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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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Methane Watch

Status date: 03 October 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.

DECISIONX

Status date: 27 September 2022

SATAVIA is an AI software and data company simplifying decision-making in aircraft flight operations and maintenance to make aviation smarter and greener.

DECISIONX is a cloud-based analytics platform combining global flight data with atmospheric data to perform environmental exposure assessments for aircraft and buildings. This enables better decision-making in condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and aircraft performance.

SAT-IS(F)Action

Status date: 22 September 2022

Existing space technologies (SatNAV, SatCOM, SatEO) can be blended with the most innovative data intelligence and certification technologies (Edge AI, IoT and DLT) to offer next generation Remote Container Monitoring services (Container-as-a-Service, CaaS), hence increasing overall food supply chain safety and reliability, in the pursuit of the highest possible final customer “satisfaction”.

LUCI

Status date: 22 September 2022

Project LUCI aims to assess land use around railway infrastructure and detect changes that could be hazardous to the safe running of the railway.  The project aims to give trackside managers crucial information to enhance the decision making process and ultimately make the railways a safer place to work and travel.

Sports Event Live Photography

Status date: 22 September 2022

Success for Live Event Photography!

With support from ESA, UK software company AWOL has successfully piloted and launched their ground-breaking Live Photography service. Participants and supporters at marathon, swim and triathlon events received high quality photos within seconds of them being taken, establishing Live as the de-facto standard for Event Photography worldwide

STEMBOT

Status date: 21 September 2022

In addition to a shortage of manual labour, tree nurseries, orchards and vineyards are facing challenges regarding their use of chemicals, which shall decrease to comply with EU regulations and decrease environmental impact. In this context, Exobotic Techologies aims to offer an agricultural robot and a web application using satellite images to help these actors to better monitor and treat their plants.

S-EDGE

Status date: 21 September 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.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 20 September 2022

TT-GSat offers a test and trial environment for emergency personnel and industry where it is possible to touch, try out and play with real building blocks to creatively find and implement new solutions. These building blocks can be individually combined with each other to try out and test the interaction of different equipment in different deployment scenarios.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 21 July 2016

TT-GSAT facilitates rescue and emergency services as well as industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements, which results in minimized risk for solution development and eases complex deployments in a mission critical environment.

Comprehensive services with scoping services for innovation driven procurement, test and operation support for SatCom and terrestrial communication, navigation, EO based solutions and training/simulation services are offered. 

H2Orb

Status date: 20 September 2022

H2Orb tested the feasibility of developing a monitoring and alerting tool that harnesses satellite data to complement ground sensors in supporting the aquaculture sector.  It used 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.

GreenUP

Status date: 20 September 2022

One of our cities' challenges is to design integrated urban environments that balance between growth ambitions, an increasing population and climate emergency, and at the same time introducing new standards for green growth, biodiversity, inclusion and quality of life. The GreenUP project aims to shed light on how satellite technology can be transformed into flexible and user-relevant tools to support local authorities and other stakeholders involved in the development of sustainable urban environments.

POMERIUM

Status date: 19 September 2022

The POMERIUM project aims to realise a complex monitoring system for Cultural Heritage (CH) management in order to support managers in the daily and extraordinary activities and expert decisions. The system will be based on the added value given by the integration of different technologies: satellites, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), in-situ Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring, image recognition, advanced modelling, and 5G.

DRONEAI

Status date: 19 September 2022

The DRONEAI project aims at providing an integrated approach to provide a close to real time assessment solutions for disaster relief and humanitarian interventions. It consists of a complete and state-of-the-art solution relying on Artificial Intelligence including a set of tools to enable its application in a time of tension and with high level of flexibility. DRONEAI is combined as an edge processing solution in HITEC’s Nomadic Satellite Communication (NoSaCo) terminal, it creates a unique solution to support the on-site analytics.

Organic Plausibility Checker

Status date: 19 September 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.

OWASIS-NL CCN

Status date: 06 September 2022

OWASIS Water Auditing demonstration project made suitable for implementation in South Africa, Colombia and the Netherlands based on data availability and user needs.

COMO

Status date: 02 September 2022

COMO is a service based on wearable technologies and a software platform solution enabling to measure vital sign parameters of patients to be monitored remotely by physicians. It aims to lighten the burden of the healthcare infrastructure and support caretakers and patients during pandemic situations such as COVID-19.

SAGRESSMART

Status date: 01 September 2022

Powered by artificial intelligence and earth observation, SAGRESSMART provides solutions to improve efficiencies and success in seafloor mineral exploration and investment. As a way to increase knowledge, reduce risk and uncertainty, and assess mineral potential, SAGRESSMART is design to simplify and reduce the time spent compiling, managing and interpreting data and concentrate efforts on the evaluation and raking of high-value targets.

