business applications

Environment, wildlife and natural resources

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.

CERASAT

Status date: 06 November 2018

CERASAT aims to provide reliable, real-time and global rainfall measurement services. It extracts the rainfall information from the signalling data generated in satellite communication (SatCom) networks by employing advanced machine learning and signal processing techniques. CERASAT can complement existing rainfall measurement solutions e.g. rain gauges and weather radars.

TSMF_10CM

Status date: 06 November 2018

The TSMF_10CM investigates the technical feasibility and commercial viability of information services regarding a) regular generation of forest stress maps and b) detection of bark beetle infestation in support of small and medium size forestry operations in Germany.

TELEKAIROS®

Status date: 29 October 2018

TELEKAIROS® Fintech is a tool for financial and (re)insurance contracts that derive value from an underlying asset such a traditional stock, a bond or stock index. TELEKAIROS is capable to manage different kinds of risks, for example by increasing the efficiency of the underlying market because they lower unforeseen costs of purchasing an asset outright.

TALED

Status date: 24 October 2018

TALED is an innovative integrated SATCOM/EO/GNSS platform to cope in RT/NRT 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 has been integrated in the DSS of Campania Region, operated by SMA, the official service provider and TALED’s team partner.

IoTrees

Status date: 18 October 2018

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.

Curio Canopy

Status date: 11 October 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.

River Nexus

Status date: 02 October 2018

River Nexus is a game changer for the life of millions of people in developing countries. We cover through a single infrastructure the essential needs for a sustainable development. It offers a productive use of clean energy, telecommunication and climate services based on space technology applications. Its operational model targets not only local, but also national and international value chains

SAMoH

Status date: 17 September 2018

Satellite Earth Observation offers a rich source of information-rich temporal data for those charged with monitoring and managing natural habitats. The SAMoH platform helps to connect these users with imagery and provides analytical and visualization tools that do not require users to be remote sensing experts. Through the use of cloud storage, cloud processing power and open data cube technology, turning imagery into insight for a range of users in the environmental sector is quick, easy and cost-effective.

COHABIT

Status date: 12 September 2018

COHABIT monitors and assesses in real-time the whereabouts of large wild animals and dynamically generates geo-fenced alerts for visitors to avoid dangerous encounters and for farmers to protects their crops and livestock. Wildlife – human cohabitation is made possible through the use of data analytics, image-recognition, animal tracking and space technology.

WAMCam

Status date: 03 September 2018

Developed by Archangel Imaging, WAMCam is an innovative solution integrating satellite communication and machine learning technologies to radically improve wildlife monitoring and population studies. Researchers and conservationists working in remote regions can deploy AI-enabled cameras to remotely monitor animal traps and study areas. Receiving prompt notifications of the wildlife identified by the cameras revolutionizes the effectiveness of conservation studies.

OAPM

Status date: 28 August 2018

Being developed by CGG’s NPA Satellite Mapping business unit, with support from ESA, OAPM aims to provide regular, cost effective, satellite-derived information over offshore assets to establish a baseline, and a programme of routine pollution monitoring. The emphasis of the OAPM service is not Near-Real-Time delivery of satellite imagery, but regular delivery of high-quality slick interpretation to enhance situational awareness.

Blue Desert

Status date: 08 August 2018

Blue-Value (developed in the project ‘Blue Desert’) is an information and software suite to determine water related risks, support optimization of water management, and asses water footprints.

BioDiv Checker

Status date: 01 August 2018

The BioDiv Checker is a service to acquire and analyze remote sensing images for supply chain integrity within ecological farming.

SFM

Status date: 27 July 2018

The objective of the SFM project is to formulate an integrated system of services aimed at monitoring and providing real-time information to first responders and decision makers, on the status of the area impacted by an incident/malicious act that involves a formal or effective release of agent chemical, bacteriological, and radiological even with explosives (CBRNe).

