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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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DARTT

Status date: 15 February 2021

DARTT (DemAnd-Responsive rural Transport for Tourism) is a demand-responsive transport solution to improve the viability of public transport in rural areas, focussing on a tourism target audience. It combines a new experience for discovering tourism destinations, with booking bus tickets in rural areas.

TSMF_10CM DP

Status date: 09 June 2021

TSMF_10CM DP is Tama Group’s core project to develop, test and test market the WaldCursor product, a cloud & app based remote sensing analytics information platform for forestry operations and forestry.

AVISAR

Status date: 11 June 2021

AVISAR is a pre-operational demonstration project enabling primarily Mexican and other Energy stakeholders to understand and adopt Earth Observation to solve their oil & gas challenges onshore and offshore.

TSMF_10CM

Status date: 06 November 2018

The TSMF_10CM investigates the technical feasibility and commercial viability of information services regarding a) regular generation of forest stress maps and b) detection of bark beetle infestation in support of small and medium size forestry operations in Germany.

CostCutting4Sugarcane

Status date: 18 September 2020

CostCutting4Sugarcane aims to offer accurate and reliable in-season satellite based yield forecast and seasonal fertilizer advice in order to cut costs for sugarcane business globally.

AUDROS

Status date: 02 April 2019

The “Autonomous Drone Services in the CBRNe operations” (AUDROS) Feasibility Study assessed the technical feasibility and commercial viability of space-based services in combination with the emerging RPAS technologies which become a game changer in many service domains to improve the monitoring, early warning, surveillance and reaction on CBRNe events and threats.

 

ARIES

Status date: 04 June 2021

A project for an efficient system for prevention, monitoring and response against wildfires and landslides emergencies with focus on satellite assets, terrestrial 5G networks, drones and next generation IoT sensors.

TeleAssist

Status date: 04 June 2021

TeleAssist is an Augmented Reality (AR) platform that consists of AR glasses and a specialized communication platform integrating satellite-based communication capabilities. For mobile healthcare professionals it improves the delivery and improvement of remote care in rural, poverty, and conflict areas, along with global assistance to mobile emergency care.

TeleAssist

Status date: 27 May 2020

TeleAssist is an Augmented Reality (AR) platform that consists of AR glasses and a specialized communication platform integrating satellite-based communication capabilities. For mobile healthcare professionals it improves the delivery and improvement of remote care in rural, poverty, and conflict areas, along with global assistance to mobile emergency care.

Plastic Less Society

Status date: 28 May 2021

This project assesses the technical and commercial feasibility of space-related services to support the reduction of marine litter. A multi-technology approach is studied to detect and track marine litter in the coastal area. An integrated economic channel from the collect to the revalorization is evaluated, including the tracking solution and involving local fishing communities.

MWS-A

Status date: 28 May 2021

MWS-A is a new weather nowcasting service for airports with high spatial and temporal resolution. The service combines real-time positions and predicted trajectory data of aircraft, and high resolution nowcasts of the motion and evolution of observed severe weather phenomena. Using these data the MWS-A service engine derives predictions of upcoming encounters of the weather phenomena and aircraft within up to 30-40 minutes time window in the future.

EPM

Status date: 14 October 2019

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), Abandoned Mines and Repositories (AMR), and Large Scale Mining (LSM), whether legal or illegal, are associated with negative environmental and social impacts. Despite regulations, mines are continuously and rapidly expanding, often, out of control.

 

SWAIR

Status date: 21 August 2020

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.

TransDIm

Status date: 19 October 2020

Adaptix are Transforming Diagnostic Imaging by bringing low-cost, low-dose mobile 3D imaging to patients.  Today, common conditions such as fractures, cancer and lung disease are initially assessed by 2D X-ray which gives a fundamentally limited view of our 3D bodies. The products being developed in this project will deliver fast, accurate 3D imaging to these patients.

SEOS

Status date: 24 May 2021

SEOS is an initiative led by Ecometrica to advance applications of Earth Observation in Scotland aiming to increase the consistency, continuity, extent and usefulness of geospatial content through the provision of services that address environment and land management challenges faced by a number of Scottish public and private organisations. Global Surface Intelligence is a project partner, providing advanced satellite data processing.

AIS+

Status date: 24 May 2021

The availability of qualitative data is crucial for the automation of ports. The automation process is often hampered by data streams that are incorrect, have insufficient resolution or are incomplete. This service will provide verified and improved AIS data based on space assets.

Isolation Plus

Status date: 13 April 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a new normal termed “Isolation Plus”. This project identifies the hidden vulnerable in communities and empowers local organisations to help those individuals who may have remained uncovered during the crisis. The solution offers new and unexpected insights into where the most vulnerable in local communities reside.

Eyes on Plastic

Status date: 21 May 2021

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.

