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Services, infrastructure and facilities provided by satellite communications, satellite navigation, earth observations, or human spaceflight can be utilized for new applications and solutions to health-related problems. "Combining different space-based systems and integrating them with terrestrial systems creates capabilities that are greater than the sum of their part", forms the cardinal rule of IAP. It enables and enhances a broad range of viable services that are sustainable in the long term, providing benefits to the individual and to society as a whole.

GridWatch

Status date: 09 September 2019

GridWatch offers owners of high voltage power infrastructures a continuous monitoring and alarming system to support the inspection, maintenance and management procedures of power lines, and a management system providing the measurements of the parameters  necessary to dynamically operate the power lines, i.e. ambient temperature, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and conductor temperature.

DEDALOS SAT

Status date: 05 September 2019

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.

ThermCERT

Status date: 02 September 2019

Fuel poverty is an increasingly large social problem in the Great Britain, as well as in the rest of Europe. Aging, inefficient building stock and rising fuel prices are pushing more and more households into fuel poverty.ThermCERT presents an opportunity to reduce the complexity, cost and time spent identifying households who may qualify for Energy Company Obligation (ECO) support, allowing energy suppliers to deliver their obligation more efficiently than before.

Services Enabled by HAPS (Unisphere)

Status date: 02 September 2019

Within the context of satellites, terrestrial infrastructure and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), HAPS are a new platform offering unique advantages, but also complement existing services. Three major HAPS applications have been analyzed within this feasibility study. The concept of “HAPS as a Service” (HaaS) has been introduced and its unique requirements to highly automated flight management were detailed. A follow-up demonstration project with the focus on flight management has emerged from this feasibility study.

AgeSpot

Status date: 27 August 2019

AGESPOT is a completely new technological development based on satellite earth observation data offering services that allow access to precise data on WHERE and HOW MANY people, under consideration of their ages and socio-economic attributes, currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE.

Track & Trust

Status date: 13 August 2019

Datarella’s Track & Trust product seeks to boost transparency between stakeholders and offer immutable trusted tracking for stakeholders in humanitarian supply chains. Track & Trust architecture leverages advanced blockchain technology and satellite connected IoT devices to guarantee that goods are continually accounted for even in the most exigent and adversarial conditions.

MOWGLI

Status date: 09 August 2019

MOWGLI is a solution that provides a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing and operational and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries, with particular focus on India user case. The activities have been implemented in cooperation with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and funded by European Space Agency (ESA) within ARTES IAP programme.

S4CI – Support for Critical Infrastructure

Status date: 27 July 2019

A monitoring service that provides Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) asset owners and operators with resilience against problems associated with structural health through the use of Earth Observation data and in-situ devices. Following a CNI event the disaster resilience service provides support to the first response community by providing impact assessment.

UNDERSEE

Status date: 26 July 2019

UNDERSEE is committed to develop a scalable solution to bring knowledge about rivers, lakes and oceans to water dependent stakeholders by providing simple access to water quality data.

RESUCI

Status date: 26 July 2019

Identification, characterization and assessment of the technical and business viability of space-based services for reducing the vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure and the impact and stress on the environment surrounding the infrastructure – case study: powerlines, pipelines and firebreak networks.

MoSCI

Status date: 26 July 2019

Understanding how extremes of climate translate to impacts to people, critical infrastructure and natural systems is critical in order to prepare for, and strive to reduce, the magnitude of damages from storms and floods. Lack of knowledge and evidence-base short after a specific event are preventing authorities to take appropriate actions to avoid or mitigate risks in coastal and riverine settlements.

SFM

Status date: 04 July 2019

The objective of the SFM project is to formulate an integrated system-service aimed at monitoring and providing real-time information to first responders and decision makers, about the status of the area impacted by a release of agent chemical, bacteriological, and radiological even with explosives (CBRNe).

Orbital Witness

Status date: 27 June 2019

This project is working to provide archives of high-resolution satellite imagery alongside complementary property and legal datasets to allow real estate lawyers to conduct legal due diligence on property assets in a faster and more pain-free fashion.

PLIMM

Status date: 24 June 2019

‘Helping to find the important needles within the InSAR time series haystack’The PLIMM services developed within the project provide users with unique information on the performance of their assets. Using a set of proprietary workflows and algorithms on processed InSAR data the system is able to identify critical insights within the millions of individual measurement points. Developed in close collaboration with the user community, the system provides earth observation outputs in a format that is most appropriate for the target sectors.    

