Portfolio

PROJECT SHOWCASES

22 November 2017

Reducing the risk of bird strikes using satellite images and Ascend’s Normalised Difference Water index software (NDWI)

16 August 2017

British start-up Rezatec has developed a landscape monitoring service based on Earth Observation data

06 June 2017

A new forestry monitoring service, which is currently being used by three regional forestry departments in Poland, combines space and terrestrial data with a web-based interface.

09 May 2017

With the support of ESA, Belgian SME Ovinto has developed a service that offers satellite-based monitoring of rail cars and intermodal tank containers.

20 March 2017

A new satellite-enabled information management system for commercial fishermen, developed the support of ESA, is currently being used by some seventy Irish fishing vessels.

03 March 2017

A new rail line in Australia uses GNSS positioning for signalling, introducing the concept of virtual balises for ERTMS Level 2 solutions. It has obtained SIL4 certification, the stringent safety integrity level which is required by train control systems. 

14 February 2017

Managing seasonal navigational hazards, such as winter ice, on Romania's section of the Danube river is the goal of an ongoing ARTES IAP Demonstration Project.

06 December 2016

With the support of ESA's ARTES Applications programme, 21Net has built a system that seemlessly integrates satcoms to improve the user experience of WiFi on high-speed trains.

11 November 2016

The GeoSHM structural health monitoring system, developed with the support of ESA, is now being further deployed in Scotland and China.

03 November 2016

The Basilicata Region in southern Italy has announced the allocation of a nearly one million euros to support an ongoing ARTES Applications project, ONE Class! Open network for Education.

28 July 2016

An integrated rescue management tool being developed with the support of ESA is improving the speed and accuracy of search and rescue missions in the mountains of the Czech Republic.

30 June 2016

With the support of ESA, HydroLogic (NL) is developing an application called the HydroNET Flood and Rain Report generator to map rainfall and flooding quickly and easily. It has been successfully deployed in flood-prone Australia, and other countries are taking interest in the system.

23 June 2016

The ARTES Applications 3InSat project recently completed a trial run of its integrated rail signalling system on the island of Sardinia. The successful outcome confirmed the viability of GNSS technology for the rail industry.

01 April 2016

An enterprising Dutch startup is developing a viable business using Sentinel-1 SAR imagery to monitor oil and gas pipelines from space.

25 January 2016

Thanks to a new portal video encoder device developed with the support of ESA, high definition video can now be cost-effectively streamed from mobile satellite terminals. This breakthrough facilitates the transmission of broadcast-quality video content from regions with limited terrestrial infrastructure.  

 

15 November 2015

With the support of ESA through the ARTES IAP programme, Vista GmbH has developed a successful business supplying precision agriculture services to farmers. At this year's Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, the Munich-based company was awarded a gold medal for innovation in recognition of its achievements.

15 September 2015

A recent ARTES IAP demonstration project shows how satellites give the deployment of RPAS a huge boost. The project leader, an enterprising British SME, is capitalising on this experience to develop a viable business in remote surveying services.

10 August 2015

Project Showcase: How ARTES-supported Sway4edu2 uses satcoms to help close the digital divide in education.

29 April 2015

A satellite communications-based system developed with the support of ESA is making it easier for a Belgian medical team to test new antiviral drugs for the treatment Ebola patients in West Africa.

24 March 2015

Long-term monitoring using historical Earth Observation data and short-term GNSS positioning is a potent combination for studying the health and well-being of complex structures such as bridges.

24 February 2015

Demonstration and pilot implementation of a satellite-based operations control system for managing teams in alpine rescue missions.

26 January 2015

How satellite services give landowners an easier and cheaper way of calculating the potential economic value of conserving or restoring environmentally important peatlands.

07 November 2014

In an activity supported by ESA, a software package called VECMAP was developed that uses Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation data to populate an online database, allowing researchers to map high-risk areas. 

15 September 2014

Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier.

10 September 2014

With the support of ESA, Irish company Treemetrics has developed an innovative system that uses space and ground assets to map forests and monitor tree-harvesting machinery.

