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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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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.

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.

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.    

DAPPO

Status date: 09 March 2021

An AI & EO-based service that improves management of tuber supply to potato processing industry and potato storage facilities.

INVENTA

Status date: 07 April 2021

The INVENTA project intends to carry out the feasibility study of an innovative service able to increase the fruition, accessibility and sustainability of historical/cultural sites through the integration of Virtual & Augmented Reality with Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation. The service will be based on an innovative mobile App using 5G network. 

HGR

Status date: 30 March 2021

The project designed a hybrid GNSS receiver (HGR). The HGR provides innovative time and position certification services for smart transportation applications. HGR has the ability to detect spoofing and meaconing attacks, therefore validating the authenticity of the location-related data. The HGR combines GALILEO OSNMA service, ADS-B data from aircrafts and Network timing information

airUTM

Status date: 30 March 2021

airUTM is an Unmanned Traffic Management system that allows for equitable use of airspace for both manned and unmanned aircraft in Africa. We enable large numbers of drones to safely and securely conduct operations in compliance with aviation regulations.

Ag|knowledge 4.0

Status date: 26 March 2021

Ag|knowledge 4.0 improves the agricultural risk management for the stakeholders of the agri-supply chain in emerging economies. The services provided exploit various EO-technologies from remote sensing, weather satellites to GNNS to close a big information gap on operational crop monitoring in support of smallholders. The focus of the pilot-demonstration service is on India.

ASTROCAST

Status date: 25 March 2021

Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT). 

FreeBreath

Status date: 24 March 2021

FreeBreath is a technical and economic feasibility study of a service improving the real-time understanding of air quality status and forecast in areas not covered by terrestrial sensors thanks to satellite EO, GNSS data and predictive analysis.

HoloCap pilotage application

Status date: 19 March 2021

A remote pilotage telepresence project, utilizing 3D game engine, volumetric video and Augmented Reality to bring maritime pilots virtually onboard a ship`s bridge from a remote location.

SEIA

Status date: 19 March 2021

With ESA’s support, DryGro is launching a pilot high-protein crop system in Kenya. By applying earth observation and terrestrial data to the growth system, DryGro’s technology mitigates many of the factors which are currently limiting agricultural productivity. We have partnered with RHEATECH, Hyper Collective, and BuildX to delivery this breakthrough in sustainable agriculture.

HRIDE

Status date: 19 March 2021

HRIDE has demonstrated the use of ionospheric products collected by Spire’s LEO satellites. These satellites measure the total electron content by monitoring signals from GNSS. Spire has developed an ionospheric data assimilation model and a space weather API that permits users to extract data. The project has demonstrated the use of the ionospheric model to provide corrections for positioning algorithms.

Orbital Witness

Status date: 11 March 2021

This project is working to provide archives of high-resolution satellite imagery alongside complementary property and legal datasets to allow real estate lawyers to conduct legal due diligence on property assets in a faster and more pain-free fashion.

ForestMind

Status date: 11 March 2021

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused initially on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.

SAIUDMA

Status date: 11 March 2021

A new ground-to-space air quality (AQ) analytics platform for city and traffic planning departments with the purpose of positioning data insights at the heart of managing resilient urban environments. Our analytics products form the decision making basis for investing in initiatives that help reduce harmful pollution and push for the design of new infrastructure sensitive to local residential communities and vulnerable population cohorts whilst allowing for sustainable economic development.

ESA FGC

Status date: 10 March 2021

We applied space imagery to automate the identification of football fields with artificial turf material to an extent and frequency not possible with land-based tools. Pooling information enables the generation of information about football fields. Other information may be added for a tailored value proposition to field owners, field manufacturers and for field maintenance.

SatCare

Status date: 04 March 2021

SatCare aimed to demonstrate two service concepts of remote diagnostics using a broadband managed communication system to include satcom. SatCare allows for video rich data to transmit scans to an hospital from a vehicle on the scene of the emergency and en-route to the hospital. Enabling a robust clinical decision support system for prehospital patients has an impact on the health outcomes for patients and can improve the productivity and efficiency of the ambulance service. Through the addition of Satcom we can broaden the coverage of this service to include areas where terrestrial broadband communication (LTE) is unavailable or over-subscribed.

DeFROST for Hydropower

Status date: 01 March 2021

Based on satellite data, DeFROST delivers the ultimate snow monitoring solution for Energy (hydropower) industry. With DeFROST, such actors can improve current water inflow seasonal forecast by ingesting snow data, as well as, diagnosing early snow melt events for hydropower energy generation optimization

Liveland CCN

Status date: 25 February 2021

The scope of the Liveland CCN has been to further develop and refine the GMV NSL STICK service previously developed under the Liveland Demonstration project in order to improve its commercial viability.

This included the overhaul of the STICK architecture to function in stand-alone, the improvement of the service accessibility to the clients and the enhancement of the STICK firmware functionalities making the service further appealing.

CubeHAPS

Status date: 25 February 2021

A constellation of mini HAPS that provides a low-latency and low-cost telecommunication service over areas not covered by terrestrial infrastructures.

MEMT

Status date: 23 February 2021

MEMT (Mobile Equipment Monitoring & Maintenance Tool) improves decision making for mine managers and foremen on operational efficiency of their mobile heavy machinery fleet. The easy to deploy system allows to gain visibility on various aspects of the working conditions and working environment. The main target is to increase the fleet performance, preserving the good health condition of their machinery.

Foresight Marine

Status date: 23 February 2021

Foresight Marine digitises the process of machinery inspection; our edge sensors generate certifiable & actionable data accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere – from the ship mechanic to the board room decision makers.

HumaNav-Next

Status date: 17 February 2021

HumaNav Next demo project addresses the Aid & Development community’s urgent need to increase the security of humanitarian missions. It will develop a fully integrated and reliable vehicle on-board solution, providing:

• Geo-location, fleet monitoring, management and security

• Telecommunications: voice, messaging and data

The solution will provide seamless world-wide coverage and full service regardless of the lack of any local infrastructure, by using Iridium satcom and GNSS location. It will be adapted to humanitarian vehicles deployed in field missions in underdeveloped regions and conflict areas. All services will be available while driving.

HeraSpace IUU

Status date: 17 February 2021

HeraSpace IUU helps the identification of illegal unreported and unregulated fishing supporting EU legislation and environmental protection.