Airborne Remote Sensing in Palo
15. November 2013
Palo. The task forces of the international aid organization I.S.A.R. Germany arrived the Philippine disaster area. Chaos dominates there. Infrastructure and traffic were practically paralyzed by the typhoon. It is extremely difficult to coordinate and get an overview on the ground. The AscTec Falcon 8 provides useful aerial images to support the humanitarian aid of the I.S.A.R. team.
The AscTec Falcon 8 shows the cathedral in Palo: Totally destroyed.
Communication and infrastructure is set aside, so that the arrival of the forces lasted more than five days. In Tacloban “the helping people could not recognize anything, no energy was available”, says Mark Rösen, press spokesman for I.S.A.R. Germany. “Primarily we provide medical support, but first we need to coordinate and define the exact the place of assignment together with the local officials.” A treatment area was built in Palo over night. Not before morning first aerial images show the dimension of destruction.
Medical aid is needed immediately. Beneath the cathedral in Palo 24 professionals are helping over 100 people a day.
Quite recently Ascending Technologies visited I.S.A.R. Germany in Weeze to donate a flight system and train the volunteers in October. Due to “the intention to save human lives and minimize the risks to our task forces” Dr. Daniela Lesmeister, Chairwoman of I.S.A.R. Germany thankfully received a complete AscTec Falcon 8 system.
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