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.


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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Status date: 14 April 2023

IMMAGINA is a digital platform including software modules, surveillance devices, satellite systems and 5G components that combine detection and monitoring functions with the most modern tools for Control Room and Operation Centres. It offers the most complete range of imaging and image-based analysis services to government and private law enforcement agencies.


Status date: 14 April 2023

Steadycast is an advanced solar forecasting platform for optimizing solar energy integration into power systems and electricity markets. Based on Physics-AI Hybrid modeling and fusion of heterogeneous geospatial data like Earth Observation (EO), it provides worldwide top quality real time and historical forecast data via API. Tailored web visualization tools are also available to better support decision making from planning to operations.


Status date: 11 April 2023

Adaptix are Transforming Diagnostic Imaging by bringing low-cost, low-dose mobile 3D imaging to patients.  Today, common conditions such as fractures, cancer and lung disease are initially assessed by 2D X-ray which gives a fundamentally limited view of our 3D bodies. The products being developed in this project will deliver fast, accurate 3D imaging to these patients.


Status date: 05 April 2023

This Business Applications Feasibility Study aims at assessing the technical feasibility and economic viability of space-based services and solutions in the area of digital health, for instance storing and managing health data on people’s existing computers or mobile phones. supporting health infrastructure in developing economies, with focus in Africa and India.


Status date: 05 April 2023

The STARS project aims to deliver a product consisting of the automation of real-time workout parameter registration during swimming workouts. Currently, there is no system available in open water swimming that allows for the real-time registration of both biomechanical and physiological parameters in a wearable and comfortable way.


Status date: 04 April 2023

This project followed a successful Feasibility Study in improving the GEOSATIS EM system/service, based on a next-generation GNSS bracelet, satellite communication/imagery; to enhance the current electronic monitoring system to a level where Geosatis has an edge over its competitors in terms of; communication, proximity, detail, signal broadcasting, bandwidth, and device use in a larger geographical area with limited. communication signals. 


Status date: 04 April 2023

Data integration and predictive analytics service for rail freight in the UK. The Ovinto unique, complementary software platform will help and feed the existing software infrastructure for different users and customers, connecting any relevant internal & external data source to make software modules/silos extremely flexible through collaboration, data exchange and integration.
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Status date: 03 April 2023

SP4GO is a solution to support the maintenance of electric power distribution infrastructures. SP4GO uses cost-effective and high-resolution satellite data to reduce inefficiencies and maintenance costs of high voltage power lines by detecting potentially dangerous situations related to the overgrowth of vegetation, the construction of new buildings that come too close to infrastructure and detecting land terrain change.

SP4GO is targeted to electric power Transmission System Operators (TSO) and electric power Distribution System Operators (DSO). 


Status date: 14 February 2020

SP4GO feasibility study addresses the needs of Distribution System Operators (DSO) and Transmission System Operators (TSO) using innovative solutions.

Demand/Response and e-Mobility needs will be addressed in the context of Smart-grid area, while for the infrastructure operation and maintenance (O&M) the services considered are vegetation monitoring, electric consumption estimation, impact of weather events such as lightning on energy infrastructure, and satellite backup platforms for data exchange and communication.


Status date: 03 April 2023

The “Alizeti” project was 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. Four pilot clients in the project were provided with custom-built dashboards on the agriBORA platform based on in-situ and remotely sensed data.


Status date: 03 April 2023

Project FOCUS seeks to prove the viability of funding the application of a new regenerative farming standard in African smallholder coffee farming through the voluntary carbon markets. The sequestration of atmospheric carbon will generate a new source of income from carbon credits, remotely monitored and verified through the application of satellite imagery and advanced data analytics.


Status date: 28 March 2023

IPAS (Interruption Prevention Alert Service) is a platform-based insight risk service, utilising satellite technology and asset geo-data to identify third party interference within close proximity to critical utility assets. This results in invaluable insights for water and gas utility companies, consequently improving asset management processes in terms of resilience, safety and operational performance to keep essential energy and water utility services running.


Status date: 23 July 2023

The service provides forecasts of essential water availability and water demand information for water managers. It contributes in creating an essential window of opportunity for end users to timely anticipate, take the right measures and minimise the impact of future events, either droughts or floods.


Status date: 27 March 2023

With ESA’s support, DryGro has launched 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.


Status date: 27 March 2023

Energy sustainability on Earth and on the Moon? Yes! GeoStorage is investigating the use of energy storage in different geologic formations, such as caverns, depleted oil and gas reservoirs, and abandoned mines for strategic and large-scale applications in national energy grids. The project is aiming to secure renewable energy base load and improve their interoperability with other energy sources.

