Government bodies and agencies in charge of security related services like civil protection, border control, or demining issues, are challenged to guarantee acceptable standards in all aspects affecting human life. The effective integration of space-based systems and terrestrial resources can provide added value and sustainable service solutions to many of these relevant issues through enhanced monitoring, surveillance, and improved coordination.
Status date: 14 November 2019
The Next Generation Recognised Maritime Picture (NG-RMP) provides a real time marine solution for the monitoring of vessels, complemented with advanced decision support. The system provides for risk determination from the viewpoint of either navies and the security of countries EEZ or insurance organisation to determine risk exposure of their marine vessel portfolio in real time worldwide.
Status date: 08 November 2019
The project “3TIMS” focuses on the on-board monitoring of the completeness of freight trains, because the lack of electrical power supply at its wagons prevented a safe solution so far. 3TIMS involves rail stakeholders and investigates fusion of three technologies (GNSS with IMU, Brake Pipe monitoring, M2M radio links), to establish the design and consolidating it by a proof-of-concept analysis.
Status date: 08 November 2019
Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT).
Status date: 28 October 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.
Status date: 18 October 2019
The ASSURE project aims to integrate a GNSS and SatCom-enabled device with blockchain technology to provide continuous monitoring of surface displacements. ASSURE is used to monitor areas that are vulnerable to land deformation and critical infrastructure at risk of external forces endangering their stability. Such monitoring will be carried out using a certified device and thus producing certified data.
Status date: 27 September 2019
To enable the growing community of outdoor enthusiasts to better plan and prepare for safe and enjoyable activities, MetGIS, DLR and Outdooractive develop a fully integrated solution for weather-based trip planning and decision support on tour. Recommendation features and warning services are powered by space technologies and space derived data and include high resolution weather and snow cover maps.
Status date: 26 September 2019
Based on satellite data, DeFROST delivers the ultimate snow monitoring solution for Outdoor Tourism digital businesses and Touristic Destinations. With DeFROST, such actors can help their users stay safe while planning and enjoying the next outdoor activity – while staying ahead of competition and helping them grow in off-peak seasons.
Status date: 26 September 2019
Based on satellite data, DeFROST delivers the ultimate solution for terrain status monitoring for the Outdoor Tourism Industry. Providers of Digital Outdoor Platforms as well as Outdoor Touristic Destinations require the most accurate and up-to-date data of terrain conditions to be able to take decisions like opening, closing or carrying on maintenance works on a trail, plan marketing campaigns and inform tourists, ultimately keeping them safe.
Status date: 23 September 2019
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.
Status date: 16 September 2019
B-SURE reduces disaster management response time.The main B-SURE service is rapid collection and bandwidth-efficient secure communication of operationally relevant field information. The baseline field platform is a smartphone, while information managers access data and interact with the field users via Web browsers online on secure servers. The field users cover professionals, civ/mil population and small UAV operators.
Status date: 13 September 2019
“Big Data” refers to new computational capabilities, that warehouse huge set of data, technologies and analytics in order to extract added value from “bulky information” in a reasonable amount of time. The increasing possibilities offered by satellite technologies integrated with collateral data can support the complexity of the migration flow monitoring
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.
Status date: 04 September 2019
HAPS platforms are evolving in the stratosphere to conduct earth observation. They provide large-scale images as a support to decision-making processes in domains like meteorology, security, safety, natural resource inventories, climate change or prevention and monitoring of natural disasters. They provide high versatility, near real-time information and high revisit frequency on their targets.
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.
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.
Status date: 02 August 2019
The study aims at identifying possible applications of space data (imagery, navigation data, satellite communications etc.) and other (“big”) data sources to help and improve the mitigation, readiness and response to the human migration phenomena, and to assess their technical and economic viability.
Status date: 01 August 2019
Demining has been relying on traditional techniques in order to perform the critical task of Land release. Space assets, EO products above all, provide a practical and effective support in many phases of the demining activities, helping in surveying the mine affected areas in a more detailed and less expensive way.
Status date: 27 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.
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.
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.
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.
Status date: 12 July 2019
SatCBRN explores the use of satellite services for surveillance and hazard management of incidents involving release of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threat agents.
