Drone Adventures

The non-profit organisation Drone Adventures was founded in 2013 by Adam Klaptocz in Lausanne. Adam's mission: to show the world that drones can be valuable helpers for good causes. On his website, he writes that “we see drones as a powerful and exciting tool that can be used to make the world a better place”. Drone Adventures particularly wants to help in the areas of environmental conservation, humanitarian aid and cultural preservation, as well as with search-and-rescue operations following disasters.

Drone Adventures works closely with other organisations, activists, businesses, and private individuals. Upon request, they provide consulting and drone loans for their various projects. So far they have helped to map the disaster area following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and supplied the imagery to aid organisations for the coordination of their relief efforts. In Fukushima, they examined the nuclear-affected area around the reactors with the aid of their drones to support reconstruction efforts, while in the Namibian desert they are helping determine the population of endangered animal species.

Best practice: they make the data they collect accessible on an open-source platform so that as many people as possible can use it for the common good.

© flickr / Drone Adventures

Drones for Good

The excitement around drones has reached the non-profit sector, and they are already being deployed to coordinate aid operations and provide supplies to crisis regions.

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