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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.


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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KARL Scheduler

Status date: 05 December 2023

KARL Scheduler provides farmers with satellite-based irrigation recommendations, ensuring they have a clear view of the irrigation needs of their entire farm. Calibrated with soil sensor data, KARL Scheduler ensures the highest quality satellite-based soil moisture estimates, creating a virtual soil moisture sensor for every 20m of a field, ensuring water resources can be used optimally.


Status date: 05 December 2023

The universal virtual flight data recorder (UVFDR) is a vendor-agnostic, non-exclusive data repository, providing flight data including Global Aeronautic Distress and Safety System (GADSS) functions from day-to-day aviation operations to users in near real time.

The Digital Worksite

Status date: 04 December 2023

The Digital Worksite project develops a satellite-enabled solution to improve safety and efficiency for railway maintenance teams by tracking people, vehicles and equipment in real-time during worksites.

Origin Orbit™

Status date: 04 December 2023

Origin Orbit™ is an advanced cloud based B2B software platform, revolutionizing gas and water pipeline management through satellite remote sensing, machine learning, and our integrity management expertise. The platform aims to offer faster, more cost-efficient, and environmentally conscious solutions in line with relevant regulatory and legislative requirements, vastly surpassing traditional survey and assessment methods.


Status date: 02 December 2023

The CORE “Carbon Organic Resilient Ethereal” project aims to create an index (SCENARIO Index - Soil Carbon ProtEctioN And RestoratIOn) to map and classify soils according to their capacity to store ethereal and resilient carbon to facilitate carbon farming initiatives and investments.


Status date: 28 November 2023

Satellite enabled smart autonomous micro-particulate analysis for real-time and remote water quality monitoring.


Status date: 27 November 2023

90% of world trade goes by sea making it of great importance economically, strategically and environmentally but the maritime domain is vast and remote making persistent surveillance challenging. SiriusInsight® uses cutting edge artificial intelligence to analyse maritime data from multiple remote and autonomous sources in order to create actionable information for users about otherwise unobserved marine activity.


Status date: 27 November 2023

The STARS project aims to deliver a product consisting of the automation of real-time workout parameter registration during swimming workouts. Currently, there is no system available in open water swimming that allows for the real-time registration of both biomechanical and physiological parameters in a wearable and comfortable way.


Status date: 27 November 2023

SES5G prevents, detects and manages wildfires and illegal actions in forestall areas.

The solution relies on satellite observation, autonomous drones, advanced firefighting sensors, security gates with plate readers, mobile control rooms that, with Artificial intelligent algorithms that feed with geolocalized data stakeholders control rooms (Civil protections, Environment department, Public protection, … ).

Ecosystems – CPV

Status date: 27 November 2023

Ecosystems – CPV provides data and modelling capabilities for utilizing coastal ecosystems as vital green infrastructure for protecting critical assets, business activities and people along coastal zones. The solution provides quantitative data and flexible modelling approaches to the insurance and infrastructure sectors, facilitating the effective and sustainable use of coastal ecosystems for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation.


Status date: 27 November 2023



Status date: 27 November 2023

The CROP project is aiming to provide a steering tool for agricultural crop rotation. The principle is to offer dashboards to cooperatives and traders to take better decisions thanks to an AI model, satellite data, data projection and the implementation of a data space to characterize the situation at different levels (climate, soil, soil cover in intercropping, cultural practices, irrigation…).


Status date: 15 December 2020

The CROP project is aiming to provide a steering tool for agricultural crop rotation. The principle is to offer an exhaustive vision of past rotations but also to make a projection of the rotations in the one or two next years thanks to an AI model, satellite data and other data to characterize the situation (climate, soil, cultural practices, irrigation…). 


Status date: 20 May 2010

The present activity is concerned with reducing the risk to civil aviation of an accident in the airport airspace environment as a result of bird strike.


Status date: 24 November 2023

The goal of the project “Space Acting for Decarbonisation (SA4D)” is to perform a feasibility study that will demonstrate the technical and economic viability of suitable satellite-based services for suggesting decarbonisation actions targeting agriculture, food production and building construction economic sectors.


Status date: 24 November 2023

TRACTIONS addresses the need for water transparency information by the dredging market and primary production information by the aquaculture sector. TRACTIONS services include continuous local calibration and validation with proprietary optical sensors from the WISPstation network, and very high resolution imagery that is available multiple times and day. This project will study the feasibility of the TRACTIONS service.


Status date: 24 November 2023

Water quality forecasting to enable business & government to optimise usage & risk. We help multiple stakeholders collectively measure, monitor & forecast real time water quality to become resilient and adaptive to climate change