The tourism sector plays an important role as a driving force of economic development. Activities related to the tourism sector contribute to the generation of income and employment. Recent technological advances in the space technologies have opened big opportunities particularly interesting for the so-called sustainable tourism. The combination of space and terrestrial technologies can provide, for instances, always updated and reliable maps, weather report, timetable and other useful information, according to the geographic position of the tourist.
Status date: 07 January 2021
Have you ever had environmental considerations while on vacations? Most travellers are keen on preserving the area they are visiting but very few have reliable information on the actual environmental situation. Within this project the use of Earth Observation data is assessed to quantify the environmental situation and deliver this information in a simple way to all tourism stakeholders.
Status date: 04 December 2020
To enable the growing community of outdoor enthusiasts to better plan and prepare safe and enjoyable activities, MetGIS, DLR/DFD and Outdooractive developed a fully integrated one-stop-shop solution for weather-based trip planning and decision support on tour. The recommendation features, warning services, high resolution weather forecasts and snow cover maps are powered by space technologies and space derived data.
Status date: 08 October 2020
ConnieAI is an AI based platform to guide tourists in touristic venues like zoos. Through a common smartphone app and a web-based backend, the solution allows to easily create digital guides and provide visitors with multimedia content and orientation services.
Status date: 21 August 2020
Map2Fish is a service that consists of a WMS service and a web mobile application that provides to the corresponding customers and end-users near real time and forecast of pelagic fish concentration probabilities and parameters like sea surface temperature, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a concentration, water transparency, currents and waves.
Status date: 22 May 2020
BLUE DISCOVERY 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), allowing them to offer a comprehensive set of added-value services to their visitors.
Status date: 16 April 2020
Based on satellite data, DeFROST delivers the ultimate snow monitoring solution for Outdoors Tourism digital businesses and Touristic Destinations. With DeFROST, such actors can help their users stay safe while planning and enjoying their next outdoor activity – while staying ahead of competition and helping them grow in off-peak seasons.
Status date: 28 January 2020
The proposed mobile application will be a platform supporting users interested in active spending time by the water. The integration of GNSS and VR/AR technologies combined with satellite imageries will offer new opportunities to improve travel safety and to help avoid dangerous navigation obstacles. The application will also enable communication between active users and participation in virtual regattas.
Status date: 28 January 2020
OneWave, is a complement to the Tsunami Early Warning Systems (TEWS), a system able to detect and monitor the front wave of a Tsunami created from a major geological event, earthquake, landslide or explosive volcano by using accurate satellite radar measurements and precise position of the spacecraft of Copernicus Program.
Status date: 27 January 2020
Galileorama is a VR platform to experience touristic and retail venues both at home and on-site. It allows the venue operators to easily create and provide visitors with VR 360° panorama media by building upon a common smartphone app (+ virtual reality glasses like cardboard) and a web-based backend.
Status date: 14 January 2020
FSARG is a mobile application which is dedicated mainly to recreational anglers. It enables the use of integrated depth data of fishing grounds with up-to-date information on species and quantities of fish present in a given water reservoir. Information on the most appropriate fishing times on a given day and location are also available.
Status date: 10 January 2020
Imagine you’re walking along Hadrian’s Wall. Your phone vibrates. You pause, hold up your phone and scan the landscape around you. The ghostly figure of a Roman soldier appears on your screen and begins to tell his story...We have developed a new GPS Triggered AR Module that makes it easier and more cost-effective for organisations to engage audiences.
Status date: 08 November 2019
Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT).
Status date: 07 November 2019
AR.fx enables users to create, place and to interact with location-based 3D content in Augmented Reality utilizing smartphones. It incorporates gamification elements such as blueprint (users can connect pre-defined line-dots in AR and create 3D objects) and multi-player capability along with AR Scene-Editor. On a global map users can explore and physically interact with AR content of interest.
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: 25 June 2019
FATMAP’s app and 3D mapping technology helps people discover and navigate outdoor adventures all over the world. FATMAP ‘Live’ adds real-time data layers to the map including live satellite views, weather, webcams, local risks and conditions to make enjoying the outdoors easier and safer.
Status date: 14 December 2018
WELLACTIVE is a Silver Fitness & Leisure Platform helping Seniors perform outdoorrecreational activities tailored in real-time to their personal abilities and interests, combining “physical, cerebral and social” undertakings shaped for “impairment and accessibility”.
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.
Status date: 18 October 2018
Sympa: “All-around solution for the sustainable monitoring and control of Marine protected Areas”.Vitrociset Belgium, le Centre Spatial de Liège, and LaMMA joined in Consortium, developed a system for the supervision of the touristic and commercial traffic for the benefit of the Marine Protected Area and maritime authorities, by mean of providing added value location based services to tourists and integrating this information with AIS data.Sympa service offering is completed by the “Vessel Detection” facility that exploits the Sentinel images for target detection; and the “Water quality” monitoring which integrates earth observation into innovative biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models as support the for a sustainable and competitive tourism.
