Reducing the risk of bird strikes using satellite images and Ascend’s Normalised Difference Water index software (NDWI)
British start-up Rezatec has developed a landscape monitoring service based on Earth Observation data
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.
With the support of ESA, Belgian SME Ovinto has developed a service that offers satellite-based monitoring of rail cars and intermodal tank containers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The GeoSHM structural health monitoring system, developed with the support of ESA, is now being further deployed in Scotland and China.
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.
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.
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.
An enterprising Dutch startup is developing a viable business using Sentinel-1 SAR imagery to monitor oil and gas pipelines from space.
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.
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.
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.
Project Showcase: How ARTES-supported Sway4edu2 uses satcoms to help close the digital divide in education.
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.
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.
Demonstration and pilot implementation of a satellite-based operations control system for managing teams in alpine rescue missions.
How satellite services give landowners an easier and cheaper way of calculating the potential economic value of conserving or restoring environmentally important peatlands.
Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier.
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.
Thanks to European telecoms satellites, affordable broadband Internet access via satellite is becoming reality.
Two recent ARTES-funded feasibility studies looked into ways of understanding and mitigating the risks associated with unstable terrain.
The incorporation of satellite communication services in railway signalling systems is now one step closer.
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.
ASSIST allows project managers to analyse the positive and negative impacts of their Telemedicine services way before they go live.
European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Space Agency (ESA), have agreed to pursue their cooperation in the domain of Remotely Piloted Aircrafts.
The Dutch company Robin Radar has recently taken the FlySafe technology down a new and unexpected path.
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.
Status date: 13 September 2021
This project defines an ‘Augmented Quantum Key Distribution (AQKD)’ Satellite Service that uses nanosatellites to deliver cryptographic keys for fractions of the cost of traditional satellite constellations. This service, rather than compete with large service providers, aims to augment these larger networks and could be used for on a wide range of end applications with multiple market verticals.
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: 10 September 2021
Colibri is a telemedicine service relying on satellite broadband communication to efficiently support healthcare services in white areas in terms of ground connectivity, combining fix telemedicine relays installed in villages, a vehicle equipped with medical equipment called “Consultobus” and home appliances for isolated people.
Status date: 08 September 2021
AGROMS aims to identify crop types among major ones, at the very beginning seed season, then to provide a forecast of the harvest size, by the mid-season, far before the actual harvest, with the best accuracy. All by using Artificial Intelligence.
Status date: 19 November 2018
RAPSODY, a project led by TEKEVER, will demonstrate the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) in a wide area maritime context, through the execution of search & rescue and pollution monitoring missions. The missions will be executed in near-real scenarios over the Atlantic Ocean. The Satcom-enabled RPAS will be fully prepared and customized to perform these maritime missions, including the integration of specific payloads and the usage of specially tailored mission-oriented data fusion, data compression and automatic feature recognition and identification algorithms.
Status date: 02 September 2021
AMOR aims to provide Public Institutions and Visitors with services dedicated to the Cultural Heritage domain, respectively for Safeguard and Fruition aspects.
Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies) will contribute to provide information about the state of conservation of ancient monuments.
Fruition services (supported by 5G connection) will offer Mixed Reality experiences directly available on personal devices, via a dedicated mobile APP.
Status date: 03 June 2019
Developed by Archangel Imaging, WAMCam is an innovative solution integrating satellite communication and machine learning technologies to radically improve wildlife monitoring and population studies. Researchers and conservationists working in remote regions can deploy AI-enabled cameras to remotely monitor animal traps and study areas. Receiving prompt notifications of the wildlife identified by the cameras revolutionizes the effectiveness of conservation studies.
Status date: 25 August 2021
This project is a technical, economic and commercial feasibility assessment into an adaptive Load Reduction Device (LRD) for Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) mooring systems that can significantly reduce Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).
Status date: 23 August 2021
The growing urban population and the impacts of climate change are putting increasing pressure on cities.
Vacant, underutilised and brownfield land provide an opportunity to create transformative interventions that contribute to addressing urban challenges and enhance the resilience of cities.
Status date: 23 August 2021
The Biodiversity Net Gain service aims to develop a rapid, accurate and efficient approach to the mapping of biodiversity baselines and biodiversity change for Biodiversity Net Gain, facilitated by remote sensing technology.
Status date: 19 August 2021
In the same way we check the weather forecast and take preventive measures, so we will do for the water.
