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Whether you need a drone coastal survey, assess erosion, monitor flood risk or plan land reclamation. Our advanced drone solutions and experienced team are ready to support your project needs.

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UK’s Leading Drone Coastal Survey Company

Your reliable ally in the ever-evolving field of drone-based coastal surveys. Our brand exemplifies expertise, professionalism, and confidence, demonstrating our leadership in the industry and years of experience.

We take pride in delivering top-quality, customised drone survey solutions tailored to meet your unique needs. With a focus on providing highly accurate and detailed coastal monitoring. Our custom-built heavy lift drones are equipped with a high-resolution RGB photogrammetry camera and a LiDAR sensor, allowing us to capture both visual and topographic coastal data.

At Drone Survey Services, we understand the importance of effective communication and strive to maintain a strong partnership with our clients. Our approachable and customer-centric mindset ensures that we not only provide exceptional service but also value your unique requirements.

Transforming Power Line Inspections with Unmatched Precision

Access difficult and dangerous coastal areas effortlessly, unlocking the full potential of drones for surveying purposes.

Elevating Vegetation Management via Aerial Surveillance

Combine drones with GPS and GIS to obtain detailed information about the beach and surrounding environment, empowering coastal managers with valuable insights for informed decision-making.

Empowering Power Line Thermal Analysis through Drones

Conduct regular drone surveys to track changes in the coastline over time, ensuring accurate and high-quality data for effective erosion management decision-making.

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Protecting UK’s Coast with Comprehensive Data Collection

What Is A Coastal Survey?

A coastal survey is a process of gathering data and information about the coast, including the topography, geology, and other physical features of the area. This data is typically collected using a variety of tools and techniques, such as drone photography, satellite imagery, topographic maps, and field measurements.

Coastal surveys are used to assess the condition of the coast, identify potential hazards or risks, plan for coastal development, or monitor changes over time. They can also be used to inform policy decisions related to the management and protection of the coast.

Economic Advantages of Using Drones for Coastal Surveys

Cost-Effective and Efficient Shoreline Data Collection

We believe that using drones for coastal surveys provides significant cost savings compared to traditional methods. Our drones are equipped with high-quality cameras and sensors, allowing us to capture detailed and accurate data in a fraction of the time it would take using ground-based GPS or aircraft-based LiDAR.

Not only do drones save time, but they are also more cost-effective for surveying large areas, particularly when specialised sensors such as multispectral and sonar are required. Our drone surveys are also highly responsive, allowing us to quickly gather data in response to changing conditions or emergencies.

By using drones for coastal surveys, we are able to provide our clients with cost-effective and efficient solutions that support informed decision-making and cost-saving measures.

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Comprehensive Data for Your Unique Project

Customised Tools for Your Coastal Survey Needs


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Drone LiDAR Coastal Surveying

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Photogrammetry Coastal Surveying

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Multi-Spectral Coastal Survey

Maximising Coastal Protection with Drone Surveys

Environmental Benefits of Drone Coastal Surveys

Our coastal survey services provide numerous environmental benefits for coastal management. By collecting dense data coverage with the accuracy and precision needed for comparison with other datasets, we are able to increase our understanding of coastal erosion processes and localised erosion impacts. 

This contributes to a broader understanding of coastal change in the UK, and supports the reporting on climate change adaptation and mitigation targets at both the local council and national levels.

Our drone surveys can also be used to quickly demonstrate the effectiveness of mitigation measures and their impacts on the surrounding coast.

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Making Important Decisions with Confidence

Benefits of a Drone Coastal Survey


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Monitor Shoreline Storm Damage

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Assessing Oceanic Defences

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Analyse Coastal Habitat Changes

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Improved Data Collection Safety with Drone Surveys

Our Drone Surveys Keep Environmental Surveyors Safe

We prioritise the safety of our team and clients. By conducting drone surveys, we can significantly reduce the need for ground-based activity in hazardous areas, such as steep cliffs, which reduces the potential risk of injury or death.

In addition to improving safety, our drone survey services also offer the benefit of effectively communicating information to public stakeholders through the use of easily digestible maps and images. These visualisations can help to convey complex scientific data to non-technical audiences and improve understanding of various issues.

Team of Skilled Environmental Professionals

Team of Skilled Environmental Consultants and Engineers

Our team of coastal surveyors and engineers are highly skilled and experienced in using advanced drone technology to capture highly accurate and detailed data.

Our team includes experts in ecological research and remote sensing, with a strong emphasis on ground truthing and the integration and analysis of data from a variety of sources, including UAVs, satellite imagery, and aerial photography.

Our team is dedicated to providing customized solutions and comprehensive project documentation to meet the specific needs of our clients, whether they are involved in development, research, habitat management, or any other aspect of coastal monitoring and management.

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Tailored Solutions with Drone Survey Services

We’re not just a drone survey provider, we’re your dedicated partner. Let’s collaborate to create tailored solutions best drones that perfectly meet your unique needs.

Superior Aerial Data Capabilities

Special Permissions: We operate within restricted access zones, unlike competitors.
Higher Heights: Our drones fly higher for unique aerial image data and capture stunning aerial footage.
Greater Reach: We reach farther, inspecting locations competitors can’t.
Compliant Operations: Despite expanded operations, we maintain regulatory compliance.

Understanding Coastal Processes through Drone Surveys

Accurately Mapping Sediment Transportation and Beach Repair

Our drone coastal surveys can provide detailed and accurate data on the rates and extents of sediment deposition and beach repair, which is important for coastal managers to understand in addition to measuring damage and loss. The data collected from drone surveys can also be used to map the movement of sand and gravel deposits.

These features are often dynamic and important habitats, and the high-resolution data from drone surveys can be used to monitor changes in their condition. The data collected from drone surveys can also be used by academics and conservationists to understand the causes and drivers of changes in coastal geometry and assess the ecological condition of these areas.

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Discover Coastal Insights with Unmatched Precision

Data Management and Processing for Coastal Surveys

As UK’s leading provider of drone coastal survey services, we understand the importance of accurate and reliable data management and processing.

During a survey, our drones collect large amounts of data, including photos and points, which are then calibrated and processed to create a dense point cloud. This point cloud is then referenced using ground control points to ensure accuracy. The resulting data is used to generate digital elevation models, which can be exported into GIS software and rendered into 3D models for visualization.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that all data is properly managed and processed to provide our clients with high-quality and reliable results.

Transforming Wildlife Monitoring

Coastal Drone Wildlife Monitoring

Drones offer a transformative approach to observe and monitor wildlife populations in coastal areas, presenting a wealth of valuable data for conservation endeavors. By utilizing drones for wildlife monitoring, we gain unprecedented insights into the behavior, distribution, and population dynamics of coastal wildlife species.

The aerial perspective provided by drones allows for efficient and non-intrusive observations, minimizing disturbance to sensitive ecosystems. With high-resolution imaging capabilities, drones capture detailed images and videos, enabling researchers and conservationists to identify species, track movement patterns, and assess habitat quality.

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