When disaster strikes it is a race against time. Better information is needed to help rescuers save lives. This is the need that RescUAV was created to meet.

GlobalMedic’s RescUAV project is using innovation to solve this problem. Through UAV technology, we gather better information and we do it faster. It is used to make aid delivery more efficient, by providing:

Community members watch as GM's Aeryon SkyRanger prepares for flight.


Providing aerial imagery of disaster affected buildings, using thermal imagery to locate survivors, and using Ground Penetrating Radar technology to scan collapsed buildings and detect signs of human life beneath the rubble.

This response allows rescue teams to work faster and more effectively to save lives.


Relaying information in real-time to responders on the ground to identify hazards, damaged infrastructure, and access issues to reaching communities in need. This allows responders to deliver aid as quickly as possible to those who are in the greatest need.


Producing detailed 3-D maps in real-time to provide invaluable data in both emergency and non-emergency settings. This precise data can tell us exactly what roads are inaccessible, how agriculture has been affected, and how to start rebuilding communities.

Aerial view of St-Marteen Island, devastated by hurricane Irma

A significant benefit of creating our maps using UAV imagery is the potential for generating 3D dimensional models that can be used to extract a wide range of other useful data.  Volumetric measurements of debris is a great example, as well as being able to assess structural shifting and alignment of buildings relative to the ground plane.

        AID DELIVERY        

Roads and footpaths are often blocked or destroyed for long periods of time following a disaster like an earthquake or major storm. Getting critical medical supplies, for example, into regions that are cut-off by all standard means can be a major problem. UAV’s provide a possible solution to save lives in those areas. Over time we hope to explore the potential of using UAV technology to deliver high value-to-weight ratio aid such as vaccines and other life-saving medical supplies to disaster affected areas.

All of the RescUAV services are provided free of charge to the beneficiaries. We also make all of our data – all our images, orthomosaics, analysis, etc – freely available to the humanitarian sector. This “open source” sharing of our data products means that we maximize the benefit of all the work we do.


RescUAV forms technology partnerships with innovative companies and organizations that are interested in being on the front lines of humanitarian aid. We welcome the opportunity to work with industry leaders such as Aeryon Labs and Pix4D to help save lives, and we provide a proving ground and generate exposure and case-studies that just cannot be found anywhere else. If your organization is interested in getting involved with RescUAV please email us to discuss.