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.
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: 04 September 2018
Routing information to navigate the urban environment in accordance with users’ personal mobility needs.
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: 20 June 2018
Geoaudio is an ‘Augmented Reality meets Audio’ experience that enhances the tourism offer for outdoor attractions in a non-obtrusive way that does not detract from the natural environment. Users experience an immersive soundscape of voice, music and sound effects triggered by GNSS derived locations as they move through the landscape.
Status date: 15 June 2018
The SenZitall integrated solution is envisaged as a one-stop-shop for smart IPM and horticulture management. It will operate as a fully independent, low power WSN providing high resolution, near real-time environmental data as input to an integrated Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS). The sensors will run with a multi-constellation GNSS and a dual uplink SATCOM system.
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: 07 March 2018
LocalB is a novel location based service that links vendors and consumers within a geographical area.
Status date: 07 March 2018
Imagine yourself dumped in the middle of the Alps with your mountain bike. Now try and find a route that gives you 3 hours ride-time, 1200 meter elevation gain and a gnarly descent with epic scenery. Easy? Thought not. Beinn Bike delivers this capability quickly and efficiently allowing you to spend more time riding and less time planning.
Status date: 05 March 2018
Nostalgeo is a location-based platform to preserve & experience the streetview of the past. The interactive tool allows users to explore, compare, upload & fit old streetviews in relation to the streetview of today. A location-based API service allows other users/developers to access historical streetview data over whole Europe and integrate it into their own (touristic) applications.
Status date: 05 March 2018
Realise and monitor sustainable tourist destinations using Earth observation satellites.
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: 16 February 2018
WILDWEGO (in the WILDLERNESS WE GO)is an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) ecotourism game fostering biodiversity conservation in wilderness areas by tourists “on the go” in parks and by their family, friends and social networks contacts “remotely”.
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: 19 December 2017
Dively is the first mobile application that supports a safe experience for underwater sports fans. Thanks to a powerful combination of environmental data and 3D underwater views, planning your next experience will be a breeze. Designed by divers for divers, Dively presents complex earth observation data and bathymetry in a visual, easy and user-friendly way, with the aim of enhancing your experience while boosting your safety.
Status date: 19 December 2017
CapeOutdoors3D prototyped a web-based (and conceptualised a mobile) application for tourists planning outdoor activities in Nature Reserves and National Parks in South Africa. The project linked the space technologies Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation with the aim to provide a 3D virtual reality planning tool for tourists. In addition, Earth Observation based fuel condition maps were developed to support protected area authorities in their fire management activities.
Status date: 18 December 2017
KATOUM is a project dedicated to the setting up of tailored EO-based services and products for the sustainability of investments in the Mediterranean karst regions. Are targeted the areas affected sinkholes, landslides and subsidence associated with a sharp local base level/water table level drop. The latest will occur more frequently with the increase of heat waves in summer time.
Status date: 18 December 2017
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, and at the same time to provide to them the capability to efficiently offer a rich set of added-value services to visitors.
Status date: 15 December 2017
ConnieAI is an AI based platform to guide tourists in cities and touristic venues. Through a common smartphone app and a web-based backend, the solution allows to easily create digital guides and provide visitors with touristic content and services.
Status date: 05 September 2017
SATLAS is an Idea Incubator, developed for and offered to innovators who want to “Start, Integrate and Test” their SatCom related concepts in an easy, light and quick way, taking benefit from the support, mentoring, services and tools made available from the SATLAS consortium (SES Techcom, SatADSL, Newtec).
Status date: 20 June 2017
ArTeK aims at developing an innovative, effective and sustainable service offered to Properties managers to have a complete and systematically updated view and enhanced awareness of the state of conservation of immovable Cultural Properties and to support their management and fruition. ArTeK integrated service builds on space assets (earth observation, navigation and satellite communication) as well as additional technologies (drones, on site equipment, etc.) in relation to specific user needs.
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: 20 May 2016
SatSoHoAfrica is allowing the provision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office-Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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: 21 July 2014
N@VITour project, by integrating Telecommunications, Earth Observation and Navigation satellite assets, aims to set-up a service that allows:managing the resources of natural parks;supporting tourists during tours in natural parks.
Status date: 12 December 2012
The objective of the EASY feasibility study has been to carry out an analysis of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of "one-stop-shop" services to the high value leisure yachting market mainly but not limited to the Mediterranean Sea, integrating various space assets (Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation). The integrated system and associated services shall provide enhanced services in order to render yachting more reliable, safe and "easy", thereby attracting a wider spectrum of potential users.