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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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MEO-Certif

Status date: 28 July 2021

MEO-Certif is a web mapping tool dedicated to organic farming players. Thanks to a panel of cartographic indicators, professionals can use the service during their decision-making process.

UrbanAI for Green Buildings

Status date: 04 December 2020

UrbanAI for Green buildings is a tool based on earth observation and drone data to provide a digital twin of the area surrounding green buildings. It will help smart cities, green energy providers, and smart buildings companies, to monitor and maintain green buildings areas and plan new ones.

CMM

Status date: 28 July 2021

Crop Mycotoxin Management (CMM) offers a service for an efficient management of mycotoxin contamination in wheat production. Satellite-based earth-observation data are derived to crop information and combined with terrestrial data sources to assess the infield disease risk during vegetative growth and the risk of mycotoxin accumulation at harvest. Such information support farmers in site-specific scouting activities, variable-rate applications of fungicides and selective harvesting to exclude mycotoxin contaminated grains. Furthermore, the service provides information on the regional yield in terms of quality level of wheat.

ZPR

Status date: 08 February 2021

The aim of the project is to give MPAs (Marine Protected Areas), National Research Institutes, NGO and as well as marine operators access to advanced technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and space technologies, that could help, favourite and accelerate marine conservation. 

Specifically, the project will allow the data mining of coastal marine habitats through embedded AI on satNav localized underwater explorer-class drones and surface vessels whose autonomous survey are optimized by cloud AI and Earth Observations (EO), creating web dashboards for MPAs to access all the marine habitats data, trends and alerts, and share them all within their community.

SmartCane

Status date: 28 July 2021

SmartCane provides agronomic and management information derived from remote sensing to commercial sugarcane producing companies and affiliated farmer organisations– “outgrowers”. The objective of the service is to provide timely information via SMS, with which farmers and commercial sugarcane producing companies can make better decisions, which result in increased production and income per hectare and reduced use of resources.

FB Eye

Status date: 13 July 2021

FB Eye – acronym of Fire-Bombing Eye – is a commercial initiative to improve the firefighting operations using innovative space-based and ground-based technologies.

FB Eye is an innovative platform-as-a-service commercial provision of integrated satellite/airborne Comms/Nav support to the precision water bombing of large wildfires. 

FB Eye will provide to waterbomber’s pilot a near real time information map with precise geographical location of most radiating fire hotspots, being the most effective release target to extinguish rapidly the fire.

SEDDCR

Status date: 18 February 2021

In the SEDDCR project, space-enabled delivery drones were used to assist the National Health Service (NHS) in rural Scotland in the fight against COVID-19. The delivery drones carried critical COVID-19 pathology tests and related medicine between hospitals and medical practices, ensuring that the NHS had access to a fast, frequent and reliable medical logistics system.

PREMUSOS

Status date: 20 July 2021

PREMUSOS uses GNSS and EO imagery in order to identify the best locations in which to place environmental sensors that detect phenomena such as flooding, to accurately place those sensors as they are installed; and to use current EO data to enhance maintenance procedures.

WaterInfo

Status date: 12 July 2018

Providing continuous updates on hydro reservoir filling levels by means of Earth Observation data & machine learning to improve power price forecasting, production planning and market analysis and energy trading.

Foresense SEIA

Status date: 21 July 2021

SEIA is a solution supporting distribution network operators to perform faster, safer, more accurate and ecologically friendly asset monitoring and assessments. Our algorithm leverages state-of-the-art technological advances in machine learning to automate the monotonous and repetitive aspects of condition estimation of energy transmission network towers. This allows cost-effective funding decisions based on automated analysis of assets’ condition in aerial photography.