The refugee crisis is not only front page news, it is a humanitarian disaster and one of the thorniest political challenges the EU currently faces. It has been particularly difficult to secure the Mediterranean Sea route, where improper life jacks and over-charged boats that disintegrate along the way create an immediate emergency need for lifeguards monitoring the passage.
Using a DJI Inspire 1, Spark Aerial was able to spot distressed boats in the water and coordinate this information with first responders in the water, truly maximising limited resources.
Thanks to civil drone technology, lifeguards were able to efficiently spot and aid victims in the water that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The DJI Inspire 1 provided mission critical and time sensitive data and filled a vital fore in the information pipeline for the operation.