Organization of the United Nations (FAO) began to use drones to identify which agricultural areas are most threatened by natural disasters and quickly assess damage when they occur.
The drones are equipped with navigation and photogrammetric equipment that can generate detailed maps with a large amount of information from aerial photographs, including the so-called Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI), a formula used to evaluate the vegetation and the health of the plants.
They bring resources to remote areas
Drone companies such as Matternet, seek to develop a reliable and easy-to-operate drones network for organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and other aid agencies. With these teams it is expected to deliver urgent supplies in a matter of minutes, instead of days or weeks.
Similarly, Zipline, a robotics company based in California, has designed an unmanned aircraft to deliver essential medical elements to rural health facilities in Africa. The “zip”, as it is called to your ship, measures two meters and releases a small load that is equipped with a parachute so that the drone does not have to land and continue its work.
They maintain the safety of people and animals
Many government agencies and private companies begin to see the benefits of using these equipment in their favor, that is, these unmanned ships help in different instances to maintain security since their scope and field of vision is much wider.
In addition, many have the ability to transmit images and video in real time to warn of possible contingency situations. On the other hand, in Africa it has the advantage that they are used in animal reserves to monitor more land and avoid hunters who threaten different species of animals.
They save lives
The Canine Rescue and Salvage Unit of Madrid (UCRS) worked with the Dronemadrid company to provide drones for emergency situations while medical help arrives. They have a drone that can give the first images of a terrain or disaster area, apart from having the Drone Octocopter, which is able to take medical or first aid equipment to inaccessible areas to save time in emergency situations.
Finally, Stony Brook University combined efforts with a Michigan company called Vayu to use drones that carry biological specimens for analysis. According to several media, drones take off and land just like helicopters and have a flight range of about 65 kilometers. Samples of blood or other tissues can be introduced into small compartments in the body of the ship so as not to waste time with other forms of transport.