Aspirations for and Obstacles to the Use of Humanitarian Drones

February 18, 2018 |

Humanitarian aerospace is one of the cutting-edge fields in which the Sentinel Project operates, through its subsidiary initiative Sarus Humanitarian Aerospace. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and commonly called drones, can be widely used for peaceful, humanitarian, and environmental protection purposes. Making use of the technical abilities of drones enables…

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Call for participation: Research on drone policy for development and humanitarianism

September 9, 2017 |

Call for participation: The Sentinel Project has launched a new research project focused on the use of drones for development and humanitarianism in the Global South. We’re looking for people and organizations working with this technology around the world to participate in interviews about your ideas and experiences. See the bottom of this post for…

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Chasing Wind Part 2: The Potential of Drones for Peacebuilding

August 9, 2017 |

(Continued from Part 1) With all of this in our basket and realising the project’s limitations as a team, we started discussing ways to enhance the existing technology used in our work. This led us to realise the great potential in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to bolster the existing Una…

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Help Make Humanitarian Drones a Reality

May 23, 2017 |

In 2014, the Sentinel Project launched “Sarus,” its humanitarian aerospace initiative, with plans to deploy “humanitarian drones” in conflict zones around the world. Humanitarian aerospace is one of the cutting edge fields in which the Sentinel Project operates and we now asks for your help through donations to further expand our unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)…

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Internationally Recognized Experts Join Sentinel Advisory Council

February 10, 2015 |

The Sentinel Project is pleased to announce the expansion of our advisory board. Patrick Meier is the Director of Social Innovation at Qatar Computing Research Institute and a luminary and leader in the application of new technologies for crisis-mapping, early warning, humanitarian response and resilience.  Patrick is working with the Sentinel Project’s Humanitarian UAV (Unmanned Aerial…

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Support Peace This Holiday Season With Sentinel Gifts

December 8, 2014 |

The Sentinel Project has officially launched its Sentinel Gift feature.  This holiday season you can do your gift shopping and support the Sentinel Project at the same time.  Our gift catalog offers items you won’t find in any store.  Early warning drones, satellite imagery, the gift of education for residents of remote Kenyan villages and…

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Humanitarian Drones: Perceptions vs. Reality in Kenya’s Tana Delta

November 18, 2014 |

Writings on the subject of practical unmanned aerial system (UAS) applications in the humanitarian field have exploded in recent years, but actual, real-world applications have lagged far behind in large part because of unanswered questions about their use. What the field of humanitarian aerospace needs is an abundance of field active deployments or pilot projects…

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The Drone Debate: Transparency and Accountability

November 28, 2013 |

In this last post of our blog series on the humanitarian use of drones we look at two closely related issues that call into question the current use of armed drones and raise a serious point of discussion for the humanitarian use of this technology. These two issues are transparency and accountability. Transparency refers to…

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Former US ambassador joins the Sentinel Project as advisor on UAVs

January 2, 2013 |

The Sentinel Project is excited to have former US ambassador Jack Chow, an advocate for humanitarian drones, join us as an advisor. He will be assisting our team as we develop new ideas about these devices and build prototypes in the near future. Many of our supporters know that we’ve had a growing interest in…

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