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UAViators (pronounced You-Aviators)

"Humanitarian organizations should engage in initiatives like the Humanitarian UAV Network."
          - United Nations (OCHA) Policy Brief 

Our Mission is to bridge humanitarian and UAV communities internationally. We do this by supporting a global volunteer network of professional, civilian and responsible hobbyist UAV pilots who facilitate information sharing, coordination and operational safety in support of a broad range of humanitarian efforts. Thanks to our collaboration with Air-Vid, we have access to an additional 
700 vetted pilots in 60+ countries. We actively promote community engagement and are being pro-active in educating new civilian pilots rather than waiting for mistakes to be made. Our objectives are thus four-fold: provide coordination support, facilitate information sharing, enable safe UAV operations and establish clear standards for humanitarian use. Our proposed strategy for 2014-2015 is available here.

To get started:

  1. Please sign up (the private site has member-only features).
  2. Complete your profile and Start Here to make the most of your membership.
  3. If you're a pilot, please fill this out to join the Rapid Response Roster.
  4. To request or share aerial imagery of disaster areas, go to Ops.
  5. Join ongoing conversations by adding yourself to the List-Serve.
  6. Read the Code of Conduct.

Problems signing in? Please contact Patrick Meier.

Global Forum

NZ Positioning Itself to be UAV Friendly

On 16 Jan I attended a Royal Aeronautical Society (NZ Branch) symposium on UAV/RPAS.  The main item that I learnt was that the NZ government aims to work through our Airways Corporation and Civil Aviation Authority to make NZ more UAV friendly.  This is still a work in progress but the rules will be very simple: 1.  Under 25 Kg 2.  Not above 400' 3.  Not within 4Km of an airfield NZ wishes to encourage innovation and development in this field, albeit with a commercial rather than humanitarian…

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Launching Humanitarian UAV Course for Humanitarian Professionals

Humanitarian UAV Network Launches Course with VIVES While UAVs are increasingly used in response to humanitarian disasters across the globe, there is still no dedicated training or certification program specifically geared towards international humanitarian organizations. To this end, VIVES University College and the Humanitarian UAV Network have partnered to offer a specialized training course on the use of UAVs in humanitarian settings. VIVES has extensive expertise in providing specialized…

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Carlos Ferraz Pueyo is now a member of Humanitarian UAV Network
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On 16 Jan I attended a Royal Aeronautical Society (NZ Branch) symposium on UAV/RPAS.  The main item that I learnt was that the NZ government aims to work through our Airways Corporation and Civil Aviation Authority to make NZ more UAV friendly.  Thi…
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Richard Davill left a comment for Jamie Read
"Welcome! Hope all is well with ERT 
All the Best
Rich "
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Jamie Read is now a member of Humanitarian UAV Network
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Daniel A. Singer is now a member of Humanitarian UAV Network
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