VIVES DroneLab, a research facility of VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Ostend, Belgium, is a key institution for development of sustainable drone applications.
Who we are
We fly your drone application legal and efficient!
- DroneLab originated from a manned aviation training and applied research experience in airline pilot and aircraft maintenance.
- DroneLab is a non-profit academic platform supporting and developing the booming drone industry
- Drone operations are an aviation activity such as operating an airline company. This requires an aviation safety mindset.
Let's do great things together!
- Interdisciplinary education on drone related topics of university students
- Custom made info sessions, lectures or trainings for the industry, government and organisations
- Collaboration with industrial clusters, organisations and companies
- Interdisciplinary projects with other expertise centers, universities and knowledge institutions
- Solving governmental driven problems
- Integration of society impact and sustainability impact analysis in technical solutions
Explain your problem, and we will solve it together!
- Our huge network is open for everyone.
- If the knowledge exists in the market, will we bring (future) drone application end-users into contact with drone service providers
- If there is a knowledge gap, DroneLab will solve it with interdisciplinary expertise
Our research topics
Drive, connection and innovation!
- Smart Environment: smart farming, waste monitoring, coastal protection, ...
- Smarth Health Care: transport of medical goods, Search&Rescue, ...
- Smart Logistics: Urban (air) mobility, offshore logistics, ...
- Smart Construction: VR modeling based on photogrametry, building health management, ...
- Smart Education: Blended learning, VR/AR training integration
- Safety & Security: Training of police, customs and civil defense, drone detection, ...
Check our activities in this summary.
How can we work together?
A solution of every type of problem!
- Student projects
- Short or long term subcontracting
- Regional-National-International project
Find out more about us:
- Bachelor in Aviation programs (Dutch)
- International Programs (English)
- Aviation Reseach groups (English)