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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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CropAI

Status date: 29 November 2021

CropAI uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth Observation (EO) satellite data to detect crop types throughout the European Continent. The service offers to commodity traders insights on crops, while it provides them assistance in making better trading decisions.

WAMcam

Status date: 29 November 2021

WAMCam™ is an innovative solution integrating satellite communication and machine learning technologies to radically improve wildlife research and conservation. Researchers and conservationists in remote regions can deploy AI-enabled cameras to fight poaching, monitor animal traps, and study wildlife. Receiving prompt notifications by the cameras revolutionizes the effectiveness of these groups of users.

Fusion Platform®

Status date: 22 November 2021

The Fusion Platform® by Digital Content Analysis Technology Ltd, D-CAT, delivers a range of flexible, affordable B2B software services as APIs to: remotely detect and classify weeds; detect frost damage; provide remote predictions of yield months prior to harvest; estimate pasture biomass on demand. The price/performance service selections arise from both the algorithm/AI marketplace and the imagery Reverse Auction, where suppliers, end users and developers monetise and market their offerings globally.

Space Enhanced Decision-Making in Recruitment

Status date: 22 November 2021

Aims to leverage deep technology to help corporate organisations with the ability to hire top diverse talent, personalised to the company’s culture, without algorithmic and neurological bias. This can save businesses, globally, millions of pounds from bad hiring decisions, and bridge the acquisition to retention gap, via the incorporation of neuroscience, data, natural language progressing and space assets.

Alizeti

Status date: 22 November 2021

The “Alizeti” project is designed to help smallholder farmers growing high-value crops in Kenya to produce better harvests and to sell them more efficiently to the organisations who further process and sell them. Five pilot clients in the project will be provided with custom-built dashboards on the agriBORA platform based on in-situ and remotely sensed data.

GIP 4 Smart Airports

Status date: 22 November 2021

The GIP 4 Smart Airports solution provides all actors of airport ground operations (e.g. airlines, airport, handlers) with better, accurate, real-time information about ongoing turnaround operations. GIP 4 Smart Airports offers a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without intruding and disrupting current working practices of airport teams, while making real-time information available to everyone.

The Geo Intelligent Platform (GIP) is a platform designed to constantly monitor the reported position of all ground vehicles, planes, and persons, and notify users of the software events of interest detected by the technology. It aims at having a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without disrupting silos habits and way of working, and making real-time information available to everyone. It enables all individual actors of the airport ground activities, and the airport as a whole to benefit from the provided information to take better decisions, ensuring smooth operations and coordination. The first-line customers are the airports themselves in order to ensure safety procedure compliance and optimize their internal processes to guarantee performance and effectiveness in daily operations. Other customers are handling companies and airlines. The product uses Earth observation data and GNSS in order to provide high-resolution maps of airports and up-to-date indicators of their conditions to support operational, maintenance, and surveillance activities.

SIITAg

Status date: 22 November 2021

Sub-optimal fertilization decisions are causing yield losses, environmental damage, contributing to climate change, and making agriculture unsustainable in the long run. Our farmers and crop advisors need smart technology to be able to make better and faster fertilization decisions. Agricultural fertilization decision making process is complex. Existing technologies are either too expensive or too much time intensive.  As a result, majority of the farmers rely on their experience for fertilization decision, which is not data-driven thus involves lots of guess work. Spacenus wants to change that.

SIITAg

Status date: 17 September 2018

Agriculture is the most important core industry in the world. With feeding 9.5 billion people globally by 2050, it faces a tremendous challenge. Food production must increase by 75%. To that end, Spacenus develops sustainable operational services which addresses agricultural plant nutrient deficiency (PND) with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system connected with earth observation, navigation and IoT.

Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Status date: 31 October 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.

Mining air data for healthier, smarter decisions

Status date: 31 October 2021

Air quality and pollen allergies impact our health and quality of life. We are developing analytical services to mitigate the impact of air pollution and pollen on people’s health. The core of our products is the combination of satellite data with measurements from our particle sensor, creating a unique service for local pollen forecasting. Our customers are airminers - they mine their own air.

CO.DE-19

Status date: 31 October 2021

CO.DE-19 is a system for contactless delivery services based on an autonomous driving drone which allows the pick-up, transport and delivery of small packages with zero emission impact on the environment and without any human involvement needed.

CO.DE-19 is able to move indoor and outdoor in full autonomy, to recognize and avoid obstacles thanks to satellite navigation, cameras and up-to-date sensors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Economic Intelligence Factory

Status date: 13 October 2021

The objective of this demonstration project was the analysis of satellite data to create standardized indicators of economic activity, from the study of key sectors of the economy.

SSD

Status date: 13 October 2021

In this project, a data privacy-compliant social distancing tool for monitoring compliance with social distancing regulations was developed. In times of COVID-19, it is important to track and monitor the number of people being present in a specific area. The tool can also document the captured visitor numbers in a web-based backend and can trigger warnings so that organizations can prove compliance to regulations.

CoffEO

Status date: 08 October 2021

Building a data intelligence & risk management platform for the coffee industry powered by AI, SatEO & cutting-edge agrometeorology to scale sustainable coffee production.