Status date: 09 July 2019
SyriUS is developing innovative data services for bathymetric mapping, benthic mapping, seafloor characterization, habitat mapping, and environmental monitoring. Current end users experience a lack of such data availability. For example, bathymetric maps are often outdated and not available for very shallow waters. SyriUS proposes three innovative data services that combine proven earth observation (EO) technology from EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG with unmanned maritime systems (UMS) solutions from Maritime Robotics AS. Data products created via the SyriUS services provide larger area coverage than can be obtained using only UMS, and with greater accuracy than can be obtained using only EO solutions.
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).
Status date: 01 July 2019
eOdyn’s surface currents service enables saving costs and mitigate risks on offshore Oil & Gas marine operations. Simultaneously providing unique information onboard vessels and to onshore support teams, this satellite-based service supports decision making.
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.
Status date: 10 June 2019
Sirius Constellation Ltd is developing ‘SiriusInsight’, a Situational Awareness platform using pioneering techniques in Artificial Intelligence including ‘Explainable Artificial Intelligence’. The fully developed system will have applications in many commercial and governmental areas.
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.
Status date: 27 May 2019
Every day, pilots have to take difficult decisions about their flight routes avoiding adverse weather and safeguarding fuel-efficiency of their flights. Meandair helps to quickly determine the safest and most fuel-efficient routes for general aviation flights with respect to the ever-changing weather.
Status date: 13 May 2019
STAP ULD-Watcher provides a new and patented solution for monitoring and tracking airfreight container (ULD) in all airports of the world. Supported by IATA regulations the ULD-Watcher will help to avoid delays, lost baggage or goods and will reduce insurance cost dramatically and increase general profit for the customers of STAP.
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.
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.
Status date: 08 April 2019
A number of countries are making preparations to turn the rapidly warming Arctic into a busy global shipping route.The objective of the ARC-REACH project is to validate the need and feasibility to setup a cost-effective low-power long-range dynamic radio network, tailored for tracking of cargo and maritime activity, complemented with remote sensing of the environment.
Status date: 02 April 2019
The “Autonomous Drone Services in the CBRNe operations” (AUDROS) Feasibility Study assessed the technical feasibility and commercial viability of space-based services in combination with the emerging RPAS technologies which become a game changer in many service domains to improve the monitoring, early warning, surveillance and reaction on CBRNe events and threats.
Status date: 02 April 2019
Land mines and IEDs are a global problem that impact individuals, nations and the international community.The MIDAS programme uses space services to improve efficiency, coordination, assurance, traceability, autonomy and safety of clearance operations; reducing casualties and returning land to productive use around the world.
Status date: 22 March 2019
The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of developing the next generation of CBRN information management system through the provision of a web-based service model which enables a wide user community to have access to the type of advanced CBRN IM technology already available to the military in the UK, the USA and NATO.
Status date: 15 February 2019
A roadmap for combining High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) and satellites for ‘persistent surveillance’ monitoring scenarios.
Status date: 13 February 2019
BlueDiscovery is an innovative and powerful technology platform designed to provide an efficient and low-cost Access Control and Visitor Information System to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)and Tourist Ports, at the same time that it gives them the capability to offer a comprehensive set of added-value services to visitors.
Status date: 17 January 2019
The project brings solution for a systematic and automatic detection of sea ice (including the identification of ice and marginal ice zone) and oil slicks in the Arctic from Sentinel-1 images. Based on Machine Learning (Support Vector Machines), it permits to process automatically thousands of images with high accuracy.
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.
Status date: 19 December 2018
SBS RailS Phase 2.1 aims to design, build and test the first European Demonstrator of Train Control System based on the ERTMS L2 standard operating with satellite navigation and a satcom multi-bearer telecom service. The demonstrator will be tested on the Pinerolo-Sangone pilot line in collaboration with RFI that in the meantime has activated the certification process with the safety agencies.
Status date: 10 December 2018
EMUSER is an innovative obstacle detection system integrated with a satellite Broad Band link for the safety of active level crossings.EMUSER provides increased resilience in case of natural disasters or damages to the rail infrastructure. It can be installed in areas that are uncovered by conventional communication networks.
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).
Status date: 19 November 2018
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 Satcom-enabled RPAS will be fully prepared and customized to perform these maritime missions, including the integration of specific payloads and the usage of specially tailored mission-oriented data fusion, data compression and automatic feature recognition and identification algorithms.
Status date: 30 October 2018
We study the feasibility of services that combine, High resolution now-casts of strong wind shear, turbulence and other severe weather phenomena, and information of large flocks of birds, and Real-time information and forecasts of the global spatial distribution of space weather effects, with accurate real time position information of aircraft, to make aviation more safe, effective and economic, with less carbon footprint.
