Harmonizing National Approaches

The Hague, The Netherlands

14 & 15 January 2020

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RPAS CivOps 2020
8th Annual European Civil RPAS/Drone Operators & Operations Forum

Organized by Blyenburgh & Co, France
Under the auspices of UVS International
In the context of UVS International’s Global Access Initiative & Drone REGIM Initiative

In coordination with:
Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, The Netherlands
Human Environment & Transport Inspectorate, The Netherlands
Directorate-General for Public Works & Water Management  (Rijkswaterstaat), The Netherlands
DARPAS, The Netherlands
DCRO, The Netherlands

With the media support of Unmanned Airspace & UAS Vision


The RPAS CivOps Focus

RPAS CivOps 2020 is an international conference focusing on policy & regulatory matters for civil RPAS operators. In the context of the new European Union RPAS regulation, it will address operational matters, current & future applications, standard operational scenarios, Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), operational experience, operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety rules, data protection & privacy.


Representatives of the RPAS communities in various European countries will give updates on their activities. A focus will be put on the harmonization of national approaches to matters of critical importance to the current & future RPAS operator community.

The RPAS CivOps Objective

  • Within the context of the new EU regulation, promote the harmonization of national approaches to matters of critical importance to the current & future RPAS operator community;
  • Increase awareness of currently on-going civil RPAS operations;
  • Give current civil RPAS operators the possibility to state their case;
  • Contribute to identifying the civil RPAS community to itself;
  • Highlight the diversity of current & potential civil RPAS applications and present business case examples;
  • Disseminate information on the currently on-going civil RPAS-related regulatory activities in various fields (incl. “product safety”);
  • Permit potential customers of RPAS flight services to express their requirements;
  • Show novel civil RPAS applications;
  • Identify & Discuss critical issues;
  • Promote interaction with the EC decision makers in Brussels

Venue & Location

Location : The Hague (Den Haag),
City centre, The Netherlands
Venue: The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon
Address: Anna van Buerenplein 29,
2595 DA The Hague (Den Haag),
The Netherlands
Travel to Venue:
From Amsterdam Schiphol airport:
By taxi: 40 min. / By train: 30 min.
From The Hague central railway station: 3 min. on foot

The Hot Topics at RPAS CivOps

  • Cooperation/coordination required to harmonize national approaches
  • Implementation of the EU regulation
  • Integrating U-Space & ATM
  • Experience using SORA
  • Standard operational scenarios
  • Pilot training & qualification
  • Flight school qualification
  • Operator qualification
  • Standards (open category)
  • Standards (specific category)
  • Safety rules for test ranges
  • Data protection & privacy

RPAS CivOps Brings Together the Following Communities

  • Current civil RPAS operators
  • European regulatory authorities
  • National aviation authorities & ANSPs
  • National RPAS associations
  • National civil drone councils
  • Current & potential customers of RPAS flight services
  • Flight training schools & test ranges
  • Data processing service suppliers
  • Civil RPAS manufacturers (all sizes)
  • RPAS sub-systems manufacturers

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Babylon (in the same building as the conference venue) is recommended: Single € 105/night & Double € 120/night.
Rates include breakfast and are valid for bookings received before 13 Dec. 2019.
Reservations to reservations.babylon@edenhotels.nl – Indicate following reservation code: DBA-GF9388.
Suggestions for other conveniently located hotels in different price categories can be found HERE.

RPAS CIVOPS 2020 – 14-15 January 2020

Registration deadline : 12.00 (noon) on 10 January 2020


Venue & Address

The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 DA The Hague (Den Haag), The Netherlands

Coordinated with

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Dutch Asssociation of RPAS

Dutch Certified RPAS Operators

International Emergency Drones Organization (IEDO)

UAS Vision

Unmanned Airspace

NLR – Royal Dutch Aerospace Centre

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