Mapping in the Western Sahara Desert

In an 80sqkm area in the South of Morocco where the Western Sahara meets the shores of the Atlantic Ocean a new development is planned for a unique facility aiming to become a leader in sustainable production of essential fisheries feed.

First CTR inner ring drone flight

First CTR Inner Ring Drone Flights

First commercial drone flight in CTR inner ring
Terra Drone Europe carried out the first commercial drone flights in the inner ring of the Eelde CTR at the end of August.

Offshore Platform 3D survey

Terra Drone Europe was asked to conduct an aerial 3D survey of an offshore platform in the North Sea on behalf of Shell. The survey consisted of two parts.

Aerial Survey Doraleh Port Djibouti

Aerial survey Doraleh Port Djibouti: flood damage mitigation and port inspection by drone
Terra Drone Europe, has successfully completed a high-resolution photogrammetric pavement assessment using a multirotor drone at Djibouti’s key port of Doraleh.

Drone mapping services Ordnance Survey

Terra Drone wins contract to provide drone mapping services to Ordnance survey
Terra Drone Europe has secured a framework agreement to provide drone mapping services to Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of Great Britain.

Dummy explanation of


In the summer of 2019, new EU regulations for using civil drones will be published. From the moment of publication, it will take one year before these new regulations come into effect.

Aerial photograph or orthophotomosxaic

RTK Drone Aerial Survey of the Afsluitdijk

The aerial survey
Terra Drone Europe (still called Skeye at the time) carried out a 3D aerial survey of the longest dam in the Netherlands by the name of Afsluitdijk using a combination of an RTK drone and a manned fixed wing aircraft.

Flare stack visual inspection by drone

Drone inspection of flare stacks and chimneys

First drone inspection under the name Terra Drone
Terra Drone Europe performed its first inspection under the new company name (formerly known as Skeye) for a large refinery in Rotterdam Port.

Shell PDO Oman Seismic Nodes Dropping

Terra Drone Europe carried out several tests with oil and gas company Shell PDO in Oman to evaluate the use of drones in the dropping of seismic sensors.

Photogrammetric DTM made by drone aerial survey and mapping

Comparing drone LiDAR and photogrammetry

Comparing drone UAV LiDAR and Photogrammetry
In this article we will be comparing drone UAV LiDAR and Photogrammetry. Drones are emerging as a useful tool for survey applications.

Measuring ground control points for a drone aerial survey

Guatemala Breakwater

In December 2018, Skeye executed a survey of a series of large breakwaters with a length of around 5 km on the pacific coast of Guatemala. The survey was done in collaboration with Deep from Amsterdam who performed the underwater survey using a multibeam sonar and CDR international.

Drone Inspection team from Terra Drone

Terra Drone acquires Skeye

Terra Drone acquires Skeye to accelerate global expansion.
Terra Drone Ltd, a global company with its headquarters in Japan, has acquired a majority stake in the leading European drone service provider Skeye.

3D City model of Basingstoke

Basingstoke 3D City Model

Skeye was asked to generate a 3D mesh of the city centre of Basingstoke in the United Kingdom. Photogrammetry was selected as the methodology whereby the 3D geometry of objects can be derived from a series of overlapping aerial images.

Screendump from final product LiDAR photogrammetry

Caribbean LiDAR

Skeye conducted a large LiDAR survey using a drone on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saint Eustatius. The aim of the survey was to obtain accurate terrain levels as well as an accurate aerial photograph at high resolution of around half of the island.

Visual inspection on offshore platform

Offshore Inspection campaign Angola

Skeye recently completed the aerial inspection using drones of two very large FPSO’s (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) and 2 TLP’s (Tension Leg Platform) offshore Angola. The inspections were carried out for a major oil company in close cooperation with SGS Inspection.

3D City model of Sheerness Port

Sheerness Port Survey

Skeye were asked to undertake a series of aerial topographic surveys over a period of 6 months with a drone whilst development of a new car park area was created at the Peel Ports site in Sheerness.

UAV Drone UAS Visual Inspection offshore

FPSO Inspection

In collaboration with SGS, one of world’s largest inspection companies, an inspection of an FPSO was carried out offshore Angola. A floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is a floating vessel used by the offshore oil and gas industry for the production and processing of hydrocarbons, and for the storage of oil.

LiDAR UAV Drone Yellowscan Pier Bathymetric Aerial Photogrammetry Survey

Breakwater Scheveningen

Skeye, CDR, van der Meer Consulting and Deep have jointly initiated the BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN. This initiative was developed to offer a single source for determining the health status of breakwaters world-wide by combining above and below water survey techniques with detailed reporting and advice.

