Portfolio

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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ERP

Status date: 23 March 2020

The ERP kick starts aims at delivering solution blueprints for forecasting

  • the utilization of public fast-charging sites for Electric Vehicles (EV) and cover methods for the provision of EV navigation to the next suitable charging site
  • on suitable geographical areas for new fast-charging infrastructure
  • on EV public fast-charging energy demand (incl. peaks/lows)

SkyLiberty CCN#1

Status date: 20 March 2020

Through the SkyLiberty project, ESNAH has created a service associated to a set of different products to support pilots and other aviation stakeholders in the performance of safe and effective flights.

Originally designed for aviation, the SkyLiberty service has proven to be useful in several other domains (e.g. boats or trucks tracking).

The service is composed of several modules named SkyUser (mobile application and web for pilots), SkyOperator (web application for operators, i.e. persons or entities owning and renting one or more aircrafts to pilots) and SkyLink (tracking device and satellite modem), which have different functionalities tailored to the needs of various stakeholders.

TreeTops

Status date: 15 November 2019

Treetops use high-resolution images from Satellites, UAVs and Airplanes, to facilitate the use of remote sensing in the forest industry. This online tool analyse forest Canopy Cover and Single Tree Detection. Compared to traditional measurement methods, this new solution enables more reliable analysis for forest monitoring and estimation of the forest assets.

EARTH SCAN

Status date: 16 March 2020

EARTHSCAN is a Real-Time Healthcare System (RTHS) for detecting and diagnosing polyps during colonoscopy using cloud computing accessed via satellites.

ARGOS > INSIDE

Status date: 12 March 2020

 

In parallel to the CLS initiative to design a satellite constellation dedicated to Space IoT called Kinéis, this study aimed to analyse the market opportunity  of a recently developed hybrid Argos chipset with terrestrial communication capabilities to fill coverage gaps . A largely increased satellite data collection capacity and low cost and small size terminals will permit to significantly multiply the number of devices. Three application areas have been targeted in the feasibility study: container shipping, artisanal fishing, equipment operation control especially for humanitarian aids.

 

EO Claim Ledger

Status date: 04 March 2020

The insurance industry is facing several challenges today: an increasing number of natural disasters and related losses strain their budgets. The EO-Claim Ledger aims to support the insurance industry by providing a fully automated claim management system making use of Earth observation imagery. Blockchain technology allows the provision of a secured system. It reduces administrative costs and prevents fraud.

MARVELOWS

Status date: 04 March 2020

The project objective is to identify and specify new services using VDES (VHF Data Exchange System), so leveraging robust ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship communications that this technology makes available. Starting from e-navigation Maritime Service Portfolio (MSP) as defined by IMO e-navigation strategic implementation plan, two services have been identified that mostly match the Contractor business opportunities: dematerialisation and towage. 

RESUCI

Status date: 04 March 2020

RESUCI is an undergoing project developed to prove the technical and commercial viability of using spate assets and technology in support of resilient and sustainable right of way corridors for powerlines and pipelines, while simultaneous contributing to mitigate the infrastructure related negative impacts to the surrounding environment.

GroWise

Status date: 27 February 2020

GroWise will give credit providers through the use of growth models for a variety of common African crops an accurate view of the crops in the ground.  It will also allow them to deliver agronomic advice, via a new app, to farmers – something which is currently lacking with small/subsistence farmers. 

C-HCN

Status date: 20 February 2020

SatADSL project with the objective to commercially offer a highly competitive High Capacity Networking (HCN) service with enhanced functionalities, latency and monitoring capabilities. The value proposition is based on the use of the SatADSL multi-satellites, multi-technologies, multi-frequencies Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform or C-SDP

Fully Automating Data Pipeline

Status date: 11 February 2020

In 2010, the United Nations explicitly designated that "safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water” is not only a necessity, but also a fundamental human right. However, we live in an imperfect world, in which man-made activities and natural disasters create conditions that limit our access to water and expose us to dangerous water events. Organisations around the world have recognised this challenge and shown their commitment to creating, as the World Bank terms it, “a water-secure world for all.”

IMGeospatial is honoured to be part of this movement and has partnered with three clients to address the biggest water-related threats to our livelihood: flooding, water scarcity and water quality. We provide business intelligence that enables them to proactively manage their water systems, build resilience in their communities and ultimately minimise risk and impact. We do so by automating the data pipeline, reducing the time and cost of turning earth-observed data into actionable insights.  