RSFPS Service

Status date: 25 July 2018

The extension of the TIKKA project on the REMOTE SENSING FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM is results of the positive evaluation of the TIKKA project by the forest users. The new Service will be based on the TIKKA project conception that has been evaluated and implemented during the demonstration phase for the Forest Users. The service will be implemented and provided to the brand-new market which are the National Parks in Poland. The beneficiary of the RSFPS during the demonstration phase of the service will be the Kampinoski National Park, which is the second biggest National Park in Poland (385 km2) and in 2000 year has been listed on UNESCO List.

WASTE IAP

Status date: 23 July 2018

The development of a service that uses Earth Observation data to detect and monitor legal waste sites, and GNSS technology to track the destination of high value waste items. The information is used to show evidence of legal operator compliance and illegal disposal or exportation of waste.

DFMS4i

Status date: 18 July 2018

The project investigated how drought and flood prediction and monitoring services derived from in-situ and space-based Earth Observation data - in from the Sentinel satellites - could support the uptake of agriculture insurance in developing countries, with an initial focus on Uganda.

Pi-Link

Status date: 13 July 2018

Collection and transmission of ocean water column data opens up new data-based revenue streams across a range of industrial sectors and stakeholders. The Pi-Link activity explores the market and technical feasibility around sustainably gathering and supplying such data using a sensor-equipped version of SNTech’s Pisces device, called Pi-Sense.

WaterInfo

Status date: 12 July 2018

WaterInfo is using Earth Observation satellite data to provide value to the energy sector.

HelloBin

Status date: 11 July 2018

HelloBin services optimizes routing for waste collection for waste collectors and contributes to the ability to manage the waste stream more efficiently. 

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.

OWASIS-NL

Status date: 13 June 2018

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.

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.

DEDALOS SAT

Status date: 03 April 2018

DEDALOS is a low-cost system based on GPS for the static monitoring and early-warning of movements and deformations of critical infrastructures induced by natural (landslides, subsidence, etc.) and/or man- made impacts (excavations, extraction/injection of gases, etc.). DEDALOS SAT project  aims to upgrade current system in order to provide:full continuity of service by adding satellite data transmission;improve reliability through GALILEO data processing.

SISMA

Status date: 12 March 2018

SISMA is a low-cost solution to monitor domestic and wild herds that includes regional analysis to help dependent populations and state agencies to manage animal safety and welfare and mitigate climate change. It combines IoT and satellite technologies to track the movement, activities and biometrics of the animals. It enables data sharing between herders, veterinaries, local – state authorities, scientists, consultants…

Tourism Impact Monitoring Service

Status date: 05 March 2018

Realise and monitor sustainable tourist destinations using Earth observation satellites.

Shrub Mapping

Status date: 19 February 2018

The space data based service seeks to detect the shrub clearing needs for young conifer forests in the borealis zone. The service could have significant positive financial, sociological and ecological benefits thanks to improved and optimised forest management.

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”.

International Satellite Derived Shallow Water Bathymetry Service

Status date: 15 January 2018

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

CapeOutdoors3D

Status date: 19 December 2017

CapeOutdoors3D prototyped a web-based (and conceptualised a mobile) application for tourists planning outdoor activities in Nature Reserves and National Parks in South Africa. The project linked 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 based fuel condition maps were developed to support protected area authorities in their fire management activities.

SPOTTITT

Status date: 19 December 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.

SolumScire

Status date: 14 December 2017

SolumScire makes use of latest satellite- and positioning technologies to better understand soil and soil conditions in crop production. The project collects and combines high resolution satellite and soil analysis data to provide soil spatial information and to create a service for farmers to feed spatial soil information automatically into their farm management system (FMS) to then improve field related precision farming activities.

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.

ASTROCAST

Status date: 28 November 2017

Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT). 

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.

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).

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).

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: 20 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

SATMODO

Status date: 08 September 2014

The SATMODO project is aimed specifically at the round-wood timber harvesting market, by facilitating ”live” monitoring of harvest processes. To date the SATMODO project addressed current harvesting issues in remote areas by utilizing both cellular and satellite transmission technology as a means of providing data transmission pathways for the live harvest data from the Harvester Machine. 

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.