business applications

Education & Development

Supplementing the ground infrastructure, the development of customized solutions utilizing space-based systems are of particular interest for developing countries. Sustainable and reliable service provisioning is of particular importance for the cooperation with Africa to which many international donors (such as EU and World Bank) give a high priority. The establishment of close partnerships with African organisations and communities in the fields of scientific research, education, technology and applications is a prerequisite for the development of demand-driven projects meeting user-needs.

EO-li

Status date: 28 June 2018

EO-li (Earth Observation based location identifier) is an open source web-based,global platform matching demand and supply of identifying, selecting and reporting in the land restoration context. It has four components, namely the (i) identification of a location area to be restored, the (ii) selection of an area and the actors involved in the restoration activity, the (iii) monitoring and reporting on the progress of the project using earth observation and geospatial data and (iv) a learning component providing guidance and capacity strengthening.

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.

Cerberus

Status date: 11 June 2018

BlackShore’s crowdsourcing platform Cerberus reinforces developing country economies by employing satellite imagery to support sustainable food production while preserving the environment. This is achieved through socially conscious gaming and the power of the crowd.

AgeSpot

Status date: 18 May 2018

AgeSpot provides THE starting point for any innovative technological solution addressing ageing populations. It enables efficient targeting of the silver economy and offers precise demographic data on WHERE and HOW MANY age specific classes currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE. With AgeSpot a new Earth Observation (EO) supported business intelligence service is offered.

WILDWEGO

Status date: 16 February 2018

WILDWEGO (in the WILDLERNESS WE GO)is an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) ecotourism game fostering biodiversity conservation in wilderness areas by tourists “on the go” in parks and by their family, friends and social networks contacts “remotely”.

Curio Canopy

Status date: 07 February 2018

Combining analysis of satellite imagery with crowdsourced data, this urban tree montioring platform connects communities and urban forestry professionals. It provides an open data service that drives improved understanding of urban trees and access to better information in order to: i) increase tree planting and tree care; ii) improve environmental conservation management and planning; iii) support educational and communication resources for learning and knowledge-sharing.

SWAY4Edu2

Status date: 14 December 2017

Capacity Building activities for rural schools and rural radio stations in Africa based on eLearning platform accessible on-line via the Sat3Play platform.

BIGMIG

Status date: 05 December 2017

The study aims at identifying possible applications of space data (imagery, navigation data, satellite communications etc.) and other (“big”) data sources to help and improve the mitigation, readiness and response to the human migration phenomena, and to assess their technical and economic viability.

SWAY4Edu

Status date: 18 January 2017

SWAY4Edu aims at developing a satellite ICT (Information Communication Technology) solution to support the three main activities of Rural Radios, Electoral eTraining, and Space4Education.

ONE CLASS! Open Network for Education

Status date: 13 January 2017

The ONE CLASS! project proposes an efficient satcom based solution integrated with eLearning services, aiming at supporting two main activities:Basilicata Multi-classes: ONE CLASS! supports rural schools located in the Basilicata Region (IT), which need to face the problem of the so-called “multi-classes” with the additional constraint represented by the geographical isolation.Social Integration Services for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors (FUM): ONE CLASS! supports social operator entities and reception centres of immigrants and all other NGOs active in the field, which need to offer to foreign unaccompanied minors (FUM) educational and social inclusion services, being often located in very remote areas.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 07 December 2016

TT-GSAT conceptualizes a “Test - and Training – Centre for Geo-information and SATellite-based services for rescue & emergency services” as a vendor-independent facilitator for emergency services, public authorities, industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements in the public safety & security area. A comprehensive service portfolio is designed  which comprises scoping services for requirements analysis, proof-of-concept leveraging innovation driven demand, testing services for conformance and quality assurance, operation support services including stand-by capacities, as well as training services for emergency services staff. The system concept enables contextual end-to-end tests and demonstrations, with options to utilize dedicated testing facilities.

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. 

Project U

Status date: 20 May 2016

Project U is about a new generation software/hardware platform and services that enable an enhanced User-centered learning experience combining together physical and digital presence, promoting active participation versus passive presence.

SatSoHoAfrica

Status date: 20 May 2016

SatSoHoAfrica is allowing the provision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office-Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cerberus: Forest Falcon FS

Status date: 05 January 2016

If you care about the future, you also care about our planet. Greenhouse gas emissions caused by forest degradation and deforestation are one of the largest causes of global warming. Many organizations have a negative impact on the extent and quality of our forests. It is time we change that. We map what matters. Through our crowd — a big, global community of people who care about our planet just as much as we do — we build maps and information products of high quality and reliability. Our forest monitoring services can be adjusted to your specific needs, so you will get exactly the information you need.

SatResponse

Status date: 06 August 2015

The frequency and impact of natural and man-made disasters is increasing, resulting in needs for better response efforts. Satellites provide a secure, resilient, always-on infrastructure for dealing with emergency situations; however cost and availability problems often hamper their effective use. SatResponse investigated new technical, commercial and operational models for delivering better satellite communications and other space-based application services to Disaster Responders.

SATForM 3D

Status date: 06 July 2015

A tremendous opportunity exists for the global forest industry to capture the combined benefits of cutting edge technologies in the areas of satellite remote sensing technology, ground forest measurement, data analytics and cloud computing. The goal of the SATForM 3D project has been to design and develop a web-based application -Forest Mapper- integrating different satellite Earth Observation (EO) and aerial LiDAR with an innovative ground-based Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) forest measurement technique and data analytics, to provide better management and more efficient utilisation of our global forest resources.The project had the support of the main forest owners and forest managers in Ireland, who have collaborated in defining and validating the Forest Mapper features so that it now provides an innovative solution to their current needs. 

B-LiFE

Status date: 29 April 2015

The B-LiFE project is focused on delivering services for field analysis of biological threats and emergencies using a Light Fieldable Laboratory System.

ISIDE 4 Africa

Status date: 30 March 2015

I4A focuses on the provision of educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres. In a nutshell, I4A aims at providing a one-stop-solution for the collection, organization, delivery and use of digital educational contents based on the ISIDE platform/service.

sahel

Status date: 06 May 2011

The SAHEL initiative is a demonstration project for telemedicine service in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project will define and implement an operational pilot system connecting some isolated areas in both Western and Eastern countries of the Sub-Saharan region with medical centres of excellence for clinical services and eLearning. It is the first building block of a large pan-African network for telemedicine, in line with the TTF (Telemedecine Task Force) objectives.