Environmental Resource Management

Availability of water and good water management are well acknowledged global challenges. Thus there is a need to ensure efficient use of water resources through irrigation strategies and demand side management. Customized solutions utilising space-based systems und are able to provide end-to-end services for optimal water resources management through dispatchable control and monitoring irrigation systems. In addition demand side management systems targeting water flow monitoring and prediction systems of hydropower production and water management organizations are able to reduce the need for new power plants and dependence on foreign energy, reduced air and noise pollution through the integrated utilisation of space-based systems.

CapeOutdoors3D

Status date: 10 October 2017

CapeOutdoors3D conceptualises a mobile application for tourists planning outdoor activities in Nature Reserves and National Parks in South Africa. The project links the space technologies Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation with the aim to provide a 3D virtual reality planning tool for tourists. In addition, Earth Observation products are designed to support protected area authorities in their fire management activities.

International Satellite Derived Shallow Water Bathymetry Service

Status date: 04 October 2017

A web-based service to provide immediate, off-the-shelf, online access to shallow water depth data derived from very high resolution satellite imagery.

SPOTTITT

Status date: 20 September 2017

Spottitt is the new brand name for the SEWISS service delivered by the project consortium. Spottitt has been conceived to support onshore wind developers, turbine manufacturers and energy providers with the complex, expensive and time consuming process of screening and selecting the most suitable greenfield sites for development, without the need for initial travel to sites of interest.

SatApps

Status date: 19 September 2017

Internet of Things/IoT – M2M – industry 4.0 – these headlines are representing large user groups which have an urgent need of a globally available, low-cost, secure data service, dedicated to very small data volumes per sensor and for use also in remote areas. The objective of the study is to perform an in depth  requirements analysis on 2 focus pilot user groups:  railway transportation and container/waste management.

IoTrees

Status date: 11 September 2017

Forests cover 30% of the Earths land area and provide a vital role by converting atmospheric carbon into oxygen as part of the growth process. Forests are essentially the ‘Lungs of the Earth’. Determining the rate of forest growth is an essential indicator of the health of a forest and also a key indicator to estimate future growth performance. Climate Change is a major concern to humanity and many countries around the globe have established national forest inventories to determine forest growth and health. Treemetrics through the Internet of Trees (IoTrees) project has developed a vision and plan to revolutionise the way trees and forests are measured and monitored by utilising latest Satcom and IoT technologies.

SATLAS

Status date: 05 September 2017

SATLAS is an Idea Incubator, developed for and offered to innovators who want to “Start, Integrate and Test” their SatCom related concepts in an easy, light and quick way, taking benefit from the support, mentoring, services and tools made available from the SATLAS consortium (SES Techcom, SatADSL, Newtec).

FAMOS

Status date: 08 August 2017

The objective of the FAMOS project is to improve the claim management, loss adjustment and sales capabilities for forest and agriculture damage insurances. The service also covers the needs of additional stakeholders from the forest domain. Combining earth observation, IT technology and GNSS, the service supports target users by improving the efficiency of existing business processes. 

SISMA

Status date: 07 August 2017

The scope of SISMA is to investigate the potential for new markets in the field of animal monitoring, the feasibility of establishing new services for Health and Diseases, Livestock management, and Ecosystem services including animal conservation.2 business cases are analysed:In Russia, for domestic and wild reindeers and their interaction between husbandries,In France, for the study of birds migration potentially carrier of Avian Influenza. 

MULDIARCOS

Status date: 21 July 2017

The MULDIARCOS project will implement and demonstrate a cohesive end-to-end delivery chain of satellite and metocean data. The focus is on maritime operations in harsh Arctic regions. Such operations often have a need of fast and regular Earth Observation and weather information. Streamlined and effective ordering, delivery procedures and user-interfaces are a necessity in the operations due to limited and expensive communication channels to the vessels.

EFFORS

Status date: 20 July 2017

The aim of the present demonstration project is to develop an Enhanced Flood Forecasting System for Critical Infrastructure Protection in medium size Alpine catchments. The service is designed to address infrastructure located either on the river itself (e.g. bridge) or in the floodplain (e.g. a building).

Curio Canopy

Status date: 13 July 2017

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.

TIKKA Service

Status date: 06 July 2017

The TIKKA's service is dedicated to support forest users during their operational task inherent to the development of timber logging plans. The service benefits from the integration of LIDAR, SAR and GNSS technologies. The project output (the maps, analysis and reports)  will be published and available for all the authorized person via the web geoportal.

