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It is important to stay at the forefront of new approaches in order provide the most up-to-date solutions for those most in need

Matt Wilson – FSD Head of Operations
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Innovation and Technology

The FSD has been involved for several years in research projects aimed at putting new technologies at the service of mine action and more generally humanitarian action. FSD utilise drones and satellite platforms to supplement survey and assessments and mapping; transitioned practices to digital platforms to increase efficiency, transparency and accuracy

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Drones

In 2016, FSD published a study on the use of drones in humanitarian projects. Today, the organization is working closely with the Urs Endress Foundation on the FindMine project, which aims to develop a drone to detect explosive remnants of war using ground penetrating radar.

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“I was playing outside with some friends when one of them picked up a piece of metal lying on the floor. Suddenly there was an explosion. We all fell to the ground. I felt like I had been hit in the back. ” Sanita, 11 years old. 

Like Sanita, many children walk in areas contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance on a daily basis. Since 1997, FSD has worked tirelessly to locate and eliminate these dangerous legacies of war around the world, and to prevent accidents through awareness campaigns. FSD also remediates sites polluted by toxic waste, and supports peace and development in conflict-affected countries.

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