Interreg 2 Seas ICAReS

Skeye is a partner in the Interreg 2 Seas ICAReS project. ICARES will develop a cross border innovation cluster and create the necessary conditions for innovation in the field of remote sensing and advanced data communication &

Offshore UAV inspection for Bluestream

Partnership Bluestream Offshore

Partnership to provide full service inspections offshore

Skeye signs XCAM partnership with Geoxphere

Skeye has included manned aircraft survey capabilities in the United Kingdom, through an exclusive partnership with Geoxphere.

3D Model Norwich Castle

3D model using a drone of one of Englands most beautiful castles.

UAV Drone thermal camera inspection

Thermal Building Inspection

Infra red drone inspection for energy efficiency and sustainability

360 video Stena Britannica

360 video for Stena Britannica

360 Degree (Aerial) Filming for a Virtual Reality Production

Measured Building Survey

3D Point Cloud using photogrammetry and a drone

Launch UAV Sierra Leone or aerial survey

Sierra Leone aerial survey with a drone

Aerial survey of six hydroelectric dam locations

Launch UAV fixed wing

6 Cable Landings

Offshore Wind Cables Surveyed in the Southern-East of England

Impression UAV survey Nigeria pilot and observer

Pipeline Survey Nigeria

20 kilometer aerial photogrammetric survey using a drone

Power Station aerial tour

Virtual tour with 360 degree aerial panoramic images

Development site survey

Aerial photogrammetric survey of a large construction site in the UK

Visual UAV flare inspection

Flare Stack Inspections

Inspection of several fare stacks onshore using a UAV

Panoramic image of shoreline in Scotland landfall monitoring

Sea Cable Landings

Seven cable landings in Northern Ireland and Scotland

Stack flare inspection close up

Offshore inspection

Inspection offshore on the North Sea for a construction

aerial 360's Muse 3D model

Muse of Rotterdam

360 degree aerial imagery for future views

terrain model for wind turbines UK

Wind Farm Survey

Aerial Survey using a Fixed Wing Drone in the UK

UAV flare inspection

Live Flare Stack Inspection

Drone pre-maintenance inspection of a burning flare.

Launch UAV fixed wing Dubai dessert

Sharjah to Fujairah Road

Aerial Survey of a 65 km proposed route in the Emirates

Asctec Falvon V8 Drone

Skeye wins framework contract with Skanska

Skanska UK is one of the first construction companies to introduce an insurance approved supply chain framework that will facilitate the wider deployment of drone technology on projects. 

UAV visual crane inspection

STS Crane Inspection

Ship To Shore Crane Inspection by drone

point cloud Volume measurement from a drone or UAV

Tata Steel

Stock pile volume measurements with a drone

UAV Inspection  High Voltage Transmission Line

Joulz Inspection

Drone inspection of high voltage pylons

Skeye and Skycap merger

Skycap and Skeye join forces to become UAV market leader

Merger between Skycap and Skeye to become a market leader in drone services

Drone 3D point cloud of a navy building

Appledore Navy Yard

Drone trials with Babcock in the United Kingdom

Skeye drone pilot on a offshore platform

NAM Offshore Inspection

Offshore inspection of a production platform

Nuon Inspection

Inspection of a power plant in the North of the Netherlands

Slope analysis landslide 3D model

Landslip Analysis

Near infra red and colour aerial photography

RGB pointcloud using UAV building inspection

Building inspection

High resolution aerial photography and 3D modelling

digital terrain model dyke drone survey

Levee Survey Nijmegen

3D mapping of a levee for RPS Engineering

Skeye acquires two HEF 30 UAVs from High Eye

Skeye is pleased to announce that it has signed a two-year lease agreement with High Eye for the use of two HEF 30 VTOL UAVs equipped with a daylight and infrared payload.

NDVI Mapping drone multi spectral

Habitat Mapping

Habitat mapping of wetlands using a drone

Papua New Guinea Drone Aerial Survey

Lae Port Papua New Guinea

Above and below water survey of breakwater

Digital elevation model Noorderwaard

Noorwaard polder

4500 ha of aerial survey of a nature reserve

400 km Road Project

Aerial topographic survey with very high demands in terms of resolution and accuracy

Abu Dhabi Desert Survey

Hottest Topographic Drone Survey Ever in the hot sands of the Emirates

orthophoto aerial survey Yorkshire Wildlife Park Zoo

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Wildlife park mapped using a the HawkEye fixed wing drone.

