Health is a very broad theme involving a wide range of actors spanning across almost all types of institutions, all contributing towards maintaining and improving health of the citizen. A surprisingly large number of services can potentially be improved or newly created by introducing space-based systems to applications like disease prevention, to early warning, diagnostics, and treatment.
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.
Status date: 04 September 2018
Routing information to navigate the urban environment in accordance with users’ personal mobility needs.
Status date: 21 August 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.
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.
Status date: 08 August 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.
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.
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.
Status date: 13 July 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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%.
Status date: 15 May 2018
INVITE ALL SWIMMING POOL OWNERS IN YOUR (E-)SHOP We automatically detect swimming pool owners at wide scale thanks to our identification algorithms using satellite imagery. Take the opportunity to reach new clients with our direct marketing service.
Status date: 19 April 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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Status date: 13 December 2017
The present project is intended to equip owners of High Voltage power infrastructures with: a) a continuous monitoring and alarming system to support the inspection and maintenance procedures, and b) a management system providing crucial information to support the dispatching of electrical energy (cfr. Dynamic Line Rating).
Status date: 29 November 2017
The objective of the GeoSHM Demo Project is to improve the safe operation of long span bridges by providing reliable Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) data through the integration of GNSS positioning, Earth Observation techniques and in-situ sensors. It is planned to demonstrate the GeoSHM service for three of the longest bridges in the UK and China: the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland (a testbed for GeoSHM Feasibility Study) and two Yangtze River bridges in China.
Status date: 29 November 2017
The PLIMM service provides ground motion mapping across the Greater London area by combining multiple datasets such as GNSS and InSAR using ‘big data’ pattern analysis. The output is presented through a custom API enabling a better understanding of infrastructural assets, increasing the efficiency of the service and implementing a condition-based maintenance which reduces costs to the asset owner.
Status date: 28 November 2017
Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT).
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.
Status date: 14 November 2017
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.
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.
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).
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.
Status date: 22 June 2017
The objective of the RailSAT project is to assess both the technical feasibility and commercial viability of sustainable operational services that enhance the current practices of monitoring railway track geometry and the surrounding environment by using satellite data. Earth observation, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and satellite navigation data are used to achieve this objective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.