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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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LOOP

Status date: 14 February 2022

Air pollution is a serious global concern because of its multiple impacts on health and environment. There is an urge for new conceptual and technological solutions to monitor outdoor air quality at lower cost, and dynamics of territories with a sufficient level of information to support decision making and follow up on the effectiveness of mitigation actions.

SAT-DEFO

Status date: 03 February 2022

SAT-DEFO application delivers information about mining-induced ground deformations to customers: citizens of the areas which are exposed to such changes, local authorities from mining regions as well as law offices. The service is based on satellite imagery from Sentinel-1 mission to generate subsidence maps and then deliver the information in form of a reports or alerts to the customers.

SAT-DEFO FS

Status date: 26 November 2018

SAT-DEFO project purpose is to build an app with data-proven, valid, both historical and current information about ground deformations for the inhabitants of the areas who are exposed to such changes (especially in the localizations threatened by ground subsidence caused by mining activity).

DragonFly

Status date: 03 February 2022

Today, speed and effectiveness have become essential characteristics of the logistics sector and the transportation of goods more and more requires a continuous monitoring of various parameters (e.g. position, temperature, shocks) during the different steps of the goods journey (i.e. collection, transport, storage, delivery). Indeed, the loss and/or the deterioration of shipped goods have enormous financial impacts for companies, in particular for items with a very high value (e.g. pharmaceuticals products, rare items). DragonFly is a comprehensive solution able to provide an effective continuous real-time monitoring solution which has been designed to monitor globally the end-to-end journey of the most critical goods (such as pharmaceutical products) in a cost-effective way.

SISMA2

Status date: 03 February 2022

The objective of the SISMA2 demonstration project was to implement cost-effective space-based tools and demonstrate the value of our smart-herding solution to monitor herd activities (large terrestrial animals raised outdoors, domestic, and wild) and their vulnerability factors, to modernize the herding industry and increase the plasticity of adaptation of reindeer husbandry to climatic changes in the environment and to the evolution of regional contexts. 

SAQM

Status date: 03 February 2022

Man-made air pollution leads to 5.5-8.5 million deaths each year and causes countless chronic respiratory conditions. Traffic is the most important source of this pollution. Using satellite data, Satellite Air Quality Models (SAQM) are the most detailed air pollution maps for cities around the globe. Our portal allows users instant access to the air pollution data, benefiting everyone.

SAQM FS

Status date: 27 November 2019

The project aims to test the feasibility of providing accurate and high resolution global air quality modelling services using vehicles extracted from very high-resolution earth observation imagery.  Providing detailed air quality modelling for a large number of cities will improve decision making, enable efficient and cost effective urban growth and reduce the air pollution impact on human health.

DeMoFloRa

Status date: 31 January 2022

KickStart activity exploring end-to-end earth observation monitoring solutions for the insurance and the mining industry. 

WIS

Status date: 28 January 2022

WIS is creating an easy to deploy solution combining sophisticated global models, downscaled to regional areas, and fed by local IoT weather stations and earth observation satellite data, using machine learning techniques.
This innovative solution intends to offer high resolution and accurate predictive indicators tailored to the customers in the countries currently underserved on climate services.

Energy SCOUT

Status date: 28 January 2022

Energy SCOUT is a modular set of services which transform daily and weekly feeds of raw satellite sensor and spatial data into a series of value-added information products, targeting different activities along the oil & gas supply chain.

EPICO19

Status date: 28 January 2022

EPICO19 is a web-app designed to support public health technicians and decision-makers managing epidemic control. The tool is a GIS-based (Geographic Information System) DSS (Decision Support System), driven by an epidemiological machine learning engine that provides forecasts of the outbreak spread. EPICO19 exploits Artificial Intelligence applied to Very-High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery and SatEO to evaluate population’s vulnerability due to pollutants exposure.

