26 Jan 2017 - The Maldives, one of the most stunning yet fragile nations on earth, faces the growing threat from rising sea levels and coastal storms. Home to nearly 400,000 people, but besieged by climate change, the beautiful coral atolls of the Maldives may soon disappear forever. Scientists predict that by 2050, most will be submerged in rising sea levels.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and DJI are using drones to help island communities prepare for and respond to disasters. Mapping the topography of the island allows local communities and agencies like the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to gather evidence-based spatial data to better inform policy makers influencing climate change issues. This is a partnership between UNDP and DJI, a Chinese drone manufacturer.