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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: 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.


Status date: 28 January 2024

The SENO demonstration project aims to rapidly and efficiently deploy a high throughput and low latency satellite communications service to serve as a reliable and independent communication channel for the needs of humanitarian organizations in Dori (Burkina Faso). In this way, humanitarian actors would be able to offer IP-based services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and to the local community, while also improving the working conditions of their staff. Based on the success of the pilot and the market demand, the service could be scaled-up to other locations in and outside Burkina Faso.

3E Solar Data Services

Status date: 28 January 2024

3E Project Development solution provides accurate and bankable satellite-based solar irradiation data for solar power modelling: 3E Solar Irradiation Data. It is your go-to application to assess the long-term yield of future solar assets, improve the return on investment and evaluate operational plant performance.


Status date: 27 January 2024

Monitoring and understanding of armed conflicts, Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus.


Status date: 21 December 2022

Following customer requests for expanding the initial service offering of the Micro Local Weather Route Recommendation Service’s high-resolution weather forecasts, new services for snow depth information, weather warnings, a short-term precipitation radar map, and high resolution climatologies were developed to provide better assistance and reduce weather-related risks for planning and undertaking safe outdoor activities.


Status date: 23 January 2024

CGG’s SeaScope service increases knowledge on the presence, characteristics and behaviour of oil pollution in marine and coastal environments by combining deep interpretative understanding with the unique spatial, spectral and textural information contained within historical and frequently acquired contemporary satellite images.

GSM (Golden Soils Monitoring)

Status date: 16 January 2024

Seqana is a Berlin-based startup developing a digital Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) service for soil organic carbon offset and inset projects, using Machine Learning (ML)  and Earth Observation technologies. This Kick-Start project aimed to enable Seqana to acquire new ground truth datasets and to calibrate its ML models in Cambodia, Germany, and Kenya/Tanzania in collaboration with its local partners, respectively SmartAgro, CO2-Land, and Justdiggit. The relative improvement in accuracy metrics that Seqana achieved for each of the three calibrated regional models were an average increase in the final point-level test R^2 of 160% and an average reduction in point-level test Root Mean Square Error of at least 20%.


Status date: 10 January 2024

O-BOY is the first wrist-wearable that contains a satellite transmitter - therefore operates outside the range of mobile phones - and will offer a total package of services that can be lifesaving for athletes and adventurers in remote areas.


Status date: 08 January 2024

AirTracks is a flexible and cost-efficient Air Navigation Information Service for enhanced aircraft safety during approach and departure at small and medium aerodromes which do not have any aeronautical surveillance system (e.g. Radars). Airtracks combines various aircraft surveillance information (ADS-B, Mode-S, etc) in the vicinity of an airfield. The information can be visualized on a web-based display, showing the relevant/customized ancillary information layers in a user-friendly way e.g. flight plan, aeronautical charts, meteorological information as well as safety related notifications to aircraft pilots (NOTAMS).


Status date: 05 July 2018

Situational awareness is key in the aviation industry. Whereas many flight information services for scheduled air services transporting passengers, mail or cargo already exist, solutions for other parts of the aviation industry are scarce good. AirTracks is a dedicated flight information service solution that focusses on customer information needs in the fields of UAV and general aviation.


Status date: 26 December 2023

The SatPDT project aims to develop an innovative satellite-based digital product, called SmartPDT, that enables a safe and effective daylight therapy (daylight photodynamic therapy or dPDT) of skin pre-cancer and cancer, e.g. Actinic Keratosis (AK).


Status date: 26 December 2023

SP4GO is a solution to support the maintenance of electric power distribution infrastructures. SP4GO uses cost-effective and high-resolution satellite data to reduce inefficiencies and maintenance costs of high voltage power lines by detecting potentially dangerous situations related to the overgrowth of vegetation, the construction of new buildings that come too close to infrastructure and detecting land terrain change.

SP4GO is targeted to electric power Transmission System Operators (TSO) and electric power Distribution System Operators (DSO). 

Space-to-Tree S-2-3

Status date: 26 December 2023

S-2-3 a multi-scale/parametric system aimed at monitoring the health status of trees within parks of historical-cultural or naturalistic interest.  Objectives: defend the beauty of the tree, archaeological and monumental heritage; monitor the environment; manage risks to people or property. The data is enjoyed through webGIS platform with dual functionality: cataloguing trees; Monitoring the dynamics of trees with respect to wind.


Status date: 26 December 2023

Space-data surveillance service for effective vessel management, enabling greater efficiencies in the planning of construction and the maintenance of offshore wind farms.

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AlertSat Portal

Status date: 26 December 2023

The AlertSat satellite constellation is to deliver Alerts directly to its users, through AlertSat Portal - when critical information has been detected and there is still time to act upon it.