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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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PLATIN

Status date: 01 September 2022

The aim of PLATIN is to develop a satcom-enabled platform to support flight operations in real-time (aircraft manufacturers’ flight tests, science flights, UAV surveillance flights). This service is a major evolution of the already existing PLANET service. Innovations in PLATIN are focusing on the integration of a new generation of Satcom (Iridium Certus) allowing new applicative services such as video/high-resolution images transmission or bulk telemetry thanks to higher throughputs.

SEED

Status date: 26 August 2022

Self-learning and AI-powered Atmosphere and Energy Forecasting System using Earth Observation Data, Machine Learning technology, and High Performance Computing. SEED is tailored to the needs of Indian renewable operators in terms of optimizing solar farm’s operations and maintenance scheduling based on weather and predictive insights generated by the SEED system. It can be adapted to other regions as well.

SEED

Status date: 24 August 2020

An advanced AI enabled satellite-based data powered software solution for renewable energy production forecasting including solar and wind energy

SPACEWHALE II

Status date: 11 December 2020

SPACEWHALE is an innovative, semi-automated approach based on deep-learning techniques to detect large whales (~ 10 – 30 m) from VHR satellite images. It forms the bridge between space asset providers and stakeholders in need of population assessments of large whales and enables surveying areas out of reach for traditional methods such as ship and aerial surveys.

WatAspace

Status date: 19 August 2022

How much water is flowing in the river? What is the water level in the reservoir?

The answer to these questions is not always easy to find, especially on ungauged rivers and on reservoirs managed by third parties. WatAspace answers these questions by using satellite data, without the need of in-situ sensors7

Remote Planet

Status date: 17 August 2022

Spinnaker’s Remote Planet provides protection of staff and cargo for the high-value transportation industry by harnessing the power of dual-directional communications through an “always-on” SaaS model.

Utilising Low Earth Orbit technology in tandem with global telecommunications the Remote Planet product gives businesses the power to directly affect the outcome of an unexpected event during transportation with its Active Control capability.

YouShip

Status date: 16 August 2022

YouShip is an on demand delivery platform that connects any business with local couriers or autonomous delivery robots to provide the best delivery experience at the best price. The platform in real-time matches the couriers according to the packages type, delivery windows, and locations. Its AI-powered algorithms find and notify the right courier to the right location at the right schedule time.

DRAMA (AMMO CCN#2)

Status date: 11 August 2022

DRAMA enables airports to address the drone challenge in a systematic, fact-based manner. All decisions concerning the management of drones and procurement of detection solutions are driven by risk assessment and ongoing risk monitoring. DRAMA provides airports with an easily adaptable solution that enables mitigation strategies and drone sensor selection.

First RESPonse

Status date: 11 August 2022

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.

CC4SC

Status date: 11 August 2022

Optimizing mill revenue by improving harvest logistics and fertilizer management.

Track & Trust

Status date: 11 August 2022

Track & Trust is a cost-effective tracking solution utilizing satellite communication, IoT mesh networks, sensor data and blockchain technology. The system offers a scalable tracking and communication platform which solves a broad range of supply chain challenges, such as the intricate recording and tracking of goods for remote last-mile delivery. Track & Trust is predestined for logistics and related services for the humanitarian sector.

IE4Education

Status date: 11 August 2022

Creation, production and installation of exhibitions based on satellite images to promote space applications or to highlight a territory or a specific topic.

SATET

Status date: 11 August 2022

The SATET project will assess how the space asset data can be used to forecast revenues, and costs and quantify operational risks associated with the planning, operation and management of wave and wind energy platforms.

B-SURE

Status date: 11 August 2022

B-SURE can significantly reduce 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 remote information managers access data and interact with the field users via Web browsers online on secure servers. The field users cover professionals, civil population and small UAV operators. A novel element is the specific focus on and support for remote disaster management support. 

RANGLO

Status date: 05 August 2022

Data integration and predictive analytics service for rail freight in the UK. The Ovinto unique, complementary software platform will help and feed the existing software infrastructure for different users and customers, connecting any relevant internal & external data source to make non-flexible software modules/silos extremely flexible through collaboration, data exchange and integration.

GeoInsure

Status date: 02 August 2022

GeoInsure is an operational solution based on Global Navigation Satellite System and Earth Observation, specially designed for the (re)insurance industry. GeoInsure provides two main geospatial gateways: (1) it enables the seamless integration of multiple geospatial data sources, providing a comprehensive environmental context and (2), through GeoInsure service activation, insurers can benefit from extensive Earth Observation data based pre / post-event analysis.

