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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.


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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Status date: 24 July 2024

The proposed service utilizes Earth Observation (EO) satellites and geospatial technologies to optimize micro-mobility planning and fleet management in urban areas. Its goal is to offer sustainable and efficient solutions for the growing micro-mobility sector, encompassing electric cars, bicycles, and scooters.


Status date: 23 July 2024

This kick-start activity centred around Luna Systems' computer vision solution which is designed to improve the safety of shared micromobility vehicles. The system employs computer vision to identify patterns in shared vehicle rider behavior, focusing on sidewalk riding, travel speed, and proximity to pedestrians. This data provides valuable insights for shared mobility operators, enabling them to enforce safer riding practices among their ridership. Recognizing the limitations of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in urban environments, the activity centred on exploring the feasibility of AI-based techniques such as Visual Wayfinding and Map Matching to enhance positioning accuracy to ensure robust ride safety assessments.


Status date: 22 July 2024

The focus of our DEMO is to develop a Surf Tracking application and enhanced surf forecast and alert service.  The tracking app will track and analyse surfers’ position and performance in the water accurately in conjunction with the Samsung Galaxy 5 smartwatch. . The second element of the project is development of an enhanced surf forecast service and personalised conditions alert service. This will be achieved through the use of EO imagery together with other ocean & weather characteristics.


Status date: 22 July 2024

PARK uses GNSS Raw measurement for improving positioning accuracy of micro-mobility vehicles for parking purpose and to prevent micro-mobility urban cluttering. Added value of a GNSS accuracy positioning service, through GNSS Raw measurement, is that it can be implemented by avoiding costly infrastructure and with zero-impacts for users.


Status date: 22 July 2024

eLEAF and partner 52impact are overcoming the challenge of obtaining accurate and relevant water-risk related data with ‘BasinMeter’. The project combines scalable Earth observation technology with local datasets to expose the vulnerability of local watersheds and the impact on local related agricultural production and the community WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). The project will enhance both strategic decision making and direct local intervention to mitigate water-stress.


Status date: 19 July 2024

The STELLAR service ensures comprehensive and accessible crop information, enhancing decision-making and optimizing supply chain management within the agricultural sector.  


Status date: 15 July 2024

The proposed service aims at assessing the environmental impact of large events. It takes the form of an online dashboard allowing the monitoring of the environmental impact of the events. The environmental impact is composed of the short-term impacts on Air (pollution), vegetation (trampling) and water (turbidity) as well as the medium-term impact regarding urban heat contribution.


Status date: 28 July 2021

Every year, there is more to do and there are more demands. We aim to help farmers make the best use of their time, money, and energy by focusing on what's most important. We help improve sugarcane productivity by prioritising on the job.

SmartCane supports sugarcane estates and farmers by providing crop and management advice through SMS messages and phone-friendly PDF maps, based on remote sensing data. These messages offer practical advice and support for decision-making and resource management, promoting sustainable practices and problem-solving. Our approach allows farmers to quickly determine their next steps. With real-time data, estates and farmers can now make informed decisions for maximum impact.

AgroMAP Quality Control

Status date: 15 July 2024

The AgroMAP Quality Control service revolutionizes agriculture with a cutting-edge Farm Management System (FMS). Leveraging satellite imagery and advanced analytics, it automates data management, enhances operational efficiency, and ensures regulatory compliance. This innovative solution empowers farmers and advisors with quality control functions for optimized productivity and sustainable farming practices. The AgroMAP Quality Control study was supported by ESA Space Solutions.


Status date: 12 July 2024

Water is an essential resource under multiple stress factors, and the cause of multiple crises & conflicts. To manage the water risk and because the rivers often cross multiple countries and serves multiple usage, the stakeholders encounter difficulties to acquire accurate information about water to monitor and survey its quantity (availability & accessibility) and quality. Thanks to the combination of space-based tools and ground measurements, WaterSIM (Water Spatial and In Situ Monitoring Service) can leverage several issues & drastically improve the performance of ou customers and users for an ongoing monitoring and control of the water cycle of rivers and reservoirs and its state. This service enables to have an enhanced picture of water state, through water stress indicators and risk impact indicators, for improved decision-making for water resources management.


Status date: 12 July 2024

WARM uses Machine Learning to identify water stress based on satellite and remote sensing data. The result is a water resilience map that covers entire basins and shows water quantity, water quality, and climate factors in detailed areas.


Status date: 26 July 2024

ICUTRAIN is an innovative hospital-train equipped with ambulatory and intensive care units and using space technologies to enable remote medical analyses and consultations that require data exchange and high communication security standards. ICUTRAIN can offer some advantages compared to other solutions because it travels ready for operation, thus requiring limited set-up time once the target destination has been reached. Continuous connectivity allows for both remote medical advice and precise train location on the railways.

Forests from Space

Status date: 08 July 2024

Treedom is the first non-productive, privately financed online planting platform that allows consumers and businesses to plant trees remotely and follow their storylines. Satellite images and their elaboration will provide engagement and transparency tools to our customers and users

Friilink Mobile

Status date: 27 June 2024

Friilink mobile offers a comprehensive technological solution for buses and trains that allows operating companies to offer entertainment services to passengers with high-speed internet always available on board, generate new revenue through digital advertising tools optimized with AI, save in expenses through its telematics integration solution, route optimization and vehicle status monitoring, and increase on-board safety.


Status date: 04 July 2024

Introducing SafeRide, the cutting-edge safety solution for cyclists. Utilizing advanced smartphone sensors, SafeRide detects accidents in real-time and instantly alerts emergency services, ensuring rapid response. Designed for all cyclists, from casual riders to professionals, SafeRide offers seamless integration and scalable pricing, making safer cycling accessible to everyone. confidence—choose SafeRide.


Status date: 04 July 2024

RAMar has been assessing the introduction of space-based RF-data into the existing KSAT vessel detection service. The existing service based on SAR and AIS has been expanded to utilise RF-data as an additional source of information with the aim to enhance the detection and characterisation of dark vessels.


Status date: 04 July 2024

The Kick-Start activity aims at developing driveability maps, site-specific application maps for fungicides and herbicides, and harvest sequence maps for crop maturity. These innovative Satellite Earth Observation (SatEO)-based products support precision farming technology. By leveraging advanced technology, these tools enhance agricultural efficiency, promote sustainability, and reduce input costs, enabling optimal farm management.


Status date: 28 June 2024

The activity applies MinFarm Tech’s optimized LoRaWAN over SatCom software stack and network architecture to develop a technically and commercially viable solution for remote livestock management anywhere in the world using IoT technology and Satellite Communications.


Status date: 28 June 2024

MUPO enables the digitalization of agriculture with smart livestock and stable management by supporting robotics to:

  • Minimize physical labour for farmers and mitigate workforce shortages.

  • Provide appropriate housing for animals and support their welfare.

  • Contribute to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in livestock farming.

NbS Monitoring

Status date: 28 June 2024

The NbS Monitoring service delivers a streamlined Earth Observation-based approach to provide accurate, timely, and comprehensive assessments of medium to large-scale NbS peatland projects, increasing the confidence and transparency of project outcomes, and saving costs and time for customers.

Remote Planet

Status date: 27 June 2024

Remote Planet from Secure Innovation offers real access without physical presence, allowing you to have control over your critical assets from anywhere in the world.  Harnessing the power of satellite technology featuring Wi-Fi, GNSS, GSM and LEO functionality, this convenient solution provides 24/7 monitoring, management, protection and control to safeguard your assets and operations.