AIrMap Weather Company IBM Drone Deal

The Weather Company Enters Drone Space with AirMap Deal

[Editor’s Note: Drone operators will have access to many types of real-time data, including current and forecasted conditions.] Today, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, announced that it’s working with AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators. The deal marks the company’s first in the drone space. A little over a month […]

Florida State Students Using Drones for Emergency Hurricane Response

Florida State Students Learning to Use Drones to Assist Hurricane Emergency Response

[Editor’s Note: Robert McDaniel, Emergency Management professor at Florida State, said that drones can assist rescuers in finding victims much faster than search teams on the ground.] A group of Florida State students are learning how to use drones to help Florida emergency officials plan for hurricane season. WJCT reports that Robert McDaniel, an Emergency Management professor at […]

FAO and DA deploy drones for disaster risk reduction in agriculture

[Editor’s Note: Drones are being used for disaster planning, as well as, response activities. Having access to accurate and timely data is vital.] Pampanga – Drones were launched Thursday, March 17 to officially mark a joint undertaking by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to deploy […]

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Small Drones Could Enhance Local Weather Forecasts

[Editor’s Note: Oklahoma State University has built a drone called Atlas, which can fly into violent weather and take measurements, as well as, send real-time video.]   The Earth’s atmosphere has layers like a cake, and it follows that forecasting the weather is more accurate if information is coming from a lot of sources and from […]