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Drone Inspection Demand At Peak In 2020

The utilisation of drone technology for inspecting offshore oil and gas assets has grown massively over the last decade and is predicted by Research and Markets to grow by a further 60% over the next five years. Companies are embracing the benefits of drone inspection, in comparison to… Read More

Drone Technology Advances Volcanic Monitoring

Specially adapted drones, developed by an international team involving scientists from the University of Cambridge, are transforming how we forecast eruptions by allowing close-range measurements of previously inaccessible and hazardous volcanoes. The drones could help local communities monitor nearby volcanoes and forecast future eruptions. Their measurements could also… Read More

CLIENT FEATURE: Drone SAR For Lost Dogs UK

Coverdrone are always looking to support any organisation that utilise drones in a positive way to benefit society, which is why we are extremely proud to be announcing that we are now working with and sponsoring the voluntary group – Drone SAR For Lost Dogs UK! Within this article,… Read More

Airwards Launch Global Accreditation Scheme For Outstanding Drone Work

Today is the official launch of Airwards: a unifying global accreditation scheme recognising best practice drone work. This digital awards scheme will champion a wide range of UAV work which is positively advancing human capabilities. Launching in association with ARPAS-UK, and covering more than 20 different disciplines, Airwards… Read More

Medical Drone Delivery Service Gets UK Space Agency Backing

A medical drone delivery service that makes it possible to carry Covid-19 samples, test kits and personal protective equipment between hospitals has been backed by the UK Space Agency. Apian, an organisation that was founded by NHS staff as part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, aims to establish… Read More

UK Police Air Service Test Potential Use of Drone Technology

The National Police Air Service (NPAS), in partnership with Israel-based international defence electronics company Elbit Systems, have conducted an initial evaluation of remotely piloted aircraft technology, in order to explore how drones may be able to be used to deliver public safety in support of the police forces… Read More

Scottish Drone Port to Service Offshore Wind

The UK government has agreed to invest in the development of a Drone Port at Montrose in Scotland, setting aside £5.6 million out of the £26.5 million Angus Fund to promote North Angus and Montrose as a clean growth zone where new technologies can be used to improve energy efficiency. Read More

Drones Reforesting The Planet Faster Than Humans

There are a number of reasons why we need to reforest Planet Earth. Less than one fifth of the Earth’s original forests have survived the rise of the human race since the last glaciation. The biggest effect from loss of forests is loss of habitat and the resultant loss of… Read More

Coverdrone’s Online Portal for Insurance Brokers

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online portal for insurance brokers. The portal enables agents, based within the UK or European Union, to immediately quote and bind Coverdrone insurance policies – including both commercial and recreational drone insurance on a short-term or annual basis. We… Read More

Drones Assisting UK Councils To Address Road Pothole Crisis

According to Confused.com, the UK’s total number of potholes reached a depth of over 30km – almost three times as deep as the Pacific Ocean – in 2019, with compensation pay-outs amounting to £2,810,306. Amey, a Surrey based highways and infrastructure specialist, is looking to use drone technology to… Read More