VIDA

Status date: 20 January 2022

VIDA is an earth observation and AI-powered custom software that enables data-driven investment, business and policy decisions in rural villages in Africa and Asia. → www.villagedata.io

VADUS

Status date: 20 January 2022

VADUS proposes a new paradigm for the enrichment of tourist experience while visiting museums and archaeological sites, based on the convergence of AR/VR technologies with 5G and satellite services for a fully immersive virtual visit of inaccessible sites, without any constrains in terms of mobility and duration, overcoming the need of a local IT infrastructure for service delivery.

Organic Plausibility Checker

Status date: 17 January 2022

Organic markets are growing all over the world. The frequency of organic food fraud is increasing as well. To counter this fraud, satellite-based new technology can play an important role. Our satellite-based organic Plausibility Checker will act as a third eye for ensuring the extra surveillance in the organic sector combined with a supply chain mass balance system that combines certification and product transaction data.

IMMAGINA

Status date: 17 January 2022

IMMAGINA is a digital platform including software modules, surveillance devices, satellite systems and 5G components that combine detection and monitoring functions with the most modern tools for Control Room and Operation Centres. It offers the most complete range of imaging and image-based analysis services to government and private law enforcement agencies.

MOWGLI

Status date: 17 January 2022

From siting to end-user services, the suite of solutions allows to efficiently and fully manage a microgrid project both in urban and rural areas with particular focus on India user case. The services, effectively exploiting EO satellites and SatCom links, provide enhanced microgrid integrated services for strategic site selection, optimal design, and management of O&M.

MOWGLI Feasibility Study

Status date: 09 August 2019

MOWGLI is a solution that provides a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing and operational and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries, with particular focus on India user case. The activities have been implemented in cooperation with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and funded by European Space Agency (ESA) within ARTES IAP programme.

S.T.E.L.L.E.

Status date: 17 January 2022

S.T.E.L.L.E. will give rise to SCUOLAB – SDA (Satellite Data Augmented), an educational platform with interactive and experiential contents produced from satellite Earth Observation data and based on issues of global importance such as climate change, melting glaciers, rising sea temperatures in order to give the teachers support with innovative resources to conduct both in-person and remote education experiences.

OPTIMAL CITIES

Status date: 17 January 2022

Companion enabling the development of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise cities.

‘feed from the field’

Status date: 17 January 2022

At the moment, the ‘feed from the field’ is an emerging technology that takes live content from entertainment and sports sources and publishes it worldwide to mobile phones. The technology ensures the availability of the content to the user with minimum delay from the time the content is available to it being on the user’s smart device. This process is manual and requires operator intervention.

DOSHP

Status date: 17 January 2022

We optimise harvest planning for farmers. We use Earth observation to map the terrain, altitude, NDVI and soil data, and satellite navigation (GNSS) to validate and to direct the machinery. We combine this with weather data, machine learning and dynamic resource allocation to produce a digital twin of the environment the farmers operate in, that allows them to make data-driven operational decisions on a day-to-day.

GAINS

Status date: 16 January 2022

GAINS is an “alternative data” product providing activity indices for a range of industrial facilities such as iron ore, steel, aluminium and others. GAINS will provide insights on the production levels at hundreds of industrial sites on a daily or weekly basis.

Space For Buildings

Status date: 17 January 2022

For the Space for Buildings study, ACS investigates the potential of satellite pollution data in combination with 5G connectivity, for reducing pollution in buildings and in particular particulate matter (<2.5um). The Tropomi instrument hosted on the Sentinel 5P satellite and the related Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) will be used in combination with a local sensor, to feed data to the already existing Climatics building management platform. The management system  control loops will be adapted to integrate the local pollution of the outside air.

A.I.Perion

Status date: 13 January 2022

AIperion is a SaaS that supports the crop insurance claim management process through the use of A.I., Earth Observation and Meteorological data.

Sat4Safety

Status date: 07 January 2022

This study has as its main objective to identify the real-life pragmatic needs of the public safety stakeholders within the Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) entities – on the specific topics of using (secure) satellite communication and satellite observation, to better address their own services offered to the public.

