Name of the sustainable initiative
Autonomous Wildfire Recognition and Analytics drone - AWRA
Wildfires are an increasing problem all over the world. They are cause of a great environmental impact, destroying wildlife and flora. 54 billion Euros are lost every year, spent on firefighting operations to combat this issue and in damages, while 480.000 ha. are burned down. Current wildfire data gathering is time consuming and provides inaccurate data. Moreover, reconnaissance operations from helicopters and planes are very dangerous, and stands for 24% of deaths in wildfire operations.
We are developing an autonomous wildfire recognition and analytics drone. This will provide firefighter incident commanders with an out-of-box method for fast and accurate data gathering and monitoring of wildfires. The user will utilize a tablet to draw a region of interest for the drone to search in, and will receive real-time data regarding the location, size, intensity and direction of the wildfire.
We are firmly set on making the world more sustainable through robotics. With our product, firefighter incident commanders can quickly acquire vital data they need to make intelligent decisions on resource allocation. Allowing for more efficient firefighter operations, putting out wildfires faster.
This will not only safe operational man hours, and remove firemen from high risk reconnaissance operations, but it will more importantly safe the forest and the massive CO2 emissions from burning a forest, and while securing the wildlife that calls the forest their home.
Kenneth Richard Geipel, CEO
What sector is the business involved in
Resources (energy, water, forests), SDG 11, 13 and 15
List of countries the company could be targeting
- United States
Number of employees