GlobalMedic Ecuador Earthquake Response
GlobalMedic continues to expand its UAV mapping response, an additional team of Canadian pilots prepare to deploy to Ecuador.
In partnership with GlobalMedic, the team from AeroVision Canada will help to increase UAV flight capacity in-country, responding to the growing number of requests from the Ecuadorian government.
They follow another team of GlobalMedic trained pilots, who arrived in Ecuador yesterday to join the ongoing UAV operation.
Using Aeryon Labs’ Skyranger and Scout model UAVs, mapping was completed in three locations affected by landslides near San Vincente. The team now moves with National Secretariat for Risk Management liaisons to Pedernales, to conduct further flights.
In the town of Los Ranchos, the emergency water response team installed a Trekker Water Purification unit to provide the population of over 1,400 with access to safe drinking water. Prior to this installation, the locals had been forced to boil water retrieved from a ground reservoir.
Meeting with experts from the National Secretariat for Water, the team looks to implement an AR3 Water Purification Unit in a nearby camp to meet the water needs of it’s displaced residents.