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PROJECT SHOWCASES

22 November 2017

Reducing the risk of bird strikes using satellite images and Ascend’s Normalised Difference Water index software (NDWI)

16 August 2017

British start-up Rezatec has developed a landscape monitoring service based on Earth Observation data

06 June 2017

A new forestry monitoring service, which is currently being used by three regional forestry departments in Poland, combines space and terrestrial data with a web-based interface.

09 May 2017

With the support of ESA, Belgian SME Ovinto has developed a service that offers satellite-based monitoring of rail cars and intermodal tank containers.

20 March 2017

A new satellite-enabled information management system for commercial fishermen, developed the support of ESA, is currently being used by some seventy Irish fishing vessels.

03 March 2017

A new rail line in Australia uses GNSS positioning for signalling, introducing the concept of virtual balises for ERTMS Level 2 solutions. It has obtained SIL4 certification, the stringent safety integrity level which is required by train control systems. 

14 February 2017

Managing seasonal navigational hazards, such as winter ice, on Romania's section of the Danube river is the goal of an ongoing ARTES IAP Demonstration Project.

06 December 2016

With the support of ESA's ARTES Applications programme, 21Net has built a system that seemlessly integrates satcoms to improve the user experience of WiFi on high-speed trains.

11 November 2016

The GeoSHM structural health monitoring system, developed with the support of ESA, is now being further deployed in Scotland and China.

03 November 2016

The Basilicata Region in southern Italy has announced the allocation of a nearly one million euros to support an ongoing ARTES Applications project, ONE Class! Open network for Education.

28 July 2016

An integrated rescue management tool being developed with the support of ESA is improving the speed and accuracy of search and rescue missions in the mountains of the Czech Republic.

30 June 2016

With the support of ESA, HydroLogic (NL) is developing an application called the HydroNET Flood and Rain Report generator to map rainfall and flooding quickly and easily. It has been successfully deployed in flood-prone Australia, and other countries are taking interest in the system.

23 June 2016

The ARTES Applications 3InSat project recently completed a trial run of its integrated rail signalling system on the island of Sardinia. The successful outcome confirmed the viability of GNSS technology for the rail industry.

01 April 2016

An enterprising Dutch startup is developing a viable business using Sentinel-1 SAR imagery to monitor oil and gas pipelines from space.

25 January 2016

Thanks to a new portal video encoder device developed with the support of ESA, high definition video can now be cost-effectively streamed from mobile satellite terminals. This breakthrough facilitates the transmission of broadcast-quality video content from regions with limited terrestrial infrastructure.  

 

15 November 2015

With the support of ESA through the ARTES IAP programme, Vista GmbH has developed a successful business supplying precision agriculture services to farmers. At this year's Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, the Munich-based company was awarded a gold medal for innovation in recognition of its achievements.

15 September 2015

A recent ARTES IAP demonstration project shows how satellites give the deployment of RPAS a huge boost. The project leader, an enterprising British SME, is capitalising on this experience to develop a viable business in remote surveying services.

10 August 2015

Project Showcase: How ARTES-supported Sway4edu2 uses satcoms to help close the digital divide in education.

29 April 2015

A satellite communications-based system developed with the support of ESA is making it easier for a Belgian medical team to test new antiviral drugs for the treatment Ebola patients in West Africa.

24 March 2015

Long-term monitoring using historical Earth Observation data and short-term GNSS positioning is a potent combination for studying the health and well-being of complex structures such as bridges.

24 February 2015

Demonstration and pilot implementation of a satellite-based operations control system for managing teams in alpine rescue missions.

26 January 2015

How satellite services give landowners an easier and cheaper way of calculating the potential economic value of conserving or restoring environmentally important peatlands.

07 November 2014

In an activity supported by ESA, a software package called VECMAP was developed that uses Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation data to populate an online database, allowing researchers to map high-risk areas. 

15 September 2014

Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier.

10 September 2014

With the support of ESA, Irish company Treemetrics has developed an innovative system that uses space and ground assets to map forests and monitor tree-harvesting machinery.

26 August 2014

Thanks to European telecoms satellites, affordable broadband Internet access via satellite is becoming reality. 

