To respond to a disaster and to mitigate impact and damages, complex and time-critical situations need to be analyzed quickly. To facilitate understanding, education and constant training of relief forces are crucial. Operations research tools can help to improve decison-making skills by supporting system thinking.
Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are popular buzzwords gaining increased attention in the media and research. As I know from own experience, incorporating UAVs in your work leads to highly interesting and complex research questions.