Drone Capabilities for SAR
12 Oct 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
In recent years, drones have become an important part of the SAR arsenal. From thermal imaging, situational awareness, and reconnaissance, through to the deployment of lifesaving payloads, these systems have made the once costly aerial dimension of search and rescue accessible to all. Yet this is just the start. After outlining some of the overt benefits and pitfalls of drone deployment, this talk explores some of the most important emerging drone technologies (both in the air and under water), and explains how they are likely impact SAR over the coming years. The talk is designed as an introduction to this important topic.