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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.

BROWSE PROJECTS

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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REACT 2

Status date: 25 September 2020

React 2 relies on satellite and emergency communications to deliver national and regional health bodies, to hospitals and first responders on the ground, a truly innovative pandemic response system. 

SunSafe

Status date: 07 April 2021

SunSafe aims to help people with sensitive skin better protect themselves using a sunlight tracker wearable.

SolumScire (SC)

Status date: 31 August 2018

SolumScire makes soil data more valuable and useful. This service is based on better referenced and new spatial soil data and combines this with plant performance information to get insights on soils and plant management as well as their important interactions. The data aggregation and use improves modelling for precision farming to increase yield and to lower emissions.

SmartGrids

Status date: 13 April 2021

The SmartGrids feasibility study delivers the benefits of space based assets to energy network stakeholders. Technologies such as cloud computation and deep learning are coupled with multispectral satellite imagery, SAR, GNSS, and satellite communications to develop strongly scaling, novel, bespoke cost efficient services capable of supporting and enhancing existing operations. 

AlertSat

Status date: 13 April 2021

AlertSat is an earth observation change detection satellite constellation developed by the PandionAI corporation. The concept with on-orbit and autonomous image change detection, together with the instant delivery of information, gives end-users a tool to act efficiently in critical situations. AlertSat is designed with today’s challenges of rapid global changes in all areas, environment as well as business, in mind.

MoMoRib®

Status date: 26 January 2021

Monitoring and alert system for river bank.  MoMoRib® uses a calculation programme based on the multi-methodological comparative analyses applied to geodetic, hydrological and soil-properties patterns, then links the information to the AI processed satellite datasets in the river zones prone to failure and/or where plastic and/or toxic waste can be concentrated.    

DAPPO

Status date: 09 March 2021

An AI & EO-based service that improves management of tuber supply to potato processing industry and potato storage facilities.

HGR

Status date: 30 March 2021

The project designed a hybrid GNSS receiver (HGR). The HGR provides innovative time and position certification services for smart transportation applications. HGR has the ability to detect spoofing and meaconing attacks, therefore validating the authenticity of the location-related data. The HGR combines GALILEO OSNMA service, ADS-B data from aircrafts and Network timing information

airUTM

Status date: 30 March 2021

airUTM is an Unmanned Traffic Management system that allows for equitable use of airspace for both manned and unmanned aircraft in Africa. We enable large numbers of drones to safely and securely conduct operations in compliance with aviation regulations.

Ag|knowledge 4.0

Status date: 26 March 2021

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.

ASTROCAST

Status date: 25 March 2021

Astrocast is developing an advanced Nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT). 

FreeBreath

Status date: 24 March 2021

FreeBreath is a technical and economic feasibility study of a service improving the real-time understanding of air quality status and forecast in areas not covered by terrestrial sensors thanks to satellite EO, GNSS data and predictive analysis.

HoloCap pilotage application

Status date: 19 March 2021

A remote pilotage telepresence project, utilizing 3D game engine, volumetric video and Augmented Reality to bring maritime pilots virtually onboard a ship`s bridge from a remote location.

HRIDE

Status date: 19 March 2021

HRIDE has demonstrated the use of ionospheric products collected by Spire’s LEO satellites. These satellites measure the total electron content by monitoring signals from GNSS. Spire has developed an ionospheric data assimilation model and a space weather API that permits users to extract data. The project has demonstrated the use of the ionospheric model to provide corrections for positioning algorithms.

Orbital Witness

Status date: 11 March 2021

This project is working to provide archives of high-resolution satellite imagery alongside complementary property and legal datasets to allow real estate lawyers to conduct legal due diligence on property assets in a faster and more pain-free fashion.

SAIUDMA

Status date: 11 March 2021

A new ground-to-space air quality (AQ) analytics platform for city and traffic planning departments with the purpose of positioning data insights at the heart of managing resilient urban environments. Our analytics products form the decision making basis for investing in initiatives that help reduce harmful pollution and push for the design of new infrastructure sensitive to local residential communities and vulnerable population cohorts whilst allowing for sustainable economic development.

ESA FGC

Status date: 10 March 2021

We applied space imagery to automate the identification of football fields with artificial turf material to an extent and frequency not possible with land-based tools. Pooling information enables the generation of information about football fields. Other information may be added for a tailored value proposition to field owners, field manufacturers and for field maintenance.

SatCare

Status date: 04 March 2021

SatCare aimed to demonstrate two service concepts of remote diagnostics using a broadband managed communication system to include satcom. SatCare allows for video rich data to transmit scans to an hospital from a vehicle on the scene of the emergency and en-route to the hospital. Enabling a robust clinical decision support system for prehospital patients has an impact on the health outcomes for patients and can improve the productivity and efficiency of the ambulance service. Through the addition of Satcom we can broaden the coverage of this service to include areas where terrestrial broadband communication (LTE) is unavailable or over-subscribed.