23 May 2014

Two recent ARTES-funded feasibility studies looked into ways of understanding and mitigating the risks associated with unstable terrain.

06 May 2014

The incorporation of satellite communication services in railway signalling systems is now one step closer.

11 March 2014

A robust portable device for monitoring vital signs and providing communications for medics developed with the support of ESA offers a lifeline even in the remotest areas on Earth via satcoms.

14 February 2014

ASSIST allows project managers to analyse the positive and negative impacts of their Telemedicine services way before they go live.

12 February 2014

European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Space Agency (ESA), have agreed to pursue their cooperation in the domain of Remotely Piloted Aircrafts.

12 February 2014

The Dutch company Robin Radar has recently taken the FlySafe technology down a new and unexpected path.

BROWSE PROJECTS

Based on user needs and industry skills, the evolution of customized solutions and the establishment of innovative services is accomplished through project activities. Focusing on various thematic areas, relevant information on the project activities is provided below.

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Urban Green Quality Tracker

Status date: 25 January 2023

Enabling the Smart Green Cities of the future by providing a dashboard of the health, extent and impact of the cities urban green.

Urban Green Quality Tracker

Status date: 25 January 2023

Enabling the Smart Green Cities of the future by providing a dashboard of the health, extent and impact of the cities urban green.

COSPARIN

Status date: 25 January 2023

The objectives of this project are firstly the improvement in developing vulnerability analysis using spatial data along with the development of a world-wide rainfall assessment in real-time. This is done via several   al-gorithms that correlate infrared satellite images to obtain an operational flood risk management base. The data can be used by competent or-ganizations to ensure real-time crisis management.

COSPARIN

Status date: 25 January 2023

The objectives of this project are firstly the improvement in developing vulnerability analysis using spatial data along with the development of a world-wide rainfall assessment in real-time. This is done via several   al-gorithms that correlate infrared satellite images to obtain an operational flood risk management base. The data can be used by competent or-ganizations to ensure real-time crisis management.

SEED

Status date: 23 January 2023

Self-learning and AI-powered Atmosphere and Energy Forecasting System using Earth Observation Data, Machine Learning technology, and High-Performance Computing. SEED is tailored to the needs of Indian renewable operators in terms of optimizing solar farm’s operations and maintenance scheduling based on weather and predictive insights generated by the SEED system. It can be adapted to other regions as well.

STARS

Status date: 11 July 2022

The STARS project aims to deliver a product consisting of the automation of real-time workout parameter registration during swimming workouts. Currently, there is no system available in open water swimming that allows for the real-time registration of both biomechanical and physiological parameters in a wearable and comfortable way.

SEEDS

Status date: 23 January 2023

Streamlining tree vegetation management with accurate insights using geospatial analytics. 

SEEDS

Status date: 23 January 2023

Streamlining tree vegetation management with accurate insights using geospatial analytics. 

Space For Buildings

Status date: 23 January 2023

In the Space for Buildings study, ACS will investigate the usefulness of satellite pollution data in combination with a 5g connection, for reducing pollution in buildings. In particular particulate matter(<2.5um). The Tropomi and CAMS projects will be used in combination with a local sensor, to supply the already existing Climatics building management platform of data. Which can then adapt its control loops to the local pollution outside air.

APPS

Status date: 23 January 2023

APPS delivers the next generation of water quality forecasting to enable business & government to optimise usage & risk. We apply predictive intelligence derived from validated data sources to catalyse catchment wide water stewardship and water management. We help multiple stakeholders measure, monitor & forecast real time water quality to deliver environmental and socio-economic benefits and become resilient to climate uncertainty.

APPS

Status date: 23 January 2023

APPS delivers the next generation of water quality forecasting to enable business & government to optimise usage & risk. We apply predictive intelligence derived from validated data sources to catalyse catchment wide water stewardship and water management. We help multiple stakeholders measure, monitor & forecast real time water quality to deliver environmental and socio-economic benefits and become resilient to climate uncertainty.