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.
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
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.
Status date: 11 September 2018
The aviation industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the GNSS-based technologies, at the same time being aware of its vulnerabilities, including those originating from Space Weather. SWAIR responds to that reality with a system providing GNSS and Space Weather monitoring and performance assessment products, compliant with international regulations and recommendations.
Status date: 28 August 2018
LUMEN provides a fully integrated end-to-end solution for real time monitoring and critical situation management with medium sized RPAS that can operate beyond line of sight.The service is demonstrated with two specific use cases representative for the target market: flood extend mapping and maritime coastal monitoring.
Status date: 26 July 2018
To improve the safety and the information provision for people planning and undertaking outdoor activities in mountain resorts in the Eastern European market, the SIS-SREM project developed an advanced mountain rescue team management (MRTM) solution for organizations to better coordinate teams during search & rescue missions (S&R) and an Infotainment platform that provides 3D outdoor maps and mobile guidance for visitors, enables new forms of digital marketing and communication and integrates RPAS technology based services.
Status date: 23 July 2018
MiLoW-RRS is an innovative weather service based on space technologies and space derived data that provides outdoor enthusiasts a one-stop-shop solution for planning multi-day outdoor trips in complex terrains. The service combines maps, elevation profiles and route descriptions with accurate and reliable weather forecasts for planning and undertaking outdoor activities.
Status date: 05 July 2018
Situational awareness is key in the aviation industry. Whereas many flight information services for scheduled air services transporting passengers, mail or cargo already exist, solutions for other parts of the aviation industry are scarce good. AirTracks is a dedicated flight information service solution that focusses on customer information needs in the fields of UAV and general aviation.
Status date: 29 May 2018
Migration Radar 2.0 services are aimed at optimizing the prognosis for different stakeholders involved in the field of migration, operating at different roles and capacities. Big datasets stemming from space assets and social media are combined with existing migration datasets to develop information-enriched products, customized to the user needs. Provisioning these products in the form of automated, user-intuitive and flexible services helps the stakeholders in optimizing their decision making processes in a timely and accurate manner.
Status date: 25 May 2018
The study aims at assessing the technical feasibility and economic viability of services enhancing human migration crisis management, through the use of Big Data solutions and RPAS.
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: 11 May 2018
Based on mobile phone detectors and data correlation from other sources such as satellite, maritime and radar systems, SeaSearch focuses on the detection of small vessels at sea and generates Maritime Situation Awareness Pictures.
Status date: 09 April 2018
The SAFERDANUBE system will provide assistance to river vessels operating on the Romanian sector of the Danube river. This is required in summer and winter, to cope with the appearance of ice/sand banks that difficult and/or prevent the navigation. The project’s pilot will demonstrate a service relying on the integration of Satellite Earth Observation data (SAR), Satellite Mobile Communication and Satellite Navigation Services to this aim.
Status date: 06 April 2018
The Ovinto SaMoLoSa demonstration project addresses the use of satellite technology for the reduction of transport risk, security enhancement and optimisation of logistic operations by the tracking and monitoring of extremely dangerous goods in unpowered, mobile transport units such as rail tank cars and intermodal tank containers.
Status date: 08 March 2018
“The fence no longer defines the perimeter.” Exponential increase in capability and reduction in cost has made drones a truly disruptive technology. Their capabilities may be leveraged for significantly improved surveillance and data collection but that also represent a significant and evolving threat. DroSecMa leverages the capabilities of drones while providing real-time threat mitigation.
Status date: 05 March 2018
The SENSA project aims at a collaborative platform supporting âsustainable & responsible tourismâ in protected remote areas, such as natural parks, natural reserves and historical sites.
