Parrot supports Human Rights Watch with drones and software provision

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Parrot is supporting Human Rights Watch’s mission of investigating human rights abuses around the world.

To assist the organization’s work, Parrot is providing its ANAFI drones, along with advanced software and technical support.

Most recently, as part of a Human Rights Watch investigation into ISIS atrocities in northern Syria, Parrot provided support in capturing aerial imagery and 3D data of the al-Hota gorge near Raqqa, a suspected mass grave site used by ISIS.

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As part of the investigation, Parrot provided ANAFI drones and on-call support for piloting and technical assistance.

The dangerous terrain and steep cliffs of al-Hota made it necessary for Human Rights Watch investigators to use drones to capture imagery at the bottom of the gorge. Data captured by the drones was also used to create a 3D topographical model of the al-Hota gorge with the software Pix4D Mapper.

These 3D maps may be used to further investigate below the surface of the water.

Henri Seydoux, CEO and chairman of Parrot, said: “Human Rights Watch is doing incredibly important work around the world. We are honored to push the boundaries of how our technologies can be applied to help them in their missions.”

This is the second mission Parrot has supported with advanced drone technology and software.

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