Drones could help protect Peruvians from landslides, cold snaps

Disaster prevention authorities want to use the latest in drone technology to help protect residents of the Peruvian countryside from inclement weather. Peru’s countryside could become a safer place for residents with the help of unmanned aircraft.

According to La Republica, three companies, Avdrone, Aerovision, and Mes Sigma, will run the program. The drones will be used to monitor changes in soil in high-risk areas, where every year, deaths, disappearances, injuries, and significant material damages are caused by landslides.

Jorge Donayre, an engineer with Mes Sigma, explained the technology to La Republica: “The cameras on the drone register the changes and appearance of the soil after rain. This information will allow us to predict with 99% confidence […] a rockslide of landslide.” … (Read more)

Drones could help protect Peruvians from landslides, cold snaps

Source: PeruThisWeek.com