The province of Groningen is obtaining a new drone test. Under the name DronePort Eemshaven, there will certainly be a center to the Heliport Eemshaven, from which cutting-edge drone applications such as products transport to offshore installments, emergency situation assistance and SAR goals, surveillance, mapping, surveillance, assessments and also security will become looked into, launched and also carried out.

Entrance to Wadden Gebied and North Sea

Multidisciplinary collaboration is main to the brand-new campaign, says co-initiator John Troch of DroneQ Aerial Services. “DronePort Eemshaven will be set up to an independent and also open model, with area for startups as well as scale-ups that concentrate on relevant unmanned robotic modern technology, sensors, freedom as well as artificial intelligence.”

The choice for Eemshaven is not entirely unexpected. “Eemshaven lies at eviction of the Wadden area as well as the North Sea. The port plays a major duty in the field of power manufacturing for the Netherlands and the growth, building and construction as well as maintenance of wind ranches at sea. DronePort Eemshaven will sustain this crucial duty of Eemshaven with innovative applications of unmanned innovation,” says Troch.

Onshore as well as offshore

The heart of the DronePort will certainly be developed by a Drone Operation Command Center. From there, missions can be checked. Via a Drone Operation Management System, flights are prepared, risks are established, treatments are established, operations regulated, product planned as well as information shared.

The goal is to go drones both for onshore and also overseas applications. bets. In onshore applications, you can think of mapping, protection, assessments and also logistics. When it pertains to offshore, logistics and assessments are additionally stated, in addition to search and rescue. Every application goes through four steps: from test/R & D to demonstration, pilot and also ultimately the business procedure.

Initiators as well as companions

The initiative for DronePort Eemshaven was taken by the Offshore Wind Innovation Centre (OWIC), Groningen Seaports, Ems Maritime Offshore BV/Heliport Eemshaven and also DroneQ Aerial Services.

DroneQ has a duty to play in the prepare for the growth of the DronePort Eemshaven. Last year, this company demonstrated an overseas drone delivery in the port of Rotterdam and also a rescue mission on Texel. Software application designer and also working as a consultant firm AirHub takes care of the regulatory aspects, along with the implementation of the Drone Operation Management System. Phoenix-Wings– concentrated on cargo drones– is entailed as a technology partner for drone distributions at the longer distances.


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