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.

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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Status date: 04 November 2022

Remote measurements of snow storage with acceptable accuracy is a long awaited solution by the hydropower industry due to its potential in providing high number of data points and high spatial coverage. We demonstrate a novel approach to derive snow storage (SWE) by use of L-band radar measurements in combination with the interferometry technique. 


Status date: 13 March 2023

What are the actions that can be put in place in the short and long-term to stimulate opportunities for the space sector in supporting the green transition and decarbonisation of the economy and of the energy & utilities and building sectors specifically?


Status date: 13 March 2023

The fence no longer defines the perimeter.” Exponential increase in capability and reduction in cost has made drones a truly disruptive technology. Their capabilities may be leveraged for significantly improved surveillance and data collection but that also
represent a significant and evolving threat. DroSecMa leverages the capabilities of drones while providing real-time threat mitigation.


Status date: 13 March 2023

OWASIS Water Auditing demonstration project made suitable for implementation in South Africa, Colombia and the Netherlands based on data availability and user needs.


Status date: 13 March 2023

EOLO aims to provide the corn growers with an agritech cloud-based platform which allows to save water and energy by predicting the optimal water needs, monitoring the crop health through the use of vegetational indexes and controlling the irrigation system remotely. These features are implemented by leveraging both EO and on-ground sensors data and by fusing them with machine learning algorithms.


Status date: 13 March 2023

SoilSignal provides an accurate, scalable and reliable decision support tool for farmers, for soil health management including irrigation management and fertiliser management. Using Earth Observation data and Machine Learning/AI, SoilSignal, powered by Deep Planet’s AI platform, predicts soil health properties at 90% accuracy.


Status date: 06 March 2023

Autonomous drone services help to defend different CBRNe threats.


Status date: 06 March 2023

MoSCI-ECOSPACE is a service tool to assess the condition of ecosystems – like beaches, dunes or controlled flood plains – and man-made structures – like seawalls or dikes – in coastal territories and inform decision-making in case of ill-condition, damage or destruction, based on products derived from earth- and airborne- observing systems.


Status date: 03 March 2023

SyriUS develops innovative data services for bathymetric mapping and seafloor characterization. Currently, these data are often outdated or unavailable for very shallow waters. SyriUS combines proven earth observation (EO) technology [EOMAP] with uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) [Maritime Robotics]. The created data products provide time- and cost-effective large area coverage with calibration and validation of EO data by UMS data.

SyriUS Feasibility Study

Status date: 04 April 2020

SyriUS is developing innovative data services for bathymetric mapping, benthic mapping, seafloor characterization, habitat mapping, and environmental monitoring. Current end users experience a lack of such data availability. For example, bathymetric maps are often outdated and not available for very shallow waters. SyriUS proposes three innovative data services that combine proven earth observation (EO) technology from EOMAP GmbH & Co.  KG with unmanned maritime systems (UMS) solutions from Maritime Robotics AS. Data products created via the SyriUS services provide larger area coverage than can be obtained using only UMS, and with greater accuracy than can be obtained using only EO solutions.


Status date: 28 February 2023

UnitGate Satellite Broker

Status date: 18 February 2023

Satellite Broker - Easy Access to Any Satellite Service.


Status date: 15 February 2023

Fauna Smart Technologies is developing a whole new process in farming to deliver a cornerstone tool called “Increase Your Sequestration”: InYouSeq. It is based on satellite data measurements in order to help farmers monitor and improve CO2 sequestration capacity in horticulture i.e. orchards and vineyards.


Status date: 15 February 2023

Development of VDES satellite network roaming, VDES-based maritime IoT services, and maritime DSC distress alert detection for effective search and rescue.


Status date: 15 February 2023

Astrosat are combining EO and ground-based data to create newly-derived satellite data products, as well as enhancing and adapting innovative datasets from earlier projects such as Isolation+ (Social Isolation Index) and ThermCERT (Fuel Poverty), to generate new insights and inform health-inequality root-cause analysis.


Status date: 15 February 2023

With this project BOREAL aims to demonstrate that using a SATCOM link for real time images transmission can enhance the range of surveillance operations of the drone BOREAL ISR beyond the current 60km due to classical radio link constraints. Thanks to the endurance of the BOREAL drone system, a range of up to 300km is envisaged.


Status date: 15 February 2023

MOE-CS is a service dedicated to monitoring carbon stocks and fluxes related to land use and cover changes, based on both local annual estimates and land cover dynamics. The service also offers a focus on favourable agricultural practices, additional carbon potential and related co-benefits.

