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  1. Case Study No. 14: Using drones to create maps and assess building damage in Ecuador

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016, causing over 660 deaths, thousands of injuries and widespread destruction across the north-west part of the country. The most severe damage was concentrated in the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas along the northern coastline. In...
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    Timo Luege uploaded a new Document 8 November 2016
  2. Case Study No. 13: Using drones to inspect post-earthquake road damage in Ecuador

    In April 2016, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck north-west Ecuador, damaging homes, buildings and infrastructure and killing more than 660 people. Thousands of buildings and homes were damaged or destroyed, as well as other infrastructure such as roadways and bridges. The earthquake caused soil to...
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    Timo Luege uploaded a new Document 4 November 2016
  3. Case Study No.12: Using drones in fire and rescue services in the United Kingdom

    The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) added a drone to its emergency response toolkit in July 2015. The primary objective was to improve the safety of personnel. The GMFRS are one of the world’s first Fire and Rescue Services to have adopted an around-the-clock drone capacity to...
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    Timo Luege uploaded a new Document 3 November 2016
  4. Drones in Humanitarian Action – A survey on perceptions and applications

    The first in its kind, this survey measures perceptions of the use of drones in humanitarian action. The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) undertook the survey between 15 November 2015 and 15 January 2016. A majority of survey respondents expressed confidence that drones have the potential to...
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    Timo Luege uploaded a new Document 6 September 2016
  5. Case Study No 9: Using Drone Imagery for real-time information after Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

    In late 2013, Danoffice IT used its Huginn X1 quadcopter drone during the emergency response to the worst ever Typhoon to hit The Philippines. This initiative — a pilot project conducted in partnership with humanitarian response teams on the ground — provided useful insights into the type of...
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    Timo Luege uploaded a new Document 26 August 2016
  6. Case Study No. 7: Using High-resolution Imagery to Support the Post-earthquake Census in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    The International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the National Statistics Office of Haiti, conducted a census of areas and populations affected by the 2010 earthquake. Insufficiently precise GPS and out-dated reference imagery were inadequate to the task of clarifying land tenure...
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    Timo Luege uploaded a new Document 26 August 2016