APPIDE

Status date: 20 May 2021

APPIDE is aimed at developing a cloud-based end-to-end service powered by Artificial Intelligence and drones for real-time data analysis and automation of processes, providing thermographic inspection services for solar photovoltaic plants to improve the performance of product quality and reliability.

SenTAct

Status date: 16 May 2021

SenTAct from Epic Blue gives you all the tools you need to keep your people safe and your operations efficient. SenTAct is a field team tactical awareness which ensures that teams in the field have the information they need for the local context. The embedded Artificial Intelligence engine locates your staff and assets, alerts on hazardous events, and generates mission intelligence.

Virtual Watchkeeper

Status date: 18 November 2020

Shipping Companies invest in safely transporting goods and/or passengers. Maintaining a quality portfolio of vessels, along with leading marine safety standards and capability, have taken on a greater importance than ever. Besides mere compliance, they want to verify the safe practices on board and assess the competencies of crew members. Our comprehensive solution increases the situational awareness on board and verifies safe practices at any moment and/or review actions when needed.  

BioScope

Status date: 27 April 2021

Farm managers need efficient and objective means to plan and monitor their crops, to evaluate the outcome of field operations and plan new ones for example how much and where to apply fertiliser, water and crop protection agents or how to optimise the soil. For monitoring crop status, farmers can use high resolution images.

Oresome

Status date: 16 May 2021

Increasing mining productivity through acquisition and analysis of operational data over a converged satellite/terrestrial communications architecture.

DreamCoder TM 2.0

Status date: 31 March 2021

DreamCoder 2.0 is a democratic enabler to digitally access the International Space Station. DreamCoder2.0 introduces schools and individuals to the basics of computer engineering with a truly out-of-this world lab. This digital platform ignites Python-based coding to a ground-based and ISS-based Sagan board with 12 sensors.

Floating Weed Manager

Status date: 24 November 2020

Floating Weed Manager is a surveillance and monitoring service for freshwaters where aquatic weeds cause social and economic disruption to communities living and working around impacted lakes and reservoirs. It combines radar and optical satellite EO data to provide weekly data and maps of weed coverage to support weed management programmes.

Xylene EO

Status date: 16 May 2021

Xylene is a SaaS providing European importers of raw materials, a smart supply chain with transparency and control to comply with regulations and consumer demands and protect companies' brand reputation. This innovative approach combines supply chain data gathering and analytics with satellite technology (SatNav and EO) and blockchain to create supply chain transparency.

CertiPro

Status date: 08 March 2021

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.

ECO4CO

Status date: 16 March 2021

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.

SAFES

Status date: 13 April 2021

The SAFES feasibility study has the objective to identify and define applications that use highly innovative Satellite Communication technologies to support essential services in the Energy & Utilities and Media & Entertainment sectors 

PrepaCoast

Status date: 14 January 2021

An online tool is developed to visualize coastal erosion and accretion in Togo, Senegal and the Maldives. The tool is powered by Google Earth Engine platform and will provide information relevant to coastal zone management, institutions involved in financial planning of infrastructure projects, the tourism industry and entities involved in early warning and resilience.

FEST

Status date: 16 May 2021

Vake is making the oceans safer and more transparent by detecting and exposing IUU fishing activity. They deliver Deep Maritime Insights through automated data fusion of vessel trackers and satellite imagery. During the project, the work included activities towards NGOs and Government Agencies working on analyzing IUU fishing activities and other illegal or unreported activities.

Space for Children

Status date: 19 March 2021

“Space For Children” is an innovative medical edutainment experience, based on Interactive Reality solution and playable by smartphones and tablets with iOS and Android operating systems, that give doctors and professionals the opportunity to analyze the emotional needs and the psychological support  to be offered to children and the family community.

LymeApp

Status date: 24 March 2020

Lyme Borreliosis (LB) is a rapidly growing health problem in the Highlands of Scotland.  Prevention is difficult because of the paucity of information about “hot spots”.  LymeApp integrates georeferenced disease data into spatial models using Earth Observation data alongside data from GP surgeries, and the Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Lab to produce an interactive risk map.

FATMAP Live

Status date: 30 April 2021

FATMAP’s app and 3D mapping technology helps people discover and navigate outdoor adventures all over the world. FATMAP ‘Live’ adds real-time data layers to the map including live satellite views, weather, webcams, local risks and conditions to make enjoying the outdoors easier and safer.

ASPEN2

Status date: 19 February 2021

ASPEN is an affordable and reliable measurement tool for pavement condition monitoring. Our smartphone app allows road infrastructure authorities to gather high-quality data for maintenance planning at a fraction of the price spent today.

AI4Sendai

Status date: 30 April 2021

From portfolio or project analysis  down to single asset, Ai4Sendai  helps  key industries such as Energy, Oil And Gas, Insurance and banking, Real estate, Agriculture as well as  Public authorities and NGO  making the best informed decision  by providing a timely and accurate planetary intelligence for precisely locate their assets, identify their vulnerabilities to climate change and rate  risks to specific natural  hazard.

