Reducing the risk of bird strikes using satellite images and Ascend’s Normalised Difference Water index software (NDWI)
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.
Status date: 12 December 2012
The objective of the EASY feasibility study has been to carry out an analysis of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of "one-stop-shop" services to the high value leisure yachting market mainly but not limited to the Mediterranean Sea, integrating various space assets (Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation). The integrated system and associated services shall provide enhanced services in order to render yachting more reliable, safe and "easy", thereby attracting a wider spectrum of potential users.
Status date: 25 May 2012
The governance study is the first in a series of four horizontal studies performed in the eHSA programme. The goal of the overall eHSA programme is to develop pan-African eHealth services, enabled by satellite, to benefit the sub-Saharan Africa region. The governance study will examine the basic conditions for implementing eHealth and telemedicine services in sub-Saharan Africa, whether imposed by the governments or by private parties.
Status date: 11 June 2015
The DG-Trac project addresses the tracking and tracing of dangerous goods in the medical sector integrating and using existing space technologies (navigational services, communication services) with GSM/UMTS and Internet.
Status date: 21 March 2012
CCS SpaceMon aims at the integration of spaceborne Earth observation, navigation and communication to support the monitoring of future CO2 storage sites as part of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology. The monitoring plays an important role and is mandatory during operation but also after abandonment of such sites.
Status date: 08 July 2015
Telespazio VEGA UK are developing a range of value-added services using layers of geo-information and commercial data that can be customised to the needs of specific operators. The services include primarily satellite derived imagery VMS (24/7 Vessel Monitoring System) from the Telespazio Group, AIS (Automatic Identification System) provided by Canadian consortium member exactEarth Europe Ltd, and low bandwidth high fidelity image transfer system AnsuR, a Norwegian company.
Maritime expertise and access to the market through Marine South East and additional maritime data layers are provided by Stevenson Astrosat and HR Wallingford.
This solution presents a viable Arctic Integrated Situational Awareness Service building upon existing operational or semi-operational services provided by consortium members, and adding additional features believed to be of value to the user community that will help to differentiate and ensure the success of the service.
Status date: 02 May 2014
The CAESAR feasibility study, finished in March 2014, focused on a service able to provide detailed and timely information on the weather and marine conditions to the maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) coordination centres, with the aim of reducing the risks and improving the efficiency of SAR operations.