SkyLiberty

Status date: 07 February 2020

SkyLiberty is a new service based on a software product, which aims to improve the preparation and the performance of flight navigations. It offers a full set of new concepts and services for student pilots, beginner and advanced pilots, aircraft operators, airline companies and passengers

DASF

Status date: 06 February 2020

Spacenus is a Germany-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that develops applications for Agriculture. The key competence of Spacenus is speed, practicality and a creative culture for problem solving. We offer AI solutions that incorporate mobile phone cameras and satellite imagery to digitize agriculture as and provide precise farming information. Our goal is to facilitate enhancing agricultural productivity while protecting the environment.

CRUISE

Status date: 05 February 2020

CRUISE intents is to design, develop and validate a CyberSec Test Range for UAS/RPAS. This technological framework combining ICT, EO and SATCOM, will be located in the Grottaglie Airport (Italy), a facility that experiments RPAS and studies the integration of UAS in non-segregated airspace. It will offer the overall assessment of vulnerability and resilience of UAS with respect to cyber-attacks.

EMC

Status date: 04 February 2020

The EDU-MAT COPERNICUS is related to the use of VR / AR applications in Education. The proposed IT solution aims to create an educational platform with mathematical tasks using visualization of satellite technology in augmented reality. It can be innovative solution allowing students to get acquainted with mathematical knowledge in an interesting way.

Sceye Services Enabled by HAPS Complemented by Satellite

Status date: 31 January 2020

Sceye investigates the feasibility of using High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) for increasing awareness in maritime areas through observation and communications relay.

CRESS

Status date: 28 January 2020

Bennamann’s end-to-end fugitive biomethane capture, processing, storage and distribution service gives customers the ability to generate revenue from waste, while facilitating local supply of a zero-carbon energy.

Poworganic

Status date: 28 January 2020

Poworganic is developing a circular micro-credit model powered by satellite imagery, tackling the energy, sanitation and health crisis in developing countries and further.

OneWave

Status date: 28 January 2020

OneWave, is a complement to the Tsunami Early Warning Systems (TEWS), a system able to detect and monitor the front wave of a Tsunami created from a major geological event, earthquake, landslide or explosive volcano by using accurate satellite radar measurements and precise position of the spacecraft of Copernicus Program.

IntVAR

Status date: 28 January 2020

The proposed mobile application will be a platform supporting users interested in active spending time by the water. The integration of GNSS and VR/AR technologies combined with satellite imageries will offer new opportunities to improve travel safety and to help avoid dangerous navigation obstacles. The application will also enable communication between active users and participation in virtual regattas.

Galileorama

Status date: 27 January 2020

Galileorama is a VR platform to experience touristic and retail venues both at home and on-site. It allows the venue operators to easily create and provide visitors with VR 360° panorama media by building upon a common smartphone app (+ virtual reality glasses like cardboard) and a web-based backend.

IWBSF

Status date: 27 January 2020

The aim of this feasibility study is the development of an end-to-end service that aims at providing access to value-added information for forestry users. The idea of the IWBSF is to promote the efficient and widespread use of EO and GNSS elements through published services including analyses outputs from forestry case studies, information concerning distribution, inventory uploading, resource management and archival functions.

TIKKA Service

Status date: 27 January 2020

The TIKKA's service is dedicated to support forest users during their operational task inherent to the development of timber logging plans. The service benefits from the integration of LIDAR, SAR and GNSS technologies. The project output (the maps, analysis and reports)  will be published and available for all the authorized person via the web geoportal.

S4CI – Support for Critical Infrastructure

Status date: 13 January 2020

A monitoring service that provides Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) asset owners and operators with resilience against problems associated with structural health through the use of Earth Observation data and in-situ devices. 

Services enabled by HAPS

Status date: 22 January 2020

HAPS platforms are evolving in the stratosphere to conduct earth observation. They provide large-scale images as a support to decision-making processes in domains like meteorology, security, safety, natural resource inventories, climate change or prevention and monitoring of natural disasters. They provide high versatility, near real-time information and high revisit frequency on their targets

HAPS4ESA

Status date: 17 January 2020

A roadmap for combining High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) and satellites for ‘persistent surveillance’ monitoring scenarios.

 

River Nexus

Status date: 16 January 2020

River Nexus is a life changer for millions of people in the river basins in developing countries. River Nexus offers climate-services based on space-technology applications and the productive use of clean renewable energy to improve the local economy. Through a single infrastructure, we cover local essential needs for sustainable development, while targeting also national and international hydro meteorological value chains.

FSARG

Status date: 14 January 2020

FSARG is a mobile application which is dedicated mainly to recreational anglers. It enables the use of integrated depth data of fishing grounds with up-to-date information on species and quantities of fish present in a given water reservoir. Information on the most appropriate fishing times on a given day and location are also available.

ALEEGO

Status date: 13 January 2020

ALEEGO online platform is for demanding companies caring for data safety and integrity wishing to inspect their assets using UAV technology, in a simple way.