DIBAS

Status date: 02 August 2022

DDK Positioning Ltd. (DDK) provide GNSS hardware and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services that improve GNSS positions from 10m to an accuracy of <5cm. DDK delivers its positioning service exclusively via the Iridium satellite communications constellation using Iridium’s 66 military grade LEO satellites to the maritime and agricultural sectors globally, from pole-to-pole.

eOdyn SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project

Status date: 28 July 2022

eOdyn SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project seeks to develop a service called SeaOps by eOdyn. It is a new decision support tool to boost marine operations efficiency while supporting risk mitigation and cost reduction. This tool will be developed within the SeaWaze Offshore Demo Project. The pledge is to avoid unnecessary ocean currents and sea-state related weather down times, from bidding phase to execution.

CoCuRA

Status date: 27 July 2022

CoCuRA uses machine learning to automatically detect cotton fields on satellite imagery and remotely classify these fields based on their environmental impact.

ONE CLASS!

Status date: 26 July 2022

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.

Eyes on Plastic

Status date: 26 July 2022

Eyes on Plastic provides a service solution, which combines multiple technical components into a joint mapping and monitoring solution for plastic in the aquatic environment. By flying high with satellites and diving deep with Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles, plastic litter can be monitored at all angles and scales.

HeReMo

Status date: 27 July 2022

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. 

BePI

Status date: 15 July 2022

BePI is a health and security service born to help public and private entities to address COVID-19 emergency. The synergic use of UAVs and UGVs (aerial and ground robots) assisted by AI, makes it possible to contactless measure people’s body temperature, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate and to detect specific alerts (presence of people’s gatherings and use of protective face mask). The service provides geo-referenced and aggregated data for each covered area.

EO4CS

Status date: 15 July 2022

After decades of interventions in the cocoa sector and implementation of voluntary sustainability standards, the environmental impacts of cocoa production are still present. Supposedly sustainably produced cocoa is mislabelled and not produced according to sustainability standards. The EO4CS project aims at preventing food fraud of cacao by supporting the certification process for labels of sustainability with objective satellite-based earth observation information.

AIBROINFRA

Status date: 13 July 2022

Quicklink proposes to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will both optimise the quality of remote video contribution and dramatically reduce costs for the production customer. The solution will be tested on the OneWeb network to enable high quality news interviews to be transmitted to and from remote locations.

Virtual Post-It

Status date: 13 July 2022

The Virtual Post-Its project seeks to develop a solution that allows construction foremen and technical building inspectors to create location-anchored, interpersonal digital rework messages or “virtual post-its” during the review of construction work. These digital rework messages or “virtual post-its” are thus linked to the location of rework in real 3D space using alphanumeric content and semantic signs based on a set of rework typology.

LeA: Learning Achievements

Status date: 13 July 2022

LeA Project boosts the acquisition, development and consolidation of skills and knowledge, both technical and scientific, with particular reference to Space, using tools and methods that combine education and entertainment.

EOLO

Status date: 13 July 2022

EOLO aims to provide the corn growers an agritech cloud-based platform which allows to save water and energy by predicting the optimal water needs, monitor crop health through the use of vegetational indexes and control the irrigation system remotely. These features are implemented by leveraging both EO and on-ground sensors data and by fusing them with machine learning algorithms.

Meandair

Status date: 27 May 2019

Every day, pilots have to take difficult decisions about their flight routes avoiding adverse weather and safeguarding fuel-efficiency of their flights. Meandair helps to quickly determine the safest and most fuel-efficient routes for general aviation flights with respect to the ever-changing weather.

EARTH SCAN

Status date: 13 July 2022

EARTHSCAN is a Real-Time Healthcare System (RTHS) for detecting and diagnosing polyps during colonoscopy using cloud computing accessed via satellites. 

Urban Green Quality Tracker

Status date: 13 July 2022

Enabling the Smart Green Cities of the future by providing a dashboard of the health, extent and impact of the cities urban green.

SmartSatCare

Status date: 13 July 2022

SmartSatCare’s goal was to promote the use of TV-based remote assistance services for medical monitoring with specific relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aimed at integrating the whole system with satellite technologies, and test it on a real territory. The goal was to enhance the teleassistance in different geographical areas, including those rather remote.

ForEOSt

Status date: 11 July 2022

In the context of climate change and biodiversity loss, sustainable forest management is a crucial challenge. ForEOSt aims at developing a dynamic forest monitoring service allowing frequent, reliable and harmonized update of tree species and their changes based on EO data. The monitoring services offered by SPACEBEL help national and regional authorities, industries and private owners to improve their forest management practices.

SMARTGRIDS-DEMO

Status date: 11 July 2022

The project develops technically and financially feasible services that can assist stakeholders of the energy network sector in their work practices. Earth Observation data and Artificial Intelligence techniques are the key assets for developing services that can help improve performance, reduce costs and mitigate problems, which arise from the management, maintenance and operation of the energy network infrastructures.

SCD

Status date: 11 July 2022

Unibap demonstrated the SpaceCloud-as-a-Service (SCaaS) business model and SpaceCloud ecosystem which brings edge, cloud, and storage capabilities with flexible analytics to satellites. SpaceCloud enables low latency, high value actionable information, better optimized and managed downlink bandwidth, and increased satellite utility. This benefits many different business verticals such as precision agriculture, crisis and disaster management, civil and defence security and environment preservation.

