(Member of the DroneRules.EU & SkyOpener Consortia)
UVS International, The Netherlands
Peter van Blijenburgh, a Dutch national, was born in The Netherlands (1948) and resides in Paris, France (since 1976). He is the CEO of Blyenburgh & Co, a French strategic consultancy company & publisher. Mr. Van Blijenburgh is the founder of EuroUVS (1997), which became UVS International in 2000. Since 31 December 2017, he is in his 11th two year mandate as president of UVS International (www.uvs-international.org), a non-profit association registered in The Netherlands and operating out of offices in Paris, France, which represents more than 4700 companies (manufacturers & operators) & organizations involved with RPAS/drones in 35 countries. He has instigated the creation of 14 national RPAS/drone associations, and has been the instigator of and/or participant in multiple initiatives related to RPAS/drone regulations & standards. He is the founder of the International RPAS Coordination Council, which federates 32 associations in 29 countries. He is the editor of “RPAS: The Global Perspective”, the well-respected annual RPAS/drone reference publication and is also the creator of www.rpas-regulations.com, the world’s only web site totally dedicated to RPAS/drone regulations, which monitors 267 countries & overseas territories, as well as www.rps-info.com (a generic RPAS/drone information source), a data base of internationally registered patents relative to RPAS/drones (at system & sub-system level). Mr. Van Blijenburgh has been implicated with RPAS/drones since 1987 & has supplied advisory services to corporate & governmental entities in Europe, the Middle East, and Far East & USA. He is a member of the ICAO RPAS Panel, the EC’s RPAS Roadmap Implementation Coordination Group, EASA’s General Aviation Sectorial Committee, EASA’s RMT.023 Drone Expert Group, SESAR’s U-Space Working Group, the European UAS Standards Coordination Group, the DroneRules consortium (www.DroneRules.eu), the SkyOpener consortium (www.SkyOpener.eu), as well as various corporate & academic advisory committees.