These PPDR stakeholders are identified and included as co-participants in the study – in order to make sure they represent a relevant set of end-users and that their indicated needs and requirements can be used to design and implement future satellite service that will benefit all/most of the (EU/world) PPDR entities.

iVOICE - WOMBATT

Status date: 03 January 2022

IVOICE is a ground breaking technology that can change the way dangerous levels of fatigue are prevented in the mining industry. iVOICE is a non-invasive method to help operators prevent accidents in safety-critical working environments. iVOICE is a key part of fatigue management systems being applied within the mining industry by Wombatt Fatigue Management.

BirdsEyeView

Status date: 21 December 2021

Natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity as a result of climate-change. Few feel the impact of these extreme weather events more than farmers. BirdsEyeView combines high-resolution satellite imagery with cutting-edge analytics to provide the agricultural sector with uncomplicated financial protection in the face of natural disasters.

EO4CarbonFarming

Status date: 20 December 2021

EO4CarbonFarming offers calibrated maps of the organic carbon content in the soil by analysing Sentinel-2 time series. The service is provided through a digital platform and supports carbon farming certification, reducing the CO2 footprint of agriculture, promoting soil fertility and improving the resilience of farming systems to climate change.

SIM

Status date: 17 December 2021

The objective of SIM is to use satellite imagery in order to provide an innovation to infrastructure monitoring of railways, electricity and pipelines. The product provides a solution which empowers the operators to save operational expenses by observing dangers from vegetation, height changes and third-party interactions along the network.

ECOP

Status date: 17 December 2021

ECOPlayer (ECOP) - ecological, virtual educational platform for children and young people. The project is based on the use of synergy resulting from the integration of modern Satellite solutions aimed at creating an educational platform based on three methods of content presentation: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and a combination of features of both solutions in the form of Mixed Reality.

LifeLoS

Status date: 17 December 2021

LifeLoS is a new patient management and monitoring solution that can be used by any hospital or home care service to track and trace ‘free-to-move’ patients and other relevant people in indoor and outdoor spaces, reacting quickly to possible incidents or lost patients, and to dynamically plan new safe paths in case adverse events happen both indoor and outdoor.

PoF

Status date: 16 December 2021

A consortium consisting of Arthur D. Little, CLS and Marlink are performing a study on how space-based technologies can be leveraged in the modernization of ports. The study includes a full range of Space-based technologies including satellite communications GNSS, SAT-AIS and Earth Observation and how these technologies could be applied in combination with terrestrial assets.

EuroSim CBRN

Status date: 14 December 2021

The EuroSIM CBRN Project aims to develop the UrbanAware Incident Modelling Platform to provide lifesaving CBRNe/HazMat situational awareness and decision support.

AGRORADAR

Status date: 14 December 2021

The AgroRadar solution help farmers to be “Farm to Fork” compliant boosting agronomic processes optimizations.

UrbanAI for Green Buildings

Status date: 14 December 2021

UrbanAI for green buildings is a data fusion tool to model close to real time green buildings or city states in terms of environment, emissions, energy consumption, traffic, all in one place. UrbanAI can be tailored to any area of interest on the Earth. Software goes beyond data fusion and has embedded analytics functionalities such as time series & reporting possibilities, environmental/energy impact calculator.

AIDA-SHM

Status date: 14 December 2021

AIDA-SHM (Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser – Structural Health Monitoring) is an IoT artificial intelligence software solution for monitoring and predicting the health of reinforced concrete structures.

SES5G

Status date: 14 December 2021

An experimental project will demonstrate how new technology can improve the security of public areas, with a roughly-year-long trial taking place at Castel Fusano, a 1,000 hectare area of protected environmental heritage in the Roman Coastal State Nature Reserve.

The project utilises satellites, drones, fire prevention systems, video-acoustic sensors, artificial intelligence and 5G to improve public order, fire safety and environmental protection. Under the experimental project, artificial intelligence and big data analysis are used to collate, filter and correlate information from a range of different sensors and other sources to present police forces with a real-time overview of the situation in the park, supporting rapid and high-quality decision making and interventions.

