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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.

Services Enabled by HAPS (Unisphere)

Status date: 02 September 2019

Within the context of satellites, terrestrial infrastructure and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), HAPS are a new platform offering unique advantages, but also complement existing services. Three major HAPS applications have been analyzed within this feasibility study. The concept of “HAPS as a Service” (HaaS) has been introduced and its unique requirements to highly automated flight management were detailed. A follow-up demonstration project with the focus on flight management has emerged from this feasibility study.

GroWise

Status date: 28 August 2019

This demonstration project builds on previous work with radar carried out in the UK to develop crop growth models for a variety of arable crops. GroWise will see new models built which will give credit providers 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. By improving the crops of small-scale farmers it is hoped that credit providers have their loans repaid and they feel more confident in loaning greater sums, to more farmers than currently. 

OWASIS-NL

Status date: 21 August 2019

The lack of proper information on water availability is one of the most challenging obstacles for water management practices. To fight this challenge, OWASIS-NL uses space assets in two innovative water availability services that support effective water resource management in the Netherlands and South Africa.

COLDSUN

Status date: 21 August 2019

The project has explored a communication service that allows to transmit data between underwater networks and the internet via satellite networks. The overall system renders possible low-cost data transfer using a data relay buoy equipped with interfaces for underwater as well as satellite communication. This offers a cheap and flexible communication solution for companies operating in a maritime environment.

GoWalk

Status date: 12 August 2019

Walk2Health is a smartphone app that encourages older people to take regular exercise. The key problem is that many elderly people lack sufficient motivation to take regular exercise, which leads to health declines.  The study investigated the potential of a new smartphone app that provides motivation to older people with reminder messages, charts, and daily targets.

MOWGLI

Status date: 09 August 2019

MOWGLI is a solution that provides a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing and operational and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries, with particular focus on India user case. The activities have been implemented in cooperation with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and funded by European Space Agency (ESA) within ARTES IAP programme.

Ag|knowledge 4.0

Status date: 09 August 2019

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.

BIGMIG-DEMO

Status date: 02 August 2019

The project aims to establish a service leveraging on big data from satellite and ground data to support migration management and prevention.

BIGMIG

Status date: 02 August 2019

The study aims at identifying possible applications of space data (imagery, navigation data, satellite communications etc.) and other (“big”) data sources to help and improve the mitigation, readiness and response to the human migration phenomena, and to assess their technical and economic viability.

SAFEDEM

Status date: 01 August 2019

Demining has been relying on traditional techniques in order to perform the critical task of Land release. Space assets, EO products above all, provide a practical and effective support in many phases of the demining activities, helping in surveying the mine affected areas in a more detailed and less expensive way.