Portfolio

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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FiELD

Status date: 17 May 2022

Finding Intelligent Environment-led Data (FiELD) initiative delivers a cooperative framework in rural hubs to facilitate implementation of space data by end users through the “citizen science” concept. The range of services is built around the principles of consolidation, facilitation, education and innovation of appropriate earth observation (EO) data, to enhance local authority and citizen decision-making.

ECOP

Status date: 17 May 2022

ECOPlayer (ECOP) - ecological, virtual educational platform for children and young people. The activity is based on the use of synergy resulting from the integration of modern satellite solutions aimed at creating an educational platform based on three methods of content presentation: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and a combination of features of both solutions in the form of Mixed Reality.

The proposed product is based on two key space programmes carried out by ESA: Earth Observation as part of the Sentinel mission and GNSS global positioning systems. The proposed solution envisages exploiting the synergy of the Sentinel project's products with the Galileo and EGNOS satellite navigation systems to provide integrated geo-information to the users.

Safeblock

Status date: 02 May 2022

Safeblock improves Compliance Reporting by establishing physical frames of reference for IoT Data that can be assessed by both building owners and regulators. GNSS parent nodes anchor a reporting network of heterogeneous IoT sensors whose relationship to the parent nodes is established by data analysis of their ‘observed environment’. Data from compliance devices is stored immutably and data claims analysed before acceptance. Safeblock creates a record of safety data from source to approval which is transparent and auditable.

Safeblock

Status date: 27 November 2020

Building safety is opaque and insufficient with constant reports of those responsible for safety failing in their duties. In light of recent tragedies like the Grenfell fire, improving trust in building safety for all stakeholders is key to enabling a strong and continuous safety culture in the housing sector. 

SenZitall

Status date: 17 May 2022

The SenZitall integrated solution is envisaged as a one-stop-shop for integrated pest management. The unique selling points of the provided system and service are: a flexible and reliable data transfer solution (terrestrial or satellite without the need for user intervention) ensuring that no data is lost, high modularity in sensor type and node topology with easy deployment of extra nodes at any point in the product life-cycle, and a low-cost energy harvesting solution supporting a fully independent system. The data received from the sensor network combined with the earth observation data provides the users with a sophisticated solution for improving their pest management practices (SDSS).

ARIES

Status date: 04 June 2021

A project for an efficient system for prevention, monitoring and response against wildfires and landslides emergencies with focus on satellite assets, terrestrial 5G networks, drones and next generation IoT sensors.

H2Orb

Status date: 17 May 2022

H2Orb proposes to develop a monitoring and alerting tool that harnesses satellite data to complement ground sensors in supporting the aquaculture sector.  It will provide real-time data insights and early alerts to enable intervention measures for environmental and water quality to be applied to safeguard aquaculture stock whilst allowing farmers to monitor the results of their interventions.

Project Lunar

Status date: 17 May 2022

Project LUNAR is determining the feasibility of a multi purpose shared electric fleet solution for NHS Hospitals. We want to reduce transport related challenges for employees and patients by providing a sustainable, optimised solution that improves access and reduces cost.

PSVE

Status date: 17 May 2022

PSVE (Port Stockpile Volume Estimation) is an algorithmical, evidence-based product that serves the purpose of collecting and harmonising market intelligence data. The project is being developed by DBX as a new module within its web platform, it aims to identify dry bulk stockpiles (i.e. iron ore and coal) and measure their volume using Copernicus and Planet data, by applying state of the art machine learning algorithms and establishing a strong correlation between market trends and the localization of dry bulk stockpiles.

SenZitall

Status date: 15 June 2018

The SenZitall integrated solution is envisaged as a one-stop-shop for smart IPM and horticulture management. It will operate as a fully independent, low power WSN providing high resolution, near real-time environmental data as input to an integrated Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS). The sensors will run with a multi-constellation GNSS and a dual uplink SATCOM system.

WISE 5G

Status date: 17 May 2022

The enhanced performance of a 5G oriented connectivity on-board of Ferry Vessels based on the use of Ka HTS and Ku satellite bandwidth, as supplementary backhauling, can introduce on-board new families of services for the passengers, the crew and the Ferry itself. 

