CORUS Workshop 1

CORUS Workshop 1

Jan 12, 2018

The first CORUS workshop takes place in Barcelona.


Drone technology is on the rise and the arrival of drones concerns stakeholders across many industries. We would like to compare perspectives from many different sources to create a full image of the services necessary for very low level (VLL) drone operations.

This is why we would like to invite you to join our CORUS U-space Community Network. As part of our community, we welcome your thoughts and input on a number of questions that will guide our work. You will also be invited to attend our workshops where you will hear about and influence the development of U-space.

CORUS will develop and write a concept of operations for U-Space, the system for control of drones in European VLL airspace. This will also include the airspace around airports.

Starting from the U-Space blueprint and from the ATM Master Plan update, the project will produce detailed definitions of the services necessary for VLL drone operations over the next two years. An initial architecture description will also be proposed.

The services will be defined in a way that shows how they can and should be used together to enable safe drone operations while balancing the needs of the drone sector with those of society as a whole.

CORUS is a Horizon 2020 project, established within the context of SESAR. The project involves nine partner organizations; DFS, DLR, DSNA, ENAV, EUROCONTROL (leading), HEMAV, NATS, Unifly and UPC. It is guided by an Advisory Board of 22 members, and a growing ‘U-space Community Network’ of stakeholders. The project also communicates and cooperates with other drone-related projects looking at specific technologies.

CORUS seeks to build a consensus and draw on information and experiences already available. The project activity is centered on 3 workshops that will be held with a wide base of stakeholders, allowing CORUS to build, refine and validate its concept of operations. The workshops are planned to be held in January 2018, June 2018 and January 2019.

The first workshop takes place January 23 – 24, 2018 in Castelldefels, near Barcelona, Spain.

* Your attendance at the workshops is free of charge, however you will need to secure your own travel arrangements.