Transport & Logistics
Transport is essential to modern civilisation. Yet modern society has realised that the world’s continuing and growing demand for mobility cannot be met by simply expanding today’s means of transport. Indeed, transport systems are major contributors to congestion, death and injuries from accidents, climate change, and resource exhaustion, public health problems due to air pollution and noise and deterioration of ecosystems.
Space-based systems, notably the use of global navigation satellite systems and satellite telecommunications, may increasingly help meeting mobility challenges based on innovative services. The ability to accurately determine and communicate one’s position at any moment thanks to GNSS is starting to have a major impact on the management of ship and lorry fleets, road and rail traffic monitoring, the mobilisation of emergency services, the tracking of goods carried by multimodal transport and air traffic control.
Status date: 16 August 2022
YouShip is an on demand delivery platform that connects any business with local couriers or autonomous delivery robots to provide the best delivery experience at the best price. The platform in real-time matches the couriers according to the packages type, delivery windows, and locations. Its AI-powered algorithms find and notify the right courier to the right location at the right schedule time.
Status date: 11 August 2022
DRAMA enables airports to address the drone challenge in a systematic, fact-based manner. All decisions concerning the management of drones and procurement of detection solutions are driven by risk assessment and ongoing risk monitoring. DRAMA provides airports with an easily adaptable solution that enables mitigation strategies and drone sensor selection.
Status date: 11 August 2022
Track & Trust is a cost-effective tracking solution utilizing satellite communication, IoT mesh networks, sensor data and blockchain technology. The system offers a scalable tracking and communication platform which solves a broad range of supply chain challenges, such as the intricate recording and tracking of goods for remote last-mile delivery. Track & Trust is predestined for logistics and related services for the humanitarian sector.
Status date: 05 August 2022
Data integration and predictive analytics service for rail freight in the UK. The Ovinto unique, complementary software platform will help and feed the existing software infrastructure for different users and customers, connecting any relevant internal & external data source to make non-flexible software modules/silos extremely flexible through collaboration, data exchange and integration.
Status date: 02 August 2022
DDK Positioning Ltd. (DDK) provide GNSS hardware and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services that improve GNSS positions from 10m to an accuracy of <5cm. DDK delivers its positioning service exclusively via the Iridium satellite communications constellation using Iridium’s 66 military grade LEO satellites to the maritime and agricultural sectors globally, from pole-to-pole.
Status date: 28 July 2022
eOdyn SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project seeks to develop a service called SeaOps by eOdyn. It is a new decision support tool to boost marine operations efficiency while supporting risk mitigation and cost reduction. This tool will be developed within the SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project. The pledge is to avoid unnecessary ocean currents and sea-state related weather down times, from bidding phase to execution.
Status date: 16 June 2022
In this truly European project, an innovative railway track worker protection system will be evaluated for its reliability and its ability to enhance the safety of railway track workers. The goal is to demonstrate the safety capabilities of the track worker protection system in a real environment, integrated into the challenging infrastructure of a railway operator in Italy.
Status date: 19 May 2022
Global Seas (focussing on the shipping industry) allows you to reduce fuel consumption and to improve your vessel performance.
Global Seas Offshore Wind Energy CCN (focussing on the offshore wind industry) allows you to reduce downtime during installation and O&M of offshore wind farms as well as optimizing allocation of expensive operational assets
Status date: 17 May 2022
The community calendar model will underpin healthier ageing, help address deprivation and inequalities through improved access to transport to activities, improving overall health and wellbeing, mental health and prevention of long-term conditions.
Status date: 17 May 2022
Project LUNAR is determining the feasibility of a multi purpose shared electric fleet solution for NHS Hospitals. We want to reduce transport related challenges for employees and patients by providing a sustainable, optimised solution that improves access and reduces cost.
Status date: 28 April 2022
With the FLAMES project, the consortium of Unisphere, Matternet and Nordic Unmanned demonstrated how simulation technologies can be used to increase the automation of drone flights in an urban and maritime environment.
For the first time, high-resolution weather data, the Copernicus digital elevation model, aircraft performance models and trajectory simulations were combined to create a digital twin of drone flights. This forms the basis for automated flight planning, which is offered as a SaaS service. Moreover, the validated simulation technology is the basis for autonomous flight operations in the future and enables a reliable transfer of pilot knowledge into software. As a result, a broader customer base will be able to use drone technology.