MEANDAIR

Status date: 13 July 2022

Meandair provides pilots with relevant weather data. Before flight, a plan can be registered in the application and the necessary weather information will be downloaded. By pushing the flight button, just before take-off, the Meandair weather information travels along with pilots! Updates of the latest weather can be also downloaded during flight using the SATCOM communication devices. The weather data are also available to 3rd party application developers, behind easy to use programming interface.

PLATIN

Status date: 01 September 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.

SEED

Status date: 26 August 2022

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.

SEED

Status date: 24 August 2020

An advanced AI enabled satellite-based data powered software solution for renewable energy production forecasting including solar and wind energy

SPACEWHALE II

Status date: 11 December 2020

SPACEWHALE is an innovative, semi-automated approach based on deep-learning techniques to detect large whales (~ 10 – 30 m) from VHR satellite images. It forms the bridge between space asset providers and stakeholders in need of population assessments of large whales and enables surveying areas out of reach for traditional methods such as ship and aerial surveys.

WatAspace

Status date: 19 August 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 sensors7

Project Lunar

Status date: 18 August 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.

Remote Planet

Status date: 17 August 2022

Spinnaker’s Remote Planet provides protection of staff and cargo for the high-value transportation industry by harnessing the power of dual-directional communications through an “always-on” SaaS model.

Utilising Low Earth Orbit technology in tandem with global telecommunications the Remote Planet product gives businesses the power to directly affect the outcome of an unexpected event during transportation with its Active Control capability.

PickyRobot

Status date: 16 August 2022

We want to manufacture a harvesting tractor for strawberries. No one should do physically hard field work anymore. The Time has come to make a change. European companies should also be on the verge of this new technologies. We make use of high accuracy SatNav GNSS-technologies (GALILEO) to secure the robot operations.

YouShip

Status date: 16 August 2022

YouShip is an on demand delivery platform that connects any business with local couriers or autonomous delivery robots to provide the best delivery experience at the best price. The platform in real-time matches the couriers according to the packages type, delivery windows, and locations. Its AI-powered algorithms find and notify the right courier to the right location at the right schedule time.

DRAMA (AMMO CCN#2)

Status date: 11 August 2022

DRAMA enables airports to address the drone challenge in a systematic, fact-based manner. All decisions concerning the management of drones and procurement of detection solutions are driven by risk assessment and ongoing risk monitoring. DRAMA provides airports with an easily adaptable solution that enables mitigation strategies and drone sensor selection.

First RESPonse

Status date: 11 August 2022

First RESPonse aims to help health professionals (ambulance dispatchers, first responders, hospitals) to deal with pandemic outbreak via acceleration of the entire pre-medical resource chain by up-to 20%, increase the first responders’ safety and improvement of situation awareness for public.

CC4SC

Status date: 11 August 2022

Optimizing mill revenue by improving harvest logistics and fertilizer management.

Track & Trust

Status date: 11 August 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.

IE4Education

Status date: 11 August 2022

Creation, production and installation of exhibitions based on satellite images to promote space applications or to highlight a territory or a specific topic.

SATET

Status date: 11 August 2022

The SATET project will assess how the space asset data can be used to forecast revenues, and costs and quantify operational risks associated with the planning, operation and management of wave and wind energy platforms.

B-SURE

Status date: 11 August 2022

B-SURE can significantly reduce disaster management response time

The main B-SURE service is rapid collection and bandwidth-efficient secure communication of operationally relevant field information. The baseline field platform is a smartphone, while remote information managers access data and interact with the field users via Web browsers online on secure servers. The field users cover professionals, civil population and small UAV operators. A novel element is the specific focus on and support for remote disaster management support. 

RANGLO

Status date: 05 August 2022

Data integration and predictive analytics service for rail freight in the UK. The Ovinto unique, complementary software platform will help and feed the existing software infrastructure for different users and customers, connecting any relevant internal & external data source to make non-flexible software modules/silos extremely flexible through collaboration, data exchange and integration.

GeoInsure

Status date: 02 August 2022

GeoInsure is an operational solution based on Global Navigation Satellite System and Earth Observation, specially designed for the (re)insurance industry. GeoInsure provides two main geospatial gateways: (1) it enables the seamless integration of multiple geospatial data sources, providing a comprehensive environmental context and (2), through GeoInsure service activation, insurers can benefit from extensive Earth Observation data based pre / post-event analysis.