26 August 2014

Thanks to European telecoms satellites, affordable broadband Internet access via satellite is becoming reality. 

23 May 2014

Two recent ARTES-funded feasibility studies looked into ways of understanding and mitigating the risks associated with unstable terrain.

06 May 2014

The incorporation of satellite communication services in railway signalling systems is now one step closer.

11 March 2014

A robust portable device for monitoring vital signs and providing communications for medics developed with the support of ESA offers a lifeline even in the remotest areas on Earth via satcoms.

14 February 2014

ASSIST allows project managers to analyse the positive and negative impacts of their Telemedicine services way before they go live.

12 February 2014

European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Space Agency (ESA), have agreed to pursue their cooperation in the domain of Remotely Piloted Aircrafts.

12 February 2014

The Dutch company Robin Radar has recently taken the FlySafe technology down a new and unexpected path.

BROWSE PROJECTS

Based on user needs and industry skills, the evolution of customized solutions and the establishment of innovative services is accomplished through project activities. Focusing on various thematic areas, relevant information on the project activities is provided below.

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EuroPORT

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. 

Invisible Worlds

Status date: 09 May 2019

Rezatec and the Eden Project will explore how geospatial data analytics could benefit individual growers or forest owners with small areas under management, by providing commercially valuable and actionable decision support tools accessed via a self-service, digital platform. In addition, these analytics could be provided as an operational service to other creative visual installations at museums and institutions around the world.

PREMIA

Status date: 08 May 2019

Our project aims to fill the gap currently existing between satellite Earth Observation and the agro insurance market by providing an innovative and integrated end-to-end platform

Vialone

Status date: 08 May 2019

Vialone leverages Big Earth Observation Data to support European organic rice farming and trade. Copernicus data and tailored in-situ sensors keep rice paddy fields constantly monitored from both space and ground. Vialone unlocks best practices of organic paddy management and supplies early information on growth trends. Thanks to Vialone, the so-called mature consumer will be able to make healthy and informed choices based on reliable traceability information on top-tier organic rice. 

PASST

Status date: 08 May 2019

Precise Apiculture Supported by Space Technologies (acronym: PASST) is a mobile application that enables the implementation of precise apiaries management based on the latest satellite technologies and geolocation in connection with close cooperation with agricultural producers.

RailSAT

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. 

VtDaws

Status date: 07 May 2019

VtDaws is a service developed on a SaaS model. VtDaws includes in its features the access to EO data (especially Sentinel and Copernicus Services data), a change/anomalies detection engine based on machine learning techniques, a warning service transforming data into information to the users and community sourcing features to add in-situ data and share information on smartphones or tablets.

SnowSense

Status date: 08 July 2014

SnowSense aims at the qualitative, spatial and temporal improvement of available snow information (snow covered area, snow parameters). It integrates space and ground-based assets to achieve this target. The project has won the 2013 ESA IAP IntegSpace Award.

ARCT.esa

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.

ALBA-TROSS

Status date: 10 April 2019

Alba Orbital is working to develop satellite applications which utilize each aircraft’s unique ‘Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast’ (ADS-B) signature. ADS-B signals contain data on flight path, and flight weather conditions, and can be used to enhance global weather forecasts, verify aircraft carbon emissions, and aid in Mayday scenarios, especially when fused with other satellite and ground based data-sets. 

Tesselo

Status date: 10 April 2019

Our mission is to help organizations manage their natural resources more efficiently and sustainably. To achieve this goal, we augment satellite imagery with Artificial Intelligence and environmental expert knowledge to deliver actionable business insight to our customers.

Planet B is too far away – let’s take care of Planet A.

Greenhouse Early Warning Service

Status date: 09 April 2019

Greenhouse owners are in a very competitive market, in which unexpected costs due to damage and decay of the greenhouse assets can cause severe problems. This feasibility study aims to provide insights into how an early warning service using space data can help greenhouse owners to prevent or mitigate non-insurable risks threatening their business.

ARC-REACH

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.

