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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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IFTRAINING

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.

Sun4Health

Status date: 07 January 2020

The Sun4Health demonstration project develops a ready-to-market solution by providing a comprehensive, integrated revolutionary system for the best exploitation of solar radiation benefits avoiding the healthrelated risks, according to any environmental scenario and targeted for any kind of end-user, especially for children.

EUROPORT

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.

Profumo

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.

Navigation assistance

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.

SHOW

Status date: 19 December 2019

SHOW as a mobile service is aimed at making seniors feeling constantly needed by society, as they are enabled to offer help to family members, friends, or in general people who need support. It addresses the challenges of elderly people regarding increasing mobility, maintaining activity, improving safety, reducing stress, growing assurance of behaviour and reducing social exclusion.

DG-TRAC Demo Project

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.

AIMEE

Status date: 16 December 2019

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.  

EFFORS

Status date: 13 December 2019

A real-time flood forecasting system has been developed and is operated at the computational centre of the Austrian national weather service ZAMG.

EFFORS brings together experts in the field of meteorology, hydrology, hydrodynamics and satellite communication. Within a coherent modelling chain, the EFFORS system couples the individual numerical models and provides relevant data about flood evolution on short time scales.

ThermCERT

Status date: 12 December 2019

Fuel poverty is an increasingly large social problem in the Great Britain, as well as in the rest of Europe. Ageing, inefficient building stock and rising fuel prices are pushing more and more households into fuel poverty.

ThermCERT reduces the complexity, cost and time spent identifying households who may qualify for Energy Company Obligation (ECO) support, allowing energy suppliers to deliver their obligation more efficiently.

ThermCERT Feasibility Study

Status date: 11 December 2019

The European Commission established a long-term objective of decreasing the CO2-emission levels for the building sector by 27% by 2030.

Every third building in Europe is in need of deep renovation (older that sixty years). People in these houses are overpaying for the heating many times. That is both economically and environmentally harmful. Buildings account for 40% of the EU's energy consumption, 36% of its CO2 emissions. Current annual building renovation rate in Europe is below 2%.

The actual thermal performance of building stock is the critical element for situation awareness, impacting progress on energy efficiency measure uptake.

Utilising Earth observation, satellite navigation and ground level data, ThermCERT represents a crucial aid in helping to understand the true thermal performance of the city built environment, highlighting the energy efficiency problematic areas and issues. 

B-SURE

Status date: 05 December 2019

B-SURE reduces disaster management response time.

The main B-SURE service is rapid collection and bandwidth-efficient secure communication of operationally relevant field information. The baseline field platform is a smartphone, while information managers access data and interact with the field users via Web browsers online on secure servers. The field users cover professionals, civ/mil population and small UAV operators. 

GridWatch

Status date: 09 September 2019

GridWatch offers owners of high voltage power infrastructures a continuous monitoring and alarming system to support the inspection, maintenance and management procedures of power lines, and a management system providing the measurements of the parameters  necessary to dynamically operate the power lines, i.e. ambient temperature, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and conductor temperature.

PLIMM

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.    

TT-GSAT

Status date: 29 November 2019

The aim of TT-GSAT is to offer a test and trial environment for emergency personnel and industry where it is possible to touch, try out and play with real building blocks in order to creatively find and implement new solutions. These building blocks can be individually combined with each other in order to try out and test the interaction of different equipment in different deployment scenarios.

MULDIARCOS

Status date: 27 November 2019

The MULDIARCOS project has implemented and demonstrated a cohesive end-to-end delivery chain of satellite imagery and met-ocean data. The implemented service has been demonstrated during maritime operations in the Arctic. Arctic maritime operations often have a need of fast and regular earth observation and weather information. In the project, focus has been on streamlined and effective ordering, delivery procedures due to limited and expensive communication channels to the vessels during the operations.

SpaceChain

Status date: 27 November 2019

The multisignature wallet makes digital currency transactions more secure by requiring two approvals for each transaction, one from the user and one from the satellite. The security of transactions are guaranteed via satellite hardware isolation, a multiple approval model, and secure satellite communication making the transaction resistant to hacking.

Cerberus

Status date: 26 November 2019

BlackShore’s crowdsourcing platform Cerberus reinforces developing country economies utilizing satellite imagery amplifying sustainable food production while preserving the environment. This is achieved through the power of satellites, socially conscious gaming and the power of the crowd.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 21 July 2016

TT-GSAT facilitates rescue and emergency services as well as industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements, which results in minimized risk for solution development and eases complex deployments in a mission critical environment.

Comprehensive services with scoping services for innovation driven procurement, test and operation support for SatCom and terrestrial communication, navigation, EO based solutions and training/simulation services are offered. 

