The City of Helsinki’s construction service Stara and the Helsinki Rescue Department is testing a 5G drone service to streamline environmental management and rescue service in the Finnish capital while also reducing its CO2 emissions.
The trials have been taking place this month in cooperation with the City of Helsinki’s innovation company Forum Virium Helsinki. They will test a service provided by Elisa and Vertical Hobby that utilizes a 5G network and high-quality 360 live video broadcasting system. The service was selected in June for Forum Virium’s Drone-as-a-service programme as part of the Low Carbon Drone Service Solutions in Southern Finland project.
Stara is experimenting with the drone service through surveillance of natural areas such as forests and nature reserves. Uses for the drone include the study of the condition of the forest after storm damage, mapping of beach rose deposits in the archipelago and the location of the city benches of Suomenlinna.