Status date: 28 April 2022
Contactless Car Rental, transforms the car rental experience from being counter-centric to app-centric. It ensures a car rental company can offer a service where the rental customer can get the right car in the right location at the right time, providing much greater convenience while removing the need for user/staff contact.
Status date: 13 April 2022
Smart GAM aims at offering an innovative and semi-automatic decision-making supporting system for asset management and predictive maintenance purposes to improve the financial resilience of assets, taking advantages of innovative data-fusion algorithms, satellite Earth Observation technologies and their integration with ground-based monitoring/database segment. SGAM focuses on the risks related to structures and infrastructures, analysing their interaction with the local geological and environmental context, by automatically evaluating the direct or potential future interferences with geohazards such as landslides, floods, sinkholes, fires etc. The service aims to support Decision Makers in defining and prioritizing the maintenance operations based on the asset vulnerability and loss scenarios, with a philosophy that may be summarized as “FROM HAZARDS TO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS”.
Status date: 29 March 2022
Telecense allows Companies, Authorities, International Organizations and Labs to assess and anticipate population growth and migration in emerging countries.
Diginove has developed earth observation algorithms and demographic models in order to build Telecense, a service that provides geo-localized population estimation where censuses are unavailable or outdated.
Status date: 14 March 2022
Enhancing Belmap, GIMs’ geo digital twin of the built-up environment, through Artificial Intelligence techniques applied on earth observation data. Resulting in four new Belmap data modules: Greenfields, Building Age, Roofs and Gardens.
Status date: 28 February 2022
KSAT DECOM aims to help operators and regulators to monitor offshore decommissioning activities by combining oil spill detection, vessel monitoring, multi-mission SAR and EO data, weather condition and greenhouse emissions to reduce costs, increase efficiency of operations, develop safer methods for execution and reduce environmental impacts during decommissioning.
Status date: 16 February 2022
The project aims to improve the data analytics software used by insurance companies to confirm an accident has happened, who is at fault and the probability of injury.
Status date: 14 February 2022
Air pollution is a serious global concern because of its multiple impacts on health and environment. There is an urge for new conceptual and technological solutions to monitor outdoor air quality at lower cost, and dynamics of territories with a sufficient level of information to support decision making and follow up on the effectiveness of mitigation actions.
Status date: 14 February 2022
Feasibility study of digital services supporting decommissioning activities at sea through the provision of Earth Observation (EO)-enriched modelled MetOcean parameters relevant for operation planning and environmental impact monitoring.
Status date: 14 February 2022
No GSM coverage? You are on a plane or ship and you need to receive an important call or to make an important call? No problem: with oneTcall you can continue to use your mobile phone and your telephone number without changing your user experience and without any limitation.
Thanks to Satellite you can have IP coverage everywhere in the World and also in Mobility. With OneTCall + IP via Satellite you can have also your Mobile Phone working and keep using your telephone number.
Easy for the customer. No additional infrastructure required for the Operator.
OneTCall is perfect to provide seamless voice coverage also on board of Airplanes and Ships.
Status date: 03 February 2022
Today, speed and effectiveness have become essential characteristics of the logistics sector and the transportation of goods more and more requires a continuous monitoring of various parameters (e.g. position, temperature, shocks) during the different steps of the goods journey (i.e. collection, transport, storage, delivery). Indeed, the loss and/or the deterioration of shipped goods have enormous financial impacts for companies, in particular for items with a very high value (e.g. pharmaceuticals products, rare items). DragonFly is a comprehensive solution able to provide an effective continuous real-time monitoring solution which has been designed to monitor globally the end-to-end journey of the most critical goods (such as pharmaceutical products) in a cost-effective way.
Status date: 03 January 2022
IVOICE is a ground breaking technology that can change the way dangerous levels of fatigue are prevented in the mining industry. iVOICE is a non-invasive method to help operators prevent accidents in safety-critical working environments. iVOICE is a key part of fatigue management systems being applied within the mining industry by Wombatt Fatigue Management.
Status date: 16 December 2021
A consortium consisting of Arthur D. Little, CLS and Marlink are performing a study on how space-based technologies can be leveraged in the modernization of ports. The study includes a full range of Space-based technologies including satellite communications GNSS, SAT-AIS and Earth Observation and how these technologies could be applied in combination with terrestrial assets.
Status date: 14 December 2021
AIDA-SHM (Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser – Structural Health Monitoring) is an IoT artificial intelligence software solution for monitoring and predicting the health of reinforced concrete structures.
