With sousveillance against the watchers
Images from satellites and drones could support civilian rescue organisations in operations in the Mediterranean, and an app could help against pushbacks at land borders. But the technology is currently only helping in rudimentary ways at best. The Mediterranean Sea is considered one of the best-monitored seas in the world, yet its coastal states continue […]
German project: Drones for non-governmental maritime rescue
Searchwing has developed a waterproof drone that can be hand-launched from a ship. In a two-hour mission, the aircraft flies up to 120 kilometres. For real-time transmission, members are working on a new model. In the Mediterranean, EU agencies use drones to track and stop refugees on their way to Europe. Since May this year, […]
New unmanned capabilities: When will the EU use drones for practical sea rescue?
Two leading drone manufacturers report readiness to equip their aircraft with life rafts. These can be dropped with pinpoint accuracy over a maritime emergency. But perhaps this would also encourage violations of the Geneva Refugee Convention. The Portuguese company Tekever can now equip its drone „AR5“ with life rafts for eight people. The new capability […]