The project is being co-funded by the ESA and the ASI under its 5G for L’ART (L’ Aquila, Abruzzo Region, Rome, Torino) initiative, part of the ESA's programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES).

DroSecMa

Status date: 14 December 2021

The fence no longer defines the perimeter.” Exponential increase in capability and reduction in cost has made drones a truly disruptive technology. Their capabilities may be leveraged for significantly improved surveillance and data collection but that also represent a significant and evolving threat. DroSecMa leverages the capabilities of drones while providing real-time threat mitigation.

Local Hub

Status date: 28 November 2021

The community calendar model will underpin healthier ageing, help address deprivation and inequalities through improved access to transport to activities, improving overall health and wellbeing, mental health and prevention of long-term conditions.

Robotiphy Severus

Status date: 14 December 2021

Program virtual robots in-browser in realistic immersive environments with space asset integration.

ClimField

Status date: 14 December 2021

The main objective of the ClimField service is to provide farmers and growers with the EO-based solution allowing for improved management of the irrigation process in a field crops production: mainly potatoes, cereals and vegetables. The solution is based on estimation of evapotranspiration using satellite data and on calculation of a field-scale water balance.

ClimField

Status date: 29 November 2018

ClimField was a project aimed at assessing feasibility of development a portfolio of EO-based irrigation supporting services addressed to Polish field crops producers. Effects of climate change on the situation of farmers and treatments they undertake were taken into account during the study.

HERMOSA

Status date: 14 December 2021

HERMOSA is a service platform dedicated to support activities on ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation in its larger sense and the positive impact it has on the issue of food security, creating sustainable jobs, mitigating and adapting to climate change and empowering communities in technologies. HERMOSA is built using Open Source Software, accessible through the internet, empowered by web-mapping and Remote Sensing technologies.

AITO

Status date: 14 December 2021

Service for automation of logistics tasks in industrial and urban environments using a fully autonomous driving transport system.

DECISIONX

Status date: 14 December 2021

SATAVIA is an AI software and data company simplifying decision-making in aircraft flight operations and maintenance to make aviation smarter and greener.

DECISIONX is a cloud-based analytics platform combining global flight data with atmospheric data to perform environmental exposure assessments for aircraft and buildings. This enables better decision-making in condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and aircraft performance.

HeReMo

Status date: 14 December 2021

HeReMo supports the healthcare community to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, with special attention to the growing number of citizens affected by chronic conditions and comorbidities. It reshapes the management of patients, with a personalised healthcare delivery, whose chronic conditions could overload healthcare system during pandemic crisis without overlooking patients’ needs and frailties, even more in areas where terrestrial communications are insufficient. 

CARES

Status date: 14 December 2021

CARES is a telemedicine service developed in response to the Covid-19 crisis, which aims to monitor health conditions of quarantined population on a wide area, including remote locations, through worldwide satellite connection. The service provides information about the health of patients through the collection of measurements, their transmission via different communication methods, and their distribution to the medical authorities. The primary objective of the service is to protect doctors from the risk of contagion and limit risks for patients by avoiding their exposure to the hospital environment.

Sports Event Live Photography

Status date: 29 November 2021

Success for Live Event Photography!

With support from ESA, UK software company AWOL has successfully piloted their ground-breaking Live Photography service. Participants and supporters at marathon, swim and triathlon events received high quality photos within seconds of them being taken, establishing Live as the de-facto standard for Event Photography worldwide.

BIGMIG-DEMO

Status date: 29 November 2021

The project aims to establish a service leveraging on big data from satellite and ground data to support migration management and prevention.

mylo

Status date: 29 November 2021

mylo is end-to-end project management software for the construction industry.  It connects every human resource (regardless of role) via a centralised system of work that focuses on the harvesting and measurement of granular project data.  The data informs big-picture decision making to reduce risk and consequent cost.