Status date: 14 December 2021
Service for automation of logistics tasks in industrial and urban environments using a fully autonomous driving transport system.
Status date: 22 November 2021
The GIP 4 Smart Airports solution provides all actors of airport ground operations (e.g. airlines, airport, handlers) with better, accurate, real-time information about ongoing turnaround operations. GIP 4 Smart Airports offers a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without intruding and disrupting current working practices of airport teams, while making real-time information available to everyone.
The Geo Intelligent Platform (GIP) is a platform designed to constantly monitor the reported position of all ground vehicles, planes, and persons, and notify users of the software events of interest detected by the technology. It aims at having a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without disrupting silos habits and way of working, and making real-time information available to everyone. It enables all individual actors of the airport ground activities, and the airport as a whole to benefit from the provided information to take better decisions, ensuring smooth operations and coordination. The first-line customers are the airports themselves in order to ensure safety procedure compliance and optimize their internal processes to guarantee performance and effectiveness in daily operations. Other customers are handling companies and airlines. The product uses Earth observation data and GNSS in order to provide high-resolution maps of airports and up-to-date indicators of their conditions to support operational, maintenance, and surveillance activities.
Status date: 26 October 2021
Development of a standalone drone tracking service capable of transmitting its position over 4G network during normal flight, addressing drone flight regulations. In case of a crash, the drone will use satellite IoT connectivity to send its latest known position.
Status date: 26 October 2021
Awake.AI’s marine Marketplace with the power of AI for trading port services and products.
Status date: 10 September 2021
Tandem is building the future of mobility for towns and small cities by turning existing local taxis, minibuses and coaches into smart, shared shuttles
Status date: 27 July 2021
The Beeline Cycle Routing project involves creating a routing engine and underlying mapping data to mimic human intelligence in route selection for cyclists. Traditional routing engines simply optimize for shortest distance or time. Beeline’s solution is intended to allow for optimization for safety, pleasantness, quietness of route and other parameters important to cyclists.
Status date: 08 July 2021
New generation satellite technologies (SatNav, SatCom, SatEO) are blended with the latest data intelligence and certification technologies (Edge AI, IoT and DLT) to offer next generation Remote Container Monitoring services (Monitoring-as-a-Service), hence increasing overall food supply chain safety and reliability, in the pursuit of the highest possible final customer “satisfaction”.
Status date: 16 May 2021
Xylene is a SaaS providing European importers of raw materials, a smart supply chain with transparency and control to comply with regulations and consumer demands and protect companies' brand reputation. This innovative approach combines supply chain data gathering and analytics with satellite technology (SatNav and EO) and blockchain to create supply chain transparency.
Status date: 29 April 2021
The Satellite Navigation supported Shipment Visibility Platform (SAT SHV) for the Global Supply Chain Industry targets a platform to provide shipment visibility to players of International Supply Chains, in particular to larger Importers and Exporters as well as to Logistics Service Providers. Integration of Satellite Data AIS data of vessels as well as aircrafts is a key component of the designed solution. In addition, PLS embraces a holistic approach to cover multiple modes (sea, air, land) and is covering supply chains door to door.
Status date: 13 April 2021
4S Safety of Future Transport is a study undertaken within the frame of the 4S Strategic Programme Line that aims at identifying a list of applications that will use highly innovative and secure Satellite Communication systems to support safety critical services within the transportation industry (Aviation, Maritime and Railway).
Status date: 30 March 2021
The project designed a hybrid GNSS receiver (HGR). The HGR provides innovative time and position certification services for smart transportation applications. HGR has the ability to detect spoofing and meaconing attacks, therefore validating the authenticity of the location-related data. The HGR combines GALILEO OSNMA service, ADS-B data from aircrafts and Network timing information
Status date: 25 March 2021
Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT).
Status date: 23 March 2021
ChAI is using satellite imagery to help the nickel supply chain, a crucial ingredient in the batteries that power electric vehicles, laptops and phones. With mines located in inhospitable or remote locations where traditional sources of information have been hard to come by, buyers and sellers of nickel can now use ChAI to help reduce their risk.
Status date: 23 February 2021
MEMT (Mobile Equipment Monitoring & Maintenance Tool) improves decision making for mine managers and foremen on operational efficiency of their mobile heavy machinery fleet. The easy to deploy system allows to gain visibility on various aspects of the working conditions and working environment. The main target is to increase the fleet performance, preserving the good health condition of their machinery.
