Drones can be an aid in the Pulpit Rock

Rich Chinese people leaving a lot of money in Rogaland Pulpit RockPreikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). Photo wikipedia.com

The regional council in Ryfylke are considering adopting new technology, including drones, that can help in emergencies, and at tourist attractions, such as in Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) Rogaland.

‘Drones can be used to monitor and control large mountainous areas much more quickly and efficiently than people on foot. This can help to locate missing persons and to drop equipment’, said project leader (and regional developer in Ryfylke IKS), Ketil Barkved, to the newspaper, Stavanger Aftenblad.

They are also looking at the possibility of using drones to fly in everything from blankets, warm clothes and food and drink to people who are stuck in the mountains.

In areas with poor mobile phone coverage, drones can fly in communication equipment so that rescuers can communicate with those in need of emergency help.

Other technologies, such as electronic displays, rental emergency alarms, and a so-called mesh network where phone coverage is lacking are also planned for use.

Preikestolen experienced a new record this year; relief workers in the area were called out on a greater number of rescue missions


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today