Drone Research Group

Drone Research Group

Experts in design, development and usage of drone systems for a wide array of scientific applications

The LJMU Drone Research Group uses off-the-shelf and custom in-house-built drones for a wide array of applications that range from mapping of archaeological sites to counting orangutans. The group consists of staff who specialise on various aspects of drone design and usage which allows us to design and develop custom-made drones for specific applications using a wide number of sensors.

Our expertise


Drone development

Forensic science

Search and rescue

Regulation and standards

3D modelling

Mapping and localisation





Simulation and training

  • World-class flight simulator facility for training staff and students
  • Highly experienced pilots able to provide theoretical and practical training

Working within local and international field sites

Local field sites include a private field near Calderstones Park.


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