PLATIN

Status date: 19 January 2023

The aim of PLATIN is to develop a satcom-enabled platform to support flight operations in real-time (aircraft manufacturers’ flight tests, science flights, UAV surveillance flights). This service is a major evolution of the already existing PLANET service. Innovations in PLATIN are focusing on the integration of a new generation of Satcom (Iridium Certus) allowing new applicative services such as video/high-resolution images transmission or bulk telemetry thanks to higher throughputs.

GAINS

Status date: 19 January 2023

GAINS is an “alternative data” platform for the Financial Services industry providing near-real time activity and leading-indicator production indices for a range of industrial supply chains such as iron ore, steel, aluminium and other metals, minerals and materials.

GAINS provides historic and near-real-time insights on the activity and production levels at hundreds of industrial sites worldwide on a daily or weekly basis, at a scale not previously possible, by harnessing AI-enabled remote sensing data fusion.

SENTINEL HIVE-TECH

Status date: 19 January 2023

Using satellite images, 3Bee’s HIVE-TECH reports real-time information on the flowering status of the crop fields and manages the positioning of hives during pollination. This ensures optimal placement of the hive and enhanced productivity. HIVE-TECH Pollinator Platform connects beekeepers and farmers and optimizes the pollination services on the base of satellite images of crops and colony health data. 

NHSpace

Status date: 19 January 2023

Astrosat are combining EO and ground-based data to create newly-derived satellite data products, as well as enhancing and adapting innovative datasets from earlier projects such as Isolation+ (Social Isolation Index) and ThermCERT (Fuel Poverty), to generate new insights and inform health-inequality root-cause analysis.

BIGMIG-DEMO

Status date: 19 January 2023

The project aims to establish a service leveraging on big data from satellite and ground data to support migration management and prevention.

TransDIm

Status date: 19 January 2023

Adaptix are Transforming Diagnostic Imaging by bringing low-cost, low-dose mobile 3D imaging to patients.  Today, common conditions such as fractures, cancer and lung disease are initially assessed by 2D X-ray which gives a fundamentally limited view of our 3D bodies. The products being developed in this project will deliver fast, accurate 3D imaging to these patients.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

ForestMind

Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

AMOR

Status date: 28 November 2022

AMOR provides Public Institutions and Visitors with specific services for Cultural Heritage Safeguard and Fruition.

The Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies)provide information and actionable data about the conservation status of historical monuments. The Fruition services (supported by 5G connectivity) offer to the CH Visitors an Augmented/Mixed Reality experiences via the dedicated mobile-App which is directly accessible through their mobile devices.

AMOR

Status date: 28 November 2022

AMOR provides Public Institutions and Visitors with specific services for Cultural Heritage Safeguard and Fruition.

The Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies)provide information and actionable data about the conservation status of historical monuments. The Fruition services (supported by 5G connectivity) offer to the CH Visitors an Augmented/Mixed Reality experiences via the dedicated mobile-App which is directly accessible through their mobile devices.

AMOR

Status date: 28 November 2022

AMOR provides Public Institutions and Visitors with specific services for Cultural Heritage Safeguard and Fruition.

The Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies)provide information and actionable data about the conservation status of historical monuments. The Fruition services (supported by 5G connectivity) offer to the CH Visitors an Augmented/Mixed Reality experiences via the dedicated mobile-App which is directly accessible through their mobile devices.

AMOR

Status date: 28 November 2022

AMOR provides Public Institutions and Visitors with specific services for Cultural Heritage Safeguard and Fruition.

The Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies)provide information and actionable data about the conservation status of historical monuments. The Fruition services (supported by 5G connectivity) offer to the CH Visitors an Augmented/Mixed Reality experiences via the dedicated mobile-App which is directly accessible through their mobile devices.

AMOR

Status date: 28 November 2022

AMOR provides Public Institutions and Visitors with specific services for Cultural Heritage Safeguard and Fruition.

The Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies)provide information and actionable data about the conservation status of historical monuments. The Fruition services (supported by 5G connectivity) offer to the CH Visitors an Augmented/Mixed Reality experiences via the dedicated mobile-App which is directly accessible through their mobile devices.

SatNetMonitor

Status date: 02 January 2023

SatNetMonitor is a vegetation management and infrastructure risk detection service for electricity network companies. Disaster management service module is offered to Distribution Service Operators (DSO).

