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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.


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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AlertSat Portal

Status date: 26 December 2023

The AlertSat satellite constellation is to deliver Alerts directly to its users, through AlertSat Portal - when critical information has been detected and there is still time to act upon it.

Maritime port container activity zones

Status date: 26 December 2023

This geo fencing data base provides the shipping industry with container door opening event qualification, operational deficiencies tracking, container mishandling events locations and CO2 shipment emission data tracking.


Status date: 26 December 2023

A smarter way to identify the location for your next solar project. OPT4SOL uses satellite images, GIS, and AI to support site selection for new utility scale PV projects. All the data in one place. The system considers every aspect, from exclusion zones and regulatory limits to distances from power lines and areas of high cunsomption supported by AI powered analysis and scoring of potential locations.


Status date: 26 December 2023

ABSeaD focuses on environmental conservation. It utilizes advanced machine learning models to analyse Earth Observation data for the strategic management of Posidonia Oceanica seagrass beds, crucial for carbon sequestration.


Status date: 19 December 2023

The project entails developing a software platform for real-time measurement and quantitative monitoring of gas and/or oil extraction sites. This integrates data from seismic, satellite (SAR), GPS, IoT networks and correlating the Earth's surface movements, seismic activity and pore pressure through an AI engine. The results can be employed for industrial monitoring and predictive simulations.


Status date: 19 December 2023

SGAM is designed for hazard and risk assessment, focusing on the interaction between infrastructures and natural environment. It combines Earth Observation data, ground-based monitoring data, geohazard databases, and AI algorithms to identify critical issues and cost-effective maintenance investments. It features techniques such as A-DInSAR and PhotomonitoringTM for precise monitoring of surface changes, allowing for historical analysis and change detection.


Status date: 14 December 2023

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.

uSmart Revenue

Status date: 14 December 2023

The uSmart REVENUE project uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to process satellite imagery and link this with Non-Domestic Rates registers to determine whether building usage might have changed. This enables fraud detection and identification of potentially missing revenues to local authorities.


Status date: 12 December 2023

The Norwegian company Ocean Oasis is developing a wave powered desalination technology to increase access to safe and affordable water in water scarce coastal regions. The capacity to efficiently evaluate the wave resource in specific locations allows for production forecasting and pricing. Earth Observation data has been used to improve the accuracy of the analysis tool.

Soil health space-based evaluation

Status date: 12 December 2023

The Soil health space-based evaluation project leverages SatEO to generate time series capturing historical land use and farming practices on plots. These time series are then correlated to soil measurements in order to explain the impact of farming practices on the health of cultivated soils and identify improvement levers. 

Blue Belt

Status date: 01 November 2012

Embedded into the SAT-AIS context, this IAP Demonstration Project aims to support the EMSA Blue Belt project. Providing space-based AIS data, it seeks to complement the terrestrial AIS data and provide an added-value source of information for Customs Authorities interested in maritime situational awarenees for vessels and geographical focus areas.


Status date: 11 December 2023

The AGRO-BIOMES Kickstart activity aims at understanding the biodiversity market level readiness in four major agricultural markets segments, proposing a few architectures scenario based on the <geosys/> platform capabilities, testing biodiversity-related analytics with ground truth and Copernicus data and finally evaluating economical, technical, and scientific risks and mitigations plan to be considered prior to a go-to-market decision.


Status date: 11 December 2023

The project VADUS provides to tourists the opportunity to enjoy cultural heritage that is not easily accessible to improve the enhancement of archaeological and museum sites. VADUS,realizes a metaphorical safe “way” of a virtual nature that overcomes physical and cultural barriers related to difficult access, reduced comprehensibility for the lack of some significant parts, presence of hidden or difficult to interpret cultural aspects.