US: According to the new Global Airborne UAV Remote Sensing Market 2014-2018 report by ReportnReports, the need for improved disaster management is one of the factors driving the growth of the Global UAV Airborne Remote Sensing Technology market. A World Bank report has revealed that more than 160 countries have a quarter of their population living in areas with a high mortality risk, which could mean that any calamity in such areas could result in high casualty numbers. Businesses can also be affected, for example by loss of data. Hence, there is increasing demand for disaster management.
Although the increasing adoption by the Defense, Intelligence, and Security industries continues to be a key growth driver, the market is witnessing the emergence and growth of new markets where remote sensing data can be used extensively. For instance, the Energy industry is using remote sensing technologies for better forecasting of sound detection with the help of technologies such as SODAR and LIDAR. In addition, the increased pressure from the operators to provide better insights related to power scheduling and lowering the cost of wind energy drives the market for remote sensing devices in the wind energy systems. Therefore, remote sensing devices are being used to enhance the operations of wind energy operators.
Source: Digital journal