EENA/DJI Pilot Test Programme
Understanding the impact of RPAS before, during and after emergencies and crises
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ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
EENA (European Emergency Number Association) and DJI (world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer) have entered a partnership to understand and evaluate the use of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in Civil Protection/First Responder scenarios in a number of pilot sites in Europe.
The main objective for the project is to learn how such technology can assist our Fire and Rescue Services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Police Services, Coastguards and Humanitarian organizations in different scenarios and in different environments such as urban, rural, mountainous, forest and “over-water” conditions.
TIMELINE & CRITERIA
The time-line for setting up the pilot test site is between May and September 2016. EENA and DJI will select the Pilot sites on the basis of potential impact, geographic spread and overall balance across the different emergency services and humanitarian organisations.
SELECTED PILOT SITES
After the closing of the application period (22 April 2016), the following sites have been selected for the testing programme:
1. Donegal Mountain Rescue (Ireland)
2. Greater Copenhagen Fire and Rescue Service (Denmark)
3. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom)
4. Search and Rescue Service (Iceland)
TRAINING and SUPPORT
Before the Pilot Sites begin their test operations, DJI will provide intensive hands-on training during a 2-3 day workshop at one of the selected Pilot Test sites. During this workshop the teams will be instructed on the hardware, safety, given flying instructions, best practices and other important features.
Both EENA and DJI will be in constant touch during the Programme to get regular feedback and progress reports and may do site visits to address specific questions and to gather first hand data.
More information about EENA: www.eena.org
More information about DJI: www.dji.com
Applications for the pilot test programme were open until 22 April 2016 and are now closed!