Local Hub

Status date: 17 May 2022

The community calendar model will underpin healthier ageing, help address deprivation and inequalities through improved access to transport to activities, improving overall health and wellbeing, mental health and prevention of long-term conditions.

Orbital Assets

Status date: 02 May 2022

Earth Observation (EO) technology holds significant potential to map and monitor building assets and material stocks in urban environments, at scale - thus providing key information to improve resource efficiency and circularity within the building and construction sector. Orbital Assets will pilot and prototype new EO solutions to systematically map and monitor building objects, elements, and types in urban areas.

Purlieu

Status date: 28 April 2022

The Farmeye Purlieu system delivers an innovative means to survey and monitor hedgerows. The system combines traditional well-established methodologies for surveying hedgerows with state-of-the-art precision GPS/GNSS, photogrammetric techniques and low-cost terrestrial lidar scanning (TLS).

inSAR4insurance

Status date: 28 April 2022

Stability Monitor is web application delivering information regarding ground movement of client’s area of interest, assessing not only the risk of the territory to move or fail, but the long-term trend of such movement and related statistical information. The potential clients of the solution are insurance and development companies (spatial/urban planning, architectural and engineering offices), taking care of real estates.

Stability Monitor is to be a web-based solution (web application) delivering information regarding ground movement on specific areas.

DIBAS

Status date: 28 April 2022

DDK Positioning Ltd. (DDK) provide GNSS hardware and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services that improve GNSS positions from 10m to an accuracy of <5cm. DDK delivers its positioning service exclusively via the Iridium satellite communications constellation using Iridium’s 66 military grade LEO satellites to the maritime and agricultural sectors globally, from pole-to-pole.

CONTACTLESS

Status date: 28 April 2022

Contactless Car Rental, transforms the car rental experience from being counter-centric to app-centric. It ensures a car rental company can offer a service where the rental customer can get the right car in the right location at the right time, providing much greater convenience while removing the need for user/staff contact.

HERMES

Status date: 28 April 2022

To provide end users, i.e. Hospital Organizations, Medical Screening and First Aid Units, with an efficient services ecosystem for the monitoring, management and prevention of Medical Emergency from pandemic such as COVID-19.

FLAMES

Status date: 28 April 2022

With the FLAMES project, the consortium of Unisphere, Matternet and Nordic Unmanned demonstrated how simulation technologies can be used to increase the automation of drone flights in an urban and maritime environment.

For the first time, high-resolution weather data, the Copernicus digital elevation model, aircraft performance models and trajectory simulations were combined to create a digital twin of drone flights. This forms the basis for automated flight planning, which is offered as a SaaS service. Moreover, the validated simulation technology is the basis for autonomous flight operations in the future and enables a reliable transfer of pilot knowledge into software. As a result, a broader customer base will be able to use drone technology.

WatAspace

Status date: 18 April 2022

How much water is flowing in the river? What is the water level in the reservoir?

The answer to these questions is not always easy to find, especially on ungauged rivers and on reservoirs managed by third parties. WatAspace answers these questions by using satellite data, without the need of in-situ sensors.

Golf Data Intellect

Status date: 14 March 2022

Technology that automatically records every round, every hole and every shot.  Then delivers actionable insights into over 100 statistics that relate directly to your own golf game.  The technology works in the background to identify the exact position of every shot.  The data is then used to generate statistics, analytics and insights through an array of engaging features that improve a golfer’s game.

Smart-GAM

Status date: 13 April 2022

Smart GAM aims at offering an innovative and semi-automatic decision-making supporting system for asset management and predictive maintenance purposes to improve the financial resilience of assets, taking advantages of innovative data-fusion algorithms, satellite Earth Observation technologies and their integration with ground-based monitoring/database segment. SGAM focuses on the risks related to structures and infrastructures, analysing their interaction with the local geological and environmental context, by automatically evaluating the direct or potential future interferences with geohazards such as landslides, floods, sinkholes, fires etc. The service aims to support Decision Makers in defining and prioritizing the maintenance operations based on the asset vulnerability and loss scenarios, with a philosophy that may be summarized as “FROM HAZARDS TO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS”.

