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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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MTrader

Status date: 26 October 2021

Awake.AI’s marine Marketplace with the power of AI for trading port services and products.

ProvGRASS

Status date: 13 October 2021

ProvGrass provides white labelled, multi-temporal maps of sward quantity and quality to enable customers to provide branded products for end-users (in this case farmers) related to grassland management. The initial development is aimed at dairy farmers, but the principle also applies to other livestock, biorefinery feedstock and conservation applications as well.

HyperSOC

Status date: 22 October 2021

HyperSOC (Hyperspectral measurement of Soil Organic Carbon) is aiming to develop analytical solutions to serve carbon farming projects worldwide throughout their long carbon sequestration journey.

Gridfinder

Status date: 22 October 2021

Gridfinder is a mapping service using machine learning to  analyse satellite imagery to provide development funders, national governments, and private foundations with bespoke information on potential project off-grid energy locations, training on how to integrate this information in their planning systems, and the offer of a subscription service to benefit from this information on an ongoing basis.

Robotiphy Severus

Status date: 22 October 2021

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

Human Switch

Status date: 10 September 2020

Automotive electrification will change the way energy is produced and consumed across

the globe due to the resulting increase in local capacity of mobile battery storage.

The Human Switch enablesincreased update and utilisation of EV technologyalong with improved load balancing to support increased utilisation of renewables, helping to improve air pollution and CO2 issues. 

The transition from fossil fuel to Electric Vehicles (EVs) will have a seismic impact in the utility, automotive and oil and gas markets as petroleum supply and infrastructure is replaced with power supply and storage.

Recent research has modelled the scale of these potentialrevenues, combining both the need for storage and V2G capabilities, where many EV owners can be aggregated into one, and their energy loads traded on the power exchanges.

Human Switch will offer twoservices; Human Switch Transitionand Live Service:

Human Switch Transition Service (Switch)–Switch helps consumers and fleet managers to make the right decisions about going electric, based on their actual driving behaviour and needs. We know that range anxiety, cost savings, carbon footprint and operational compromise are common concerns, Switch uses real world data to take the guessing out of transitioning.

Human Switch Live Service - The service allows EV owners to participate in lucrative V2G market mechanisms whilst preserving the minimum level of transport utility from their vehicle. Live helps customers make and save money through vehicle charging, by embedding EV's into the energy system.

atPACE

Status date: 18 October 2021

A project-centric, situational awareness portal aiding construction and decommissioning of offshore installations. Rich insights are engineered from Earth Observations, AIS, weather, sea state and various GIS data repositories and combined with in-situ surveys and sensor data. All information is dynamically shared amongst project stakeholders creating common understanding, transparency, and improved efficiency.

Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Status date: 07 April 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.  

Sat4Safety

Status date: 14 October 2021

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.

TERRA

Status date: 13 October 2021

Climate-related economic losses in agriculture have now reached €73bn/year. We need to build a climate-resilient agriculture now, by preparing for the evolving climate risk. TERRA is a SaaS risk-assessment and monitoring tool seamlessly integrating satellite data, reanalyses and seasonal forecasts, targeting insurance companies providing agricultural coverage.