Status date: 13 August 2021
The FAST study has the objective to identify and preliminary define new or enhanced applications, leveraging satellite communications capabilities, for the public safety sector with a focus on the three main verticals: Law Enforcement, Fire Brigades and Emergency Services.
Status date: 11 July 2021
The MIS Global Events Observer (GEO) applies accurate, real time intelligence of space-based and ground sensor data to teams working across the insurance cycle. GEO offers unique opportunities for businesses to make informed decisions when selecting, pricing, monitoring, mitigating and assessing risks, and seeks to drive technology into traditional workflows to enhance policyholder service and deliver cost savings and time efficiencies.
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: 28 June 2021
The world’s lightest weather sonde, the StreamSonde, is launched from balloon, airplane, drone or UAV and carried around by natural winds. It records winds at higher accuracy than ever before by using GNSS technology and records a large number of weather parameters with its high-quality sensors. In this project, its benefits for storm and routine weather measurements is demonstrated, along with user benefits of obtaining better weather forecasts.
Status date: 02 August 2021
The project aims at the creation of services for the safeguard, conservation, promotion and enjoyment of the cultural heritage by using Space assets, AR and 5G network. The initiative has as its principal user the Municipality of L’Aquila, whose heritage is willing to be prevented and enhanced thanks to the development of the app, major outcome of the project Extension.
Status date: 30 July 2021
With rapidly growing wildfire disasters in Europe and worldwide, we see an increasing need for new technologies and applications to better monitor these fires. OroraTech is developing an innovative all-in-one global wildfire detection, alerting and monitoring service from space.
Status date: 13 July 2021
Loss of water through damaged pipes is one of the biggest problems in the global distribution of drinking water. To make leak detection easier, we sell our customers a T.O.M.-System for use by own specialist staff or offer a qualified service for leak detection through Turn-off metering. Necessary information about the pipe network is documented in an online portal.
Status date: 28 July 2021
Crop Mycotoxin Management (CMM) offers a service for an efficient management of mycotoxin contamination in wheat production. Satellite-based earth-observation data are derived to crop information and combined with terrestrial data sources to assess the infield disease risk during vegetative growth and the risk of mycotoxin accumulation at harvest. Such information support farmers in site-specific scouting activities, variable-rate applications of fungicides and selective harvesting to exclude mycotoxin contaminated grains. Furthermore, the service provides information on the regional yield in terms of quality level of wheat.
Status date: 08 February 2021
The aim of the project is to give MPAs (Marine Protected Areas), National Research Institutes, NGO and as well as marine operators access to advanced technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and space technologies, that could help, favourite and accelerate marine conservation.
Specifically, the project will allow the data mining of coastal marine habitats through embedded AI on satNav localized underwater explorer-class drones and surface vessels whose autonomous survey are optimized by cloud AI and Earth Observations (EO), creating web dashboards for MPAs to access all the marine habitats data, trends and alerts, and share them all within their community.
Status date: 28 July 2021
SmartCane provides agronomic and management information derived from remote sensing to commercial sugarcane producing companies and affiliated farmer organisations– “outgrowers”. The objective of the service is to provide timely information via SMS, with which farmers and commercial sugarcane producing companies can make better decisions, which result in increased production and income per hectare and reduced use of resources.
Status date: 13 July 2021
FB Eye – acronym of Fire-Bombing Eye – is a commercial initiative to improve the firefighting operations using innovative space-based and ground-based technologies.
FB Eye is an innovative platform-as-a-service commercial provision of integrated satellite/airborne Comms/Nav support to the precision water bombing of large wildfires.
FB Eye will provide to waterbomber’s pilot a near real time information map with precise geographical location of most radiating fire hotspots, being the most effective release target to extinguish rapidly the fire.
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: 20 July 2021
PREMUSOS uses GNSS and EO imagery in order to identify the best locations in which to place environmental sensors that detect phenomena such as flooding, to accurately place those sensors as they are installed; and to use current EO data to enhance maintenance procedures.
Status date: 12 July 2018
Providing continuous updates on hydro reservoir filling levels by means of Earth Observation data & machine learning to improve power price forecasting, production planning and market analysis and energy trading.
Status date: 21 July 2021
SEIA is a solution supporting distribution network operators to perform faster, safer, more accurate and ecologically friendly asset monitoring and assessments. Our algorithm leverages state-of-the-art technological advances in machine learning to automate the monotonous and repetitive aspects of condition estimation of energy transmission network towers. This allows cost-effective funding decisions based on automated analysis of assets’ condition in aerial photography.
Status date: 21 July 2021
SMRC intends to create a school map in rural communities with the help of satellite data, applying computer vision to earth observation data.