MEDICO AMICO

Status date: 13 April 2022

MEDICOAMICO is a new App allowing medical staff, wherever they are, to monitor their patients at home, to make teleconsultations and to deliver telerehabilitation sessions.

The patient simply needs to download MEDICAL AMICO on his/her smartphone, tablet or PC.

Rehabilitation sessions can be carried out both in real time interactively with the Therapist, or independently by the Patient, but always monitored at any time by the Therapist.

PLATIN

Status date: 13 April 2022

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.

REACT2

Status date: 13 April 2022

React 2 provides satellite and emergency communications to deliver national and regional health bodies, to hospitals and first responders on the ground, a truly innovative pandemic response system. A fully integrated software suite which supports pandemic responses as well as major emergencies. React 2 provides a ‘Virtual Command and Control’ system for emergency management and a ‘Back-office’ system for Case Report Form and Contact Tracing Forms analytics.

LudoTrek

Status date: 13 April 2022

LudoTrek is a GNSS-based learning game platform with an easy-to-use interface for creating customisable routes which can designed for educational and entertainment purposes.

TREVAR

Status date: 21 March 2022

TREVAR is a platform designed for the realisation of tactical training in team games. The solution is based on GNSS satellite positioning technology and Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) aspects. The recipients of the system are coaches and players. The main functionality of the system is based on ability to visualise selected tactics and conventional training.

AstroLEO

Status date: 13 April 2022

Awareness of the Earth's vulnerability and the digitization of education are important issues for current and future generations of students. AstroLEO serves these areas in an Augmented Reality (AR) based mobile learning application by presenting curriculum-compliant content against the backdrop of Earth observation. 

Space studies

Status date: 12 April 2022

Our project develops four workshops with high interactivity between participants and instructor and among participants, in order to provide the participants an experience as similar as possible to the on-site workshop. The workshops offer training in handling of astronomical databases within the virtual observatory scheme; of Earth observations for disaster management and environmental studies; and Life science and “OMICS” technics.

DHDE

Status date: 12 April 2022

This Business Applications Feasibility Study aims at assessing the technical feasibility and economic viability of space-based services and solutions in the area of digital health, supporting health infrastructure in developing economies, with focus in Africa and India, leveraging the requirements identified by Wish Foundation.

Methane Watch

Status date: 12 April 2022

Methane Watch is the world’s first monitoring system to measure the methane footprint of the energy sector. It combines Earth Observation data from the Copernicus constellation with advanced analytics to monitor emissions from oil, gas and coal with unprecedented accuracy, and provides unique insights to decarbonise the energy industry on a global scale.

CC4SC

Status date: 30 March 2022

Optimizing mill revenue by improving harvest logistics and fertilizer management.

Telecense

Status date: 29 March 2022

Telecense allows Companies, Authorities, International Organizations and Labs to assess and anticipate population growth and migration in emerging countries.

Diginove has developed earth observation algorithms and demographic models in order to build Telecense, a service that provides geo-localized population estimation where censuses are unavailable or outdated.

Unmanned maritime data acquisition and intelligence for decommissioning

Status date: 24 March 2022

The project consortium led by Sulmara are developing an unmanned subsea data acquisition and delivery system for decommissioning of offshore energy assets. The service is based on use of an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), combined with a remote operated towed vehicle (ROTV) to acquire subsea survey data required by offshore energy operators. The main services offered are pipeline, area, and asset integrity surveys, including environmental surveys.

CHC

Status date: 17 February 2022

The CHC Project delivers satellite connectivity to health care sites within Cornwall & Scottish Highlands where terrestrial connectivity may be poor. The project team is validating with technology within the health care sector by evaluating the functionality of e-health software platforms on the satellite provided network, and assess benefits of satellite enabled healthcare to staff and patients.

EBX4EDU

Status date: 24 March 2022

For individuals and educational institutions, Earth Blox makes access to satellite data easy by removing the barriers to access and understanding. Earth Blox quickly empowers students to go from sensing to sense-making, whether they are in a lab or at home.

