OBJECTIVE: To promote the use and standardization of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated technologies throughout the Caribbean and Latin America for emergencies and disasters in partnership with the Asociación de Profesionales de Drones (APD), a specialized professional organization based in Bogotá, Colombia with a presence in six countries in Latin America.
The memorandum of understanding also calls for mutual-aid and support capabilities for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities for complex incidents and significant emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, and a range of other disasters.
LAUNCHED: June 2019
BUDGET: Project based
FUNDING SOURCES: Contracts, grants, sponsorships, donations.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Quarterly reports starting Q1, 2020
PROGRAM MANAGER: Andy Jaques, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHICAGO - Leaders from AIRT and APD meet during the America's Summit at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019.