Aquila and SLSNZ Forge Partnership

Aquila and Surf Life Saving New Zealand partner up to improve beach safety.
November 24, 2023
Ruby Jones

In a pioneering collaboration set to redefine beach safety, we have joined forces with Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) to unleash the power of innovation. This visionary partnership introduces surf monitoring drones that operate without the constraints of traditional power sources.

Soaring Beyond Boundaries

Surf Life Saving organisations worldwide have been leveraging drone technology to identify potential hazards, enhance beach safety, and shark monitoring.  Paul Hardy, head of Surf Life Saving Australia's drone piloting service, underscores the impact of drones in beach safety, stating that they "enhance the ability for our lifeguards to make informed decisions on beach safety - if we could have them out there all the time we would." Inspired by existing drone monitoring programs, SLSNZ has been exploring their own drone initiative.

How We're Helping

The primary challenge in maximising the effectiveness of surf monitoring drones lies in battery constraints, limiting flight times to a mere 15-20 minutes. Enter Aquila, with our groundbreaking wireless beaming technology, poised to revolutionise the consistency and ease of information gathering for lifeguards. Aquila's innovation addresses the very heart of the issue, ensuring a continuous stream of critical data for enhanced beach safety.

Unveiling Future Lifesaving Technology

As Aquila and SLSNZ embark on collaborative tests throughout 2024, the stage is set for a paradigm shift in beach safety. By overcoming the limitations of traditional drone power sources, this partnership opens up new horizons for lifeguards, providing them with a real-time, reliable tool to safeguard beachgoers. The potential for 24/7 drone monitoring promises a future where beach safety reaches unprecedented levels.

Inspiring a Safer Tomorrow

Aquila and SLSNZ are not merely rewriting the rules of beach safety; we are authoring a compelling narrative of innovation, collaboration, and unwavering commitment to public safety. As the waves of change crash onto our shores, the promise of a safer tomorrow beckons—where cutting-edge technology meets the timeless mission of saving lives.

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