View of Robin Hood Airport from a survey drone by SKeye

Robin Hood Airport

Aerial Survey with a drone next to Robin Hood Airport

Altura Zenith ATX8 drone with Skeye team doing UAV inspection of a wind turbine

Blade Inspection Scotland

Wind Turbine Inspection with Bureau Veritas in Scotland

Breakwater Georgia

3D model of a breakwater in Georgia with our partner Deep

shot of drone in the sky

Drone Aerial Survey

Aerial survey using a drone of three small areas in the North of the Netherlands

NAM 2015

Skeye will map over 100 onshore oil and gas locations in the Netherlands for NAM.

Placement of ground control markers for aerial drone survey


Aerial survey of water purification site Meijendel using the new Falcon-Eye drone.

Angola Projects

Two large projects were executed by Skeye in Angola

Bridge Inspection

Bridge inspection using a drone in the Netherlands

Train portal inspection

Train portal inspection using the Zenith ATX8 drone

Caterpillar Video Drone


Video footage collected with drone for Caterpillar UK

Wentworth Woodhouse

Roof and facade inspection by drone of large country estate house

Sharkfin Rotterdam Harbour

Aerial survey of breakwater ‘Sharkfin’ in Rotterdam Harbour.

Stone Depot IJmuiden

Accurate volume computation of Stock Pile in IJmuiden

Sortiva Waste Dump

3D Aerial Survey of waste depot in Alkmaar using Skeye Drone

Aerial Survey N22 Road

High Resolution Aerial Survey of a Road in the Netherlands

Good Energy Video

Stunning promotional video of new wind turbine installation.

Seaway Heavy Lifting

Skeye delivers detailed imagery for the onshore training of an offshore installation crew.

NAM Framework Agreement

Skeye secures a contract for the mapping of over one hundred gas and oil exploration sites in the Netherlands.

Plymouth Breakwater

Combined survey project by Deep and Skeye on the large breakwater in Plymouth, UK

Lighthouse Inspection

Flying inspection of the masonry of lighthouse ‘Brandaris’ on the Dutch island of Terschelling.

Video Waterboard HHNK

For one of the Dutch waterboards Skeye produced a video documentary on water storage areas.

Nature Park Slufter

Nature reserve the ‘Slufter’ on the Dutch Island Texel surveyed by Skeye.

Port of Amsterdam

Stockpile survey for the Port of Amsterdam

Breakwater aerial photogrammetric survey with a drone

Breakwater Aerial Survey

Leiderdorp 4th February 2014
Skeye BV, a Dutch company specialised in aerial photogrammetric surveys using unmanned aircraft and multicopters conducted a survey of a breakwater in IJmuiden.

Golf Course Texel

Aerial survey of new golf course on the island of Texel

Luanda, Angola

12,000 images taken and processed to Terrain Models and Orthophoto mosaics.

Sophia Beach

Terrein heights measured for beach replenishment project

IJmuiden Breakwater

Drone and Hydrographic survey combined on IJmuiden Port Breakwater

Rotterdam Harbour

Meting in de haven van Rotterdam boven hoge schoorsteen

Stockpile Volume Aerial Survey Drone

Stock Pile Survey in harbor depot

Accurate Stock Pile Survey

Point cloud NoorderIJplas Bathymetry Aerial Survey Drone


High accuracy survey using multibeam and unmanned aircraft in Amsterdam

Visual UAV inspection Neeltje Jans

Wind Turbine Inspection Neeltje Jans

Wind Turbine Inspection in the South West of the Netherlands

Aerial Survey Drone RPA UAS Quarry

Bremanger quarry

Aerial Survey of one of Europe’s largest quarries.

photogrammetry control points on a drone accident scene

Accident Scene Measurements using a Drone

Rotterdam 15th of May 2013
Skeye BV, a Dutch company specialised in aerial measurements using Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA’s) assisted the Belgian Local Police Department of GOAZ (Genk, As, Opglabbeek, Zutendaal) in determining the best, most reliable and cost effective method to measure an accident scene using RPA.

Aerial Survey Drone RPA UAS Police

Sub CM Incident analysis for Genk Police Force

Skeye demonstrated that sub cm measurements are possible using photogrammetry in combination with an RPA.

Luchtfoto Skeye Aerial Castricum

Castricum Beach

Skeye carried out a survey for owners of beach pavilions near Amsterdam.

Amsterdam harbour survey

Volume measurement of sand mounts in Amsterdam harbor.

Windturbine inspection

Wind turbine inspection to check for gunshot damage.

Chimney inspection

Skeye inspected an old chimney in the heart of Rotterdam.

Beach survey

Stunning results on an aerial survey of a beach in the Netherlands.

Orthophoto breakwater

3D Breakwater

A breakwater was accurately mapped in 3D using an unmanned helicopter.