PinPoint: The Future of Tracking

Status date: 14 February 2023

The World’s First Intelligent Tracking- & IoT-solution – Through 2-way direct satellite communication. No more manual tracking and logistics - our systems handles automated tracking & logistics, via direct 2-way satellite communication - anywhere on the planet!

Space Augmented UAM

Status date: 14 February 2023

Space Augmented UAM aims to determine the feasibility of a “Space Augmented” service enabling cities and regions to conduct U-Space integration assessment utilizing economic, technical and environmental simulations for predictive assessment considering the individuality of each city to generate a self-sustainable Urban Air Mobility ecosystem.


Status date: 14 February 2023

Urban green spaces (UGS) such as parks, gardens, playgrounds and vegetation play a viable role in supporting the well-being, health and social cohesion of residents by offering space for recreation and relaxation. The AERIUS-EO project aims at supporting city authorities in sustainably maintaining UGS functionalities and should derive planning measures to ensure their resilience against the challenges of a changing climate.

Human Switch CCN

Status date: 14 February 2023

Automotive electrification will change the way energy is produced and consumed across the globe due to the resulting increase in local capacity of mobile battery storage.

The Human Switch enables increased update and utilisation of EV technology along with improved load balancing to support increased utilisation of renewables, helping to improve air pollution and CO2 issues.

The transition from fossil fuel to Electric Vehicles (EVs) will have a seismic impact in the utility, automotive and oil and gas markets as petroleum supply and infrastructure is replaced with power supply and storage.  

Recent research has modelled the scale of these potential revenues, combining both the need for storage and V2G capabilities, where many EV owners can be aggregated into one, and their energy loads traded on the power exchanges.  

Human Switch will offer two services; Human Switch Transition and Live Service:

EV8 Switch – EV8 Switch helps consumers and fleet managers make the right decisions about going electric, simplifying the process by analysing actual driving behaviour and needs. We know that range anxiety, cost savings, carbon footprint and operational compromise are common concerns, EV8 Switch uses real world data to help consumers decide if owning an electric vehicle will suit their needs.

EV8 Live – Ev8 Live will harness the potential for electric vehicles to become a central component in the energy system, helping customers make and save money through vehicle charging.


Status date: 14 February 2023

The U-space2 study aims to identify and analyse the technical and economic feasibility of an Advanced and Specialized Traffic Information Service (A/S-TIS) exploiting space services such as SATNAV, SATEO, SATCOM, METEOSAT and ground services (5G) in support of UAM. The expected result is a A/S-TIS preliminary mock-up of the, its service and system architecture design, its development and business plan.


Status date: 14 February 2023

HeReMo supports the healthcare community to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, with special attention to the growing number of citizens affected by chronic conditions and comorbidities. It reshapes the management of patients, with a personalised healthcare delivery, whose chronic conditions could overload healthcare system during pandemic crisis without overlooking patients’ needs and frailties, even more in areas where terrestrial communications are insufficient. The solution has also benefits for other clinical applications.


Status date: 10 February 2023

MEMT is an intelligent digital tool that provides near real time operational information from the mining site to the mine management, to support fast and objective decision-making, with the purpose of enhancing operational efficiency.


Status date: 23 February 2021

MEMT (Mobile Equipment Monitoring & Maintenance Tool) improves decision making for mine managers and foremen on operational efficiency of their mobile heavy machinery fleet. The easy to deploy system allows to gain visibility on various aspects of the working conditions and working environment. The main target is to increase the fleet performance, preserving the good health condition of their machinery.


Status date: 10 February 2023

FATE develops a digital ecosystem to preserve and disseminate cultural heritage sites, realizing an open, participatory and interactive marketplace platform, using best of breed innovative technologies and smart interconnections between service providers, merchants, customers, users and stakeholders, realized on a cloud-based AI supported virtual platform that store, share, manage and maintain historical sites digital twins and related metadata.


Status date: 08 February 2023

SMARTFISHING is a digital twin solution, consisting in a hardware-software platform enabling the remote monitoring of the status (and position) of fishing vessels, the optimisation of fishing activities, the reduction of fuel consumption and the predictive maintenance of critical vessels components.

Space for Children

Status date: 02 February 2023

“Space For Children” is an innovative medical edutainment experience, based on Interactive Reality solution and playable by smartphones and tablets with iOS and Android operating systems, that give doctors and professionals the opportunity to analyze the emotional needs and the psychological support  to be offered to children and the family community.


Status date: 31 January 2023

SATWORK is a tool able to monitor the health status of workers and to mitigate health risks but, as well as to help companies to define a new internal “welfare”. In the context of COVID-19, the solution is compliant with a reasonable social distancing and with the privacy needs of workers.

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.