 

SSFIS

Status date: 02 April 2019

Smallholders are underserved by credit providers as lenders are unable to assess their risk. Sensonomic’s system uses predictive and prescriptive simulations to assess system effects of credit deployment and open the market. With its dynamic data consumption, and iterative and reactive simulations, the service provides a continually updated prediction of how robust the credit providers portfolio is.

NG Aviation – Smart Airports

Status date: 28 March 2019

Proposed system serves as a platform for Airside area management based on ICAO and EUROCONTROL legislative as a support for satellite navigation.

AIME Aeronautical Information Management Environment software platform enables to create and share digital aeronautical data including the temporal warning messages (Digital NOTAM) in AIXM 5.1 format.

European Space-based Information Management System for CBRN (EuroSIM CBRN)

Status date: 22 March 2019

The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of developing the next generation of CBRN information management system through the provision of a web-based service model which enables a wide user community to have access to the type of advanced CBRN IM technology already available to the military in the UK, the USA and NATO.

CERASAT

Status date: 20 March 2019

CERASAT aims to provide reliable, real-time and global rainfall measurement services. It extracts the rainfall information from the signalling data generated in satellite communication (SatCom) networks by employing advanced machine learning and signal processing techniques. CERASAT can complement existing rainfall measurement solutions e.g. rain gauges and weather radars.

HiVaCroM

Status date: 18 March 2019

HiVaCroM uses a time series of Sentinel-1 SAR observations as the basis for generating field-level canopy cover measurements for high value potato crops on a national scale. The canopy cover measurements are required frequently, throughout the growing season, as input to yield models and to inform crop performance metrics. The yield model and crop performance metrics provided important information that growers and supply chain can use to manage crop-related risk during the growing season.

ISSWIND Demo

Status date: 13 March 2019

ISSWIND provides value-adding services to wind power industry in the areas of planning and operations, with financial and organizational benefits, to a wide range of wind power stakeholders. More accurate wind resource assessments and power production estimations are just two of the range of services available that shall benefit the client’s business.

Project Impactor

Status date: 11 March 2019

Impactor deliver a prototype/credit scoring tool based on locally collected data, weather data and remote sensing data works. With this, we can provide financing to smallholders  – and support traders in taking over financing activities to these smallholders – Impactor could in a later stage expand to advice, which after then can be presented to impact investors (via a platform). 

HARP

Status date: 08 March 2019

For safe operations, commercial aircraft have to be able to communicate with air traffic control centres at all times. In remote areas such as the polar regions, communication is by HF shortwave radio, which may be severely disrupted by space weather events. The provision of state-of-the-art services for HF communication management is covered by the HARP project.

Ground Instability Risk Profiling (GIRP) now branded as Hi_Ground

Status date: 22 February 2019

Hi_Ground delivers new subsidence risk profiling tools, based on our unique Core Subsidence Hazard Score, for every property and postcode in the UK.

SCS

Status date: 18 February 2019

Smart Coop Solutions (SCS) is an Internet of Things (IoT) based sensing service enabling the organic farmer to monitor and maintain mobile chicken coops remotely and to guarantee suitable conditions for the animals. Animal welfare under organic standards has strict regulations and requires that coops offer a suitable indoor climate and outdoor environment. Real-time monitoring through the SCS provides farmers with relevant statistics, actionable information and peace of mind through a simple mobile app.

LiveLand

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. 

ConsTrack

Status date: 12 December 2018

ConsTrack serves as a comprehensive construction site information service to the economic and financial sector, through an integrative satellite observation and satellite navigation solution and dedicated IT system.

DynTrans

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. 

PRIIMA

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. 

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.

DateGIS Demo

Status date: 12 February 2019

DateGIS Demo is the follow-on demonstration project from the ARTES 20 DateGIS feasibility study completed in 2016.

DateGIS is an integrated Geo-information System (GIS) for Date Palm precision agriculture. Objective of DateGIS is to provide information products and services on date farms and palm trees for:

  1. Government institutions, specifically for the following needs:
    1. Date farm and palm registration service;
    2. Regional / national Red Palm Weevil control management program;
  2. Date sector (farmers), specifically for the following needs:
    1. Increase yield, productivity and quality of date farming;
    2. Reduction of date farm losses due to Red Palm Weevil infestation.

