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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.


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Status date: 19 June 2024

DDK Positioning Ltd. (DDK) provide GNSS hardware and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services that improve GNSS positions from 10m to an accuracy of <5cm. DDK delivers its positioning service exclusively via the Iridium satellite communications constellation using Iridium’s 66 military grade LEO satellites to market sectors globally, from pole-to-pole. 


Status date: 19 June 2024

Space2CLIMB is looking to create a biodiversity service to support the financial service sector by combining GlobalTrust’s expertise in Earth Observation (EO) data analytics with Ecogain’s knowledge of biodiversity.


Status date: 19 June 2024

The project aims for a future where managing the micro-mobility system, makes walking a convenient, accessible, and attractive option for short urban journeys, complementing other transportation modes seamlessly.


Status date: 19 June 2024

BeeSentry by Apisense Sp. z o.o. aims to help beekeepers detect and monitor Varroa mite infestations using IoT sensors, satellite imagery, and AI. The system provides real-time hive health data and alerts to mitigate parasite spread, supporting sustainable beekeeping practices.


Status date: 14 June 2024

Uncovering illegal logging in the past, present and future. 

Rapid response. Anticipate to mitigate.

Track & Trust

Status date: 14 June 2024

Track & Trust is a cost-effective tracking solution utilizing satellite communication, IoT mesh networks and blockchain technology. The system offers a scalable tracking and communication platform which solves a broad range of supply chain challenges, such as the intricate recording and tracking of goods for last-mile delivery in remote areas. Track & Trust is predestined for logistics and related services for the humanitarian sector.


Status date: 14 June 2024

KSAT DECOM aims to help operators and regulators to monitor offshore decommissioning activities by combining oil spill detection, vessel monitoring, multi-mission SAR and EO data, weather condition and greenhouse emissions to reduce costs, increase efficiency of operations, develop safer methods for execution and reduce environmental impacts during decommissioning activities.

Biomass Watch

Status date: 14 June 2024

Biomass Watch is a global forest monitoring system that tracks changes in biomass carbon stock at the scale of a nature-based solutions project.


Status date: 14 June 2024

The Commercial Property Insurance project is developing a management platform for the insurance industry, providing Digital Twins of several datasets including crime, fire and rateable value, as well as Earth Observation and sensor-based data on natural catastrophe aspects (river flow, flooding, landslip, earthquake). The two main goals of the platform are to support parametric loss adjustment and improve rebuild cost validation.


Status date: 14 June 2024

Streamlining tree vegetation management with accurate insights using geospatial analytics. 


Status date: 03 June 2024

The Water Health Indicator Service (WHIS) provides a continuous data stream of environmental health indicators for inland water bodies. This service is an API with monitoring and reporting capabilities that allows you to track a set of specialised and highly descriptive Water Health Indicators. 


Status date: 04 June 2024

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Status date: 04 June 2024

The GeoNewsChain relies on the use of modern technologies, such as GNSS and blockchain, to create a platform that allows citizens to post photos and short descriptions of local events. Each photo can be automatically geotagged and located on a map. Professional journalists can have the option to purchase subscriptions to access the platform, allowing them to receive quick updates on current news.


Status date: 04 June 2024

BrightEarth is a web-based application that generates cartographic data from high-resolution satellite imagery. The data are available on demand from anywhere in the world, and include 3D vectors, GIS raster and textured 3D building models.


Status date: 03 June 2024

SMARTFISHING is a digital twin solution, consisting in a hardware-software platform enabling the remote monitoring of the status (and position of fishing vessels, the optimisation of fishing activities, the reduction of fuel consumption and the predictive maintenance of critical vessels components). 


Status date: 03 June 2024

MaizEO_demo project aims to boost maize farming efficiency in Central Europe by offering precise advice in corn cultivation from sowing to harvests (the precise sowing, fertilization, protection, crop monitoring and yield prediction) using Earth Observation.


Status date: 03 June 2024

The project aims to develop a software that, combining user’s biological characteristics and trail information, provides customised advice and recommendations for physical outdoor activities. The main outputs are individual activity/hiking time recommendations, trail feasibility, calorie consumption as well as tips and precautionary measures also for subjects affected by chronic diseases.

Mining the air

Status date: 03 June 2024

Airmine delivers data-driven, pollen forecasts based on weather, topography, vegetation and measurements, providing pollen forecasts with ground-breaking methods. 


Status date: 03 June 2024

HeatScape Resolve project is developed jointly by Paulinyi&Partners cPlc. and Envirosense Hungary Ltd. to provide a solution using satellite earth observation imagery to map urban heat island effects aiming to improve the effectiveness of existing predictive simulations. It makes use of EO data as input parameters for microclimate simulations for large scale urban developments.


Status date: 23 May 2024

ProvGrass will generate multi-temporal maps of the grass platform or area of interest including sward quantity and quality to enable customers in the dairy and beef industry to provide products  that positively influence sustainably productive farming through end-user (e.g., farmers or advisers) grass management This results in higher quality milk production at better margins, while adhering to increasingly stringent requirements to demonstrate improved sustainability.


Status date: 26 May 2024

DINAMO is a multi-sensor multi-temporal platform representing an operational tool designed for the early-warning and detection of possible structural failures designed with the purpose to provide a solution to the growing need of reliable and durable operational tools for bridges and viaducts continuous