In collaboration with several European partners from England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands the BERISUAS project examined how an unmanned aircraft (drone) can help in the operational deployment of the Maritime Incident Response Groups (MIRG).
During the 1st project phase this has been investigated and the results were published. Visitors were shown a demonstration with drones on a small scale at Woensdrecht.
In the 2nd phase of the project the research was put into practice. During a simulated maritime incident on the Westerschelde a drone collected information. With this information the emergency services were able to take the necessary decisions.
This possibility's of drones in a maritime environment and the Maritime Incident Response Groups are shown in the film BERISUAS - incident at sea