NOAA, Verizon Frontline enhance storm damage assessment

14 May 2024
GPS World

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has entered into a three-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Verizon Frontline to refine the use of uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) for assessing storm damage.

Verizon Frontline will deploy its UAV technology to capture high-resolution imagery of areas affected by storms, providing crucial data to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

This initiative aims to provide rapid and accurate damage assessments following severe weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes.