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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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UV-SAN

Status date: 31 October 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.

AGRONOBOTS

Status date: 31 October 2020

Agronobots integrates computer vision, robotics, ML & AI and combines them with air and ground based robotic systems to develop a state-of-the-art fully automated solution for non-destructive, accurate, and rapid phenotyping of potato, broadacre and vegetable crops under field trials conditions, which will provide a step change over manually collected data by qualified technicians.

DRIPIN

Status date: 31 October 2021

Ground movements are an important driver for water pipe failure. This study aims to integrate radar satellite based InSAR data into water utility strategic modelling and operational workflows to improve decision-making and reduce pipe failure and associated costs.

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.

SAGRESSMART

Status date: 31 October 2021

Powered by artificial intelligence and earth observation, SAGRESSMART provides solutions to improve efficiencies and success in seafloor mineral exploration and investment. As a way to increase knowledge, reduce risk and uncertainty, and assess mineral potential, SAGRESSMART is designed to simplify and reduce the time spent compiling, managing and interpreting data and concentrate efforts on the evaluation and raking of high-value targets.

MOOD Decom

Status date: 31 October 2021

Feasibility study of digital services supporting decommissioning activities at sea through the provision of Earth Observation (EO)-enriched modelled MetOcean parameters relevant for operation planning and environmental impact monitoring.

HARVIC

Status date: 31 October 2021

HARVIC aims to provide forecast and advisory services to potato value chain actors in the Benelux through Earth observations in combination with innovative in-situ data, enabling potato companies to better manage their raw material productivity and optimize business processes and operations.

BePI

Status date: 26 October 2021

BePI is a health and security service employing robots which investigate people’s health status to help address the COVID-19 emergencies. Drones equipped with Artificial Intelligence patrol large areas and check gatherings and presence of people by georeferencing acquired data. Ground robots (rovers) are sent to gatherings in crowds identified by the drones; equipped with special instruments, they can check body temperature, oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate of people. Remote operators who drive the rovers can communicate with people via an integrated video and audio system installed on the rovers. Finally, a document scanner can collect personal information (IDs, cards, authorizations) and send it directly to the control room or another decision point (i.e. Police Station).

EO4Belmap

Status date: 26 October 2021

Enhancing Belmap, GIMs’ geo digital twin of the built-up environment, through Artificial Intelligence techniques applied on earth observation data. Resulting in four new Belmap data modules: Greenfields, Building Age, Roofs and Gardens.

TrackSat

Status date: 26 October 2021

Development of a standalone drone tracking service capable of transmitting its position over 4G network during normal flight, addressing drone flight regulations. In case of a crash, the drone will use satellite IoT connectivity to send its latest known position.