IoT4Verticality

Status date: 18 November 2019

IoT4verticality is a decision support solution to improve the current inspection procedures and enable condition-based maintenance of critical infrastructures; it monitors the verticality of structures, which is particularly important in tall structures such as flanged poles and guyed poles/towers.

NG-RMP

Status date: 14 November 2019

The Next Generation Recognised Maritime Picture (NG-RMP) provides a real time marine solution for the monitoring of vessels, complemented with advanced decision support. The system provides for risk determination from the viewpoint of either navies and the security of countries EEZ or insurance organisation to determine risk exposure of their marine vessel portfolio in real time worldwide.

Services enabled by HAPS (Thales Alenia Space)

Status date: 14 November 2019

The need for effective surveillance covering large surface areas around the world is expected to boost the market for HAPS.

The study objectives are:

  • to define services where HAPS can play a key role in the short-term, mainly for maritime and border surveillance, support to ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Recognition) activities and emergency response applications,
  • to technically and economically assess and characterise the previous applications and services complemented by satellites.

SOLAR3

Status date: 08 November 2019

SOLAR3 leverages core space assets including navigation, earth observation and satellite communication, as well as the recent advances in solar-powered unmanned flight and hyperspectral imaging technologies towards the realisation of large-scale diagnostics of vegetation for precision farming.

 

Smeeth

Status date: 08 November 2019

SMEETH designed to supports health researchers handling a large database on atmospheric composition, meteorological data, and correlated geo-referenced medical records, in a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. The final goal of SMEETH is to determine the plausibility of providing early warning of outbreaks of respiratory diseases using satellite measurements.

AT

Status date: 07 November 2019

Activity Time (AT) deals with forms of spending time after school or work. Using mobile phone geolocation users receive notifications about interesting activities and events in the neighbourhood and are able to track children activities and results. The service provide NGOs and private companies with tools to manage their own offer and create opportunities to reach the target audience.

AMTRACK2

Status date: 07 November 2019

The AMTRACK service aims at filling the gaps between terrestrial AIS service and SAT-AIS (Satellite AIS) service. Both services provide ship positions but the first is limited because of the limited VHF range of coastal stations, typically 25-30 nautical miles, while the second is limited in areas of high ship densities (Asia, Golf of Mexico, Europe…).

GLAUCUS: Smart Fishing and Route Planning System

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.

SAVANT

Status date: 06 November 2019

SAVANT is an end-to-end analytics and insights service, generating and delivering bespoke products tailored to specific requirements of customers seeking information on the mining industry, with an initial focus on the copper mining sector.

Stratio.OEMs

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.

DEDALOS SAT

Status date: 28 October 2019

DEDALOS is a low-cost system based on GPS for the static monitoring and early-warning of movements and deformations of critical infrastructures induced by natural (landslides, subsidence, etc.) and/or man- made impacts (excavations, extraction/injection of gases, etc.). DEDALOS SAT project  aims to upgrade current system in order to provide:

  • full continuity of service by adding satellite data transmission;
  • improve reliability through GALILEO data processing.

Space Innovation System to Monitor Animals

Status date: 23 May 2019

SISMA2 provides a series of cost-effective space-based tools to facilitate the management of the pastoralism livestock industry, and cope with the future.

MiLoW-RRS

Status date: 23 July 2018

MiLoW-RRS is an innovative weather service based on space technologies and space derived data that provides outdoor enthusiasts a one-stop-shop solution for planning multi-day outdoor trips in complex terrains. The service combines maps, elevation profiles and route descriptions with accurate and reliable weather forecasts for planning and undertaking outdoor activities.

Broadband Africa

Status date: 26 September 2019

The Broadband Africa service provides Internet in a pay as you go format to customers in Africa, to permit them to flexibly choose the capacity, the connection speed in both transmission and reception, and the duration of the service.

DeFROST

Status date: 26 September 2019

Based on satellite data, DeFROST delivers the ultimate solution for terrain status monitoring for the Outdoor Tourism Industry. Providers of Digital Outdoor Platforms as well as Outdoor Touristic Destinations require the most accurate and up-to-date data of terrain conditions to be able to take decisions like opening, closing or carrying on maintenance works on a trail, plan marketing campaigns and inform tourists, ultimately keeping them safe. 

SnowSense DP

Status date: 23 September 2019

Provision of Snow, Run-off and Hydropower Information for Remote Areas: We are using In-Situ Snow Monitoring, Earth Observation and Model Techniques as innovative solution for the assessment of snow cover, the amount of water stored in it, it’s potential for energy production and the related risk of flood events.