Poolspot

Status date: 14 June 2019

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SenTAct

Status date: 12 June 2019

The services is a visual communications service for operational management. The service helps teams in the field assimilate information relevant for the local context. We aim to offer a communications platform which leverages Location Intelligence to provide the right information at the right time, and Augmented Reality to ease access and understanding of the information.

GeoSHM Demo Project

Status date: 10 June 2019

The GeoSHM Demo Project implements a pre-operational installation and demonstration across three of the longest bridges in the world. The primary purpose of the project is the integration of GNSS positioning and Earth Observation techniques to enable the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of long-span bridges. This project intends to bring the GeoSHM service to the global market incrementally. 

AIMEE

Status date: 29 May 2019

In 2010, the United Nations explicitly designated that "safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water” is not only a necessity, but also a fundamental human right. However, we live in an imperfect world, in which man-made activities and natural disasters create conditions that limit our access to water and expose us to dangerous water events. Organisations around the world have recognised this challenge and shown their commitment to creating, as the World Bank terms it, “a water-secure world for all.”IMGeospatial is honoured to be part of this movement and has partnered with three clients to address the biggest water-related threats to our livelihood: flooding, water scarcity and water quality. We provide business intelligence that enables them to proactively manage their water systems, build resilience in their communities and ultimately minimise risk and impact. We do so by automating the data pipeline, reducing the time and cost of turning earth-observed data into actionable insights.  

Beeline

Status date: 28 May 2019

Beeline is creating a routing engine and underlying mapping data to mimic human intelligence in route selection for cyclists. Traditional routing engines simply optimize for shortest distance or time. Beeline’s solution will allow for optimization for safety, pleasantness, quietness of route and other parameters important to cyclists.

GIP4 Smart Airports

Status date: 08 May 2019

Fourteen million flights are expected in 2035 in Europe. To increase airport capacity and efficiency, optimisation at every step must be carried on. GIP4SmartAirports projects aims at minimizing rotation time and smoothing real-time operations. Space technologies can be a valuable asset to support surveillance and safety, and help airport manager to maintain high quality and complete knowledge of their assets.

RailSAT

Status date: 07 May 2019

RailSAT intends to enhance the current practices of monitoring railway track geometry and the surrounding environment by using Earth observation satellite data, in particular Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), and satellite navigation. 

Project TAPIO

Status date: 17 April 2019

Project TAPIO enhances Point4’s RiMiT® vegetation risk management solution with data derived from a variety of Earth observation (EO), position, navigation & timing (PNT) and satellite communication (SATCOM) platforms.  This project reduces operator cost and risk exposure by improving the quality and quantity of inputs to the RiMiT® solution. 

ARCT.esa

Status date: 12 April 2019

The ARCTTM stakeholder mapping tool offers visualization of “Project Health” in the cross-roads between society, environment, business and policy. The unique de-risking tool combines climate change risks with other factors and makes them relevant, simple and visual for owner and decision makers of any infrastructure project.ARCT has also found a fun and engaging way to score and report on the UN Sustainability Goal Climate Action goal #13. www.arct.tools.

Building Stock Monitor Service

Status date: 09 January 2019

The proposed Building Stock Monitor Service is a service to aid municipalities with monitoring the entire building stock within their geographical borders by using satellite imagery from Sentinels 1 and 2.The revisit time of these satellites give unprecedented update frequency as opposed to current technology that typically involves fly-bys at high costs.

WONDER

Status date: 21 December 2018

The targeted solution is an automated, cloud-based digital service for water quality monitoring which could be utilized globally. The solution builds on earth observation, global positioning, crowd sourcing, internet of things (IoT) and predictive analysis. 

AIR-Portal

Status date: 20 December 2018

AIR-Portal provides extremely local (100m resolution) air quality monitoring and forecasting, delivering actionable insight for citizens, governments and industry.The delivered historical, real-time and expected air quality data is based on a unique down scaling algorithm which integrates satellite data, local sensing, land use data, meteorological models, and dispersion models.

ESA-IoT

Status date: 19 December 2018

The study intends to understand the future of a satellite-based IoT solution and the market for related products in multiple industries that require monitoring and in particular the monitoring of assets in remote areas. Through the study we engaged with major industrial companies providing them with a small demo of the proposed IoT product to validate business opportunities.

SAT-DEFO

Status date: 26 November 2018

SAT-DEFO project purpose is to build an app with data-proven, valid, both historical and current information about ground deformations for the inhabitants of the areas who are exposed to such changes (especially in the localizations threatened by ground subsidence caused by mining activity).

IDiSPUTE

Status date: 06 November 2018

IDiSPUTE supports land use planning and identification of hazards for the population through the application of an innovative algorithm based on artificial intelligence applied to images from earth observation satellites.

