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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Earth Rover Concentrated Light Autonomous Weeding and Scouting

Status date: 31 January 2023

Earth Rover is developing an autonomous crop scouting and concentrated light weeding farm rover with an integrated Farm Intelligence System to allow for the gathering and analysis of real-time data.

Our company is targeting the high-value vegetable market and it is currently developing innovative technologies to provide prototypes of the farm rover to commercial organic farmers.

Earth Rover’s key benefit is to help growers increase their yields while reducing their costs.

Sustainable Tourism Indicators FS

Status date: 07 April 2021

Have you ever had environmental considerations while on vacations? Most travellers are keen on preserving the area they are visiting but very few have reliable information on the actual environmental situation. Within this project the use of Earth Observation data is assessed to quantify the environmental situation and deliver this information in a simple way to all tourism stakeholders.  

Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Status date: 31 January 2023

Have you ever had environmental considerations while on vacations? Most travellers are keen on preserving the area they are visiting but very few have reliable information on the actual environmental situation. Within this project the use of Earth Observation data is assessed to quantify the environmental situation and deliver this information in a simple way to all tourism stakeholders.

Urban Green Quality Tracker

Status date: 25 January 2023

Enabling the Smart Green Cities of the future by providing a dashboard of the health, extent and impact of the cities urban green.


Status date: 25 January 2023

The objectives of this project are firstly the improvement in developing vulnerability analysis using spatial data along with the development of a world-wide rainfall assessment in real-time. This is done via several   al-gorithms that correlate infrared satellite images to obtain an operational flood risk management base. The data can be used by competent or-ganizations to ensure real-time crisis management.


Status date: 23 January 2023

Self-learning and AI-powered Atmosphere and Energy Forecasting System using Earth Observation Data, Machine Learning technology, and High-Performance Computing. SEED is tailored to the needs of Indian renewable operators in terms of optimizing solar farm’s operations and maintenance scheduling based on weather and predictive insights generated by the SEED system. It can be adapted to other regions as well.


Status date: 23 January 2023

Streamlining tree vegetation management with accurate insights using geospatial analytics. 

Space For Buildings

Status date: 23 January 2023

In the Space for Buildings study, ACS will investigate the usefulness of satellite pollution data in combination with a 5g connection, for reducing pollution in buildings. In particular particulate matter(<2.5um). The Tropomi and CAMS projects will be used in combination with a local sensor, to supply the already existing Climatics building management platform of data. Which can then adapt its control loops to the local pollution outside air.


Status date: 23 January 2023

APPS delivers the next generation of water quality forecasting to enable business & government to optimise usage & risk. We apply predictive intelligence derived from validated data sources to catalyse catchment wide water stewardship and water management. We help multiple stakeholders measure, monitor & forecast real time water quality to deliver environmental and socio-economic benefits and become resilient to climate uncertainty.


Status date: 19 January 2023

The aim of PLATIN is to develop a satcom-enabled platform to support flight operations in real-time (aircraft manufacturers’ flight tests, science flights, UAV surveillance flights). This service is a major evolution of the already existing PLANET service. Innovations in PLATIN are focusing on the integration of a new generation of Satcom (Iridium Certus) allowing new applicative services such as video/high-resolution images transmission or bulk telemetry thanks to higher throughputs.


Status date: 19 January 2023

Using satellite images, 3Bee’s HIVE-TECH reports real-time information on the flowering status of the crop fields and manages the positioning of hives during pollination. This ensures optimal placement of the hive and enhanced productivity. HIVE-TECH Pollinator Platform connects beekeepers and farmers and optimizes the pollination services on the base of satellite images of crops and colony health data. 


Status date: 19 January 2023

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


Status date: 19 January 2023

Enacted at the request of members of the UK food supply chain, ForestMind is a two year project with 10 partners who are focused on enabling commodity sourcing organisations to understand and act on deforestation risks in supply chains globally.


Status date: 28 November 2022

AMOR provides Public Institutions and Visitors with specific services for Cultural Heritage Safeguard and Fruition.

The Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies)provide information and actionable data about the conservation status of historical monuments. The Fruition services (supported by 5G connectivity) offer to the CH Visitors an Augmented/Mixed Reality experiences via the dedicated mobile-App which is directly accessible through their mobile devices.


Status date: 02 January 2023

SatNetMonitor is a vegetation management and infrastructure risk detection service for electricity network companies. Disaster management service module is offered to Distribution Service Operators (DSO).


Status date: 13 July 2020

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society and security of electricity supply is extremely important. Energy transmission and distribution networks are vulnerable. Information collected by satellites can be used to make the maintenance of the networks more efficient, to reduce risks due to the changing environment, and to mitigate the risk of interruptions. 


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.


Status date: 22 December 2022

Europe requires clean, independent energy sources now more than ever. EPOS is a software-as-a-service solution that provides energy planning in buildings and cities. It combines state-of-the-art energy modelling with Earth Observation data, enabling engineers and decision makers to ideate, analyse the current situation, and create diverse supply concepts. All necessary data is provided in one place, and AI decision support algorithms are included to make the energy transformation process more efficient.


Status date: 22 December 2022

WaterSentinel aims at providing satellite-powered water quality monitoring tools relevant for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessments as well as broader environmental monitoring applications.

Its falls within a broader goal of promoting the use of space data for sustainable finance decisions.


Status date: 22 December 2022

SenTAct from Epic Blue gives you all the tools you need to keep your people safe and your operations efficient. SenTAct is a field team tactical awareness which ensures that teams in the field have the information they need for the local context. The embedded Artificial Intelligence engine locates your staff and assets, alerts on hazardous events, and generates mission intelligence. 


Status date: 22 December 2022

The aim of the project is to detect and Track the Plastic litter at sea.


Status date: 22 December 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.


Status date: 21 December 2022

S-EDGE is a demonstration project aims to contribute with innovative services to manage public security (Law Enforcement) through a solution, based on the use of Drones, which integrates new 5G broadband connectivity together with satellite technologies.

The service is conceived to support law enforcement operations for preventing and detecting crime and/or dangerous situations for the citizens, thanks to the provision of a Drone-based surveillance solution.


Status date: 21 December 2022

RESUCI – DEMO is focused on the implementation of pre-operational services that aim at improving recurrent daily operations of critical infrastructures’ managers, including energy operators and forest managers.

For this, two services have been implemented using Earth Observation (EO) imagery:

  • Service 1: Right of way monitoring for obstacles and activity detection – standing as an alternative to traditional methods of characterizing and monitoring the rights-of-ways of linear networks, this EO based service provides faster updated characterization of the land use, when compared to traditional methods

  • Service 2: Field maintenance operations management and control - this service fills a gap and stands a high value management tool that prevents the need for common monitoring approaches, typically by deployment of field teams. Also, this service is designed to be provided continuously, providing users with up-to-date information on the status of the maintenance tasks


Status date: 21 December 2022

PALETTE is a technology and platform that uses satellite data to produce synthetic cloud-free images and deliver unique value to the earth observation industry and other industries. By combining satellite constellations, PALETTE can provide users with access to continuous, up-to-date imagery and simplify the data acquisition process.