3E Solar Data Services

Status date: 27 March 2023

3E Project Development solution provides accurate and bankable satellite-based solar irradiation data for solar power modelling: 3E Solar Irradiation Data. It is your go-to application to assess the long-term yield of future solar assets, improve the return on investment and evaluate operational plant performance.

FlexCurb CurbX

Status date: 27 March 2023

FlexCurb CurbX evaluates the technical and commercial feasibility of an app for cities to digitize curb assets and regulations more easily in cities. By using augmented reality and postprocessing with Earth Observation the app enables highly accurate and standardized curb data generation.


Status date: 27 March 2023

Development of a solution for scalable, crowd-sourced seafloor mapping to support the fishing industry with better nautical charts.


Status date: 27 March 2023

Objective of the project is to study and validate b.Bone scaffold in osteoporotic environment to improve human bone surgery. b.Bone is a synthetic bone substitute, CE marked and indicated for clinical applications in orthopaedic and traumatology surgeries. The scaffold is seeded in vitro with human bone cells in simulated microgravity and then in space (after the current activity), to simulate an osteoporotic accelerated model, and their response is analysed.


Status date: 27 March 2023

One of our cities' challenges is to design integrated urban environments that balance between growth ambitions, an increasing population and climate emergency, and at the same time introducing new standards for green growth, biodiversity, inclusion and quality of life. The GreenUP project aims to shed light on how satellite technology can be transformed into flexible and user-relevant tools to support local authorities and other stakeholders involved in the development of sustainable urban environments.


Status date: 28 February 2023

Decarbonization is the process of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), to mitigate the impact of climate change. Space based data, support with digital terrestrial technologies,   can play a critical role in this process by providing information about the distribution and intensity of emissions, as well as the effects of climate change.


Status date: 20 March 2023

No GSM coverage? You are on a plane or ship and you need to receive an important call or to make an important call? No problem: with oneTcall you can continue to use your mobile phone and your telephone number without changing your user experience and without any limitation.

Thanks to Satellite you can have IP coverage everywhere in the World and also in Mobility. With OneTCall + IP via Satellite you can have also your Mobile Phone working and keep using your telephone number.

Easy for the customer. No additional infrastructure required for the Operator.

OneTCall is perfect to provide seamless voice coverage also on board of Airplanes and Ships.

OneTcall is a patented service.

IBISA Phase 2

Status date: 23 March 2023

IBISA is a Climate InsurTech offering turn-key solutions in the field of satellite-based parametric insurance. 

IBISA quantifies the impact of specific climate risks and builds tailor-made parametric insurance solutions to manage them. We do this by combining our knowledge in Earth Observation, parametric insurance, and software development.

With our scalable and automated platform for our local partners we have the potential to unlock the climate insurance market to bring protection and revenue stability to millions of climate vulnerable groups with a focus on agriculture.



Status date: 28 February 2023

In this truly European project, an innovative railway track worker protection system will be evaluated for its reliability and its ability to enhance the safety of railway track workers. The goal is to demonstrate the safety capabilities of the track worker protection system in a real environment, integrated into the challenging infrastructure of a railway operator in Italy.


Status date: 15 March 2023

Using civil aircraft to create constellations for providing high spatial & temporal Earth observation data and telecommunication services; a most ecological constellation re-using the most reliable platform.


Status date: 15 March 2023

The fusion of positioning, inertial and subsurface data sets at a singular point.

A consortium of Europe’s leading ground penetrating radar and electronic developers have teamed up with the UKs most high-profile horizontal drilling operations to create the world’s leading terrain compensating subsurface inspection system capable of creating 3D data sets for analysing buried assets below challenging terrain.


Status date: 15 March 2023

GIADA exploits gravity field observations, mainly derived from GOCE mission, with others in situ data to build a 3D model of the Earth crust at regional scale. The service results help oil & gas and mining companies in the preliminary exploration activities to identify regions with high potential in terms of natural resources exploitation.

Other industries which can take benefit from the service results are mining companies, or more in general companies requiring a good knowledge of the geological setting at regional scale for resource exploitation purposes.


Status date: 15 March 2023

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.


Status date: 14 March 2023

MWS-A is a new weather nowcasting service for airports with high spatial and temporal resolution. The service combines real-time positions and predicted trajectory data of aircraft, and high resolution nowcasts of the motion and evolution of observed severe weather phenomena. Using these data the MWS-A service engine derives predictions of upcoming encounters of the weather phenomena and aircraft within up to 40 minutes time window in the future.