Big data for migration study

Status date: 13 September 2019

“Big Data” refers to new computational capabilities, that warehouse huge set of data, technologies and analytics in order to extract added value from “bulky information” in a reasonable amount of time. The increasing possibilities offered by satellite technologies integrated with collateral data can support the complexity of the migration flow monitoring 

AutoNautUSV-CommsHub

Status date: 12 September 2019

An unmanned surface vessel to upload data from remote sea-bed assets by underwater acoustic communications. The wave and solar energy powered AutoNaut USV shall remain at sea for many weeks “harvesting” valuable data. For oil and gas, defence and marine science customers it shall significantly reduce safety exposure in the offshore environment and remove the need for costly conventional vessels.

RSFPS Service

Status date: 25 July 2018

The extension of the TIKKA project on the REMOTE SENSING FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM is results of the positive evaluation of the TIKKA project by the forest users. The new Service will be based on the TIKKA project conception that has been evaluated and implemented during the demonstration phase for the Forest Users. The service will be implemented and provided to the brand-new market which are the National Parks in Poland. The beneficiary of the RSFPS during the demonstration phase of the service will be the Kampinoski National Park, which is the second biggest National Park in Poland (385 km2) and in 2000 year has been listed on UNESCO List.

Services Enabled by HAPS (Unisphere)

Status date: 02 September 2019

Within the context of satellites, terrestrial infrastructure and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), HAPS are a new platform offering unique advantages, but also complement existing services. Three major HAPS applications have been analyzed within this feasibility study. The concept of “HAPS as a Service” (HaaS) has been introduced and its unique requirements to highly automated flight management were detailed. A follow-up demonstration project with the focus on flight management has emerged from this feasibility study.

SatCBRN

Status date: 12 July 2019

SatCBRN explores the use of satellite services for surveillance and hazard management of incidents involving release of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threat agents.  

COLDSUN

Status date: 21 August 2019

The project has explored a communication service that allows to transmit data between underwater networks and the internet via satellite networks. The overall system renders possible low-cost data transfer using a data relay buoy equipped with interfaces for underwater as well as satellite communication. This offers a cheap and flexible communication solution for companies operating in a maritime environment.

GoWalk

Status date: 12 August 2019

Walk2Health is a smartphone app that encourages older people to take regular exercise. The key problem is that many elderly people lack sufficient motivation to take regular exercise, which leads to health declines.  The study investigated the potential of a new smartphone app that provides motivation to older people with reminder messages, charts, and daily targets.

BIGMIG

Status date: 02 August 2019

The study aims at identifying possible applications of space data (imagery, navigation data, satellite communications etc.) and other (“big”) data sources to help and improve the mitigation, readiness and response to the human migration phenomena, and to assess their technical and economic viability.

SAFEDEM

Status date: 01 August 2019

Demining has been relying on traditional techniques in order to perform the critical task of Land release. Space assets, EO products above all, provide a practical and effective support in many phases of the demining activities, helping in surveying the mine affected areas in a more detailed and less expensive way.

Space4Microgrids – India

Status date: 03 January 2019

Space4Microgrids – India

The Space4Microgrids – India project focuses on supporting the implementation and operations of microgrids in India. The overall aim is to determine the feasibility of viable and sustainable operational satellite based services that can subsequently be developed and demonstrated. These services will aim at resolving various challenges related to deployment of sustainable microgrids for remote, isolated and emerging areas in India. Our services will assist in planning, design, operational and maintenance stages. 

AIR-Portal

Status date: 20 December 2018

AIR-Portal provides extremely local (100m resolution) air quality monitoring and forecasting, delivering actionable insight for citizens, governments and industry.

The delivered historical, real-time and expected air quality data is based on a unique down scaling algorithm which integrates satellite data, local sensing, land use data, meteorological models, and dispersion models.

DW-TRAC

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. 

CC RAFCo

Status date: 09 July 2019

The aim of CC RAFCo Kick-start activity is to assess the feasibility of a service which assist food and beverage industries monitor crops performance (their own or from suppliers), and plan for climate-related disruptions in the supply chain. CC RAFCo service offers a one-stop-shop for all climate-related data needs, to help companies integrate climate change impacts into their business planning: from contingency planning for seasonal climate variability to long-term climate change risk management.

 

SFM

Status date: 04 July 2019

The objective of the SFM project is to formulate an integrated system-service aimed at monitoring and providing real-time information to first responders and decision makers, about the status of the area impacted by a release of agent chemical, bacteriological, and radiological even with explosives (CBRNe).

eOdyn surface currents

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.

CSP-FoSyS-FS

Status date: 15 June 2011

Concentrating solar thermal power plants with an electricity production of up to 250 MW have to be integrated into the electricity grid. Both day-ahead and intra-day forecasting of the production and therefore direct solar irradiance forecasting is needed. The feasibility study investigates a production forecasting service using numerical weather prediction and satellite-based nowcasting. It will prepare the setup of a demonstration solar production forecast system for the Andasol-3 power plant in Spain.