UAV use in disaster management

Edward J. Glantz, Frank E. Ritter, Don Gilbreath, Sarah J. Stager, Alexandra Anton, Rahul Emani

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Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) provide multiple opportunities to first responders and disaster managers, especially as they continue to improve in affordability as well as capabilities. This paper provides a brief review of how UAV capabilities have been used in disaster management, examples of current use within disaster management, as well as adoption considerations. Example disaster domains include fires, tornadoes, flooding, building and dam collapses, crowd monitoring, search and rescue, and post disaster monitoring of critical infrastructures. This review can increase awareness and issues when considering UAVs by those challenged with the management of crisis and disaster events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2020 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsAmanda Lee Hughes, Fiona McNeill, Christopher W. Zobel
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Pages914-921
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781949373271
StatePublished - 2020
Event17th Annual International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2020 - Blacksburg, United States
Duration: May 23 2021 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference
Volume2020-May
ISSN (Electronic)2411-3387

Conference

Conference17th Annual International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBlacksburg
Period5/23/21 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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