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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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San Francisco’s sky is on fire and we flew a drone through it

San Francisco’s sky is on fire and we flew a drone through it | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The West Coast of the US is ablaze, turning skies an eerie shade of orange. The Verge captured photos of the apocalyptic landscape in San Francisco via drone as wildfires raged nearby.
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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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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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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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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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Another robot just broke down investigating Fukushima’s record high radiation levels

This is the second one to break down in two weeks
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Another disaster robot killed by radiation.  That environment is fierce!
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FAA may issue drone-flight restrictions near Hurricane Matthew response efforts

FAA may issue drone-flight restrictions near Hurricane Matthew response efforts | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration may issue flight restrictions in the vicinity of disaster areas as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
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Of course they would...
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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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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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That night, a forest flew

That night, a forest flew | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Wildfires are consuming our forests. The institutions and technologies to keep these environments healthy have suffered decades of neglect. DroneSeed is a Seattle-based startup that aims to combat this problem.
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State Farm Granted FAA Waiver For What?

State Farm Granted FAA Waiver For What? | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
State Farm Granted FAA Waiver for Damage Assessment Drone Flights, which includes flying over people and BVLOS.
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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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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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Facebook built a helicopter-drone to provide wireless internet to disaster areas

Facebook built a helicopter-drone to provide wireless internet to disaster areas | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The unmanned chopper will be tethered to the ground so it can stay airborne for days at a time.
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Insane drone footage shows massive damage and flooding at California's Oroville Dam

Insane drone footage shows massive damage and flooding at California's Oroville Dam | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Over 200,000 residents evacuated Sunday.
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Some good shots here, but you do have to swim through some of the "low lights" first.
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