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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: 13 September 2023

Instantly Networked Smart Triage (INST) is a novel service enabled by satellite communications that provides real-time data to emergency services to save lives in mass casualty incidents. INST is enabled by a low-cost lightweight device that can be associated with a casualty to indicate where they are, how urgently they require medical attention, and to report the number of casualties.

HARVIC Essential

Status date: 30 August 2023

The potato industry has been continuously increasing through the introduction of improved varieties, extensive mechanization and improved cultivation techniques and farm management. In order for the sector to maintain a sustainable growth and act in the dynamic market, the sector is actively looking to become more data driven, making decisions based on technological information and relying less on human expertise.


Status date: 22 December 2022

LifeLoS is a new patient management and monitoring solution that can be used by any hospital or home care service to track and trace ‘free-to-move’ patients and other relevant people in indoor and outdoor spaces, reacting quickly to possible incidents or lost patients, and to dynamically plan new safe paths in case adverse events happen both indoor and outdoor.

SeaWire DeepSea 5G LEO

Status date: 16 August 2023

Unleashing the power of 5G connectivity at sea, the SeaWire DeepSea 5G LEO solution transforms maritime communication. This innovative solution combines terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks for unmatched speed, seamless transitions, and lower costs. Beyond solving current maritime challenges, it anticipates future needs, promising an improved quality of life at sea, smarter transportation, and a revolution in the maritime industry.


Status date: 14 August 2023

Patient wandering off is a major concern in long term care facilities. The Chronic Disease Prevention Platform  (CDPP) project responds to that concern by adding geo-fencing and Search & Rescue (SAR) capability using Galileo GNSS. This prevents dementia patients from getting lost and wandering off facilities.


Status date: 10 August 2023

The main objective of PORT SENTINEL is to estimate the technical and economic feasibility of new relative services to the "Port of the Future" that can take advantage of “space-based” data. The Consortium is proposed to serve the market with instrument for the monitoring of seabed, and in particular harbour, integrating data of satellite navigation and surveys of the state of the seabed.


Status date: 07 August 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: 07 August 2023

APPIDE is an AI-powered tool designed to increase the efficiency of thermographic inspections of photovoltaic plants. Using radiometric, RGB, and GPS data acquired from drones, APPIDE generates detailed reports in a matter of hours, identifying exactly where and what the performance problems are on solar sites. Our AI-based solution drastically reduces the inspection times by human inspection and increases the reliability of reports. Overall, APPIDE allows you to make more inspections with fewer human resources, maximising the return on investment of your drones and your business.


Status date: 07 August 2023

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


Status date: 04 August 2023

The Smart Nurse Assistant project introduces an innovative solution to automate repetitive tasks in healthcare. It will provide an unmanned medical equipment delivery robot service to effectively lower the pressure on the nurses and other healthcare personnel by taking over some of the time-consuming tasks of delivering items and equipment between hospital departments, nursing homes and similar healthcare institutions.

IBISA Phase 2

Status date: 04 August 2023

IBISA is a pioneering global climate insur-tech that shields businesses and communities against the impacts of climate change. Using satellite data, we measure weather conditions to design and operate cost-efficient, scalable insurance solutions.

Through partnerships with local, global insurers and distribution channels, IBISA creates tailored insurance products that are easy to understand, transparent, affordable and provide rapid payouts. Our innovative use of satellite imagery and actuarial tools results in robust insurance products that cater to real-world needs.

Space for UAM

Status date: 04 August 2023

The main objectives of the Space for UAM Feasibility Study is to carry out an in-depth analysis on the technical feasibility and economic viability of space-based services and solutions in support of the development and/or operations of UAM for use cases of interest to the user communities, and/or its integration into the air traffic.


Status date: 04 August 2023

The Real Estate value chain is currently unable to tap into and utilize the efficiency potentials inherent in the urban built environment. Many office buildings are underutilized – void periods are often long and costly. CUES provides stakeholders in real estate with a surface to visualize and understand and improve asset utilization.

Eyes on Plastic

Status date: 04 August 2023

Eyes on Plastic provides a service solution, which combines multiple sensor components into a joint mapping and monitoring solution for plastic in the aquatic environment. By flying high and diving deep, plastic litter can be monitored at all angles and scales. On top, the service invites everybody to actively keep the eyes open on plastic spanning local info to a global reach.

Eyes on Plastic

Status date: 26 July 2022

Eyes on Plastic provides a service solution, which combines multiple technical components into a joint mapping and monitoring solution for plastic in the aquatic environment. By flying high with satellites and diving deep with Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles, plastic litter can be monitored at all angles and scales.

Hand for U

Status date: 31 July 2023

“Hand for U” is an application that allows People in Need and Volunteers to easily contact each other and respectively, express their needs and offer their help on behalf of the Volunteering Organisations. “Hand for U”  aims to create a safe space for People in Need and Volunteers to self-organise and create an empathetic community.


Status date: 31 March 2023

Telecense allows Companies, Authorities, International Organizations and Labs to assess and anticipate population growth and migration in emerging countries.

Diginove has developed earth observation algorithms and demographic models in order to build Telecense, a service that provides geo-localized population estimation where censuses are unavailable or outdated.