SAQM

Status date: 30 October 2018

The project aims to test the feasibility of providing accurate and high resolution global air quality modelling services using vehicles extracted from very high-resolution earth observation imagery.  Providing detailed air quality modelling for a large number of cities will improve decision making, enable efficient and cost effective urban growth and reduce the air pollution impact on human health.

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.

CountFloors

Status date: 22 October 2018

CountFloors (CF) is a service designed to collect and analyse GNSS-geocoded images of buildings acquired at street level together with Sentinel data. CF automatically retrieves ground-level and satellite images on urban areas of interest, and uses a machine learning approach to extract risk-relevant characteristics of buildings depicted in the images. These features are sought after by risk modellers and insurance companies; yet they are of interest also in the real estate market and to the municipalities for their planning.

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

RECIPE

Status date: 27 September 2018

RECIPE provides low cost 3D models of cultural assets through a COTS tool. Input data shall be EO satellite images and photos taken by tourists,  via mobile phone cameras.

dYbydX

Status date: 04 September 2018

Routing information to navigate the urban environment in accordance with users’ personal mobility needs.

AMBROSIA

Status date: 14 August 2018

The ESA-Ambrosia food safety and traceability platform combines Blockchain technology, IoT, Satellite Earth Observation (SatEO) and GNSS Satellite Navigation to achieve maximum automation, security, and transparency of the food supply chains.

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.

aircheckr

Status date: 17 July 2018

aircheckr provides detailed outside air quality information and tools needed to effectively reduce your exposure to air pollution. It empowers people to actively or passively make better decisions and take actions in order to breathe better air. People are no longer defenceless. Improving the air at home/office or car, or reducing your exposure during biking or exercising is now possible. Together with its partners, aircheckr is working hard to integrate air quality information into a wide range of services, applications or devices.

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. 

UTRAQ

Status date: 05 July 2018

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.

ADS-B Xplore

Status date: 20 June 2018

ADS-B Xplore elaborates innovative service ideas targeting:Big data applications based on air traffic surveillance dataA global communication solution accessible for every aircraft to support safety and flight route optimizationSafe coexistence of manned and unmanned air traffic

COMBO-SBB

Status date: 06 June 2018

COMBINED CONNECTION SAT and DSL for SMART BALANCING and BACK UP project aims to develop a complete and innovative end to end platform to combine dynamically traffic between a SAT connection and a xDSL connection available in the user premises to guarantee improved overall link capacity and link continuity 

AgeSpot Feasibility Study

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.

TeleRetail Delivery Robot

Status date: 17 May 2018

 TeleRetail automates regional logistics to save millions of users billions of hours while minimizing the ecological footprint of transportation. Its activities include the development of automated on demand courier robots for same day delivery services in urban and sub-urban areas. The company's technology reduces the space, cost and energy requirements of local logistics by up to 90%.

SatBAMS

Status date: 21 February 2018

The Battery Array Management System automates the storage and distribution of power. Unlike existing battery arrays, the BAMS will maintain better Security of Supply, ensure that the reserve does not loose capacity over time and extends operation of batteries by 50%-100%.

LiveLand

Status date: 20 February 2018

Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks.  LiveLand supports asset owners and operators to assess and monitor high-risk areas of their transport network providing improved geological hazard information at regional, network and local levels using integrated data from Earth observation satellites and GNSS. 

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.

ASSIST WRM

Status date: 13 December 2017

According to the outcomes of the forerunner feasibility study, there is a potential market landscape for high-end services supporting the winter road maintenance. Intercepting then the real needs of users and stakeholders involved in winter maintenance, the follow-up ASSIST WRM demonstration project intends to address these opportunities by providing a set of advanced space-based services, specifically deploying a multi-sites pilot-demonstration over four different European countries during the 2016-2017 winter season.

ASTROCAST

Status date: 28 November 2017

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

URGED

Status date: 21 November 2017

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.

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.

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).

DAMMINGS

Status date: 24 May 2017

The project designed, developed and carried out pre-operations of a service platform providing an automated and continuous monitoring service of dam infrastructure and its surroundings by integrating GNSS and InSAR space capabilities.

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.

STC

Status date: 15 March 2017

Space-Tech for Cycling investigates the technical feasibility and commercial viability of a bike-benefit model with associated GNSS-data analyses as a means to increase the modal share of cycling in cities. The approach rewards cycling by offering tempting benefits to the cyclists. The cyclists’ GNSS-track-data are further processed to offer a foundation for traffic planning projects, public health measures, and marketing and sales campaigns.

