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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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SWAIR

Status date: 30 June 2022

The aviation industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the GNSS-based technologies, at the same time being aware of its vulnerabilities, including those originating from Space Weather. SWAIR responds to that reality with a system providing GNSS and Space Weather monitoring and performance assessment products, compliant with international regulations and recommendations.

PSVE

Status date: 30 June 2022

PSVE (Port Stockpile Volume Estimation) is a product DBX is developing within the ESA BASS programme; the PSVE module aims to collect and harmonise global, highly fragmented, dry-bulk commodities data in near real-time, by applying state of the art machine learning classification algorithms and establishing a strong correlation between market trends and the localization of dry bulk stockpiles.

CHC

Status date: 29 June 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.

SAT-DEFO

Status date: 29 June 2022

SAT-DEFO application delivers information about mining-induced ground deformations to customers: citizens of the areas which are exposed to such changes, local authorities from mining regions as well as law offices. The service is based on satellite imagery from Sentinel-1 mission to generate subsidence maps and then deliver the information in form of a reports or alerts to the customers.

City DT4DT

Status date: 29 June 2022

City DT4DT is an advanced package of services developed for the urban utilities and municipalities. The package includes a 3D environment, complemented by three space-based monitoring modules, for predictive analyses.

SoilSignal

Status date: 31 October 2021

SoilSignal provides an accurate, scalable and reliable decision support tool for farmers, for soil health management including irrigation management and fertiliser management. Using Earth Observation data and Machine Learning/AI, SoilSignal, powered by Deep Planet’s AI platform, predicts soil health properties at 90% accuracy.

SatADAPT

Status date: 16 June 2022

SatADAPT is a Predictive Maintenance system based on vibration monitoring and AI. The system consists of wireless vibration sensors which send data to an AI engine in the cloud which is also replicated onto Edge devices. The AI looks for anomalies in the frequency spectrum and warns of potential failures, classifies the expected defects, and estimates the time to failure.

SatADAPT

Status date: 09 February 2021

The SatADAPT solution consists of wireless vibration sensors which transmit vibration data from the equipment being monitored to a Gateway that runs a local Artificial Intelligence engine (edge AI). The Edge AI is in turn synchronized with a centralized AI engine which is part of a cloud based Central Management System or CMS. The edge AI engine analyses the data looking for anomalies in the frequency spectrum and warns of potential failures, along with a classification of the expected defects and estimated time left to occurrence.  

CertiPro

Status date: 16 June 2022

In this truly European project, an innovative railway track worker protection system will be evaluated for its reliability and its ability to enhance the safety of railway track workers. The goal is to demonstrate the safety capabilities of the track worker protection system in a real environment, integrated into the challenging infrastructure of a railway operator in Italy.

OTAM+

Status date: 16 June 2022

The OTAM (Oil Trading Analytics Monitor) is a comprehensive solution for the oil trading analytics market, created by seamlessly combining Earth Observation data with oil analytics data. This new combination of datasets provides actionable insights on the status of the oil market.

Cert-EO

Status date: 16 June 2022

The aim of Cert-EO („certified with Earth Observation”) is to apply Earth Observation solutions to support certification procedures of organic farming. The feasibility study project focuses on a service that can complement the personal on-the-spot checks with serving gap-filling data about a selected area, parcel or crop by automated analysis and evaluation of remote sensing (satellite) images.

VARESAS

Status date: 16 June 2022

VARESAS is a solution to support rescue teams during crises. With the usage of data integration from many sources and the integrated AR, AI and ML functionalities, teams are able to manage and organize rescue operations more effectively.

VARESAS

Status date: 13 May 2020

VARESAS is a remote support and situational awareness solution that uses newest innovative technologies such as Augmented or Virtual Reality and the direct integration of Earth Observation data.

Inference

Status date: 02 June 2022

Using new approaches to map sugar worldwide, focusing on the more complex regions, including Thailand and India.

EnviNavigator

Status date: 01 June 2022

In the project, self-learning AI engine and services for providing up-to-date information on the current state of forests, their risks, and changes in them have been produced for the needs of forest professionals and forest owners by combining satellite data with other data sets relating to forestlands.

EnviNavigator

Status date: 31 March 2020

EnviNavigator is a customer-tailored EO-based analysis services supported by mobile applications targeted for forestry and insurance businesses. The services offer easy access to most up-to-date forest data by utilizing EO-based change detection with machine learning methods for assessment of storm damages, climate-change-driven risks and predicting carbon balance development.

AgriPoints

Status date: 27 May 2022

AgriPoints solution is designed to leverage the potential of crop fields, through utilising globally available satellite imagery and Artificial Intelligence techniques. AgriPoints analyses crop fields and forecasts their progression based on areas with similar conditions and identifies unexpected anomalies on crops, caused by weather, pest outbreaks, drought or soil nutrient deficiency. The solution targets individual farmers, consulting companies and investors.

SEOS

Status date: 19 May 2022

SEOS is an initiative led by Ecometrica to advance applications of Earth Observation in Scotland aiming to increase the consistency, continuity, extent and usefulness of geospatial content through the provision of services that address environment and land management challenges faced by a number of Scottish public and private organisations. Global Surface Intelligence is a project partner, providing advanced satellite data processing.

DHI Global Seas

Status date: 19 May 2022

Global Seas (focussing on the shipping industry) allows you to reduce fuel consumption and to improve your vessel performance.

Global Seas Offshore Wind Energy CCN (focussing on the offshore wind industry) allows you to reduce downtime during installation and O&M of offshore wind farms as well as optimizing allocation of expensive operational assets

M4PM

Status date: 19 May 2022

M4PM ("Tumours, Organoids and Spheroids in Space - Microgravity for Personalized Medicine (M4PM)") is a feasibility study around an end-to-end service growing high-quality spherical 3D tumours, organoids and spheroids in Space. These Space-grown TOS are used for personalized medicine, disease modelling, drug research and (high-throughput) drug screening as well as toxicity testing.

Tama WaldCursor

Status date: 19 May 2022

TSMF_10CM DP is Tama Group’s core project to develop, test and test market the WaldCursor product. The project covers design, development, and test of a cloud & app based remote sensing analytics information platform for forestry operations and forestry owners.

P-STEP

Status date: 19 May 2022

Personalised Space Technology Exercise Platform (P-STEP) is an innovative solution that will deliver and monitor personalised exercise advice to patients living with long-term health conditions (LTC). The platform in the form of a smartphone application will facilitate physical activity behaviours change by combining personalised disease-specific exercise advice and self-monitoring with real-time environmental data.

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.

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.