Most of the time forest fires are discovered too late because they have already spread.
Apart from prevention, early detection is the most effective way to minimize casualties and damages.
DIMAP-FactorLink, which under the name of SISVIA Vigilancia y Seguimiento Ambiental jointly commercialize projects for the environmental protection, have developed and integrated a forest fires detection system using the products of Libelium.
The covered area is about 210 hectares in the North Spain region, comprising the Communities of Asturias and Galicia.
The aim was to provide to different organizations of an environmental monitoring infrastructure, with capability to have alert management and to deliver early warning alarms.
The system has 3 main parts, the wireless sensor network, the communications network, and the reception center.
Residents of areas that are in danger of having forest fires
The companies form partnerships with governments and install the systems to monitor forest fires.
People are trained to use the technology.
These sensors and systems can be used in cities as well.
Drones are now being used for many things other than military objectives that can be beneficial to all humans and the planet.
In 2015, Cargill, one of the world’s largest agricultural companies started using drones to help monitor its commitment to zero deforestation in its palm oil supply chains in Indonesia.
The drones help them map, identify, and monitor environmentally sensitive areas.
Drones will also allow Cargill to more quickly and accurately detect burning and illegal forest clearing.
As drones and sensors become more advanced they can be used by Cargill and other agricultural companies to make more important decisions pertaining to sustainability.
Companies producing drones
Consumers of the agricultural companies products
Inhabitants of the countries where the drones are being used
Other companies follow Cargill’s lead and use drones to monitor and eliminate deforestation
As drones and sensors become more advanced Cargill and other companies can use them to inform other decisions beneficial to their sustainability efforts
As mentioned in an earlier post, drones can and are being used to inform all sorts of decisions by people, governments, and companies. Continue to find innovative ways to use them that are beneficial to society and to sustainability.
The natural resources that are currently used to create the majority of the world’s electricity are scarce and not clean. Renewable energy sources are needed not only because they will not run out but also because they are clean.
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