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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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PLESS

Status date: 22 November 2021

Marine pollution in the form of plastics is a devastating problem that not only affects the whole planet ecosystem, but also represents a great socio-economic impact on human activities.

Considering this ever-increasing problem, there is an urge for new conceptual and technological solutions that can help to detect, monitor and mitigate the consequences of marine plastics pollution and, ultimately, contribute to the establishment of adequate policies that can contribute for its mitigation.

Alizeti

Status date: 22 November 2021

The “Alizeti” project is designed to help smallholder farmers growing high-value crops in Kenya to produce better harvests and to sell them more efficiently to the organisations who further process and sell them. Five pilot clients in the project will be provided with custom-built dashboards on the agriBORA platform based on in-situ and remotely sensed data.

GIP 4 Smart Airports

Status date: 22 November 2021

The GIP 4 Smart Airports solution provides all actors of airport ground operations (e.g. airlines, airport, handlers) with better, accurate, real-time information about ongoing turnaround operations. GIP 4 Smart Airports offers a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without intruding and disrupting current working practices of airport teams, while making real-time information available to everyone.

The Geo Intelligent Platform (GIP) is a platform designed to constantly monitor the reported position of all ground vehicles, planes, and persons, and notify users of the software events of interest detected by the technology. It aims at having a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without disrupting silos habits and way of working, and making real-time information available to everyone. It enables all individual actors of the airport ground activities, and the airport as a whole to benefit from the provided information to take better decisions, ensuring smooth operations and coordination. The first-line customers are the airports themselves in order to ensure safety procedure compliance and optimize their internal processes to guarantee performance and effectiveness in daily operations. Other customers are handling companies and airlines. The product uses Earth observation data and GNSS in order to provide high-resolution maps of airports and up-to-date indicators of their conditions to support operational, maintenance, and surveillance activities.

SIITAg

Status date: 22 November 2021

Sub-optimal fertilization decisions are causing yield losses, environmental damage, contributing to climate change, and making agriculture unsustainable in the long run. Our farmers and crop advisors need smart technology to be able to make better and faster fertilization decisions. Agricultural fertilization decision making process is complex. Existing technologies are either too expensive or too much time intensive.  As a result, majority of the farmers rely on their experience for fertilization decision, which is not data-driven thus involves lots of guess work. Spacenus wants to change that.

SIITAg

Status date: 17 September 2018

Agriculture is the most important core industry in the world. With feeding 9.5 billion people globally by 2050, it faces a tremendous challenge. Food production must increase by 75%. To that end, Spacenus develops sustainable operational services which addresses agricultural plant nutrient deficiency (PND) with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system connected with earth observation, navigation and IoT.

KSAT DECOM

Status date: 21 November 2021

KSAT DECOM aims to help operators and regulators to monitor offshore decommissioning activities by combining oil spill detection, vessel monitoring, multi-mission SAR and EO data, weather condition and greenhouse emissions to reduce costs, increase efficiency of operations, develop safer methods for execution and reduce environmental impacts during decommissioning.

First RESPonse

Status date: 13 October 2021

First RESPonse aims to help health professionals (ambulance dispatchers, first responders, hospitals) to deal with pandemic outbreak via acceleration of the entire pre-medical resource chain by up-to 20%, increase the first responders’ safety and improvement of situation awareness for public.

 

Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Status date: 31 October 2021

Have you ever had environmental considerations while on vacations? Most travellers are keen on preserving the area they are visiting but very few have reliable information on the actual environmental situation. Within this project the use of Earth Observation data is assessed to quantify the environmental situation and deliver this information in a simple way to all tourism stakeholders.

Mining air data for healthier, smarter decisions

Status date: 31 October 2021

Air quality and pollen allergies impact our health and quality of life. We are developing analytical services to mitigate the impact of air pollution and pollen on people’s health. The core of our products is the combination of satellite data with measurements from our particle sensor, creating a unique service for local pollen forecasting. Our customers are airminers - they mine their own air.

CO.DE-19

Status date: 31 October 2021

CO.DE-19 is a system for contactless delivery services based on an autonomous driving drone which allows the pick-up, transport and delivery of small packages with zero emission impact on the environment and without any human involvement needed.

CO.DE-19 is able to move indoor and outdoor in full autonomy, to recognize and avoid obstacles thanks to satellite navigation, cameras and up-to-date sensors.