SatNetMonitor

Status date: 13 July 2020

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society and security of electricity supply is extremely important. Energy transmission and distribution networks are vulnerable. Information collected by satellites can be used to make the maintenance of the networks more efficient, to reduce risks due to the changing environment, and to mitigate the risk of interruptions. 

LifeLoS

Status date: 22 December 2022

LifeLoS is a new patient management and monitoring solution that can be used by any hospital or home care service to track and trace ‘free-to-move’ patients and other relevant people in indoor and outdoor spaces, reacting quickly to possible incidents or lost patients, and to dynamically plan new safe paths in case adverse events happen both indoor and outdoor.

LifeLoS

Status date: 22 December 2022

LifeLoS is a new patient management and monitoring solution that can be used by any hospital or home care service to track and trace ‘free-to-move’ patients and other relevant people in indoor and outdoor spaces, reacting quickly to possible incidents or lost patients, and to dynamically plan new safe paths in case adverse events happen both indoor and outdoor.

EPOS

Status date: 22 December 2022

Europe requires clean, independent energy sources now more than ever. EPOS is a software-as-a-service solution that provides energy planning in buildings and cities. It combines state-of-the-art energy modelling with Earth Observation data, enabling engineers and decision makers to ideate, analyse the current situation, and create diverse supply concepts. All necessary data is provided in one place, and AI decision support algorithms are included to make the energy transformation process more efficient.

StreamSonde

Status date: 22 December 2022

The world’s lightest weather sonde, the StreamSonde, is launched from balloon, airplane, drone or UAV and carried around by natural winds. It records winds at higher accuracy and in greater detail than ever before by using GNSS technology and IMU sensors. It also records a large number of weather parameters with multiple sensors. In this project, its benefits for storm and routine weather measurements was demonstrated, along with user benefits of obtaining better weather forecasts.

WS

Status date: 22 December 2022

WaterSentinel aims at providing satellite-powered water quality monitoring tools relevant for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessments as well as broader environmental monitoring applications.

Its falls within a broader goal of promoting the use of space data for sustainable finance decisions.

SenTAct

Status date: 22 December 2022

SenTAct from Epic Blue gives you all the tools you need to keep your people safe and your operations efficient. SenTAct is a field team tactical awareness which ensures that teams in the field have the information they need for the local context. The embedded Artificial Intelligence engine locates your staff and assets, alerts on hazardous events, and generates mission intelligence. 

OPAT

Status date: 22 December 2022

The aim of the project is to detect and Track the Plastic litter at sea.

UV-SAN

Status date: 22 December 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.

UV-SAN

Status date: 22 December 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.

UV-SAN

Status date: 22 December 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.

UV-SAN

Status date: 22 December 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.

S-EDGE

Status date: 21 December 2022

S-EDGE is a demonstration project aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service is conceived to support law enforcement operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.

S-EDGE

Status date: 21 December 2022

S-EDGE is a demonstration project aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service is conceived to support law enforcement operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.

S-EDGE

Status date: 21 December 2022

S-EDGE is a demonstration project aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service is conceived to support law enforcement operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.

S-EDGE

Status date: 21 December 2022

S-EDGE is a demonstration project aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service is conceived to support law enforcement operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.

S-EDGE

Status date: 21 December 2022

S-EDGE is a demonstration project aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service is conceived to support law enforcement operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.

RESUCI DEMO

Status date: 21 December 2022

RESUCI – DEMO is focused on the implementation of pre-operational services that aim at improving recurrent daily operations of critical infrastructures’ managers, including energy operators and forest managers.

For this, two services have been implemented using Earth Observation (EO) imagery:

  • Service 1: Right of way monitoring for obstacles and activity detection – standing as an alternative to traditional methods of characterizing and monitoring the rights-of-ways of linear networks, this EO based service provides faster updated characterization of the land use, when compared to traditional methods

  • Service 2: Field maintenance operations management and control - this service fills a gap and stands a high value management tool that prevents the need for common monitoring approaches, typically by deployment of field teams. Also, this service is designed to be provided continuously, providing users with up-to-date information on the status of the maintenance tasks