We Believe in Drones for Good
Core to the work we do at Hangar, is to use whatever skills, talent, time and technology to make the world a better place. We want to support and enable a global network of communities where people accelerate and scale the impact of their humanitarian aid, global development and environmental protection efforts using autonomous robotics solutions. Robots, such as drones, are radically transforming multiple industries through rapid and dramatic gains in efficiency and productivity. We want to create the same impact in a responsible and meaningful way. We each believe what we do here makes a difference now and will continue to create value and a difference forever.
Robots Everywhere, Doing Everything, for Everyone
Yes, it’s a big vision but we like big challenges. The only thing we love more than taking on big challenges is helping others master their own challenges. In 2017, our world, people we know and people we haven’t met yet experienced some of the most challenging weather—17 named storms including Irma, Harvey and Maria in the US; and horrendous wildfires and mudslides in California.
2017 also brought into focus how Hangar’s RaaS platform Autopilot and Hangar 360 and DJI drones enabled rapid response teams to gather data at a ferocious pace and that helped first responders know when it was safe to re-enter fire zones to assess the damage and monitor progress.
Crews of civilians and Part 107 certified drone operators captured amazing 360s over flooded Houston neighborhoods, over Irma’s 7 landfalls stretching from Barbuda, St. Martin, the Bahamas, Cuba, Key West and SW Florida, and Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico.
Our users captured data tirelessly from the moment the storms subsided all the way through today monitoring progress in places like Port Aransas, and British Virgin Islands and more.
CEO, Jeff DeCoux gave his team a challenge. He asked for ideas to take the existing Hangar technology being used worldwide to capture 4D data in a vast array of commercial projects including Engineering & Construction projects, Infrastructure Inspections and Visual Asset Inventory.
Hangar “OnDemand” emerged as Hangar’s enabler for non-profit Humanitarian & Drones4Good communities across the globe. The team is rolling out programs for NOAA, FEMA, WeRobotics, Trusted Park Lands and many more.
What We Solve for Organizations & Volunteers
It’s hard and navigable only if you really know a lot about drones and airspace and cameras and mapping and video, and post processing and the list goes on and on. If you look at the drone hardware, software and services ecosystem, what you’ll find is that all the parts and pieces necessary to support drones in nonprofit initiatives exist individually. As is the case with most nascent technologies, there are emerging drone technologies are designed to solve a single piece of the problem, and are rarely useful beyond their place in the ecosystem. What’s missing is an accessible centralized platform that automates the end-to-end workflow, simplifying the process for organizations and pilot/contributors alike.
That’s what Hangar Communities Initiative is all about — making it easy for Organization to Request and Receive valuable visual data. Enabling Communities to mobilize and empower their volunteer Contributors to participate and support causes they believe in.
If you have a project and community you would like to be enabled with your own World and Hangar IOS for DJI drones, please send us four simple pieces of information.