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.

Prototype of a drone that can be used to support technical surveys in locating explosive devices (Switzerland, 2020)

Prototype of a drone that can be used to support technical surveys in locating explosive devices (Switzerland, 2020).

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.

News from the field

FSD, it’s them.
Every day, they put their courage and expertise to work to make the world a safer place. Read the testimonials and stories from our employees around the world.

Our action in Ukraine – From March 28 to April 10, 2022

Our action in Ukraine – From March 28 to April 10, 2022

March 28 to April 10, 2022 For weeks Valeriia, one of our paramedics, and other team members from Mariupol (Марі у́поль) were unable to communicate, due to the lack of connection and electricity. They were able to escape and tell us now about their stories:Valeriia...

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Together against mines and explosive remnants of war Every year, thousands of civilians are killed or maimed by mines or unexploded ordnance. A single step or contact with these devices is enough to trigger a deadly explosion. More than 60 countries are currently...

Our latest interventions in Ukraine – 21-27 March

Our latest interventions in Ukraine – 21-27 March

Natalia tells her story to FSD staff. “We are from Sieverodonetsk (Сєвєродоне́цьк). We were forced to leave our hometown as the war started on the 24th of February”. The whole town was under fire. For two weeks we were hiding in a bomb shelter, because our apartment...

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Our activities

Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. 

1-MINES

mine action

FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.

2-RELEVEMENT

recovery & stability

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

Environmental protection

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

innovation &
technology

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