The Ripper Rescue Alliance RRA
The Ripper Rescue Alliance brings together leading specialists in search and rescue, drone operations, aerial mapping, AI analysis, data collection, processing and analytics.
Our goal is to arm the experts in the field with the best tools available to empower and enhance their capabilities, expand their reach and provide data for actionable insights.
“We come to this with an open collaborative spirit, and welcome all requests and suggestions for our involvement in Australia’s recovery.“
The Ripper Rescue Alliance, established by The Ripper Group and joined by founding members, Agronomeye, AUAV and Swoop Aero, will have three core functional units: Operations, Research and Education.
This multi-faceted response will be supported by leading academics, researchers, and scientists across a wide variety of sectors and institutions in order to drive the long-term vision.
“In this Ark called Australia we have some of the most unique creatures on earth, we must protect them.
The Ripper Rescue Alliance will be part of the recovery story, joining the thousands of Australian’s out there, working together, to rescue, rebuild, repair, and safeguard the future of our precious wild things, Australians rise up and help each other in times of adversity, The Ripper Alliance is here for the long-haul, and all our members are committed to the work ahead.”
Our first initiative will be working in collaboration with our Community Partner, WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation, to identify what sectors of their front line work we can embolden and fast-track using the Alliance’s expertise and solutions.
Our work will include potential recovery of native wildlife through the deployment of drones, fact-finding missions with visual and digital assessments of effected areas, research into known populations to assess the devastation, along with the research and development of new innovative ways to protect our wildlife into the future using drone and related technologies.
WIRES has been rescuing and caring for animals since 1985.
RRA Eyes In The Sky
This image of the Shoalhaven area NSW was captured by our AUAV team. 20 January 2020.
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“The Ripper Group was born out of crisis following the increase of shark attack and drownings on our beaches, our work has lead to ground-breaking research and specialist rescue know-how using Ai, machine learning and other industry leading technology. We are honoured to be given this opportunity to apply our specialist payload platforms to the challenges facing many of Australia’s grassroot rescue organisations.”
Ben Trollope – C.E.O. The Ripper Group
The Ripper Rescue Alliance Corporate Supporters
We would like to thank Westpac for their generous support to WIRES for this initiative
“We have a strong vision for the future and are excited by all the possibilities and efficiencies this new technology can bring to a wide range of sectors and projects including Australia’s current bushfire recovery and future firefighting efforts. We want to invest our time and expertise into long-term strategies for Australia’s fire management and recovery.”
Andrew Chapman – Co-Director & CTO, AUAV.
“When I first heard that half a billion animals perished in the bushfires, I was shocked. I can’t comprehend the scale of the disaster. I am glad that we have developed a platform that is impact-focused and delivers more than just burritos and coffees. It changes lives.”
Eric Peck, CEO and Co-founder. Swoop Aero
The Ripper Rescue Alliance members
The Ripper Rescue Alliance
The Ripper Rescue Alliance will be supported by leading academics, researchers, and scientists across a wide variety of sectors and institutions
A strong vision for the future
We have a strong vision for how drone technology can be used to protect communities and their precious wild places, through fire mitigation and management strategies using wide-scale automated detection, front-line fire support and even autonomous fire-bombing aircraft. Our vision is to develop front line initiatives, managed locally, increasing effectiveness, and reducing risk to life.
All aspects of Bushfire Recovery
Together the Ripper Rescue Alliance has the capabilities to assist in all area of rescue and recovery, from the local business level, to regional areas and remote communities. Our group has the ability to map large areas for assessing fire impact, habitat renewal and to inform research into fire behaviour and fire ecology.