EMLM

Status date: 22 March 2022

EMLM investigated the technical feasibility and commercial viability of Earth observation satellites to detect, monitor and model the movement of large accumulations of floating marine plastic litter as it travels from the source, along rivers and estuaries, and into the Oceans.

PlastEcoTrack

Status date: 21 March 2022

This project assesses the technical and commercial feasibility of space-related services to support the reduction of marine litter. A multi-technology approach is studied to detect and track marine litter in the coastal area. An integrated economic channel from the collect to the revalorization is evaluated, including the tracking solution and involving local fishing communities to boost efficiency.

SarSentry demonstration project in Para

Status date: 17 March 2022

The SarSentry project in Para will demonstrate the complementary value of the SarSentry deforestation and forest degradation system to the existing forest monitoring system of the Secretariat for Environment and Sustainability of the State Pará in Brazil (SEMAS). Demonstrations will be given for 3 pilot themes/trials: Nature conservation, Forest plantations and selective logging, and Agricultural areas.

The project is conducted by SarVision and Wageningen University and Research.

MEO-Certif

Status date: 17 March 2022

MEO-Certif is a web mapping tool dedicated to organic farming players. Thanks to a panel of cartographic indicators, professionals can use the service during their decision-making process.

DANPREIT

Status date: 17 March 2022

DANPREIT digital twin is a Prop-tech that prevents, mitigates, and manages Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) disputes. Our digital platform uses satellite and non-satellite data to create simulations that can predict exposure to litigious or arbitration procedures.

Decom

Status date: 16 March 2022

BMT and 4EI investigated the feasibility of developing a unique service to support the decommissioning of energy assets using commercially available space-based data.  The study focussed on how Earth Observation (EO) data might be used to improve the existing Environmental Impact Assessment processes.

EO4Belmap

Status date: 14 March 2022

Enhancing Belmap, GIMs’ geo digital twin of the built-up environment, through Artificial Intelligence techniques applied on earth observation data. Resulting in four new Belmap data modules: Greenfields, Building Age, Roofs and Gardens.

MESPAC

Status date: 14 March 2022

MESPAC is a service suite that delivers to the offshore wind industry highly accurate, continuous and certified wind, wave and other metocean information for offshore wind farm sites. Based on Earth Observation Satellites, the quality of the data provided is suitable for bankability and advanced design activities for new marine energy projects.

Track & Trust

Status date: 14 March 2022

Track & Trust is a cost-effective tracking solution utilizing satellite communication, IoT mesh networks, sensor data and blockchain technology. The system offers a scalable tracking and communication platform which solves a broad range of supply chain challenges, such as the intricate recording and tracking of goods for remote last-mile delivery. Track & Trust is predestined for logistics and related services for the humanitarian sector.

Track & Trust KS

Status date: 20 December 2019

Datarella’s Track & Trust product seeks to boost transparency between stakeholders and offer immutable trusted tracking for stakeholders in humanitarian supply chains. Track & Trust architecture leverages advanced blockchain technology and satellite connected IoT devices to guarantee that goods are continually accounted for even in the most exigent and adversarial conditions.

 

KSAT DECOM

Status date: 28 February 2022

KSAT DECOM aims to help operators and regulators to monitor offshore decommissioning activities by combining oil spill detection, vessel monitoring, multi-mission SAR and EO data, weather condition and greenhouse emissions to reduce costs, increase efficiency of operations, develop safer methods for execution and reduce environmental impacts during decommissioning.

PLESS

Status date: 28 February 2022

Marine pollution in the form of plastics is a devastating problem that not only affects the whole planet ecosystem, but also represents a great socio-economic impact on human activities 
It is considering this ever increasing problem that there is an urge for new conceptual and technological solutions that can help to detect, monitor and mitigate the consequences of marine plastics pollution and, ultimately, contribute for the establishment of adequate policies that can contribute for its mitigation.

VLS

Status date: 24 February 2022

VerifEye enables producers, processors and retailers deliver the proof required by consumers in relation to provenance and other claims using blockchain technology.

CLASS@CROSS

Status date: 23 February 2022

The Class@cross project has developed a Satcom based solution aiming at offering an Education Outreach platform accessible from any ICT device in order to enrich the educational opportunities with special regard to the social factors and cultural and scientific contents.