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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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WAMCam

Status date: 03 June 2019

Developed by Archangel Imaging, WAMCam is an innovative solution integrating satellite communication and machine learning technologies to radically improve wildlife monitoring and population studies. Researchers and conservationists working in remote regions can deploy AI-enabled cameras to remotely monitor animal traps and study areas. Receiving prompt notifications of the wildlife identified by the cameras revolutionizes the effectiveness of conservation studies.

EOLO

Status date: 30 August 2021

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.

SNAPPED

Status date: 25 August 2021

This project is a technical, economic and commercial feasibility assessment into an adaptive Load Reduction Device (LRD) for Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) mooring systems that can significantly reduce Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).

Green Buildings Services - Optimising Vacant Land

Status date: 23 August 2021

The growing urban population and the impacts of climate change are putting increasing pressure on cities.

Vacant, underutilised and brownfield land provide an opportunity to create transformative interventions that contribute to addressing urban challenges and enhance the resilience of cities.

Green Buildings Services - Biodiversity Net Gain

Status date: 23 August 2021

The Biodiversity Net Gain service aims to develop a rapid, accurate and efficient approach to the mapping of biodiversity baselines and biodiversity change for Biodiversity Net Gain, facilitated by remote sensing technology.

UNDERSEE

Status date: 19 August 2021

In the same way we check the weather forecast and take preventive measures, so we will do for the water.

FAST

Status date: 13 August 2021

The FAST study has the objective to identify and preliminary define new or enhanced applications, leveraging satellite communications capabilities, for the public safety sector with a focus on the three main verticals: Law Enforcement, Fire Brigades and Emergency Services.

GEO

Status date: 11 July 2021

The MIS Global Events Observer (GEO) applies accurate, real time intelligence of space-based and ground sensor data to teams working across the insurance cycle.  GEO offers unique opportunities for businesses to make informed decisions when selecting, pricing, monitoring, mitigating and assessing risks, and seeks to drive technology into traditional workflows to enhance policyholder service and deliver cost savings and time efficiencies.

Beeline

Status date: 27 July 2021

The Beeline Cycle Routing project involves creating a routing engine and underlying mapping data to mimic human intelligence in route selection for cyclists. Traditional routing engines simply optimize for shortest distance or time. Beeline’s solution is intended to allow for optimization for safety, pleasantness, quietness of route and other parameters important to cyclists.

StreamSonde

Status date: 28 June 2021

The world’s lightest weather sonde, the StreamSonde, is launched from balloon, airplane, drone or UAV and carried around by natural winds. It records winds at higher accuracy than ever before by using GNSS technology and records a large number of weather parameters with its high-quality sensors. In this project, its benefits for storm and routine weather measurements is demonstrated, along with user benefits of obtaining better weather forecasts.

EXTENSION

Status date: 02 August 2021

The project aims at the creation of services for the safeguard, conservation, promotion and enjoyment of the cultural heritage by using Space assets, AR and 5G network. The initiative has as its principal user the Municipality of L’Aquila, whose heritage is willing to be prevented and enhanced thanks to the development of the app, major outcome of the project Extension.

GWSS

Status date: 30 July 2021

With rapidly growing wildfire disasters in Europe and worldwide, we see an increasing need for new technologies and applications to better monitor these fires. OroraTech is developing an innovative all-in-one global wildfire detection, alerting and monitoring service from space.

Pre-Loc

Status date: 13 July 2021

Loss of water through damaged pipes is one of the biggest problems in the global distribution of drinking water. To make leak detection easier, we sell our customers a T.O.M.-System for use by own specialist staff or offer a qualified service for leak detection through Turn-off metering. Necessary information about the pipe network is documented in an online portal.

 

CMM

Status date: 28 July 2021

Crop Mycotoxin Management (CMM) offers a service for an efficient management of mycotoxin contamination in wheat production. Satellite-based earth-observation data are derived to crop information and combined with terrestrial data sources to assess the infield disease risk during vegetative growth and the risk of mycotoxin accumulation at harvest. Such information support farmers in site-specific scouting activities, variable-rate applications of fungicides and selective harvesting to exclude mycotoxin contaminated grains. Furthermore, the service provides information on the regional yield in terms of quality level of wheat.

ZPR

Status date: 08 February 2021

The aim of the project is to give MPAs (Marine Protected Areas), National Research Institutes, NGO and as well as marine operators access to advanced technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and space technologies, that could help, favourite and accelerate marine conservation. 

Specifically, the project will allow the data mining of coastal marine habitats through embedded AI on satNav localized underwater explorer-class drones and surface vessels whose autonomous survey are optimized by cloud AI and Earth Observations (EO), creating web dashboards for MPAs to access all the marine habitats data, trends and alerts, and share them all within their community.

SmartCane

Status date: 28 July 2021

SmartCane provides agronomic and management information derived from remote sensing to commercial sugarcane producing companies and affiliated farmer organisations– “outgrowers”. The objective of the service is to provide timely information via SMS, with which farmers and commercial sugarcane producing companies can make better decisions, which result in increased production and income per hectare and reduced use of resources.

