The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) and its DroneResponders unit announced their joint development of a worldwide geo-referencing database of groups and pilots using drones in emergency response.

Drones for good

As a leading promoter of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in responding to disasters, AIRT is offering the reference as a tool to public safety services. Those can now consult the resource to enlist the help of outside responders qualified in emergency drone use during crises. Through its partnership with location intelligence company Esri, the directory indicates the position of qualified drone responders vis-à-vis unfolding incidents.

It will also serve as an easy, unified register that rescue organizations and individual pilots can use to make their availability for deployment in emergencies known to public agencies.

Announced at the ongoing virtual sessions of XPONENTIAL, the project is one of the best examples of AIRT’s campaign promotion…