Status date: 23 February 2021
Foresight Marine digitises the process of machinery inspection; our edge sensors generate certifiable & actionable data accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere – from the ship mechanic to the board room decision makers.
Status date: 18 February 2021
In the SEDDCR project, space-enabled delivery drones were used to assist the National Health Service (NHS) in rural Scotland in the fight against COVID-19. The delivery drones carried critical COVID-19 pathology tests and related medicine between hospitals and medical practices, ensuring that the NHS had access to a fast, frequent and reliable medical logistics system.
Status date: 15 February 2021
DARTT (DemAnd-Responsive rural Transport for Tourism) is a demand-responsive transport solution to improve the viability of public transport in rural areas, focussing on a tourism target audience. It combines a new experience for discovering tourism destinations, with booking bus tickets in rural areas.
Status date: 04 February 2021
Using civil aircraft as a platform to collect AIS data, complementing existing terrestrial and satellite solutions, enhancing AIS data availability.
Status date: 02 February 2021
Route optimization software is abundantly present in logistics. However, none of the available solutions has a global scope of application, they are limited to a single transport mode: ship, train, truck, or airplane. Though extremely useful, there is an essential missing piece of information: the concatenation between transport modes.
Status date: 28 January 2021
A significant contributor to the global GHG emission is the “hurry-and-wait” behaviour in tramp shipping. OPTIPORT is a Just-in-Time Arrival service that calculates optimal port arrival times for vessels currently underway by leveraging data from Sat-AIS and geospatial analytics.
This problem is tackled by combining the capabilities of StormGeo (weather forecasting, fleet performance and vessel routing) and Oceanbolt (port congestion, commodity trade flows and AIS data processing).
Status date: 18 December 2020
Car-lileo is a trustful, European platform solution giving car dealerships, detailers, service providers and the mobility sector an overview of their stock and insights at the Point of Sale. Cars, assets and persons interacting with them are located indoor/outdoor seamless, processes are optimized and customer experience enhanced.
Status date: 15 December 2020
CarbonSpace is an AI and satellite-powered B2B SaaS platform for remote carbon footprint tracking that provides organizations with actionable insights to tackle climate change.
Status date: 11 December 2020
Autonomous driving requires precise and reliable position information. ANavS develops in the project MUSE an Integrated Sensor Platform (ISP) which includes 3 GNSS receivers, an IMU, two cameras, a Lidar and a powerful sensor fusion for precise positioning.
Status date: 09 December 2020
Better travel experience for the public by providing reliable and efficient real-time situational awareness and traffic information for optimal decision making;
Providing car manufacturers with highly integrated low-cost geospatial information platform, which could be integrated with ADAS or CAVs;
Enabling smart network management for local authorities, promoting efficient traffic control, safer route planning, thereby reducing congestion and the carbon footprint.
Status date: 14 October 2020
Developments on Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) are flourishing. In MSaaS, economically and technically sustainable UMS based services are identified, defined and assessed creating business opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers of ship technology.
Status date: 24 August 2020
The B-LiFE Telecommunication Emergency Node is a new field communication and control system, integrating space assets and new tools for crisis and logistics management.
Status date: 12 May 2020
Intelligent geospatial vegetation management service
Status date: 11 May 2020
In this project, Space Norway, together with the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Kongsberg Seatex (KSX), will enable a platform for Maritime VHF communications services using VDE-SAT, targeting the services the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has defined in the Maritime Service Portfolio (MSP). The following three services will be demonstrated:
- Ice chart and weather map distribution
- SAR search pattern distribution and position report collection
- Mandatory Reporting System (MRS) information exchange
Status date: 11 May 2020
Using civil aircraft to create constellations for providing high spatial & temporal Earth observation data and telecommunication services; a most ecological constellation re-using the most reliable platform.
Status date: 04 May 2020
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: 30 April 2020
The driving force of SBI is to invent and develop innovative solutions. As a new service, the Automated Transportation Mining Monitoring is designed to provide transparency on global coal flows. It monitors volumetric changes of coal stock piles at harbor sites, activities of vessels and harbor infrastructure. The services will be available via different channels according to the customers’ needs.
Status date: 17 April 2020
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, IMU, Brake Pipe monitoring), plus M2M radio link, to establish the design and consolidating it by a proof-of-concept analysis.
