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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Feds charge Hollywood man after drone strikes LAPD helicopter

Feds charge Hollywood man after drone strikes LAPD helicopter | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A Hollywood man is arrested by the FBI after a drone crashed into a LAPD helicopter earlier this year, forcing its pilot to make an emergency landing.
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Energy Drone & Robotics Summit

Energy Drone & Robotics Summit | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Energy Drone & Robotics Summit to Debut DRONERESPONDERS Emergency Management and Disaster Forum The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly
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LAFD Firefighting Technologies

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The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit

The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A drone company on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas, was prepared to deliver emergency supplies if the hurricane struck. Dorian had other plans.

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Drones Optimize Notre Dame Firefighting Efforts

Drones Optimize Notre Dame Firefighting Efforts | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Jason ReaganJason is a longstanding contributor to DroneLife with an avid interest in all things tech. He focuses on anti-drone technologies and the public safety sector; police, fire, and search and
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Border collie rescued after Llanelli drone search

Border collie rescued after Llanelli drone search | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Socks the dog was found curled up in a ball after he was tracked down by a volunteer.
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Chula Vista Police Using Drones To Respond To 911 Calls

Chula Vista Police Using Drones To Respond To 911 Calls | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Thanks to drone technology police in Chula Vista are kicking off a program that gives law enforcement a bird's eye view.
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Self-Deploying Drone Pilots may be Problem for Hurricane Response Efforts

Self-Deploying Drone Pilots may be Problem for Hurricane Response Efforts | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Why training and coordination is needed for effective integration of UAS into disaster management By Christopher Todd MIAMI – Last year’s hurricane season was a benchmark year for the role of drones in emergency management.  Harvey, Irma, and Maria all had varying characteristics that served well to showcase the benefits that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) …
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Great article and very good summary of the issues involved in emergency response post-disaster for UAV pilots.  We need to get such a registry here in California!
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Interactive 360 degrees aerial map shows which structures burned in the Carr Fire

Interactive 360 degrees aerial map shows which structures burned in the Carr Fire | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The City of Redding has released an interactive 360 degrees aerial map that shows the vast devastation of the Carr Fire. Market Street, Keswick (Courtesy: Redding Geographic Information Systems) Aerial photos were collected as part of a m
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The Future of Search and Rescue-Cool Exercise at ASU

The Future of Search and Rescue-Cool Exercise at ASU | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Student drone teams wow government and industry at a competition hosted by ASU’s Research Enterprise showing the future of search and rescue.
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Brampton Uses Drones for Fire and Rescue Operations

Brampton Uses Drones for Fire and Rescue Operations | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Brampton uses drones for fire and rescue operations and BFES personnel have gone through extensive training and testing with the drones.
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Drone Operator Assists In Public Safety

Drone Operator Assists In Public Safety | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A local drone operator assists in public safety when he saves the day by using his drone to rescue a missing dog in the McMillan Marsh.
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LAPD’s drone use proposal raises privacy, misuse concerns

LAPD’s drone use proposal raises privacy, misuse concerns | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Los Angeles community members spoke up at a public forum in Westwood on Wednesday against city police's proposed use of drone technology.At the Wednesday night meeting, Los Angeles Police Department…
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Here comes the opinion before fact and understanding of what this technology can and can't do.  The LAPD has a tough hill to climb in their hoped-for use of UAV in law enforcement.
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L.A. Fire Department's robot goes where firefighters can't

L.A. Fire Department's robot goes where firefighters can't | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
With its bright-yellow armored body, grippy tank-like treads, plow nose and water cannon, the Los Angeles Fire Department's latest piece of equipment looks more like a Star Wars sidekick than a firefighting assistant.
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Maria Fire-Drones Induce Pause in Helo Operations

As of 6am on November 1, the Maria Fire has grown to 8,300 acres with zero percent containment, having and entered some oil fields at night. Two drones wer
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Drone comments on the Maria Fire are at 1:45 in the video
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The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit

The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A drone company on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas, was prepared to deliver emergency supplies if the hurricane struck. Dorian had other plans.
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Drones are now a permanent part of the LAPD's arsenal

Drones are now a permanent part of the LAPD's arsenal | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Drones became a permanent part of the Los Angeles Police Department’s crimefighting arsenal on Tuesday, despite opposition from privacy advocates who fear the remote-controlled aircraft will be used to spy on people.
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How to Drone Map a Disaster Zone in 60 minutes or Less

How to Drone Map a Disaster Zone in 60 minutes or Less | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
This past November, I coordinated a short experiment on the ground in Paradise, California in the final hours of wrapping up damage assessment from the Camp Fire. The goal of this experiment was to test more rapid methods for visualizing damage to critical infrastructure after a disaster. Members of the UAS teams from Alameda and …
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Fire Rescue Experts to Headline Los Angeles UAS Disaster Conference Exploring Role of Drone Tech for Public Safety and Emergencies

Fire Rescue Experts to Headline Los Angeles UAS Disaster Conference Exploring Role of Drone Tech for Public Safety and Emergencies | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
DOWNEY, CA – Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as “drones” – have continuously demonstrated incredible value assisting with disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, and volcanos. These catastrophic events have elevated the use of UAS technology beyond basic public safety and into an entirely new realm uniting stakeholders from government, industry, and academia all for …
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UAS Software For Hurricane Florence Response

UAS Software For Hurricane Florence Response | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Airborne Response teams up with Edgybees and UgCS to provide UAS software for Hurricane Florence Response.
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Denver Police Department Shelves Drone Program Amid Public Concerns

Denver Police Department Shelves Drone Program Amid Public Concerns | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
While the Denver Fire Department continues to use UAVs to fight fires, the Denver PD will end its drone program.
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California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire

California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A California Air National Guard team is serving as a reconnaissance and surveillance unit for response efforts to the Carr Fire in Northern California, providing up-to-date intelligence as service members and civilian firefighters battle the massive blaze.,
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A Drone Saves Two Swimmers in Australia

A Drone Saves Two Swimmers in Australia | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Lifeguards at a beach in New South Wales were testing a new drone when swimmers in distress were spotted and then saved.
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UAVs For Disaster Relief and Fire Suppression Missions

UAVs For Disaster Relief and Fire Suppression Missions | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Insitu flies its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for disaster relief and fire suppression missions.
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Aviation's Response to Harvey & Irma: Doing Good With Wings

Aviation's Response to Harvey & Irma: Doing Good With Wings | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Some examples of all levels of aviation aiding in rescue and recovery from Harvey and Irma.
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Lots of good stuff here...but no reference to all the great drone surveys being done!!!  Manned aircraft are not the end all be all of aerial response to disasters.
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