Status date: 15 February 2018
Profumo proposes novel weather-based services for the Mediterranean navigation with the aim of granting fuel saving, pollution reduction and improving safety for passengers, crew, goods and ships’ instruments.The idea is to establish a cooperative schema (between commercial vessels) where meteo-marine data is collected from standard and non-standard on-board instrumentation.Acquired data is used in the Profumo service center to produce reliable high resolution meteo-marine forecasts and nearly real time information, allowing the provision of helpful route optimization and navigation services also in a complex and constrained basin as the Mediterranean one.To satisfy the demand of commercial customers, Profumo has conceived innovative services expressly for the middle short routes.Dynamic Routing at Mediterranean scale.The service provides pre-voyage route planning and updated information for optimal re-routing for vessels. This is possible due to the Profumo’s integrated approach involving weather observations, forecasts and optimal route computation through the modeling of ship’s characteristics, for predicting the vessel’s specific response to weather phenomena, in terms of seakeeping and fuel consumption.Moreover, the system provides frequently refreshed meteo information allowing in-route corrections, therefore optimizing speed and course.Navigation assistanceBy using the navigation assistance service, the crew is fully supported in the route decision and planning. Profumo, integrating real time meteo-marine conditions, increases the safety and the navigation comfort through the application of the most recent guidelines for avoiding dangerous situations in adverse weather and sea conditions.High definition weather productsThanks to the cooperative meteo data injected in high resolution, local-scale forecasts, Profumo provides detailed predictions with a native (not rescaled) resolution of few kilometers.
Status date: 08 February 2018
HumaNav Next demo project addresses the Aid & Development community’s urgent need to increase the security of humanitarian missions. It will develop a fully integrated and reliable vehicle on-board solution, providing:• Geo-location, fleet monitoring, management and security• Telecommunications: voice, messaging and dataThe solution will provide seamless world-wide coverage and full service regardless of the lack of any local infrastructure, by using Iridium satcom and GNSS location. It will be adapted to humanitarian vehicles deployed in field missions in underdeveloped regions and conflict areas. All services will be available while driving.
Status date: 18 December 2017
The ESA IAP-ARTES 20 “Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies” (B-LiFE) Demonstration Project is the follow-on of the B-LiFE Feasibility Study and deals with a new service providing biological analytical capabilities with integrated space assets for emergency response during health crises and epidemics.
Status date: 11 December 2017
Following a pirates' attack, onboard communication equipments are destroyed: the vessel’s track is lost, the research area grows as time passes, making it harder to deploy rescue assets efficiently.The challenge is to answer to the question: “Where is my ship?”The ‘Keep in sight’ service combines a hidden tracker installed onboard and EO acquisitions to provide this critical information.
Status date: 17 November 2017
The aim of SIMONA project is to provide an information platform that based on the integration of satellite and terrestrial data can both complement and enhance existing Maritime situation awareness services operated by Italian Coast Guard and Navy over a wide area of the Mediterranean Sea and at the same time provide space-based services bringing functional advantages to private stakeholders like Merchant ships Insurance Companies and leisure boat users.The technological key is represented by the integration of services from Earth Observation sensors (mainly Cosmo SkyMed Copernicus Landsat and WorldView) Satellite Communications (Orbcom or Iridium) Satellite Navigation (GPS EGNOS Galileo in the future) along with information andor operational services coming from other Institutional (AIS Cadastral Data) andor Private assets (Merchant Ship databases Port Info databases).
Status date: 16 October 2017
Space Based Services for Railway Signalling feasibility study shall assess technical feasibility and economic viability of an integrated satellite navigation and satellite communication solution complementing Level 2 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).Satellite navigation systems can be integrated with the on-board and wayside signalling systems to guarantee the required level of safety (SIL4) that is today provided by the existing train detection systems, while satellite communication systems can complement or even replace terrestrial communications.
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: 05 September 2017
SUMO is a service to assist in the planning and monitoring of marine operations for offshore wind farms. The service integrates diverse information to allow the monitoring and forecasting of metoceanic conditions and track the locations of vessels and personnel involved.This improves the management and coordination of the construction, operations and maintenance activities and leads to increased efficiency and safety.
Status date: 27 July 2017
e2E intends to offer more affordable data communication services into niche markets currently underserved from existing infrastructure or where traditional satellite delivery is too expensive. The core of the service concept builds on two key technologies that have been developed with small airborne IDP networks in mind that incudes RPAS, HAPS and small satellites.
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: 27 June 2017
DeSIRE II, Second Element of the ESA EDA RPAS Demonstration Roadmap, aims at developing and demonstrating a service based on a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flying in Beyond Radio Line of Sight (BRLOS) using a dual satcom link supporting Command and Control (C2) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions.The project also aims at demonstrating to the users the potential of RPAS complemented by satellite applications (Satcom, Satnav and Earth Observation) for developing new services for operations.Project objectives are pursued by means of a real flight campaign using Piaggio Aerospace P.1HH RPAS, and complemented by simulation and emulation activities.
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.