DIBAS

Status date: 02 August 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.

eOdyn SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project

Status date: 28 July 2022

eOdyn SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project seeks to develop a service called SeaOps by eOdyn. It is a new decision support tool to boost marine operations efficiency while supporting risk mitigation and cost reduction. This tool will be developed within the SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project. The pledge is to avoid unnecessary ocean currents and sea-state related weather down times, from bidding phase to execution.

INSURE

Status date: 27 July 2022

INSURE aims to provide an extensive set of services to any company involved in the decommissioning of their oil and gas operation, as well as photovoltaic, wind and green energies offshore and onshore platforms. INSURE service implements a set of functional blocks for the monitoring of the environment, the platform status and support the management of the platforms off-shore during all the phases of activity through an advanced telecommunication system.

CoCuRA

Status date: 27 July 2022

CoCuRA uses machine learning to automatically detect cotton fields on satellite imagery and remotely classify these fields based on their environmental impact.

Astrobone

Status date: 26 July 2022

Objective of the study is to validate b.Bone scaffold, already use in orthopaedic surgery, in osteoporotic environment to improve human bone surgery. The scaffold is seeded in vitro with human bone cells in simulated microgravity and then in space (after the current activity), to simulate an osteoporotic accelerated model, and their response is analysed.

DreamCoder TM 2.0

Status date: 26 July 2022

DreamCoder 2.0 is your first ticket to Space. It is a commercially driven application to digitally access the International Space Station. The service is powered by Nanoracks Europe in partnership with Rina Consulting.

ONE CLASS!

Status date: 26 July 2022

ONE CLASS! is a “ONE STOP SHOP SATCOM-BASED SOLUTION” conceived to foster the use of distance learning in isolated schools/areas, to assist children hospitalized for medium to long-term stay, to support the multiclasses needs and facilitate social integration actions for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors (FUM) needing access to education and social inclusion programmes. Via a project extension (CCN3) a new service is added, providing a rapidly deployable packaged solution for education in emergencies, provisioned with telecommunication systems (“Portable Learning Space (PLS)”. The idea is to conceive, develop and operating a “one stop shop solution” offering to emergency context the opportunity to have a “classroom in place” completely equipped with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices and provisioned with an integrated telecommunication system (satellite, mobile, 5G) to start the process of social and cultural integration thanks to the access to digital educational and civil/cultural-oriented contents.

Eyes on Plastic

Status date: 26 July 2022

Eyes on Plastic provides a service solution, which combines multiple technical components into a joint mapping and monitoring solution for plastic in the aquatic environment. By flying high with satellites and diving deep with Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles, plastic litter can be monitored at all angles and scales.

HeReMo

Status date: 27 July 2022

HeReMo supports the healthcare community to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, with special attention to the growing number of citizens affected by chronic conditions and comorbidities. It reshapes the management of patients, with a personalised healthcare delivery, whose chronic conditions could overload healthcare system during pandemic crisis without overlooking patients’ needs and frailties, even more in areas where terrestrial communications are insufficient. 

BePI

Status date: 15 July 2022

BePI is a health and security service born to help public and private entities to address COVID-19 emergency. The synergic use of UAVs and UGVs (aerial and ground robots) assisted by AI, makes it possible to contactless measure people’s body temperature, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate and to detect specific alerts (presence of people’s gatherings and use of protective face mask). The service provides geo-referenced and aggregated data for each covered area.

EO4CS

Status date: 15 July 2022

After decades of interventions in the cocoa sector and implementation of voluntary sustainability standards, the environmental impacts of cocoa production are still present. Supposedly sustainably produced cocoa is mislabelled and not produced according to sustainability standards. The EO4CS project aims at preventing food fraud of cacao by supporting the certification process for labels of sustainability with objective satellite-based earth observation information.

AIBROINFRA

Status date: 13 July 2022

Quicklink proposes to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will both optimise the quality of remote video contribution and dramatically reduce costs for the production customer. The solution will be tested on the OneWeb network to enable high quality news interviews to be transmitted to and from remote locations.

Virtual Post-It

Status date: 13 July 2022

The Virtual Post-Its project seeks to develop a solution that allows construction foremen and technical building inspectors to create location-anchored, interpersonal digital rework messages or “virtual post-its” during the review of construction work. These digital rework messages or “virtual post-its” are thus linked to the location of rework in real 3D space using alphanumeric content and semantic signs based on a set of rework typology.

LeA: Learning Achievements

Status date: 13 July 2022

LeA Project boosts the acquisition, development and consolidation of skills and knowledge, both technical and scientific, with particular reference to Space, using tools and methods that combine education and entertainment.