GPS Triggered AR System

Status date: 10 January 2020

Imagine you’re walking along Hadrian’s Wall. Your phone vibrates. You pause, hold up your phone and scan the landscape around you. The ghostly figure of a Roman soldier appears on your screen and begins to tell his story...

We have developed a new GPS Triggered AR Module that makes it easier and more cost-effective for organisations to engage audiences.

FertiSat

Status date: 09 January 2020

The aim of FertiSat project is to provide farmers with site-specific application maps for nitrogen fertilization of cereal crops. Since absorption of nitrogen by plants is influenced by weather and moisture conditions, those variables are taken into account when determining precise doses of the fertilizer. The service is based mainly on multispectral, high resolution satellite imagery.

KORE

Status date: 07 January 2020

KORE improves UK and international agronomists’ and farmers’ crop management by exploiting new precision agriculture techniques to target inputs and increase crop yields.

KORE utilises remote sensing and satellite navigation techniques to survey fields easily and cost-effectively.

KORE provides simple interpretations of complex information on crop growth and crop health.

KORE replaces a successful, proven on-line agronomy service, EssentialsMap. 

IFTRAINING

Status date: 07 January 2020

Virtual reality training is revolutionizing the way we train employees by allowing them to learn by doing. They are more engaged, better prepared and develop new skills faster with data-driven insights. In this project we explore how to use satellite communication to enable virtual training anywhere and space weather to adapt the virtual training according with outdoor conditions.

Sun4Health

Status date: 07 January 2020

The Sun4Health demonstration project develops a ready-to-market solution by providing a comprehensive, integrated revolutionary system for the best exploitation of solar radiation benefits avoiding the healthrelated risks, according to any environmental scenario and targeted for any kind of end-user, especially for children.

EUROPORT

Status date: 07 January 2020

Ports are fundamental and main part of inter-modal global transport in the world. The growth in freight transport stresses the existing infrastructure to its limits. There are already considerable signs of congestion in the European transport system, e.g. on the roads and in harbors. Congestion will have a negative impact on the costs and time of transportation, which affects the prices and the quality of products.

EUROPORT aims to optimize the synchronization between the several transportation modes reducing the downtime in the logistic chain.

Profumo

Status date: 15 February 2018

Profumo proposes novel weather-based services for the Mediterranean navigation with the aim of granting fuel saving, pollution reduction and improving safety for passengers, crew, goods and ships’ instruments.

The idea is to establish a cooperative schema (between commercial vessels) where meteo-marine data is collected from standard and non-standard on-board instrumentation.

Acquired data is used in the Profumo service center to produce reliable high resolution meteo-marine forecasts and nearly real time information, allowing the provision of helpful route optimization and navigation services also in a complex and constrained basin as the Mediterranean one.

To satisfy the demand of commercial customers, Profumo has conceived innovative services expressly for the middle short routes.

Dynamic Routing at Mediterranean scale.

The service provides pre-voyage route planning and updated information for optimal re-routing for vessels. This is possible due to the Profumo’s integrated approach involving weather observations, forecasts and optimal route computation through the modeling of ship’s characteristics, for predicting the vessel’s specific response to weather phenomena, in terms of seakeeping and fuel consumption.

Moreover, the system provides frequently refreshed meteo information allowing in-route corrections, therefore optimizing speed and course.

Navigation assistance

By using the navigation assistance service, the crew is fully supported in the route decision and planning. Profumo, integrating real time meteo-marine conditions, increases the safety and the navigation comfort through the application of the most recent guidelines for avoiding dangerous situations in adverse weather and sea conditions.

High definition weather products

Thanks to the cooperative meteo data injected in high resolution, local-scale forecasts, Profumo provides detailed predictions with a native (not rescaled) resolution of few kilometers.

SHOW

Status date: 19 December 2019

SHOW as a mobile service is aimed at making seniors feeling constantly needed by society, as they are enabled to offer help to family members, friends, or in general people who need support. It addresses the challenges of elderly people regarding increasing mobility, maintaining activity, improving safety, reducing stress, growing assurance of behaviour and reducing social exclusion.

DG-TRAC Demo Project

Status date: 10 December 2019

The DG-Trac project addresses the tracking and tracing of dangerous goods in the medical sector integrating and using navigational and communication space services together with GSM/UMTS and Internet. DG-Trac introduces a centralised mechanism for the management and distribution of information concerning each dangerous goods transport.

In case of an accident, emergency service will be informed about the involved dangerous goods.

AIMEE

Status date: 16 December 2019

In 2010, the United Nations explicitly designated that "safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water” is not only a necessity, but also a fundamental human right. However, we live in an imperfect world, in which man-made activities and natural disasters create conditions that limit our access to water and expose us to dangerous water events. Organisations around the world have recognised this challenge and shown their commitment to creating, as the World Bank terms it, “a water-secure world for all.”