GeoStorage

Status date: 11 July 2022

Energy sustainability on Earth and on the Moon? Yes! GeoStorage is investigating the use of energy storage in different geologic formations, such as caverns, depleted oil and gas reservoirs, and abandoned mines for strategic and large-scale applications in national energy grids and their analogues beyond Earth. The project is aiming to secure renewable energy base load and improve their interoperability with other energy sources.

STARS

Status date: 11 July 2022

The STARS project aims to deliver a product consisting of the automation of real-time workout parameter registration during swimming workouts. Currently, there is no system available in open water swimming that allows for the real-time registration of both biomechanical and physiological parameters in a wearable and comfortable way.

STARS

Status date: 19 August 2020

The STARS project aims to deliver a service consisting of the automation of real-time workout parameter registration during swimming workouts. Currently, there is no system available in open water swimming that allows for the real-time registration of both biomechanical and physiological parameters in a wearable and comfortable way.

ECO4CO

Status date: 11 July 2022

ECO4CO is an intelligent and autonomous end-to-end system. It combines data from satellites, Internet, traffic movements and medical information.  The system provides end-users (authorities, civil protection) with notifications, warnings and timely/geolocalised information. ECO4CO aims at providing crucial advice to effectively prevent new outbreaks, to react in advance, and to predict critical situation regarding facilities, medical storage, or mass movements.

AlmEO

Status date: 05 July 2022

AlmEO is an innovative integrated service dedicated to the management of almond orchards using in situ Earth Observation and meteorological data. TerraNIS has developed two tools for the purpose of the AlmEO service provision 1) Vegetation Growth Monitoring and 2) Daily Water Status. Both tools have been developed in collaboration with end-users in order to monitor and compare the vegetative growth of almond plots and to provide irrigation recommendations.

SWAIR

Status date: 30 June 2022

The aviation industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the GNSS-based technologies, at the same time being aware of its vulnerabilities, including those originating from Space Weather. SWAIR responds to that reality with a system providing GNSS and Space Weather monitoring and performance assessment products, compliant with international regulations and recommendations.

PSVE

Status date: 30 June 2022

PSVE (Port Stockpile Volume Estimation) is a product DBX is developing within the ESA BASS programme; the PSVE module aims to collect and harmonise global, highly fragmented, dry-bulk commodities data in near real-time, by applying state of the art machine learning classification algorithms and establishing a strong correlation between market trends and the localization of dry bulk stockpiles.

CHC

Status date: 29 June 2022

The CHC Project delivers satellite connectivity to health care sites within Cornwall & Scottish Highlands where terrestrial connectivity may be poor. The project team is validating with technology within the health care sector by evaluating the functionality of e-health software platforms on the satellite provided network, and assess benefits of satellite enabled healthcare to staff and patients.

SAT-DEFO

Status date: 29 June 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.

City DT4DT

Status date: 29 June 2022

City DT4DT is an advanced package of services developed for the urban utilities and municipalities. The package includes a 3D environment, complemented by three space-based monitoring modules, for predictive analyses.

SoilSignal

Status date: 31 October 2021

SoilSignal provides an accurate, scalable and reliable decision support tool for farmers, for soil health management including irrigation management and fertiliser management. Using Earth Observation data and Machine Learning/AI, SoilSignal, powered by Deep Planet’s AI platform, predicts soil health properties at 90% accuracy.

SatADAPT

Status date: 16 June 2022

SatADAPT is a Predictive Maintenance system based on vibration monitoring and AI. The system consists of wireless vibration sensors which send data to an AI engine in the cloud which is also replicated onto Edge devices. The AI looks for anomalies in the frequency spectrum and warns of potential failures, classifies the expected defects, and estimates the time to failure.

SatADAPT

Status date: 09 February 2021

The SatADAPT solution consists of wireless vibration sensors which transmit vibration data from the equipment being monitored to a Gateway that runs a local Artificial Intelligence engine (edge AI). The Edge AI is in turn synchronized with a centralized AI engine which is part of a cloud based Central Management System or CMS. The edge AI engine analyses the data looking for anomalies in the frequency spectrum and warns of potential failures, along with a classification of the expected defects and estimated time left to occurrence.  

CertiPro

Status date: 16 June 2022

In this truly European project, an innovative railway track worker protection system will be evaluated for its reliability and its ability to enhance the safety of railway track workers. The goal is to demonstrate the safety capabilities of the track worker protection system in a real environment, integrated into the challenging infrastructure of a railway operator in Italy.

OTAM+

Status date: 16 June 2022

The OTAM (Oil Trading Analytics Monitor) is a comprehensive solution for the oil trading analytics market, created by seamlessly combining Earth Observation data with oil analytics data. This new combination of datasets provides actionable insights on the status of the oil market.