Status date: 25 April 2017
Electronic Monitoring (EM) is used by several governmental bodies worldwide to enforce probation or other forms of legal liberty constraints. This Demonstration Project analyses the technical feasibility and economic viability of a next generation European EM system/service featuring advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), including Galileo.
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.
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: 27 February 2017
The SafeSki Demonstration Project covers the pilot implementation of Safety and Information Services for Ski Resorts and succeeds the successfully completed SafeSki Feasibility Study. The SafeSki pilot-demonstration stage aims at increasing the safety and security on slopes, increasing customers and thus revenue, saving time regarding data acquisition and documentation and reducing personnel costs through optimization of internal processes.
Status date: 11 January 2017
Eagle Space aims at the integration of space based capabilities in crisis management to support the joint combat of natural flooding and wildfire disasters. The proposed concept is based on realising a harmonised awareness of the disaster area and emergency operations between the various emergency entities in different regions with own working cultures.
Status date: 07 December 2016
TT-GSAT conceptualizes a “Test - and Training – Centre for Geo-information and SATellite-based services for rescue & emergency services” as a vendor-independent facilitator for emergency services, public authorities, industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements in the public safety & security area. A comprehensive service portfolio is designed which comprises scoping services for requirements analysis, proof-of-concept leveraging innovation driven demand, testing services for conformance and quality assurance, operation support services including stand-by capacities, as well as training services for emergency services staff. The system concept enables contextual end-to-end tests and demonstrations, with options to utilize dedicated testing facilities.
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.
Status date: 01 September 2016
To demonstrate the added value of space assets for the monitoring of the integrity and safety of gas & oil transmission pipelines.
Status date: 21 July 2016
TT-GSAT facilitates rescue and emergency services as well as industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements, which results in minimized risk for solution development and eases complex deployments in a mission critical environment.Comprehensive services with scoping services for innovation driven procurement, test and operation support for SatCom and terrestrial communication, navigation, EO based solutions and training/simulation services are offered.
Status date: 07 June 2016
3InSat demonstration project developed, tested and verified a new satellite-based subsystem, based on the Ansaldo STS ERTMS solution, for allowing the SIL4 train localization function at Signalling System Level by using GNSS. 3InSat also implemented an integrated solution based on the combination of SatCom, 3G/4G systems and TETRA to realize the link between the on board train control system and wayside signalling infrastructure.
Status date: 27 April 2016
Electronic Monitoring (EM) is used by several judicial government bodies worldwide to track offenders on probation or subjected to other forms of legal liberty constraints. This Feasibility Study analysed the technical feasibility and economic viability of an EM system/service featuring Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and using enhanced cartography and imagery obtained through Earth Observation (EO).
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: 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.
Status date: 28 January 2016
The Ovinto SaMoLoSa study addresses the use of satellite technology for the reduction of transport risk, security enhancement and optimisation of logistic operations by the tracking and monitoring of extremely dangerous goods in unpowered, mobile transport units such as rail tank cars and intermodal tank containers.
Status date: 26 January 2016
Communication and access to information are key requirements for public safety services responding to an emergency. However communication capabilities are often compromised or destroyed. Reliable alternatives must be rapidly deployed.The IDRC study defines and assesses the technical and business feasibility of an operational service providing a wider access to the benefits of space capabilities in the first 72 hours.
Status date: 26 January 2016
SeaSearch provides detection and identification capabilities of small vessels, agnostic to vessels’ size. Based on the mobile phone detectors and other sensors such as radars, AIS and SAR, SeaSearch builds Maritime Situational Awareness Pictures. Sensors are using SeaSearch own developed technology based on Software Defined Radio (SDR).
Status date: 25 January 2016
SASISA (Small-Aircraft Service for Instant Situational Awareness) supplies airborne situational awareness support for civil protection operations in the early phases of disaster response. Remote sensing results have often only been accessible after several days. With delivery of georeferenced imagery via satellite broadband during flight and value-added mapping products within a day, SASISA offers transformational change to European emergency management services.
Status date: 26 November 2015
Together with traditional chartering, new business lines like yacht brokering, manufacturing assistance, luxury cruising are emerging asking for the availability of innovative services on board. These new businesses require a higher grade of liability towards their customers, hence forcing the providers to put more emphasis on systems and services in order to increase the safety and availability of information during the cruise.
