The role of technology in disaster relief

 

This week, Year 9 Geography students have explored the changing face of disaster relief, through the advanced technological development of drones. They discovered the multiple, complex and critical capabilities of this technology to survey areas, deploy resources and ultimately save lives in the midst of natural disasters, while practicing their own drone flying skills on our College grounds. Students had the opportunity to reflect on the significance of this type of technology, discuss the legal ramifications of its use, and wonder about the positive and negative consequences they will see play out in their own futures. Geography students will next fly drones as a means of exploring the impacts of human behavior on fragile coastlines, during their overnight field trip along the Great Ocean Road in Term 2. The future is coming!

Adam Kennedy
Deputy Head of Campus

 

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