WONDER

Status date: 30 June 2017

The project aims at developing an automated, cloud-based digital service for environmental monitoring which could be utilized globally. The solution builds on earth observation, global positioning, crowd sourcing, internet of things (IoT) and predictive analysis.

CyMonS

Status date: 22 June 2017

CyMonS offers spatial and high-frequency water quality monitoring of inland surface waters, combined with a 1 to 5 days forecast for cyanobacteria scums. The service integrates Sentinel-2 imagery, hand held monitors (EcoSpot & WISP-3) and fixed position monitors (EcoWatch) to monitor cyanobacteria with a high spatial scale. The algae forecasting model allows water authorities to timely issue warnings and take mitigation measures.

ArTeK

Status date: 12 June 2017

ArTeK aims at developing an innovative, effective and sustainable service offered to Properties managers to have a complete and systematically updated view and enhanced awareness of the state of conservation of immovable Cultural Properties and to support their management and fruition. ArTeK integrated service builds on space assets (earth observation, navigation and satellite communication) as well as additional technologies (drones, on site equipment, etc.) in relation to specific user needs.

ASAP DP

Status date: 24 May 2017

The proposed Agricultural Service is designed as a ‘One-stop-shop’ Service for Farmers and Owners of Agriculture Production Companies (and other various Users) providing information during the growing season in order to increase the efficiency of the management of the fields, and to obtain the highest potential yield with the optimal doseage of fertilizers.

DAMMINGS

Status date: 24 May 2017

Design, development and pre-operation of a service platform providing an automated and continuous monitoring service of dam infrastructure and its surroundings by integrating GNSS and InSAR space capabilities.

TALED

Status date: 18 April 2017

TALED is an innovative integrated Satcom/EO/GNSS platform to cope in real-time and non-real-time with all kind of Fire incidents in outdoors: Forest fires, Waste fires and Hazmat Fires. The system will guarantee better technical and economical performances of the service. TALED will be integrated in the DSS of Campania Region, operated by SMA, the official service provider and TALED’s team partner.

Urban DRR

Status date: 18 April 2017

Applying space based solutions to save lives and critical infrastructure by reducing the risk and impact of natural disasters in urban areas.

M3i

Status date: 12 April 2017

M3i is an end-to-end, one-stop service that reduces the fieldwork required to gather information on critical Landscapes of Interest.  Satellite imagery, analysed in conjunction with a minimal set of ground-based data, significantly reduces the time and money required to perform surveys, and thus greatly improves the potential for all forms of land use to be incorporated into sustainable management schemes.

SnowSense DP

Status date: 05 April 2017

Provision of Snow, Run-off and Hydropower Information for Remote Areas: We are using In-Situ Snow Monitoring, Earth Observation and Model Techniques as innovative solution for the assessment of snow cover, the amount of water stored in it, it’s potential for energy production and the related risk of flood events.

OWASIS-NL

Status date: 28 March 2017

The lack of proper information on water availability is one of the most challenging obstacles for water management practices. To fight this challenge, OWASIS-NL uses space assets in two innovative water availability services that support effective water resource management in the Netherlands and South Africa.

SMART

Status date: 22 March 2017

SMART is a system that aims to provide a decision support service targeting the “early warning" of a disaster or critical event (specifically hydro-geological events) and to improve the "first response" intervention capability. The system has the advantage of strengthening the procedures used today by the Civil Protection to collect and manage the data "monitored" without interfering with the current practice.

SWAY4Edu2

Status date: 18 January 2017

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

IWBSF

Status date: 11 January 2017

The aim of this feasibility study is the development of an end-to-end service that aims at providing access to value-added information for forestry users. The idea of the IWBSF is to promote the efficient and widespread use of EO and GNSS elements through published services including analyses outputs from forestry case studies, information concerning distribution, inventory uploading, resource management and archival functions.

RAPSODY

Status date: 19 December 2016

RAPSODY, a project led by TEKEVER, will demonstrate the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) in a wide area maritime context, through the execution of search & rescue and pollution monitoring missions. The missions will be executed in near-real scenarios over the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The Satcom-enabled RPAS will be fully prepared and customized to perform these maritime missions, including the integration of specific payloads, like a miniaturized Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and the usage of specially tailored mission-oriented data fusion, data compression and automatic feature recognition and identification algorithms. 

aircheckr

Status date: 07 December 2016

Aircheckr creates & opens up the best available air quality data in the EU. Aircheckr translates the air quality data to the specific needs of a broad range of applications like real estate, health or sports. The data is enhanced by the power of the crowd, and it is easily interpretable & include personal recommendations.