IMGeospatial is honoured to be part of this movement and has partnered with three clients to address the biggest water-related threats to our livelihood: flooding, water scarcity and water quality. We provide business intelligence that enables them to proactively manage their water systems, build resilience in their communities and ultimately minimise risk and impact. We do so by automating the data pipeline, reducing the time and cost of turning earth-observed data into actionable insights.  

EFFORS

Status date: 13 December 2019

A real-time flood forecasting system has been developed and is operated at the computational centre of the Austrian national weather service ZAMG.

EFFORS brings together experts in the field of meteorology, hydrology, hydrodynamics and satellite communication. Within a coherent modelling chain, the EFFORS system couples the individual numerical models and provides relevant data about flood evolution on short time scales.

ThermCERT

Status date: 12 December 2019

Fuel poverty is an increasingly large social problem in the Great Britain, as well as in the rest of Europe. Ageing, inefficient building stock and rising fuel prices are pushing more and more households into fuel poverty.

ThermCERT reduces the complexity, cost and time spent identifying households who may qualify for Energy Company Obligation (ECO) support, allowing energy suppliers to deliver their obligation more efficiently.

ThermCERT Feasibility Study

Status date: 11 December 2019

The European Commission established a long-term objective of decreasing the CO2-emission levels for the building sector by 27% by 2030.

Every third building in Europe is in need of deep renovation (older that sixty years). People in these houses are overpaying for the heating many times. That is both economically and environmentally harmful. Buildings account for 40% of the EU's energy consumption, 36% of its CO2 emissions. Current annual building renovation rate in Europe is below 2%.

The actual thermal performance of building stock is the critical element for situation awareness, impacting progress on energy efficiency measure uptake.

Utilising Earth observation, satellite navigation and ground level data, ThermCERT represents a crucial aid in helping to understand the true thermal performance of the city built environment, highlighting the energy efficiency problematic areas and issues. 

B-SURE

Status date: 05 December 2019

B-SURE reduces disaster management response time.

The main B-SURE service is rapid collection and bandwidth-efficient secure communication of operationally relevant field information. The baseline field platform is a smartphone, while information managers access data and interact with the field users via Web browsers online on secure servers. The field users cover professionals, civ/mil population and small UAV operators. 

GridWatch

Status date: 09 September 2019

GridWatch offers owners of high voltage power infrastructures a continuous monitoring and alarming system to support the inspection, maintenance and management procedures of power lines, and a management system providing the measurements of the parameters  necessary to dynamically operate the power lines, i.e. ambient temperature, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and conductor temperature.

PLIMM

Status date: 24 June 2019

‘Helping to find the important needles within the InSAR time series haystack’

The PLIMM services developed within the project provide users with unique information on the performance of their assets. Using a set of proprietary workflows and algorithms on processed InSAR data the system is able to identify critical insights within the millions of individual measurement points. Developed in close collaboration with the user community, the system provides earth observation outputs in a format that is most appropriate for the target sectors.    

TT-GSAT

Status date: 29 November 2019

The aim of TT-GSAT is to offer a test and trial environment for emergency personnel and industry where it is possible to touch, try out and play with real building blocks in order to creatively find and implement new solutions. These building blocks can be individually combined with each other in order to try out and test the interaction of different equipment in different deployment scenarios.

MULDIARCOS

Status date: 27 November 2019

The MULDIARCOS project has implemented and demonstrated a cohesive end-to-end delivery chain of satellite imagery and met-ocean data. The implemented service has been demonstrated during maritime operations in the Arctic. Arctic maritime operations often have a need of fast and regular earth observation and weather information. In the project, focus has been on streamlined and effective ordering, delivery procedures due to limited and expensive communication channels to the vessels during the operations.

SpaceChain

Status date: 27 November 2019

The multisignature wallet makes digital currency transactions more secure by requiring two approvals for each transaction, one from the user and one from the satellite. The security of transactions are guaranteed via satellite hardware isolation, a multiple approval model, and secure satellite communication making the transaction resistant to hacking.

Cerberus

Status date: 26 November 2019

BlackShore’s crowdsourcing platform Cerberus reinforces developing country economies utilizing satellite imagery amplifying sustainable food production while preserving the environment. This is achieved through the power of satellites, socially conscious gaming and the power of the crowd.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 21 July 2016

TT-GSAT facilitates rescue and emergency services as well as industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements, which results in minimized risk for solution development and eases complex deployments in a mission critical environment.

Comprehensive services with scoping services for innovation driven procurement, test and operation support for SatCom and terrestrial communication, navigation, EO based solutions and training/simulation services are offered.