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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: 27 November 2023

Rural Tourism 5.0 (RT5.0) is a next generation travel planning ‘eco-algorithm’, designed to improve the visitor experience, impact on the environment, and the economic output of rural tourist destinations.


Status date: 22 September 2022

Project LUCI aims to assess land use around railway infrastructure and detect changes that could be hazardous to the safe running of the railway.  The project aims to give trackside managers crucial information to enhance the decision making process and ultimately make the railways a safer place to work and travel.


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

EO Diagnostics

Status date: 04 March 2024

In this transformative project AI-driven diagnostics, and Earth Observation (EO) data are bridged to
revolutionize patient care and early disease prediction. AI, fueled by satellite data, enables early disease
prediction by analyzing environmental factors such as UV exposure and dust concentrations. This approach
extends beyond traditional healthcare, addressing global health and environmental challenges.

AROBS AlertBox

Status date: 04 March 2024

AROBS AlertBox aims to offer access to E-alert messages and 112 emergency service, in environments that lack reliable GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication). This product is an emergency alert box that connects, via the Iridium global satellite constellation system, , to the national emergency response systems in critical situations when communication channels are compromised.


Status date: 01 March 2024

Trade in Space creates NFTs on a blockchain, using SatEO analysis. But these aren’t works of art – they're tied to physical commodity crops still growing in the field and this new approach enables us to move into a new age of transactional insight®. In this project Trade in Space will show the value this new approach has in streamlining global coffee and cacao supply-chains.


Status date: 01 March 2024

The activity aims to transform Earth Observation (EO) data into a reliable product for various business clients, including large corporations and the financial sector. It addresses compliance with auditing, legal standards, and emerging ESG regulations, offering End-to-end validation ensuring data security, compliance, immutability, and nonrepudiation.


Status date: 23 February 2024

Unlock the potential of satellite remote sensing and advanced modelling for accurate and cost-effective biomass measurements in your RegenAg and Carbon programme. Gain precise insights into crop and cover crop biomass, as well as CO2 fluxes with our innovative solution.


Status date: 22 February 2024

MASAI is a web platform designed to support national and international organisations that intervene in emergency situations (humanitarian crises due to war and natural disasters). This web platform uses automated Artificial Intelligence algorithms applied to VHR and SAR images to identify damage to buildings and infrastructures, estimating the extent of economic damage and affected population; Ukraine is the use case.

Energy SCOUT

Status date: 22 February 2024

Energy SCOUTTM is a modular set of services which transform daily and weekly feeds of raw satellite sensor and spatial data into a series of value-added information products, targeting different activities along the oil & gas supply chain.


Status date: 20 February 2024

The newly developed DITCH - Digital Twin Catchment service consists of an online accessible digital representation of basins providing static and dynamic variables like topography, land use and cover, hydrological and ecological conditions (water level, discharge, sediment concentrations, algal blooms) of water bodies, and soil characteristics provided through earth observation (EO) including potential dynamics next to past and present situations.

This physical twin is then also combined with socio-economic information to provide relevant decision support tools for resilient basin management of water-related stakeholders.


Status date: 20 February 2024

Patient wandering off is a major concern in long term care facilities. The 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: 14 February 2024

BST.COACH, a Czech digital youth sports platform has developed a reward-based outdoor exercise application using GNSS-stamped locations.


Status date: 14 February 2024

SAMPLIFLY is a fast, integrated, and sustainable drone-based express transportation service design to carry different types of samples for industrial companies. SAMPLIFLY is able to operate in highly industrialised areas such as large harbours.

5G Drone Safety Module

Status date: 14 February 2024

Currently drones are not electronically visible, and it is not possible to determine accountability of a drone without searching and hoping you can find the operator. The proposed activity for the ESA Kick-Start project is to solve the issue of electronically identifying and tracking of drones.


Status date: 14 February 2024

The project aims to improve the data analytics software used by insurance companies to confirm an accident has happened, who is at fault and the probability of injury.


Status date: 08 February 2024

This study is meant primarily for increasing road user safety when crossing a level crossing and thus, the decrease of fatal accidents at rail-road crossings representing the second cause of railways fatalities in EU. In this project the achievement of higher safety standards for level crossing accident prevention is thought through the design of a low-cost system based on space assets and cutting-edge informatic technologies. The proposed system could be strengthened in terms of data accuracy through the integration of ground technologies (i.e., optical cameras and interactive signs) where needed.


Status date: 05 February 2024

The PeaSat project will develop a yield prediction package which uses satellite imagery to forecast vining pea harvest volumes around two weeks before harvest.


Status date: 12 May 2023

GAINS is an “alternative data” platform for the Financial Services industry providing near-real time activity and leading-indicator production indices for a range of industrial supply chains such as iron ore and steel, and in future other metals, minerals and materials.

GAINS provides historic and near-real-time insights on the activity and production levels at hundreds of industrial sites worldwide on a daily or weekly basis, at a scale not previously possible, by harnessing AI-enabled remote sensing data fusion.


Status date: 05 February 2024

GAINS provides historic and near-real-time insights on the production and activity levels at hundreds of sites involved in the global iron and steel supply chain. It offers an “alternative data” source for the Financial Services industry by providing near-real-time leading indicators such as stockpiles of raw materials and levels of activity and production, based primarily on satellite observations.


Status date: 22 January 2024

Discover how ForEOSt supports sustainable forest management with dynamic monitoring services based on Earth observation data. Get frequent updates on the forest vitality status and establish reliable tree count, density, and species to enhance your management practices. Whether in urban, agricultural, or rural settings, ForEOSt supports national and regional authorities, industries, and private owners in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Let SPACEBEL help you monitor your forest and trees in the most efficient manner.


Status date: 30 January 2024

A data product harnessing wildfire impact data for carbon credit verification, estimation, and above-ground biomass change analysis in the growing carbon market.