Status date: 06 April 2020
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: 26 March 2020
A service platform and data services solution, fully focusing on supply chain optimization through integrated software services. The ultimate aim of this solution is to optimize logistics and increase efficiency in the complete rail and intermodal freight supply chain, for multiple stakeholders at the same time.
Status date: 20 March 2020
Through the SkyLiberty project, ESNAH has created a service associated to a set of different products to support pilots and other aviation stakeholders in the performance of safe and effective flights.
Originally designed for aviation, the SkyLiberty service has proven to be useful in several other domains (e.g. boats or trucks tracking).
The service is composed of several modules named SkyUser (mobile application and web for pilots), SkyOperator (web application for operators, i.e. persons or entities owning and renting one or more aircrafts to pilots) and SkyLink (tracking device and satellite modem), which have different functionalities tailored to the needs of various stakeholders.
Status date: 12 March 2020
In parallel to the CLS initiative to design a satellite constellation dedicated to Space IoT called Kinéis, this study aimed to analyse the market opportunity of a recently developed hybrid Argos chipset with terrestrial communication capabilities to fill coverage gaps . A largely increased satellite data collection capacity and low cost and small size terminals will permit to significantly multiply the number of devices. Three application areas have been targeted in the feasibility study: container shipping, artisanal fishing, equipment operation control especially for humanitarian aids.
Status date: 11 February 2020
In 2010, the United Nations explicitly designated that "safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water” is not only a necessity, but also a fundamental human right. However, we live in an imperfect world, in which man-made activities and natural disasters create conditions that limit our access to water and expose us to dangerous water events. Organisations around the world have recognised this challenge and shown their commitment to creating, as the World Bank terms it, “a water-secure world for all.”
IMGeospatial is honoured to be part of this movement and has partnered with three clients to address the biggest water-related threats to our livelihood: flooding, water scarcity and water quality. We provide business intelligence that enables them to proactively manage their water systems, build resilience in their communities and ultimately minimise risk and impact. We do so by automating the data pipeline, reducing the time and cost of turning earth-observed data into actionable insights.
Status date: 28 January 2020
Bennamann’s end-to-end fugitive biomethane capture, processing, storage and distribution service gives customers the ability to generate revenue from waste, while facilitating local supply of a zero-carbon energy.
Status date: 14 January 2020
ADS-B Xplore elaborates innovative service ideas targeting:
- Big data applications based on air traffic surveillance data
- A global communication solution accessible for every aircraft to support safety and flight route optimization
- Safe coexistence of manned and unmanned air traffic
Status date: 13 January 2020
ALEEGO online platform is for demanding companies caring for data safety and integrity wishing to inspect their assets using UAV technology, in a simple way.
Status date: 13 January 2020
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.
Status date: 07 January 2020
Ports are fundamental and main part of inter-modal global transport in the world. The growth in freight transport stresses the existing infrastructure to its limits. There are already considerable signs of congestion in the European transport system, e.g. on the roads and in harbors. Congestion will have a negative impact on the costs and time of transportation, which affects the prices and the quality of products.
EUROPORT aims to optimize the synchronization between the several transportation modes reducing the downtime in the logistic chain.
Status date: 07 January 2020
Virtual reality training is revolutionizing the way we train employees by allowing them to learn by doing. They are more engaged, better prepared and develop new skills faster with data-driven insights. In this project we explore how to use satellite communication to enable virtual training anywhere and space weather to adapt the virtual training according with outdoor conditions.
Status date: 20 December 2019
Datarella’s Track & Trust product seeks to boost transparency between stakeholders and offer immutable trusted tracking for stakeholders in humanitarian supply chains. Track & Trust architecture leverages advanced blockchain technology and satellite connected IoT devices to guarantee that goods are continually accounted for even in the most exigent and adversarial conditions.
Status date: 10 December 2019
The DG-Trac project addresses the tracking and tracing of dangerous goods in the medical sector integrating and using navigational and communication space services together with GSM/UMTS and Internet. DG-Trac introduces a centralised mechanism for the management and distribution of information concerning each dangerous goods transport.
In case of an accident, emergency service will be informed about the involved dangerous goods.
Status date: 27 November 2019
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: 07 November 2019
GLAUCUS is an end-to-end system to help fisheries to optimise their navigation routes and identify the best fishing grounds, dynamically updated to know where it would be more convenient to fish during the fishing trip. The system allows fishermen to locate the fishing grounds and also provides the optimal route to navigate through the seas, between fishing grounds and/or to the ports.
