Innovation & Technology

FSD has been involved for several years in research projects aimed at putting new technologies at the service of mine action and more generally, of humanitarian action.

drone flying
Switzerland (2020) – Prototype drone that can be used to support technical investigations in the detection of explosive devices.

How can new technologies be used
to benefit mine action?

FSD has been involved for several years in research projects aimed at putting new technologies at the service of mine action and more generally humanitarian action.

FSD uses drones and satellite platforms to supplement survey and assessments and mapping; transitioned practices to digital platforms to increase efficiency, transparency and accuracy

Mine action

Drones

In 2016, FSD published a study on the use of drones in humanitarian projects.

Today, the organization is working closely with the Urs Endress Foundation on the FindMine project, which aims to develop a drone to detect explosive remnants of war using ground penetrating radar.

Conférence de la FSD avec le Président Hansjorg Eberle

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Each day, they deploy their courage and expertise to make the world a safer place. Read the testimonials and stories from our employees around the world.
Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

In eastern Ukraine, the poverty caused by the armed conflict has led many people to collect and sell scrap metal to earn a little more money. This is a risky activity, which exposes them to landmines and unexploded ordnance. One day someone brought me an old bucket...

Deminers answer Sophie and Lise’s questions

Deminers answer Sophie and Lise’s questions

Some time ago, FSD was invited to visit a sixth-grade class at the Florimont Institute in Geneva to talk to students about humanitarian demining. After the presentation, the children asked questions which were recorded and passed on to our deminers in the field. This...

Pastor and risk education volunteer

Pastor and risk education volunteer

" I take advantage of my sermons to talk about unexploded ordnance " Joselito Remedios, 54, is a pastor and an explosive ordnance risk education provider. For the past year, he has been a member of the Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)’s volunteer team in the...

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Our activities

Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. Since its creation in 1997, FSD has conducted projects in about thirty countries.
1-MINES

mine action

The FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides community education and provides assistance to survivors of accidental explosions.
3-PROTECTION-

Environmental protection

FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic substances from the past, including obsolete pesticide stocks and mining waste.
2-RELEVEMENT

recovery & stability

FSD supports ongoing peace processes in various countries and provides socio-economic support to communities.
4-INNOVATION-

innovation &
technology

The FSD collaborates on research projects aiming to use new technologies, such as drones, in mine action.