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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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Organic Plausibility Checker

Status date: 17 January 2022

Organic markets are growing all over the world. The frequency of organic food fraud is increasing as well. To counter this fraud, satellite-based new technology can play an important role. Our satellite-based organic Plausibility Checker will act as a third eye for ensuring the extra surveillance in the organic sector combined with a supply chain mass balance system that combines certification and product transaction data.

IMMAGINA

Status date: 17 January 2022

IMMAGINA is a digital platform including software modules, surveillance devices, satellite systems and 5G components that combine detection and monitoring functions with the most modern tools for Control Room and Operation Centres. It offers the most complete range of imaging and image-based analysis services to government and private law enforcement agencies.

MOWGLI

Status date: 17 January 2022

From siting to end-user services, the suite of solutions allows to efficiently and fully manage a microgrid project both in urban and rural areas with particular focus on India user case. The services, effectively exploiting EO satellites and SatCom links, provide enhanced microgrid integrated services for strategic site selection, optimal design, and management of O&M.

MOWGLI Feasibility Study

Status date: 09 August 2019

MOWGLI is a solution that provides a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing and operational and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries, with particular focus on India user case. The activities have been implemented in cooperation with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and funded by European Space Agency (ESA) within ARTES IAP programme.

S.T.E.L.L.E.

Status date: 17 January 2022

S.T.E.L.L.E. will give rise to SCUOLAB – SDA (Satellite Data Augmented), an educational platform with interactive and experiential contents produced from satellite Earth Observation data and based on issues of global importance such as climate change, melting glaciers, rising sea temperatures in order to give the teachers support with innovative resources to conduct both in-person and remote education experiences.

OPTIMAL CITIES

Status date: 17 January 2022

Companion enabling the development of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise cities.

‘feed from the field’

Status date: 17 January 2022

At the moment, the ‘feed from the field’ is an emerging technology that takes live content from entertainment and sports sources and publishes it worldwide to mobile phones. The technology ensures the availability of the content to the user with minimum delay from the time the content is available to it being on the user’s smart device. This process is manual and requires operator intervention.

DOSHP

Status date: 17 January 2022

We optimise harvest planning for farmers. We use Earth observation to map the terrain, altitude, NDVI and soil data, and satellite navigation (GNSS) to validate and to direct the machinery. We combine this with weather data, machine learning and dynamic resource allocation to produce a digital twin of the environment the farmers operate in, that allows them to make data-driven operational decisions on a day-to-day.

GAINS

Status date: 16 January 2022

GAINS is an “alternative data” product providing activity indices for a range of industrial facilities such as iron ore, steel, aluminium and others. GAINS will provide insights on the production levels at hundreds of industrial sites on a daily or weekly basis.

Space For Buildings

Status date: 17 January 2022

For the Space for Buildings study, ACS investigates the potential of satellite pollution data in combination with 5G connectivity, for reducing pollution in buildings and in particular particulate matter (<2.5um). The Tropomi instrument hosted on the Sentinel 5P satellite and the related Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) will be used in combination with a local sensor, to feed data to the already existing Climatics building management platform. The management system  control loops will be adapted to integrate the local pollution of the outside air.