Dublin City Council launches drone strategy

Dublin City Council has launched its first drone and urban air strategy to transform how the Irish city utilises drone technology to enhance public services while understanding their future potential.

The development of the Drone and Urban Air Mobility Strategy 2024-2029 has been led through the Smart City programme, which supports the council in future-proofing how new and emerging technologies are applied.

Drone use cases

By fostering a vibrant drone technology ecosystem, Dublin has the potential to attract new businesses and drive economic growth, positioning itself as a leader in this emerging sector.

The City reports that increasingly drones are being applied across a range of city services, helping to increase service efficiencies, reduce costs and streamline operations. Areas where drones are being applied within the council include mapping, dangerous buildings inspections or emergency response.

They are also being used to access to hard-to-reach areas for surveys and environmental monitoring, providing better oversight and management of urban spaces.

“This strategy marks a significant milestone for Dublin City Council. By embracing drone technology, we are not only enhancing our service delivery but also paving the way for a smarter, more sustainable city,” said Eileen Quinlivan, assistant chief executive and chair of the DCC Drones High Level Steering Group of Dublin City Council.

Read more: smartcitiesworld.net