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: 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: 02 February 2021
360blue is an information and software suite to determine water related risks, support optimization of water management, and asses water replenishment activities.
Status date: 09 December 2020
4D Urban Insights creates maps of fast growing areas and makes urban dynamics visible and actionable. By applying Machine Learning, changes in horizontal and vertical spread can be detected automatically and early warnings can be shown to users.
Status date: 24 August 2020
ADVISER (AugmenteD VIrtual reality SErvice for Renewable energy) aims to empower Decision Support satellite and UAVs based i-EM SAT services combined with mixed reality capabilities to provide support for the Planning & Construction and the Operation & Maintenance of renewable energy power plants: VR-AR technologies, coupled with the utilization of space assets, could empower O&M activities, in terms of cost savings, effectiveness of the interventions and safety.
Status date: 29 March 2021
3DE is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution targeted at the energy sector that facilitates the management of geospatial data for Right of Way Management and Asset Inspection. Using remote sensing technologies (satellite, aircraft, and drones) combined with machine learning techniques, 3DE improves predictive maintenance work practices, increases the safety of operational personnel, and reduces Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs.
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: 20 December 2019
The ASSURE project aims to integrate a space-based application device (GNSS and SatCom) with blockchain technology to continuous monitoring of surface displacements. ASSURE is used to monitor area subject to land deformation and on critical infrastructure subject to external forces endangering their stability with a certified device and thus with certified data.
Status date: 07 April 2021
AGESPOT is a completely new technological development based on satellite earth observation data offering services that allow access to precise data on WHERE and HOW MANY people, under consideration of their ages and socio-economic attributes, currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE.
Status date: 07 June 2019
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: 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: 22 May 2018
agriloc targets significant improvements in agriculture through automation supported by satellites. For this purpose, a thorough market analysis and numerous user surveys have been carried out to identify current problems and needs of farmers. Projected agriloc systems and services have been validated through requirements definition, design, and field demonstrations in various user workshops and public forums at agricultural fairs. The solutions are aimed at supporting farming processes through integration of highly accurate Guidance, Navigation, and Control, with reliable connectivity utilising telecommunication satellites, and supported by new test systems and services to support farmers in their purchasing decisions.
Status date: 24 August 2016
agriloc targets significant improvements in agriculture through automation. For this purpose a thorough user survey was carried out to identify current problems and needs of farmers. Projected agriloc systems and services were then validated in a user workshop. The solutions are aimed at supporting farming processes through integration of highly accurate Guidance, Navigation, and Control, reliable communications utilising communication satellites, weather and satellite data, and automation of farm management and process planning.
Status date: 03 December 2014
Snow avalanches kill people and damage infrastructure in mountainous regions worldwide. Avalanche warning services base their products mainly on numerical weather prediction outputs, networks of automatic stations and observers in the field. Presently many European networks are not dense enough and observations by people in the field are hindered by bad weather conditions or high avalanche danger.
Status date: 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: 13 July 2021
The project comprises two activity streams:
- Weather over AIS, which aims to extract weather information from vessels that use AIS to improve weather forecasting in areas where this information is scarce.
- AIS and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data fusion, which enables the creation of a service for detecting “dark” vessels, creating a wide-area situational awareness solution for public entities.
Status date: 05 June 2021
CollectiveCrunch is an AI leader in the forestry industry. Our product is called Linda Forest and is delivered via a SaaS platform. Using Linda Forest our customers make better buying and selling decisions, use wood-based raw material more efficiently, and overall reduce their costs. Linda Forest can be adopted to new opportunities such as prediction of risks from climate change.
Status date: 13 July 2021
SatNetMonitor is a vegetation management and infrastructure risk detection service for electricity network companies. Disaster management service module is offered to Distribution Service Operators (DSO).
Status date: 13 July 2020
Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society and security of electricity supply is extremely important. Energy transmission and distribution networks are vulnerable. Information collected by satellites can be used to make the maintenance of the networks more efficient, to reduce risks due to the changing environment, and to mitigate the risk of interruptions.
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: 19 March 2021
DigiFarm detects accurate field boundaries to power precision agriculture through deep resolving Sentinel-2 data from 10m to 1m resolution. DigiFarm can empower the entire sector to make better decisions.
Status date: 14 December 2020
CliniTouch Vie is a satellite air quality enabled, digitally connected health care platform that provides remote monitoring, tailored clinical interventions and education to patients with chronic conditions to significantly improve health outcomes.