Status date: 29 October 2019
Stratio uses Artificial Intelligence to enable automotive manufacturers to automate fault detection, identifying its root causes and estimating component’s state of life and remaining useful life, reducing the need for manual or semi-manual analysis of vehicle data.
Status date: 09 July 2019
DW-TRAC (Dangerous Waste Tracking & Tracing) lays the foundation for the implementation of a sustainable service for real-time tracking and tracing of dangerous/hazardous waste in Europe, providing a better service and transparency for customers, carriers and authorities.
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: 24 June 2019
‘Helping to find the important needles within the InSAR time series haystack’
The PLIMM services developed within the project provide users with unique information on the performance of their assets. Using a set of proprietary workflows and algorithms on processed InSAR data the system is able to identify critical insights within the millions of individual measurement points. Developed in close collaboration with the user community, the system provides earth observation outputs in a format that is most appropriate for the target sectors.
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: 07 May 2019
RailSAT intends to enhance the current practices of monitoring railway track geometry and the surrounding environment by using Earth observation satellite data, in particular Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), and satellite navigation.
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: 20 February 2019
The Dynamic Public Transport System (DynTrans) is a concept for dynamic public transport systems based on existing transport networks and satellite positioning. DynTrans assists public transport providers and governmental institutions to increase the attractiveness of their public transport systems. The system provides a taxi-like transportation service for the costs of a bus ticket to passengers.
Status date: 08 February 2019
PRIIMA serves the need for high-resolution sea-ice forecasts in the Arctic and Antarctic maritime sector. It converts static satellite images into real-time information and even into animations showing the future drift of sea-ice over the next hours and days, while the resolution of the images is being conserved.
Status date: 05 February 2019
NARWHALS objective is to realise a feasibility study of a service capable to provide high accuracy positioning by monitoring and mitigating the ionospheric impact on GNSS navigation in the Arctic environment. Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) and SpacEarth Technology (SET/INGV) propose a possible solution by combining their expertise in low power hardware and managing ionospheric data.
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: 21 December 2018
The targeted solution is an automated, cloud-based digital service for water quality monitoring which could be utilized globally. The solution builds on earth observation, global positioning, crowd sourcing, internet of things (IoT) and predictive analysis.
Status date: 19 December 2018
The study intends to understand the future of a satellite-based IoT solution and the market for related products in multiple industries that require monitoring and in particular the monitoring of assets in remote areas. Through the study we engaged with major industrial companies providing them with a small demo of the proposed IoT product to validate business opportunities.
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: 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: 04 September 2018
Routing information to navigate the urban environment in accordance with users’ personal mobility needs.
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: 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: 23 July 2018
Feasibility study, performed by a Polish team, providing a comprehensive overview of the VDES technology future maritime applications potential. Analysis regards two of the most interesting services, i.e. MSI (Maritime Safety Information) exchange, with particular emphasis on polar regions, and SAR (Search and Rescue) operation coordination – on-scene search patterns exchange.
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: 05 July 2018
Status date: 19 June 2018
LuxSpace (LU), in cooperation with the project partners arviem (CH), OHB teledata (D) and megatel (D), develop an innovative container/cargo monitoring device which offers cargo localisation and condition monitoring capabilities via a wireless sensor network and reporting using satellite communication means and AIS (Automatic Identification System) data.
Apart from the technical development, a comprehensive customer tailored real time cargo monitoring service is offered, including analytics and operational support.
Status date: 17 June 2018
The preservation of safety and information distribution in the maritime transport market is currently enabled by systems, which already show signs of overload, such as AIS. SENSE is a feasibility study to analyse and assess the use of space assets, and in particular VDES, for maritime navigation systems. The project aims at developing a viable system services concept closing the information gap between ship and shore. SENSE’s core value is information exchange using worldwide standardized dataflows and thus ensure easy scalability and integration of new vessels.
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: 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: 03 April 2018
Airlines are embracing next generation connectivity in the cabin and cockpit. High capacity satellites are the key to meeting consumer demand for high speed, high quality and low cost connectivity in the air. Through this SatCom W-IFE ESA activity, Viasat’s satellite-based in-flight connectivity with Viasat Ireland’s in cabin applications is to provide an evolving range of services to the airborne market.
