Plumes of grey ash mixed with gas explode violently over the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent, spreading far across the sky. In Iceland, the massive Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano spouts red-hot lava high into the air and over the sides of its crater, transforming the landscape with ominous orange-black ooze. Drones have been hovering nearby, bearing witness to these recent events and bringing vital information back to disaster management authorities and the public.
Drone technology is becoming increasingly important in the way humans operate and respond to crises. Its life-saving capabilities are endless, especially during COVID.
Managing Director of Rectrix Drone Services Ltd, Anthony Vieira, in a recent interview with Sunday Guardian, said, “My take is risk a drone, not a helicopter or a life. After hurricanes and other…