Status date: 16 September 2015
The SAPI&NS study aims to improve the effectiveness of Search And Rescue operations for civil and military operators (so-called dual use). With satellite communication and satellite navigation, the involved personnel and vehicles (esp. helicopters and boats) can be tracked and status information can be collected.The solution is conceived to be used across different scenarios (air, ground, sea) and will next to tracking services also offer tools for management and coordination of operations.
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 project will continue the development of the Mímir server, Forsway’s solution for satellite hubs providing one-way Internet over satellite. The product will be extended to be a usable component in all types of one-way Internet over satellite deployments, covering deployments from small ISPs with a few hundred users to the largest operators with high performance multi-transponder services covering several million users.
Status date: 06 August 2015
The frequency and impact of natural and man-made disasters is increasing, resulting in needs for better response efforts. Satellites provide a secure, resilient, always-on infrastructure for dealing with emergency situations; however cost and availability problems often hamper their effective use. SatResponse investigated new technical, commercial and operational models for delivering better satellite communications and other space-based application services to Disaster Responders.
Status date: 05 August 2015
Satellite Support to Forest Fires Airborne Patrol (SAFETREE) aims at improving efficiency of the airborne patrols within the Airborne Fire-fighting Service (AFS) that secure the forest fire prevention in the Czech Republic. SAFETREE service is designed to support AFS in the decision making on airborne patrol dispatch and routing based on integration of Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation technologies.
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 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.
Status date: 08 July 2015
Telespazio VEGA UK are developing a range of value-added services using layers of geo-information and commercial data that can be customised to the needs of specific operators. The services include primarily satellite derived imagery VMS (24/7 Vessel Monitoring System) from the Telespazio Group, AIS (Automatic Identification System) provided by Canadian consortium member exactEarth Europe Ltd, and low bandwidth high fidelity image transfer system AnsuR, a Norwegian company.Maritime expertise and access to the market through Marine South East and additional maritime data layers are provided by Stevenson Astrosat and HR Wallingford.This solution presents a viable Arctic Integrated Situational Awareness Service building upon existing operational or semi-operational services provided by consortium members, and adding additional features believed to be of value to the user community that will help to differentiate and ensure the success of the service.
Status date: 19 June 2015
The SARONTAR (Situational Awareness and Command & Control of Rescue Forces in Alpine Regions) project comprises the demonstration and pilot implementation of a satellite-supported operations control system for a more effective and a more coordinated proceeding of the rescue forces in alpine rescue missions.It is based on GNSS for positioning and navigation. Topographic maps and high resolution orthophotos form the basis for geoinformation. As communication techniques, terrestrial and satellite communication is used to provide a high level of reliability and thus seamless communication between rescue forces, mission controllers and emergency management centres.
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: 03 June 2015
The Dam and Dike Monitor (DDM) is an innovative tool that aims at providing better information (in near real time) for dam and dike maintenance and flood management. An on-line interface is provided to the users showing the actual risks of dam and dike failures, based on dam and dike monitoring techniques and flood forecasting. As the Dam and Dike Monitor is internet based, there is no need to develop ad-hoc software and hardware infrastructure.
Status date: 03 June 2015
The SIS-SREM (Safety and Information Systems for Ski Resorts in Emerging Markets) feasibility study investigates and assesses the technical feasibility and commercial viability of a sustainable service which will support the management of ski resorts (development, operation, maintenance) in order to reduce the operational cost and services which support safety and enjoyment of their visitors.
Status date: 19 May 2015
The objective of this project is to demonstrate a web-based Water Control Room which improves the efficiency of insurance claim management and water management before, during and after weather-related hazards. The key service offered is the Flood and Rain Report Generator which automatically generates reports for specific flood or rainfall events based on information from satellites, radars, gauges and crowdsourcing
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.
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.
Status date: 02 February 2015
The consortium, led by surface water quality specialist BlueLeg Monitor (BLM) from Sneek, the Netherlands, has executed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Integrated Application Promotion (IAP) program to develop services for the monitoring of blue green algae or cyanobacteria under the project acronym CyMonS: cyanobacteria monitoring services.
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: 03 December 2014
Snow avalanches kill people and damage infrastructure in mountainous regions worldwide. Avalanche warning services base their products mainly on numerical weather prediction outputs, networks of automatic stations and observers in the field. Presently many European networks are not dense enough and observations by people in the field are hindered by bad weather conditions or high avalanche danger.
