The Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) in the Case of Natural Disasters Response
13 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Date Written: September 26, 2017
This paper evaluates the crucial role of unmanned aerial vehicles - UAV’s - (or Drone) in the case of natural disasters response and relief humanitarian aid. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate how unmanned aerial vehicles - UAV’s - (or Drone) in the present and near future can play a crucial role to help survivors in the case of a tsunami, earthquake, flooding, and any natural disaster. Basically, we need to assume that in any natural disaster always exist the high possibility of damage in the infrastructure, transportation systems, telecommunications systems access, and basic services immediately.
We propose in three areas the uses of unmanned aerial vehicles - UAV’s - (or Drone) in the case of natural disasters response and relief humanitarian aid:
(i) the aerial monitoring post-natural disaster damage evaluation;
(ii) the natural disaster logistic and cargo delivery;
(iii) the post-natural disaster aerial evaluation.
Keywords: Drones, UAV’s, Natural Disasters, Policy Modelling, Indicators
JEL Classification: Q54, Y2
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