business applications

Tourism

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.

GEOA

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. 

SenZitall

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.

AgeSpot

Status date: 18 May 2018

AgeSpot provides THE starting point for any innovative technological solution addressing ageing populations. It enables efficient targeting of the silver economy and offers precise demographic data on WHERE and HOW MANY age specific classes currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE. With AgeSpot a new Earth Observation (EO) supported business intelligence service is offered.

LocalB

Status date: 07 March 2018

LocalB is a novel location based service that links vendors and consumers within a geographical area.

Cycle route planning tool

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.

Nostalgeo

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.

SENSA

Status date: 05 March 2018

The SENSA project aims at a collaborative platform supporting “sustainable & responsible tourism” in protected remote areas, such as natural parks, natural reserves and historical sites.

Tourism Impact Monitoring Service

Status date: 05 March 2018

Realise and monitor sustainable tourist destinations using Earth observation satellites.

WILDWEGO

Status date: 16 February 2018

WILDWEGO (in the WILDLERNESS WE GO)is an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) ecotourism game fostering biodiversity conservation in wilderness areas by tourists “on the go” in parks and by their family, friends and social networks contacts “remotely”.

Curio Canopy

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.

International Satellite Derived Shallow Water Bathymetry Service

Status date: 15 January 2018

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

Dively

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.

CapeOutdoors3D

Status date: 19 December 2017

CapeOutdoors3D prototyped a web-based (and conceptualised a mobile) application for tourists planning outdoor activities in Nature Reserves and National Parks in South Africa. The project linked the space technologies Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation with the aim to provide a 3D virtual reality planning tool for tourists. In addition, Earth Observation based fuel condition maps were developed to support protected area authorities in their fire management activities.

KATOUM

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.

BLUE DISCOVERY

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.

ConnieAI

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.

SYMPA

Status date: 29 November 2017

Sympa can be defined as an “All-around solution for the sustainable monitoring and control of Marine protected Areas”, Vitrociset Belgium, le Centre Spatial de Liège, and LaMMA are in fact developing a system for the supervision of the touristic and commercial traffic going through Marine Protected Area. Sympa service offer is completed by adding a   “Water quality” monitoring which integrates EO data into innovative biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models as support of a sustainable and competitive tourism.

ASTROCAST

Status date: 28 November 2017

ASTROCAST is a network of nanosatellites providing cost effective global Machine to Machine (M2M) services in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) to global businesses.

SATLAS

Status date: 05 September 2017

SATLAS is an Idea Incubator, developed for and offered to innovators who want to “Start, Integrate and Test” their SatCom related concepts in an easy, light and quick way, taking benefit from the support, mentoring, services and tools made available from the SATLAS consortium (SES Techcom, SatADSL, Newtec).

MULDIARCOS

Status date: 21 July 2017

The MULDIARCOS project will implement and demonstrate a cohesive end-to-end delivery chain of satellite and metocean data. The focus is on maritime operations in harsh Arctic regions. Such operations often have a need of fast and regular Earth Observation and weather information. Streamlined and effective ordering, delivery procedures and user-interfaces are a necessity in the operations due to limited and expensive communication channels to the vessels.

ArTeK

Status date: 20 June 2017

ArTeK aims at developing an innovative, effective and sustainable service offered to Properties managers to have a complete and systematically updated view and enhanced awareness of the state of conservation of immovable Cultural Properties and to support their management and fruition. ArTeK integrated service builds on space assets (earth observation, navigation and satellite communication) as well as additional technologies (drones, on site equipment, etc.) in relation to specific user needs.

SafeSki

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.

SIS-SREM

Status date: 20 December 2016

Demonstration of two services developed in the SIS-SREM Feasibility Study.Mountain rescue team management (MRTM) system as professional service was demonstrated in real conditions in central European mountains. Service provider GINA realized first sales during the demonstration project.Infotainment platform (ITP) consisting of outdoor portal and connected applications providing actual information and location based services are available to serve mountain guests in top mountain resorts during winter and summer season. Improved connectivity in resorts enable users to benefit from improved service availability. Infotainment platform and its services provide new communication channels for brands to bring their messages to users.A project extension (via a Contract Change Notice) has beem granted in 2017 with the objective to designing and demonstrating a Drone Service for Mountain Resorts.

SatSoHoAfrica

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.

OTMOSERA

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.

NAVITOUR

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.  

EASY Feasibility Study

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.