FB Eye

Status date: 13 July 2021

FB Eye – acronym of Fire-Bombing Eye – is a commercial initiative to improve the firefighting operations using innovative space-based and ground-based technologies.

FB Eye is an innovative platform-as-a-service commercial provision of integrated satellite/airborne Comms/Nav support to the precision water bombing of large wildfires. 

FB Eye will provide to waterbomber’s pilot a near real time information map with precise geographical location of most radiating fire hotspots, being the most effective release target to extinguish rapidly the fire.

SEDDCR

Status date: 18 February 2021

In the SEDDCR project, space-enabled delivery drones were used to assist the National Health Service (NHS) in rural Scotland in the fight against COVID-19. The delivery drones carried critical COVID-19 pathology tests and related medicine between hospitals and medical practices, ensuring that the NHS had access to a fast, frequent and reliable medical logistics system.

PREMUSOS

Status date: 20 July 2021

PREMUSOS uses GNSS and EO imagery in order to identify the best locations in which to place environmental sensors that detect phenomena such as flooding, to accurately place those sensors as they are installed; and to use current EO data to enhance maintenance procedures.

WaterInfo

Status date: 12 July 2018

Providing continuous updates on hydro reservoir filling levels by means of Earth Observation data & machine learning to improve power price forecasting, production planning and market analysis and energy trading.

Foresense SEIA

Status date: 21 July 2021

SEIA is a solution supporting distribution network operators to perform faster, safer, more accurate and ecologically friendly asset monitoring and assessments. Our algorithm leverages state-of-the-art technological advances in machine learning to automate the monotonous and repetitive aspects of condition estimation of energy transmission network towers. This allows cost-effective funding decisions based on automated analysis of assets’ condition in aerial photography. 

SMRC

Status date: 21 July 2021

SMRC intends to create a school map in rural communities with the help of satellite data, applying computer vision to earth observation data.

ACABAS

Status date: 04 February 2021

Using civil aircraft as a platform to collect AIS data, complementing existing terrestrial and satellite solutions, enhancing AIS data availability.

4S Safety of Future Transport

Status date: 13 April 2021

4S Safety of Future Transport is a study undertaken within the frame of the 4S Strategic Programme Line that aims at identifying a list of applications that will use highly innovative and secure  Satellite Communication systems to support safety critical services within the transportation industry (Aviation, Maritime and Railway). 

360blue

Status date: 02 February 2021

360blue is an information and software suite to determine water related risks, support optimization of water management, and asses water replenishment activities.

4D Urban Insights

Status date: 09 December 2020

4D Urban Insights creates maps of fast growing areas and makes urban dynamics visible and actionable. By applying Machine Learning, changes in horizontal and vertical spread can be detected automatically and early warnings can be shown to users.

ADVISER

Status date: 24 August 2020

ADVISER (AugmenteD VIrtual reality SErvice for Renewable energy) aims to empower Decision Support satellite and UAVs based i-EM SAT services combined with mixed reality capabilities to provide support for the Planning & Construction and the Operation & Maintenance of renewable energy power plants: VR-AR technologies, coupled with the utilization of space assets, could empower O&M activities, in terms of cost savings, effectiveness of the interventions and safety.

3DE

Status date: 29 March 2021

3DE is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution targeted at the energy sector that facilitates the management of geospatial data for Right of Way Management and Asset Inspection. Using remote sensing technologies (satellite, aircraft, and drones) combined with machine learning techniques, 3DE improves predictive maintenance work practices, increases the safety of operational personnel, and reduces Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs.

3TIMS

Status date: 17 April 2020

The project “3TIMS” focuses on the on-board monitoring of the completeness of freight trains, because the lack of electrical power supply at its wagons prevented a safe solution so far. 3TIMS involves rail stakeholders and investigates fusion of three technologies (GNSS, IMU, Brake Pipe monitoring), plus M2M radio link, to establish the design and consolidating it by a proof-of-concept analysis.

Accurate Solution for SUrface movements with tRusted E‐signature

Status date: 20 December 2019

The ASSURE project aims to integrate a space-based application device (GNSS and SatCom) with blockchain technology to continuous monitoring of surface displacements. ASSURE is used to monitor area subject to land deformation and on critical infrastructure subject to external forces endangering their stability with a certified device and thus with certified data.

 

AgeSpot

Status date: 07 April 2021

AGESPOT is a completely new technological development based on satellite earth observation data offering services that allow access to precise data on WHERE and HOW MANY people, under consideration of their ages and socio-economic attributes, currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE.

AgroRadar

Status date: 07 June 2019

ADS-B Xplore

Status date: 14 January 2020

ADS-B Xplore elaborates innovative service ideas targeting:

  • Big data applications based on air traffic surveillance data
  • A global communication solution accessible for every aircraft to support safety and flight route optimization
  • Safe coexistence of manned and unmanned air traffic

AgeSpot Feasibility Study

Status date: 18 May 2018

AgeSpot provides THE starting point for any innovative technological solution addressing ageing populations. It enables efficient targeting of the silver economy and offers precise demographic data on WHERE and HOW MANY age specific classes currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE. With AgeSpot a new Earth Observation (EO) supported business intelligence service is offered.

agriloc

Status date: 22 May 2018

agriloc targets significant improvements in agriculture through automation supported by satellites. For this purpose, a thorough market analysis and numerous user surveys have been carried out to identify current problems and needs of farmers. Projected agriloc systems and services have been validated through requirements definition, design, and field demonstrations in various user workshops and public forums at agricultural fairs. The solutions are aimed at supporting farming processes through integration of highly accurate Guidance, Navigation, and Control, with reliable connectivity utilising telecommunication satellites, and supported by new test systems and services to support farmers in their purchasing decisions.

