over the Brú na Bóinne archaeological landscape, a Unesco World Heritage Site about 30 miles north of Dublin. Murphy suspected that a recent drought might reveal signs of a […]
Protecting Elephants

Protecting Elephants

What began as a conservation-focused effort has branched out to include commercial operations conducted near Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, with daily patrols by unmanned aircraft thwarting thefts of equipment and property from railroads, a steel mill, and other industrial operations. In Botswana, flight operations recently began to protect elephants using the same […]

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DJI Helps Save Entangled Whales

DJI Helps Save Entangled Whales

Every fall, pods of enormous humpback whales make their way towards Hawaii, where they can ride out the winter in warm waters of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. For centuries humans have watched this noble migration with awe and wonder. But today, an ever-growing number of these amazing animals are finding themselves […]

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Drone Search and Rescue- Mission Ready – Part Two

Drone Search and Rescue- Mission Ready – Part Two

The rain was so heavy that, in no time, we were all completely drenched. We didn’t have time to put on our rain gear. Luckily, I had decided to pack the drone in a dry bag inside the backpack. So at least I knew that the Phantom 4 would stay dry. The conditions got worse […]
Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Testing search-and-rescue drones that may soon save lives Text & photos by Romeo Durscher I had always envisioned that drone technology could be used in first res ponder situations, but for that to really happen, the technology had to mature a little more. In late 2014, at the brink of the release of the Phantom […]

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Testing Search-and-Rescue Drones that May Soon Save Lives

Testing Search-and-Rescue Drones that May Soon Save Lives

I had always envisioned that drone technology could be used in first-responder situations, but for that to really happen, the technology had to mature a little more. In late 2014, at the brink of the release of the Phantom 3, I realized that now the time was right to put the ball in motion and […]
Drone News Video: SnotBot Helps Whales

Drone News Video: SnotBot Helps Whales

Just as its name implies, the SnotBot drone deals with a pretty disgusting thing: specifically, whale snot. Before you get grossed out and move on, it’s worth hearing how the Ocean Alliance uses the mucous collected by SnotBot to gather whale genetic information and monitor health and wellness. In this video, the Roswell Flight Crew […]
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