When dealing with climatic, environmental, or industrial emergencies, time is of the essence. In a disorganized environment, it is vital to have access to reliable information, in order to respond in an appropriate and timely manner.
For customers wishing to acquire data, the M.A.S. offer combines flexibility for image production and prompt delivery around the world with analysis services provided in less than 48h. It is the perfect complement to satellite imagery when responsiveness, the ability to observe in cloudy weather and high resolution are needed.
M.A.S. is reputed for emergency applications since the company operates its drones to enrich COPERNICUS, the European Union’s Earth surveillance program. The European Commission is equipping its COPERNICUS emergency management services until 2019 with fleets of M.A.S. UAVs to complement imagery from aircraft and satellites. The program, undertaken in 2008, aims at collecting, selecting and streamlining environment observation data in order to anticipate, manage and help resolve natural and technological crises.
As previously discussed, aerial views are critically helpful in large-scale disaster zones. Drones, designed to be agile, fast and robust, empower response teams with a substantial upper hand without costing as much as manned flight operations. Because many are autonomously flown, drones can access hard-to-reach areas and perform data-gathering tasks that are otherwise unsafe or impossible for humans.
In search and rescue operations every second counts. Crews can develop a distinct advantage by gaining a rapid aerial overview. Drones systems allow search and rescue teams to achieve this.