12/17/18 One page article in the UMaine Today, 2018 Special Edition. This article titled “Student innovation has the potential to improve search and rescue efforts” highlights a project by UMaine student and DEEMI volunteer Dakota Sudbeck, and his UMaine student partner Dan Sclabig. The article explains their efforts using UAV photos of a person to create 3D model and then estimate the person’s body weight. This is critical information for early assessment of a victim allowing for better interventions medically. DEEMI board Member and co-founder Dr Robert Bowie advised the pair throughout. Pilot Vinal Applebee assisted with UAV photography.
04/29/18 Special TV video segment and article about Maine Survival – Part 1 of 2. Chief UAS pilot Vinal Applebee and others were interviewed and provided commentary in this informative story and video by Zach Warren. (WABI-TV5
04/26/18 Many DEEMI staff , volunteers, and UMaine students are interviewed for UMaine Engineering News magazine. Article to feature important research and development work that bioengineering, mechanical and electrical engineering students are doing . (UMaine College of Engineering Magazine)
04/17/18 Interviewed for understanding of continues search for Peter Manuel. (story in Bangor Daily News)
11/15/18 – Dan Warner and others were interviewed by WVII-7 for a special video segment on Search And Rescue crews changing their tactics for cold weather searches. Watch this video “Braving The Elements to Save Lives“.
11/13/17 – UAS chief pilot Vinal Applebee and others were interviewed by WVII-7 for a special video segment . “Saving Lives – EYE IN THE SKY“.
08/25/17 Article in Appalachian Mountain Club Outdoors magazine featuring UAS pilot Nancy Rimms-Staples in an article titled Search-and-Rescue Drones Take Flight.
07/24/16 – Chief UAS pilot Vinal Applebee had the opportunity to explain to WABI-TV5’s Zachary Warren in this revealing video how drones are becoming an important asset in Search and Rescue operations.