Status date: 17 November 2014
SafeSki is a feasibility study aimed at creating an innovative concept for user-friendly information services, which support the operators of ski resorts in the management while increasing safety, the portfolio of services offered to skiers, snowboarders, etc., and reducing operational costs.
Status date: 29 August 2014
The purpose of the fast track feasibility study 'Open Trail Map / Open Solutions for enhanced Situation Awareness and efficient Emergency Response Actions in Mountainous Regions - OTM / OSERA' was to investigate and assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of sustainable services to support the management and maintenance of hiking paths and trail maps, to support the safety and enjoyment of their visitors, to reduce the operational cost, and to prepare the follow-on steps for the implementation of such services.
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.
Status date: 27 June 2014
The ISABELIA Feasibility Study specified and validated the sustainability of services and that would provide users at sea with near real time information on dangerous ice situations, indicators of collision risk and on risk of grounding, thereby improving the safety of vessels in the Baltic Sea.
Status date: 14 April 2014
The REACT project involves the project consortium working with the Irish Dublin Fire Brigade to develop a system that will ensure constant and reliable communication for exchange of real-time information between deployed emergency response personnel and its relevant command centre during a crisis or disaster situation.
Status date: 01 April 2014
This feasibility study carries out an analysis of the most critical elements with respect to technical feasibility and viability (economic as well as non-economic) of a web application aimed at improving the efficiency of the management of insurance claims with a focus on weather-related hazards
Status date: 07 March 2014
LUMEN (Light UAS in non-segregated airspace for Maritime and Environmental surveillance) is a demonstration project aiming at promoting the operational use of a light RPAS (Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems) for Maritime surveillance and Environmental (Flood) monitoring delivering real-time information to the end-users. For this, the LUMEN system combines different space technologies: GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Signals) for navigation of the RPAS and geo-correction of the acquired data and real-time satellite communication to transfer the acquired data from the Ground Control Station to the service provider.
Status date: 13 June 2013
SASISA assesses and validates a new service that enables emergency and disaster relief organisations to exploit overhead remote sensing during the most critical initial response phase for improved situational awareness.
Status date: 30 May 2013
The DeSIRE (Demonstration of Satellites enabling the Insertion of RPAS in Europe) demonstration project is a joint ESA-EDA initiative aimed at demonstrating the safe insertion of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in non-segregated airspace using satellites capabilities for RPAS command and control, ATC communications and Mission data transfer to ground, in order to satisfy the needs of potential user communities. The demonstration will be carried out in Spain through several flights using a RPAS (Heron 1) providing airborne maritime surveillance services to the Spanish Users involved in the project.
Status date: 19 March 2013
Floods affect more people and cause more property damage than many other natural hazards. FAAPS (Fully Automatic Aqua Processing Service) proposes to support emergency management professionals with the provision of flood extent maps even in rain conditions and over large areas.
Status date: 24 September 2012
The project is aimed at integrating space assets in a manner that will better serve the UK resilience community during crisis response. The goal is to provide a service that enhances the responder and decision maker tool-kits through the integration of existing space capabilities.
Status date: 27 August 2012
Nowadays landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) still represent a danger for civilians, even long after conflicts. In addition, both dramatically hinder the recovery of economies impacted by a conflict, because resources located within areas such as arable land, infrastructure and water suspected of mine contamination cannot be exploited. In the SAFEDEM project, innovative methodologies based on well suited space assets will be exploited for an integrated end-to-end demining assistance service.
Status date: 22 June 2012
The SADA projects aim to improve the socio-economic impact of land release activities in Mine Action. Three parallel feasibility studies have been evaluating the use of space assets to assist the Mine Action community, with a broad scope, covering activities such as risk and impact analysis, planning, resource management, field operations and reporting.
Status date: 15 June 2012
The project utilizes satellite images, in situ data and historical data dericing technical conclusions helping decision makers in their tasks of land prioritizing and allocating the use of mine action resources to improve socio-economic impact as well as avoiding unnecessary deployments of clearance activities in non-contaminated areas. Navigation and satellite communications help to streamline field activities, logging and shared database access, as well as to support collection and georeferencing of airborne data.
Status date: 21 May 2012
This study was designed to determine the feasibility of the use of space assets such as satellite communications, positioning, and Earth Observation to support the humanitarian mine action community.
Status date: 12 January 2012
The surveillance of borders is an essential function of a state, and is a topic that has gained increased concern in recent years. This study focuses on land border surveillance - a multifaceted and complex topic touching on some of the most critical security challenges of the moment.