SBWS

Status date: 27 September 2021

In the era of access to huge data resources, advanced analysis and data-to-information processing are essential in the decision-making process. SBWS in the form of friendly web portal, provides advanced analytical tools and a structured data repository, designed to support environmental monitoring using remote sensing data.

TELEMACHUS

Status date: 27 September 2021

Telemachus is an integrated hardware/software medical system for the remote treatment and monitoring of users’ health conditions and positioning, thanks to a smart bracelet and a web platform leveraging on AI. Devised as a telemedicine tool answering the need to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus, Telemachus digitalise the interaction between Patients, Doctors and Health Authorities, and allows the monitoring of the health conditions of healthcare workers within hospitals.

AUDROS

Status date: 21 September 2021

Aim of the project is to demonstrate the two services: Drone Hunter – Antidrone effector to be installed as a part of an intruder drone detection and surveillance solution and First responder’s mobile service - a mobile UAV surveillance and monitoring solution to respond against CBRNe threat.

Both services are based on fully autonomous BVLOS services of UAV’s provided by a system consisting of a drone and a base – hangar, delivering data transfer, maintenance and several other services within the system.

ForestAI

Status date: 21 September 2021

The ForestAI project uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth Observation (EO) to provide an advanced forest monitoring solution globally. The service offers customers in the forestry domain with new tools to more efficiently manage their forests through up-to-date maps, deforestation alerts, and risk assessments.

OGOR YIELD

Status date: 21 September 2021

OGOR YIELD estimates the maize yield at different levels: field, farm, county, region, country, for all agricultural seasons, starting with 2017.Knowing the yield at field level allows to decrease input costs, to optimize logistic and storage costs and ultimately to increase farmers profit.

Making green buildings greener

Status date: 29 January 2021

Air quality impacts our health and our quality of life. Most of us spend 90% of their time indoors - but do we know if the air quality in our homes is good?

In this project, Airmine outlines smart home solutions to improve air quality in homes. We develop hyper-local outdoor air quality nowcasts and forecasts using data from our outdoor air quality sensors. By integrating local air quality data with smart home systems, the user can take predictive measures that can improve indoor home health.

GSOT

Status date: 16 September 2021

The main goal of this project is to create an augmented reality system for the 50ha Grunwald battlefield site in Poland. Visitors will be able to download the application to their smartphones and learn more about the history of the battle while visualising the deployment of all forces on site.

Saturnalia

Status date: 15 September 2021

Saturnalia offers unique, hard-to-find insights on fine wines all in one place. The mission is to create a living atlas of fine wines, completed with quantitative data. Such a reliable and transparent tool helps all wine lovers and professionals obtain strategic information and unique predictions not typically accessible within the wine sector.

SATWORK

Status date: 13 September 2021

SATWORK is a tool able to monitor the health status of workers in a company and to mitigate health risks at work, such as for Coronavirus. At the same time, this tool can help companies to define a new internal “welfare”, compliant to a reasonable social distancing mood and to the privacy needs of workers, which will be different based on their age and pre-existing health conditions, as well as based on the nature of their job.

A-QKD-S

Status date: 13 September 2021

This project defines an ‘Augmented Quantum Key Distribution (AQKD)’ Satellite Service that uses nanosatellites to deliver cryptographic keys for fractions of the cost of traditional satellite constellations. This service, rather than compete with large service providers, aims to augment these larger networks and could be used for on a wide range of end applications with multiple market verticals.

Tandem

Status date: 10 September 2021

Tandem is building the future of mobility for towns and small cities by turning existing local taxis, minibuses and coaches into smart, shared shuttles 

Colibri

Status date: 10 September 2021

Colibri is a telemedicine service relying on satellite broadband communication to efficiently support healthcare services in white areas in terms of ground connectivity, combining fix telemedicine relays installed in villages, a vehicle equipped with medical equipment called “Consultobus” and home appliances for isolated people.

AGROMS

Status date: 08 September 2021

AGROMS aims to identify crop types among major ones, at the very beginning seed season, then to provide a forecast of the harvest size, by the mid-season, far before the actual harvest, with the best accuracy.  All by using Artificial Intelligence.

RAPSODY

Status date: 19 November 2018

RAPSODY, a project led by TEKEVER, will demonstrate the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) in a wide area maritime context, through the execution of search & rescue and pollution monitoring missions. The missions will be executed in near-real scenarios over the Atlantic Ocean. The Satcom-enabled RPAS will be fully prepared and customized to perform these maritime missions, including the integration of specific payloads and the usage of specially tailored mission-oriented data fusion, data compression and automatic feature recognition and identification algorithms.

AMOR

Status date: 02 September 2021

AMOR aims to provide Public Institutions and Visitors with services dedicated to the Cultural Heritage domain, respectively for Safeguard and Fruition aspects.

Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies) will contribute to provide information about the state of conservation of ancient monuments.

Fruition services (supported by 5G connection) will offer Mixed Reality experiences directly available on personal devices, via a dedicated mobile APP.

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.

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.

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.