Currently the main threat for the global date sector is the Red Palm Weevil plague, so the first focus of DateGIS is on service items 1.b and 2.b (the most urgent needs), with a clear and sustainable long-term growth model for service items 1.a and 2.a.

The key asset of the DateGIS is information supply chain management (“from big data to farm information”) which includes building a strong network of remote sensing data suppliers, aerial survey service providers, knowledge partners and local network / sales channels.

NARWHALS

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.

DateGIS -

Status date: 22 October 2016

DateGIS is an integrated Geo-information System (GIS) for Date Palm precision agriculture. Objective of DateGIS is to provide information products and services on date farms and palm trees for:

a)   Provide date farm management information to increase date production, quality and yield;

b)   Development and management of a national RPW control program;

c)    Reduction of farm financial losses caused by RPW infestation;

d)   Improve water use efficiency, irrigation and fertilizing management.

POINTSAT

Status date: 01 February 2019

POINTSAT enables professional remote collaboration services of support, instruction and training in challenging conditions for the maritime, offshore, and energy industry sectors. The project integrates satellite infrastructure and augmented reality technology into a smart and reliable solution for all technical collaboration needs.

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. 

Watch Out!

Status date: 19 December 2018

While wearable tracker gadgets become mainstream, they fail to provide a solution for elderly fall prevention. This new algorithm from Gait Up empowers existing wearables with smart fusion of GNSS and IMU for simple and accurate activity metrics related to elderly falls, like gait speed. The algorithm is implemented in a smartwatch application, satisfying requests from national healthcare institutions.

Satellite data analytics for (re)insurance

Status date: 16 January 2019

Geospatial data analytics for (re)insurance

NITREOS

Status date: 16 January 2019

NITREOS is a service platform that serves organic farmers, as well as conventional, in carrying out daily activities in a more efficient, profitable and sustainable way, as compared to the practices they used until now.

NITREOS provides the following services to farmers and agricultural consultants: i) Irrigation Scheduling; ii) Variable Rate Fertilization; iii) Crop Growth Monitoring; and iv) Yield Estimation.

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.

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.

Wild boar project

Status date: 14 January 2019

The key product/service is to provide a monitoring of damages to agricultural and environmental areas caused by wild boar (Sus scrofa) using remote sensing data. The technical key idea is to upscale from the investigation of local areas via high resolution aerial images to larger areas via satellite data.

ANHS

Status date: 10 January 2019

The market opportunity identified by DHI GRAS is to provide customers with updated information of navigational hazards including coastlines and submerged reefs in the Arctic.

Building Stock Monitor Service

Status date: 09 January 2019

The proposed Building Stock Monitor Service is a service to aid municipalities with monitoring the entire building stock within their geographical borders by using satellite imagery from Sentinels 1 and 2.

The revisit time of these satellites give unprecedented update frequency as opposed to current technology that typically involves fly-bys at high costs.

RGB

Status date: 10 January 2019

Our latest solution for remote graphics allows sports federations and content owners to adapt TV graphical overlays for different geographies without multiplying the number of feeds, thereby reducing costs and maximising the event value for partners and sponsors. 

WONDER

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. 

WJETSS

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.

ASAP DP

Status date: 24 May 2017

The proposed Agricultural Service is designed as a “One-stop-shop” for actors in the Agricultural sector, providing information on crop status and their growing conditions based on EO and ancillary data. The System flexibility and comprehensiveness ensure its applicability for a variety of problems faced by Users in different Agricultural sectors. 

EMUSER

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.

AIR-Portal

Status date: 02 November 2016

The economic and technical feasibility of AIR-Portal, an air quality dashboard for European cities, was shown in this study. The consortium developed in a demand driven development the requirements of three major European cities into a working proof of concept. With this proof of concept the technical feasibility was proven, furthermore a business case was developed proving the economic feasibility.

CMS

Status date: 19 December 2018

Crisis Happens! Are you prepared to save your company?

ESA-IoT

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.

SBS RailS Phase 2.1

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.