TransparentForests

Status date: 07 December 2016

TransparentForests, a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for mapping and data management, is designed to increase the credibility and transparency of the FSC certification process. It supports all stakeholders in engaging with, and improving the certification process. It creates opportunities for operational efficiency across the certification service delivery chain. The TransparentForests concept has applications in forest insurance, finance and biomass energy.  

Intelligent sensor and satellite network (ISSN)

Status date: 02 December 2016

The project is a feasibility study in order to establish whether there are sufficient market opportunities, and the technological maturity for developing a flexible and reliable intelligent sensor network where satellites are among the nodes in the network (ISSN). ISSN has a number of potential application areas in connection with Offshore Oil & Gas exploration and production, environmental surveillance in general, safety, search and rescue, transportation etc. 

PalmOilVision

Status date: 24 November 2016

PalmOilVision aims at providing the palm oil sector with innovative, reliable and cost efficient services for increasing production sustainability and efficiency, through the integration of Earth observation imagery and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

OWASIS-NL

Status date: 17 November 2016

How can water management authorities, agro food industries and multi-national industries benefit from improved information on water availability?The OWASIS-NL feasibility study investigated innovative services that help water managers to make more efficient use of the available water and to reduce the risk of flood and drought damage.    

Saltwater

Status date: 05 October 2016

Saltwater is a service for aquaculture companies using Earth Observation and hyperspectral in situ instruments for the monitoring of harmful phytoplankton. Monitoring results are provided on a high spatial and temporal resolution. When combined with other environmental data the users can predict the movement of harmful phytoplankton, thereby reducing loss of stock and increasing feeding days.

URGED

Status date: 05 August 2016

URGED addresses an increasing global requirement for the provision of better predictive decision support tools for urban infrastructure managers to enable cities to become more resilient to environmental threats. Through the evolution of Rezatec’s geospatial data analytics and the incorporation of new satellite data sources, e.g. Sentinel 1 and 2, these tools will be accessed through the URGED online platform. 

FLARE

Status date: 10 June 2016

FLARE is an integrated software package and data service which supports the global forestry insurance industry in asset estimation, risk management and loss adjustment. This feasibility study analysed the operational, technical and economic viability of a FLARE system/ service providing Earth Observation and Global Navigation Satellite System data and mapping products, within a simple software interface. 

WIMS

Status date: 02 June 2016

Using a variety of space applications to improve and streamline the maintenance and monitoring regimes of the water industry within the UK.

EO Crowd

Status date: 22 February 2016

Over 90% of our seas are unsurveyed. EO Crowd uses crowd sourcing, EO data and open data to fill this data gap.

InsureApp Service

Status date: 11 February 2016

The objective of this demonstration project is designing, developing and pre-operating a web-based platform for improving the efficiency of insurance claim management with focus on weather-related hazards. The key service offered to the insurance companies is the Flood Claim Report Generator which will automatically generate reports for specific flood or rainfall events based on the best available information.

GeoNavCon

Status date: 09 February 2016

The objective of the study is the concept preparation for the development of integrated services based on satellite navigation, satellite communication and earth observation technologies to improve availability, accuracy and integrity of position determination, data communication and geo-information for users in remote and constrained environments in the forestry domain. 

SEWISS

Status date: 14 January 2016

The SEWISS service has been conceived to support onshore wind developers with the complex, expensive and time consuming process of screening and selecting the most suitable greenfield sites for development, without the need for initial travel to sites of interest. The SEWISS system is conceived to be a one-stop online portal, where developers can access recent, relevant, high resolution EO, and non EO data layers, then within the same portal use these layers of data to conduct automated land cover, rooftop recognition, green field, turbine selection and positioning analysis across their areas of interest. 

Cerberus: Forest Falcon

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.

New Commons

Status date: 18 December 2015

Combining analysis of satellite imagery with crowdsourced data, this system brings together urban forestry professionals and those living in urban environments in order to improve the levels of understanding and information available on the trees growing in these unique ecosystems. 

OWASIS-UK

Status date: 02 October 2015

OWASIS – UK is a Feasibility Study aiming at developing a sustainable service line improving the monitoring of water availability, quality and distribution by integrating satellite images and innovative terrestrial sensors and information technologies.This study focuses on the UK market and it targets all types of user groups such as industrial users, public water authorities or regulatory organisms. 

WATERLENS

Status date: 04 September 2015

Feasibility study for new water infrastructure management services using space assets.