Status date: 15 March 2018
SatCorpAfrica (SATellite CORPorate services in AFRICA) is a Satcom Applications project by SatADSL (BE) aimed at developing, integrating and validating a satellite IP connectivity system and associated services allowing SatADSL to offer via local African Telecom Operators a solution targeting the WAN (Wide-Area-Network) market segment with a set of attractive and flexible offers.
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: 22 February 2018
WJETSS enables transportable, consumable and perishable “Things” or dangerous cargo (IoT) to “tell” their Whole-Journey Experience (WJE) from production to consumption, through sensor data monitoring and collection (“SenSourcing”) from all freight legs.
Status date: 20 February 2018
Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. LiveLand supports asset owners and operators to assess and monitor high-risk areas of their transport network providing improved geological hazard information at regional, network and local levels using integrated data from Earth observation satellites and GNSS.
Status date: 20 February 2018
Autonomous driving and reverse parking of truck-trailer combinations are very attractive for the transportation and logistics industry to reduce the transportation costs and to avoid accidents.
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.
By 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 products
Thanks 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: 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: 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: 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: 04 May 2017
The objective of this study is to investigate the technical feasibility, financial/non-financial viability and sustainability of a future service aiming at measuring the amounts of sulphur oxides components ejected by vessels travelling inside the Emission Control Areas (ECAs) as defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Status date: 19 January 2017
The INSUTRAX feasibility study objective is to investigate the technical feasibility and commercial viability of integrated applications utilizing various satellite data sources (GNSS, EO and Satcom) for cargo tracking in support of IT insurance products focusing on Polish insurance market.
Status date: 18 January 2017
The SAT-AIS Data Processing Centre (DPC) Demonstrator is a development co-funded by EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) and ESA. The DPC collects SAT-AIS messages, ancillary information for generating and distributing enhanced data services to the maritime community.
Status date: 16 January 2017
The objective of this project is to improve the energy efficiency and vehicle tracking capabilities of logistics and transport service providers in Europe. For this purpose, innovative ICT and climate protection technologies have been combined with space technologies, namely earth observation and satellite navigation, to offer a cost-efficient and flexible ‘one-stop-shop’ solution helping lorry drivers to achieve an eco-friendly driving style, while allowing fleet managers to monitor actual fleet fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
Status date: 11 January 2017
In the advent of the remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS), the Unmanned Parcel Delivery (UPD) project seeks to utilise RPAS and satellite technology to establish a fast, safe and secure UPD service to customers in remote and hard-to-reach locations.
Status date: 17 October 2016
The Xcit'ID project is dedicated to design, develop and validate a pre-operational integrated service platform aiming at significantly improving the management of the transport supply chain of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods.
Status date: 28 September 2016
The PROTECT project aims to exploit existing systems and infrastructure in conjunction with applicable space based assets to provide cost-effective added-value technology centred services that provide improved situational awareness to both on-board and shore based stakeholders, based on real-time innovative integration of piracy and sensor information/data.
Status date: 07 September 2016
The I-PORT demonstration project involves creation and demonstration of IT services for optimisation of inter-modal container transport in Ports. The project is a collaboration between AIMES, Avanti Communications Group plc, ContainerPort, exactEarth and Atlantic Containers Ltd and involves deployment of systems within the UK and also in Germany, in collaboration with The Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) and DBH.
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: 22 February 2016
Over 90% of our seas are unsurveyed. EO Crowd uses crowd sourcing, EO data and open data to fill this data gap.
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
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: 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: 23 October 2015
The increase in piracy incidents in areas such as the Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Guinea threatens life at sea and causes substantial cost to the shipping industry and governments as vessels transit through the High Risk Areas.
Status date: 07 October 2015
In compliance with European and national regulations, the GNSS based livestock transport online monitoring system as well as the related service elements allow the online control of (especially long distance) livestock transports as well as simplify livestock transport documentation. The solution can be integrated with other vehicle subsystems and transport information such as fuel consumption, temperature conditions, water level control, etc.
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: 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: 06 July 2015
The “Advanced Snow plough and Salt spreader based on Innovative Space Technologies“ (ASSIST) project aims to deliver a comprehensive feasibility study on the technical and economic sustainability of a winter road maintenance system based on space technologies.
ASSIST proposes a concept developed along with the improvement and integration of two main assets: Satellite Navigation (and related augmentation systems) and Earth Observations to get additional digital information about roads and weather forecasts.