 

agriloc FS

Status date: 24 August 2016

agriloc targets significant improvements in agriculture through automation. For this purpose a thorough user survey was carried out to identify current problems and needs of farmers. Projected agriloc systems and services were then validated in a user workshop. The solutions are aimed at supporting farming processes through integration of highly accurate Guidance, Navigation, and Control, reliable communications utilising communication satellites, weather and satellite data, and automation of farm management and process planning.

AAF

Status date: 03 December 2014

Snow avalanches kill people and damage infrastructure in mountainous regions worldwide. Avalanche warning services base their products mainly on numerical weather prediction outputs, networks of automatic stations and observers in the field. Presently many European networks are not dense enough and observations by people in the field are hindered by bad weather conditions or high avalanche danger.

3INSAT

Status date: 07 June 2016

3InSat demonstration project developed, tested and verified a new satellite-based subsystem, based on the Ansaldo STS ERTMS solution, for allowing the SIL4 train localization function at Signalling System Level by using GNSS. 3InSat also implemented an integrated solution based on the combination of SatCom, 3G/4G systems and TETRA to realize the link between the on board train control system and wayside signalling infrastructure.

 

SMS

Status date: 13 July 2021

The project comprises two activity streams:

  • Weather over AIS, which aims to extract weather information from vessels that use AIS to improve weather forecasting in areas where this information is scarce.
  • AIS and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data fusion, which enables the creation of a service for detecting “dark” vessels, creating a wide-area situational awareness solution for public entities.

Linda Forest

Status date: 05 June 2021

CollectiveCrunch is an AI leader in the forestry industry. Our product is called Linda Forest and is delivered via a SaaS platform. Using Linda Forest our customers make better buying and selling decisions, use wood-based raw material more efficiently, and overall reduce their costs. Linda Forest can be adopted to new opportunities such as prediction of risks from climate change.

SCD

Status date: 13 July 2021

Unibap is demonstrating 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 will benefit many different business verticals such as precision agriculture, crisis and disaster management, civil and defence security and environment preservation.

SatNetMonitor

Status date: 13 July 2021

SatNetMonitor is a vegetation management and infrastructure risk detection service for electricity network companies. Disaster management service module is offered to Distribution Service Operators (DSO).

SatNetMonitor

Status date: 13 July 2020

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society and security of electricity supply is extremely important. Energy transmission and distribution networks are vulnerable. Information collected by satellites can be used to make the maintenance of the networks more efficient, to reduce risks due to the changing environment, and to mitigate the risk of interruptions. 

SAT-IS(F)Action

Status date: 08 July 2021

New generation satellite technologies (SatNav, SatCom, SatEO) are blended with the latest data intelligence and certification technologies (Edge AI, IoT and DLT) to offer next generation Remote Container Monitoring services (Monitoring-as-a-Service), hence increasing overall food supply chain safety and reliability, in the pursuit of the highest possible final customer “satisfaction”.

DigiFarm

Status date: 19 March 2021

DigiFarm detects accurate field boundaries to power precision agriculture through deep resolving Sentinel-2 data from 10m to 1m resolution. DigiFarm can empower the entire sector to make better decisions.

MEANDAIR

Status date: 15 February 2021

Meandair provides pilots with relevant weather data. Before flight, a plan can be registered in the application and the necessary weather information will be downloaded. By pushing the flight button, just before take-off, the Meandair weather information travels along with pilots! Updates of the latest weather can be also downloaded during flight using the SATCOM communication devices. The weather data are also available to 3rd party application developers, behind easy to use programming interface.

CliniTouch Vie II

Status date: 14 December 2020

CliniTouch Vie is a satellite air quality enabled, digitally connected health care platform that provides remote monitoring, tailored clinical interventions and education to patients with chronic conditions to significantly improve health outcomes.

ChAI Price Predictions

Status date: 23 March 2021

ChAI is using satellite imagery to help the nickel supply chain, a crucial ingredient in the batteries that power electric vehicles, laptops and phones. With mines located in inhospitable or remote locations where traditional sources of information have been hard to come by, buyers and sellers of nickel can now use ChAI to help reduce their risk.

SPACE EDU PARK

Status date: 10 February 2021

Digital and gamified learning environment to provide support to Science Teachers and Students in Italian lower secondary schools also through the use of multimedia content enhanced by space assets and AR/VR experiences.

Gentian

Status date: 21 June 2021

Using satellite earth observation to measure the biodiversity contribution of green infrastructure, mitigate stormwater risks, and identify sites for retrofitting green roofs.