WAMMO (AMMO CCN#1)

Status date: 24 June 2020

The WAMMO project, a continuation of Ascend XYZ’s AMMO project, aims to expand the service with ground radar data. Airports will be able to visualize bird activity and identify the associated areas of interest. Radar data and correlated EO data from multiple airports will be used to produce statistical models for airports not equipped with a radar and with similar habitats.

AMMO

Status date: 04 December 2020

Ascend offers two distinct disruptive services that cover all types and sizes of airports, from the smallest to the largest ones. These services offer analysis of Earth Observation data for safety monitoring of the airport surroundings, and combine it with a cloud and browser based management system. Thereby the AMMO services are supporting the airport operators who are asked by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to comply with the regulation EU 139/2014 on aerodrome safety. 

SAT SHV

Status date: 29 April 2021

The Satellite Navigation supported Shipment Visibility Platform (SAT SHV) for the Global Supply Chain Industry targets a platform to provide shipment visibility to players of International Supply Chains, in particular to larger Importers and Exporters as well as to Logistics Service Providers. Integration of Satellite Data AIS data of vessels as well as aircrafts is a key component of the designed solution. In addition, PLS embraces a holistic approach to cover multiple modes (sea, air, land) and is covering supply chains door to door.

ARCtic Sea-ice and CleAN monitoring

Status date: 17 January 2019

The project brings solution for a systematic and automatic detection of sea ice (including the identification of ice and marginal ice zone) and oil slicks in the Arctic from Sentinel-1 images. Based on Machine Learning (Support Vector Machines), it permits to process automatically thousands of images with high accuracy.

MIDAS

Status date: 02 April 2019

Land mines and IEDs are a global problem that impact individuals, nations and the international community.

The MIDAS programme uses space services to improve efficiency, coordination, assurance, traceability, autonomy and safety of clearance operations; reducing casualties and returning land to productive use around the world.

InsSAT

Status date: 13 January 2020

The InsSAT project delivers a fully functional and operational system of automatic processing and analysis of satellite, meteorological and if needed also aerial data, focused on providing tools for assessment and settlement of insurance claims in the agricultural sector. The project is a CCN to the ASAP (“Advanced Sustainable Agriculture Production”) Demonstration Project that was completed in 2018.

ICT4Forest

Status date: 24 August 2020

ICT4Forest is an integrated dynamic forest monitoring and management service allowing a frequent, reliable and harmonized update of diversified forest and Earth observation data on a dedicated IT platform developed by Wuudis Solutions Oy (Finland). SPACEBEL (Belgium) will perform satellite image interpretation monitoring activities to be integrated into the Wuudis platform using Artificial Intelligence (AI), free Sentinel and other satellite data, as well as available open data. The innovative system facilitates the day-to-day business for silvicultural operations and forest resource monitoring, helping forest sector stakeholders to increase their income while reducing operational costs.

REACT 2

Status date: 25 September 2020

React 2 relies on satellite and emergency communications to deliver national and regional health bodies, to hospitals and first responders on the ground, a truly innovative pandemic response system. 

SunSafe

Status date: 07 April 2021

SunSafe aims to help people with sensitive skin better protect themselves using a sunlight tracker wearable.

SolumScire (SC)

Status date: 31 August 2018

SolumScire makes soil data more valuable and useful. This service is based on better referenced and new spatial soil data and combines this with plant performance information to get insights on soils and plant management as well as their important interactions. The data aggregation and use improves modelling for precision farming to increase yield and to lower emissions.

ITS Equant

Status date: 13 April 2021

Integrating satellite communications and geo-positioning into wireless traffic management systems to amplify their benefits and extend their reach to more roads.

SmartGrids

Status date: 13 April 2021

The SmartGrids feasibility study delivers the benefits of space based assets to energy network stakeholders. Technologies such as cloud computation and deep learning are coupled with multispectral satellite imagery, SAR, GNSS, and satellite communications to develop strongly scaling, novel, bespoke cost efficient services capable of supporting and enhancing existing operations. 

AlertSat

Status date: 13 April 2021

AlertSat is an earth observation change detection satellite constellation developed by the PandionAI corporation. The concept with on-orbit and autonomous image change detection, together with the instant delivery of information, gives end-users a tool to act efficiently in critical situations. AlertSat is designed with today’s challenges of rapid global changes in all areas, environment as well as business, in mind.

MoMoRib®

Status date: 26 January 2021

Monitoring and alert system for river bank.  MoMoRib® uses a calculation programme based on the multi-methodological comparative analyses applied to geodetic, hydrological and soil-properties patterns, then links the information to the AI processed satellite datasets in the river zones prone to failure and/or where plastic and/or toxic waste can be concentrated.