GIRP

Status date: 25 August 2015

Subsidence due to clay shrinkage is the largest ground instability issue affecting residential property in the UK (75% of all valid insurance claims) with rectification costs averaging £250m (295m Euro) p.a.  Research by the insurance sector (Swiss RE and Lloyds of London) indicates that the extent of subsidence both in the UK and Europe will worsen in line with climate change forecast.  The insurance sector equally recognizes the need for significantly improved profiling and predictive tools to identify and target risk mitigation management.The Ground Instability Risk Profiler (GIRP) service is planned to enable an accurate and predictive ground stability risk profiling service to the insurance industry in a range of flexible formats through the integration of property data sources and satellite information.

EFFORS-FS

Status date: 25 August 2015

The aim of the present feasibility study is to develop an Enhanced Flood Forecasting System for Critical Infrastructures Protection in medium size Alpine catchments.The service is designed to address infrastructure located either on the river itself (e.g. bridge) or in the flood plan (e.g. a building).

PloughStars

Status date: 04 August 2015

Plough Stars is a feasibility study and part ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) Programme. The industrial team led by Berner & Mattner investigates new services and applications for improving winter road maintenance. Existing, mainly terrestrial, systems are enhanced with space-based technologies. Users and stakeholders involved in winter road maintenance benefit from this system through increased performance and a simplified routine.

Salt Water Surface Water Monitoring

Status date: 16 July 2015

 BlueLeg Monitor (BLM) from the Netherlands investigates the use of its proprietary remote sensing technology for water quality monitoring in aquaculture. In particular Hazardous Algal Blooms create serious damage to aquaculture by incidentally suffocating fish and the release of toxins. This tendency is expected to increase as a result of global warming and nutrients run off into surface water, as well as by transport of invasive species of algae due to the release of untreated ballast water from ocean ships. 

Peat Spotter

Status date: 07 July 2015

Peat Spotter was conceived by Rezatec Ltd. as a potential data service to provide cost-effective information for sustainable peatland management.  Our intent is that Peat Spotter will reduce the amount of expensive field work required to gather information on peatland location, intactness and carbon content over time.

IAP-Copernicus

Status date: 08 May 2015

The IAP-Copernicus study addresses the use of space assets, combined with terrestrial « web2mobile » technologies, in the provision of reliable, ad-hoc information to all stakeholders involved in the monitoring of risks and mitigation of hazards impacting people.  The study focuses on the development of an economically sustainable « Business Services Platform » for two use cases: public safety in Belgium and food security in Senegal. 

SFEDONA

Status date: 25 March 2015

The SFEDONA project aims to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a complete end-to-end fire detection and alerting application which makes use of state-of-the-art fire detection technologies based on terrestrial optical cameras and sensors, data fusion, satellite and wireless communications as well as modern IT technologies.

SnowSense

Status date: 08 July 2014

SnowSense aims at the qualitative, spatial and temporal improvement of available snow information (snow covered area, snow parameters). It integrates space and ground-based assets to achieve this target. The project has won the 2013 ESA IAP IntegSpace Award.

Earth Rider

Status date: 12 June 2014

The Earth Rider concept, conceived and developed by Space Synapse Systems Ltd, attempts to educate, enlighten, and engage end users with environmental and space awareness issues by:Sharing the personal experiences of space travel by astronauts;Producing high-quality planetarium shows;Creating an effective immersive experience that allows end users to “experience “the awe of spaceflight; andDisseminating downstream Earth Observation satellite applications. 

BALMON

Status date: 26 March 2014

The BALMON project aims to provide an extensive, well-justified assessment of technologies, services and development needs that will support and enhance the efficiency of water quality monitoring and coastal surveillance activities in the Baltic Sea region.

FruitLook

Status date: 17 August 2012

Water is a critical resource in South Africa, which challenges the agricultural sector to reduce irrigation water consumption while keeping production sustainable. Adequate information on the crop water, growth and nutrient status is crucial to improve water management.The FruitLook pre-operational service demonstrates to Western Cape grape and deciduous fruit farmers the benefits of integrated satellite technologies in their daily water and farm management.

SAVEWATER

Status date: 07 August 2012

The Savewater Project conducts a feasibility study for integrated Satellite - AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) applications in the field of water management. The proposed application integrates satellite services (earth observation and navigation) and mobile platform services (in situ measurements and visualization of water characteristics).

INTOGENER Feasibility Study

Status date: 08 November 2011

INTOGENER is a feasibility study for the implementation of a water flow monitoring and prediction system aimed at hydropower production and water management organizations. The study is supported by ENDESA, a Spanish utility with a leadership position in South America.

GrapeLook

Status date: 17 August 2011

This project focuses on the operational monitoring of crop water and nitrogen use of vineyards in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Based on the daily management of irrigation water resources and on-farm nitrogen by means of satellite remote sensing technologies, satellite communications and satellite positioning the project aims to assist various end-users.