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ImAFUSA project embraces practical approaches

The city of Egaleo, Athens, Greece

The week of 19-21 February 2024 marked an important milestone in the development of our project, as we moved from theoretical planning to a more practical, hands-on phase. With months of meticulous preparation behind us, we're eager to dive into the tangible implementation of our ideas and concepts.


Convergence in Athens: ImAFUSA partners come together

Our partners during the measurements

An important meeting of the partners of ImAFUSA project took place in the city of Athens. Representing a wide range of expertise and backgrounds, our teams gathered at the Egaleo Baroutadiko Urban Forest Park. A tranquil oasis in the middle of the bustling city. Here, amid the rustling of leaves and the scent of pine, we came together to synchronise our efforts and fine-tune the intricate details of our upcoming endeavors.


Demo rehearsals: Revealing drones' social and environmental impact

With our sights set on the horizon, we began rehearsals for the demo flights that will showcase the transformative potential of drone technology. These flights were not just a show of strength, but a tangible manifestation of our commitment to measuring and mitigating the social and environmental impacts of modern innovation. Through meticulous planning and execution, we aim to lay the groundwork for future efforts that will shape the trajectory of our project.


Overcoming air quality challenges: The Egaleo case study

Xander Van Hal from TU Delft holding the drone

In the heart of the city of Egaleo, we started tackling the pressing challenge of air pollution head-on. Armed with cutting-edge drones equipped with state-of-the-art air quality sensors, we ventured into the urban landscape to unravel the complex dynamics of air pollution. Our mission is twofold: to quantify the extent of pollution, and to identify its sources and patterns. By mapping these intricacies, we laid the groundwork for targeted interventions that promise to improve the quality of life for communities affected by poor air quality.


The controller - Part of the equipment used in Egaleo


Balancing innovation and citizen concerns: The drone noise dilemma

Our partners from TU Delft next to busy "Iera Odos" Street

As we push the boundaries of innovation, we are mindful of the potential impacts on the communities we serve. One such concern is the noise generated by drones, which has the potential to disrupt the tranquility of urban life. It's a dilemma that forces us to confront the trade-offs inherent in technological progress. How do we balance the benefits of accurate air pollution measurement with the temporary inconvenience of drone noise? It's a question that highlights the ethical dimensions of our work and drives us to find solutions that prioritise the well-being of all stakeholders.


The motto of this project is: We did it wrong with cars, we did it wrong with planes, let's do it right with drones! Let's join forces to get it right this time !

Anna Palaiologk, EU Research & Innovation Consultant & Founder of Future Needs Management Consultant Ltd.



 

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