Airbus Aerial and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions have announced they have partnered to help companies efficiently identify flood risks and more accurately predict weather-related flood damage.
Under the collaboration, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ flood assessment tool, FLOAT, will be powered by drone imagery and data from Airbus Aerial.
FLOAT, is a cost-efficient way to help companies assess the flood risks of plants and other facilities.
It uses drones to capture highly accurate, location-specific elevation data which is transformed into a realistic visualisation of the facility, including a precise interactive simulation that shows potential vulnerabilities and low-points.
Jesse Kallman, president of Airbus Aerial, commented: “We are very excited to announce our collaboration with a global leader in the commercial insurance market, and to be able to offer this unique solution to Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ clients around the world.”
Philip Brandl, manager of risk engineering services, EMEA at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, added: “Aerial’s ability to deliver cutting-edge and reliable drone imagery and data makes them a perfect match for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ goal to help our clients protect their businesses. FLOAT is an innovative and cost-effective service that clearly shows clients where they are at risk for flood, so they can take steps to better protect themselves.”