Chair: Timo Luege - Senior Communications and Advocacy Expert (CartONG)
The project “Drone in humanitarian action”, funded by the DG ECHO, have been launched in 2015 to consolidate existing knowledge on the use of drones (also known as UAVs and RPASs) in the humanitarian context. The consortium members FSD, CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment have investigated projects conducted by various humanitarian organizations, consulted a large panel of key stakeholders as well as implemented new field tests. The objective of this roundtable is to disseminate the findings of the project so far on the different areas investigated: ethics & social acceptance, regulations, drones for payload delivery, for search& rescue and for mapping. It will be an opportunity to exchange with the GeOnG participants and discuss best practices for aid actors using drones.
Ethical Issues on UAVs in Humanitarian action - Kristin Sandvik - Research professor (PRIO | Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies)
Mapping and Search & Rescue - Sylvie de Laborderie - Technical Project Manager (CartONG)
Open Aerial Map and Imagery Distribution - Nate Smith - (OAM)