As temperatures continue to rise, wildland fires have become more frequent and intense around the world. The incendiary combination of hotter temperatures with careless human activity, lightning and sub-optimal land-use practices has ignited a global crisis.
These fires don’t just kill trees. They spur death, negatively affect human wellbeing and result in physical devastation. To stay ahead of this threat, those in charge of mitigating, responding to and aiding in wildfire recovery efforts have turned to unmanned aircraft systems to help them in this critical fight. Read more in my latest in Inside Unmanned Systems Magazine.
Topics: wildland fires, NASA, Canada, Greece, Maui, fire prevention, soil monitoring, University of Alsaska, drones, UAS, UTM, UAS traffic management, ACERO, Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (COE), Assert Drone Animal Rescue, DOI, PSDs