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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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ProvGRASS_DP

Status date: 23 May 2024

ProvGrass will generate multi-temporal maps of the grass platform or area of interest including sward quantity and quality to enable customers in the dairy and beef industry to provide products  that positively influence sustainably productive farming through end-user (e.g., farmers or advisers) grass management This results in higher quality milk production at better margins, while adhering to increasingly stringent requirements to demonstrate improved sustainability.

DINAMO

Status date: 26 May 2024

DINAMO is a multi-sensor multi-temporal platform representing an operational tool designed for the early-warning and detection of possible structural failures designed with the purpose to provide a solution to the growing need of reliable and durable operational tools for bridges and viaducts continuous

EO4CarbonFarming

Status date: 23 May 2024

Development of an EO-based MRV-Tool to monitor, report and verify farming measures in the context of Sustainable and Carbon Farming as well as to derive soil organic carbon

SWIM

Status date: 23 May 2024

SWIM is an advanced basin management tool aimed at enhancing surface water management through satellite technologies. It enables real-time monitoring and digitalization of basins, fostering water resilience and positive impacts. Key functionalities include algae bloom recognition and efficient catastrophe management, facilitating actionable measures for water stewardship.

Eyes on Plastic

Status date: 23 May 2024

Eyes on Plastic provides a service solution, which combines multiple sensor components into a joint mapping and monitoring solution for plastic in the aquatic environment. By flying high and diving deep, plastic litter can be monitored at all angles and scales. On top, the service invites everybody to actively keep the eyes open on plastic spanning local info to a global reach.

DAPV

Status date: 23 May 2024

An advanced data-driven AI enabled, earth observation and ground data based, software solution for forecasting of energy production, crop yield, O&M as well as design and economics in Agri-PV.

Urban Green & Liveability Tracker

Status date: 23 May 2024

Enabling the Smart Green Cities of the future by tracking the urban green revolution, adaptation to climate change and liveability.

Spacestack for Newsrooms

Status date: 14 May 2024

Vertical52 is building a platform that will give newsrooms access to high resolution satellite data and help them analyse and visualise their space-borne investigations in a suitable environment.

HAIREMI

Status date: 14 May 2024

A new concept of product to run a sport in the schools using VR environments, haptic devices and enabling competitions and training activities between remote, in the space and in the time, users.

Craft Your Space

Status date: 13 May 2024

Craft Your Space is a platform dedicated to operators in the Small Satellites market. Users are identified as those companies and operators who manufacture components for the aerospace industry and specifically components for the construction of Small Satellites.

Space4LevelCrossing

Status date: 10 May 2024

Space-based Innovative Solutions for Level Crossing Safety

ASPEN2

Status date: 10 May 2024

ASPEN is an affordable and reliable measurement tool for pavement condition monitoring. Our smartphone app allows road infrastructure authorities to gather high-quality data for maintenance planning at a fraction of the price spent today.

CORISCLIM

Status date: 08 April 2024

Rapid Assessment of Future Coastal Flood Risks Around the World To Build Coastal Resilience

Digital Port Platform

Status date: 07 May 2024

The Digital Port Platform is a Hub of maritime modules to improve port operations and lower their environmental impacts.
This Hub gathers space assets and other sources of data to transform them into key indicators thanks to advanced AI technologies.
It allows real-time situational awareness to solve major environmental and performance issues.
 

PLESS DEMO

Status date: 07 May 2024

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ONE CLASS!

Status date: 22 April 2024

ONE CLASS! is a “ONE STOP SHOP SATCOM-BASED SOLUTION” conceived to foster the use of distance learning in isolated schools/areas, to assist children hospitalized for medium to long-term stay, to support the multiclasses needs and facilitate social integration actions for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors (FUM) needing access to education and social inclusion programmes. Via a project extension (CCN3) a new service is added, providing a rapidly deployable packaged solution for education in emergencies, provisioned with telecommunication systems (“Portable Learning Space (PLS)”. The idea is to conceive, develop and operating a “one stop shop solution” offering to emergency context the opportunity to have a “classroom in place” completely equipped with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices and provisioned with an integrated telecommunication system (satellite, mobile, 5G) to start the process of social and cultural integration thanks to the access to digital educational and civil/cultural-oriented contents.

Data4Water

Status date: 20 May 2024

Data4Water addresses the intricate water challenges in India's Godavari River basin, a priority basin for the Water Resilience Coalition. The project aims to enhance water management by providing accurate river discharge forecasts through BWI’s services for various sectors. Targeting farmers, agribusinesses, and local authorities, the project seeks transformative solutions for the basin's diverse water-related issues, offering a holistic approach to address uncertainties, fluctuations, and climate impacts.

APPIDE

Status date: 06 May 2024

APPIDE is an AI-powered tool designed to increase the efficiency of thermographic inspections of photovoltaic plants (both ground- and roof-mounted). Using radiometric, RGB, and GPS data acquired from drones, APPIDE generates detailed reports in a matter of hours, identifying exactly where and what the performance problems are on solar sites. Our AI-based solution drastically reduces the inspection times by human inspection and increases the reliability of reports. Overall, APPIDE allows you to make more inspections with fewer human resources, maximising the return on investment of your drones and your business.

MIRORES

Status date: 30 April 2024

MIRORES consortium launches a geological prospecting-consulting company focusing on space resources. The expertise is built around a proprietary far-IR spectroscope for remote detection of sulfide and oxide ores containing key resources for planetary ISRU (titanium, iron, oxygen, sulfur, PGMs and energy resources - pyrite and helium-3). Proper supply of these resources is also essential for Earth’s transition into zero-carbon economy.