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.

AIR-Portal

Status date: 02 November 2016

The economic and technical feasibility of AIR-Portal, an air quality dashboard for European cities, was shown in this study. The consortium developed in a demand driven development the requirements of three major European cities into a working proof of concept. With this proof of concept the technical feasibility was proven, furthermore a business case was developed proving the economic feasibility.

TRISS

Status date: 20 July 2016

Humans spend energy and money to plant and manage trees in their habitat. Tree information is essential to enable rational management: Tree numbers, their position, height, crown size, health, habitat condition and species are relevant to professionals managing both urban and rural environments. This feasibility study focused on satellite based services providing or updating tree information. 

HAMS

Status date: 01 July 2016

Using Satellite applications in conjunction with terrestrial sensors to better monitor and understand heritage assets. The nature of maintaining a large portfolio of heritage assets provides a large opportunity to use remote sensing techniques to deliver a more efficient method for monitoring distributed assets.

ThermCERT

Status date: 26 May 2016

The European Commission established a long-term objective of decreasing the CO2-emission levels for the building sector by 27% by 2030.Every third building in Europe is in need of deep renovation (older that sixty years). People in these houses are overpaying for the heating many times. That is both economically and environmentally harmful. Buildings account for 40% of the EU's energy consumption, 36% of its CO2 emissions. Current annual building renovation rate in Europe is below 2%.The actual thermal performance of building stock is the critical element for situation awareness, impacting progress on energy efficiency measure uptake. Utilising Earth observation, satellite navigation and ground level data, ThermCERT represents a crucial aid in helping to understand the true thermal performance of the city built environment, highlighting the energy efficiency problematic areas and issues. 

GridWatch FS

Status date: 22 March 2016

The solution intends to provide owners of High Voltage power infrastructures with useful information for supporting the management of both procedures for inspection and maintenance, and dispatching of electrical energy.

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. 

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).

Forsway S2

Status date: 18 August 2015

The objective of this project is to develop a Satellite modem for Internet access in rural areas using DVB-S2 technology. The product is intended to complement existing ADSL terrestrial based solutions. Where it is too expensive and /or too time consuming to get a terrestrial infrastructure for broadband, the Forsway modem offers a cost effective, easy to use solution to access the Internet based on satellite DVBS2 distribution associated with a multi-standard terrestrial return link.

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.

TIM

Status date: 16 June 2015

Efficient asset management is required to meet increasingly stringent demands on safety and reliable performance of new and ageing infrastructure under varying and sometimes hazardous environments.  The Transport Infrastructure Management (TIM) Service is planned as a new generation of asset monitoring services that can be deployed across multinational organizations. The concept is based on the integration of location and mapping capabilities of space assets and ground local point sensor networks - delivering data in the most efficient manner.

SafeRail

Status date: 14 January 2015

The objective of SafeRail is to improve the safety at Rail Level Crossings (RLC). In terms of accident prevention, RLC are demanding spots since two disparate transportation systems are intersecting (road, rail respectively) and neither of them completely controls the situation. In response to this, SafeRail provides a flexible and secure solution at a moderate price, using latest advancements in satellite technology.

Lift Off

Status date: 08 September 2014

Internet penetration growth curve is still on the steeper side: people require more and more affordable and fast connection to the Internet, independently from where they are. The key characteristics of what is expected by an Internet connection are speed, affordability and reliability. In this sense the Lift Off Project tries to bring further the innovation brought by the recent satellites investigating on how DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) can be introduced by a Satellite Service Provider. The scope of this innovative “next step” on top of the KA-SAT is to optimize the existing services and to generate innovative market offers for satellite internet connectivity maximizing the user experience while improving the ratio cost/performances.

SHM Telecom Towers

Status date: 02 July 2014

The project “SHM for Telecom Towers” aims at developing a remote monitoring service to support the assessment of the structural integrity of assets, as the towers for Radio-TV Broadcasting or other metal infrastructures, in order to increase safety and optimize the maintenance procedures and promote the transition from a time-based maintenance to a condition-based one.

Live Land

Status date: 29 November 2013

The objective of Live Land is to provide users with a suite of services that enables the management of hazards and the exposure of national transport infrastructure assets to landslide and subsidence events. During the feasibility stage, the Live Land consortium assessed the viability of developing a suite of services driven by the needs and requirements of end user organisations. Live Land proposed a ‘catalogue’ concept, to incorporate a suite of enabling technologies (including Space-borne, in-situ and geological datasets) that could improve the forecasting, monitoring and alerting of landslides and subsidence.