Status date: 18 June 2015
The SURMON Demonstration Project targets airborne Geophysical Survey (GS) and oil Pipeline Monitoring (PM) services based on the use of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). Equipped with suitable sensors and making use of satellite communication and navigation, operation of the RPA beyond line-of-sight is enabled.
Status date: 17 June 2015
GeoSHM (GNSS and Earth Observation for Structural Health Monitoring) is a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system that integrates GNSS and Earth Observation technologies to offer an integrated solution for the maintenance of different types of asset.
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: 11 June 2015
The DG-Trac project addresses the tracking and tracing of dangerous goods in the medical sector integrating and using existing space technologies (navigational services, communication services) with GSM/UMTS and Internet.
Status date: 13 April 2015
SELIAT stands for the feasibility study Safe Emergency Landing in Alpine Terrain. It has investigated a service in aviation that shall provide geographic information about suitable landing sites to support off-field landings in alpine areas with difficult terrain. This information will be available to pilots in their cockpit. The information may be required either as part of an operation of a search and rescue mission or in case of a technical failure in the aircraft.
Status date: 26 March 2015
The project, which is part of ESA's Newcomers initiative of the ARTES 3-4 Programme, is aimed at developing, integrating and validating a set of mobile applications onboard of vehicles such as cars, coaches and trucks, using the S-Band delivery platform of Solaris on the Eutelsat W2A satellite.
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: 10 September 2014
Status date: 08 September 2014
The SATMODO project is aimed specifically at the round-wood timber harvesting market, by facilitating ”live” monitoring of harvest processes. To date the SATMODO project addressed current harvesting issues in remote areas by utilizing both cellular and satellite transmission technology as a means of providing data transmission pathways for the live harvest data from the Harvester Machine.
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: 09 April 2014
The MATIST services provide ground motion information to operators of alpine transportation infrastructures such as railway companies, institutes representing the national roads and companies from the energy sector.
Status date: 18 March 2014
Bird strikes on aircraft pose a real safety threat for both military and civil aviation. Depending on specific circumstances such as the speed of the aircraft, the point of impact, the mass of the bird, the number of birds and the type of aircraft, bird strikes can result in devastating accidents.
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.
Status date: 20 August 2013
This study addressed the feasibility and viability of an integrated solution consisting of space and terrestrial assets in support the optimisation of freight transport through European ports.
Status date: 29 May 2013
Two Way Information Management (TWIM) is a Feasibility Study to assess the added value of receiving information regarding incidents, public safety issues, criminal behaviour etc. from the general public via their smartphones or other mobile devices, in support of operations of Civil Protection Services (Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service etc).
Status date: 14 June 2012
The IRISS feasibility project has identified the applications and requirements for an integrated information, communication and navigation gateway within the rail transport sector, designed and developed a solution and performed a proof of concept activity.
Status date: 11 June 2012
The objectives of this feasibility study are to assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of an integrated solution and associated services which support the optimization of freight transport through ports (e.g. routing and scheduling), based on a better understanding of users and stakeholders needs and transport conditions, and better information exchange.
Status date: 25 May 2012
iTRAQ is a project to develop a dynamic traffic management system for optimising use of the road network whilst meeting growing demands to sustain high standards of air quality in urban environments.
Status date: 23 April 2012
The S²BAS project aims to develop, deploy and demonstrate (via proper test flights campaign) a platform for the provision of an integrated set of satellite-based low-cost services targeted to small and regional airports. The concept consists in supporting aspects related to the whole life-cycle of a flight, from its development and planning to its execution and control; with the aim of improve access, operations at the airport and increase safety at a low cost.
Status date: 30 November 2011
The SSMART project will provide solutions for monitoring and managing multimodal (road, rail, waterways) transports of dangerous goods. Integrating and using available space technologies (satellite navigation, satellite communications, earth observation) with terrestrial systems SSMART will improve safety, coordination, information exchange, and communication for both routine transport operations as well as for emergency situations.
Status date: 15 September 2010
The SINUE study will investigate the technical feasibility and economic / regulatory viability of integrating space based systems with UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) in order to enable their integration into non-segregated airspace and to relay payload data for new institutional and commercial services in near real-time.
Status date: 20 May 2010
The present activity is concerned with reducing the risk to civil aviation of an accident in the airport airspace environment as a result of bird strike.
Status date: 10 October 2009
"Management Centre for the Transport of Hazardous Goods in the Alpine Region" is an activity dedicated to the identification of users and requirements for the definition of services regarding the transport of Hazardous goods in the Alpine region.