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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: 02 April 2019

The “Autonomous Drone Services in the CBRNe operations” (AUDROS) Feasibility Study assessed the technical feasibility and commercial viability of space-based services in combination with the emerging RPAS technologies which become a game changer in many service domains to improve the monitoring, early warning, surveillance and reaction on CBRNe events and threats.


ReSeNO Service

Status date: 01 November 2023

The ReSeNO kickstart project introduces a trustworthy service to manage, optimise and reduce the use of fertilisers in agriculture. Precise nitrogen estimation will strengthen agricultural sustainable practices to preserve earth’s natural resources, maintain soil quality, reduce chemical use, and save energy. It will also increase the economic profitability of agriculture and secure healthier land, helping on the food demand.


Status date: 30 October 2023

N-base solution combines expertise in horticulture with advanced remote sensing technology and provides field maps for monitoring and optimization of nitrogen applications in apple orchards. This is how farmers gain actionable insights to facilitate precise and targeted nitrogen application.


Status date: 30 October 2023

Spotlite is an infrastructure monitoring system based on satellite imagery. It uses InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) data to assess structural stability and ground subsidence over transportation networks (road and rail infrastructure), including pavement and adjacent slopes.

OGOR Yield

Status date: 19 October 2023

Yield forecast report for 3 major crops (maize, winter wheat, and rapeseed) starting from 2 months before harvest. The forecast is available at the field & farm level and updated every two weeks.


Status date: 21 September 2021

OGOR YIELD estimates the maize yield at different levels: field, farm, county, region, country, for all agricultural seasons, starting with 2017.Knowing the yield at field level allows to decrease input costs, to optimize logistic and storage costs and ultimately to increase farmers profit.


Status date: 15 October 2023

To achieve better efficiency and reliability in monitoring the operation of an agricultural farm, we decided to utilize the potential of combining benefits of IoT sensors together with data from Earth observation. We propose collecting reliable basic data like soil moisture, temperature, humidity and nutrient levels using sensor inputs as well as Earth observation indexes. Our platform handles collection of data, combining them and It’s processing in cloud environment also, all with mobile access and management. We focus on providing effective and reliable monitoring, reporting and alarming, incl. growth status and environmental factors for mandatory public disclosure.


Status date: 15 October 2023

SoilEO – Remote Soil Analysis. Generate fertility maps of your fields with a remote soil analysis.

The demonstration project is to validate and demonstrate the technology on real-life fields in real-life conditions in different countries. By using Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral spaceborne images processing one gets a visual and digital map of macronutrients: Mg, P2O5, K2O, Ca, Soil Organic Carbon and pH.


Status date: 16 August 2023

Awake.AI’s marine Marketplace with the power of AI for trading port services and products.


Status date: 11 September 2023

MWS-A is a new weather nowcasting service for airports with high spatial and temporal resolution. The service combines real-time positions and predicted trajectory data of aircraft, and high resolution nowcasts of the motion and evolution of observed severe weather phenomena. Using these data the MWS-A service engine derives predictions of upcoming encounters of the weather phenomena and aircraft within up to 40 minutes time window in the future.


Status date: 15 February 2022

SMOCGEO is enabling a transparent assessment of the sustainability of global commodities supply chains, using geospatial analytics. The project fuses satellite data, geospatial data and machine learning techniques to transform complex climate data into meaningful outcomes for enterprise corporates and financial institutions.


Status date: 30 September 2023

Revolutionizing critical infrastructure protection and biomass monitoring with AI-powered drones. Leveraging cutting-edge technology to redefine security and efficiency in the energy sector. Welcome to the future of real-time surveillance and monitoring solutions.


Status date: 30 September 2023

The GEMS service uses space-based technology to detect and monitor air pollutants, including hotspots, using Copernicus EO data and algorithms. The service, designed for commercialization, aims to automate data processing, making emission control cost-effective and bridging the digital data access gap, a groundbreaking in emission monitoring.


Status date: 30 September 2023

The Sat4Insur project aims at delivering a new monitoring service for crop insurance companies. It offers a complete decision tool to the Head of Agriculture of the insurance company and to adjusters to better evaluate crop yield and the financial impact of adverse weather events (i.e., extreme and recurring) such as drought, excess water and storm.


Status date: 27 September 2023

Currently, surveys of floating weeds are carried out from boats or helicopters. The service supplies weekly maps and metrics of free-floating weeds using a combination of radar and optical images from ESA Sentinel satellites. Floating Weed Manager is a web service that offers customers across the globe a range of products supporting enhanced weed management programmes.


Status date: 19 September 2023

CRUISE intents is to design, develop and validate a CyberSec Test Range for UAS/RPAS. This technological framework combining ICT, EO and SATCOM, will be located in the Grottaglie Airport (Italy), a facility that experiments RPAS and studies the integration of UAS in non-segregated airspace. It will offer the overall assessment of vulnerability and resilience of UAS with respect to cyber-attacks.

GIP4 Smart Airports

Status date: 19 September 2023

Fourteen million flights are expected in 2035 in Europe. To increase airport capacity and efficiency, optimisation at every step must be carried on. GIP4SmartAirports projects aims at minimizing rotation time and smoothing real-time operations. Space technologies can be a valuable asset to support surveillance and safety, and help airport manager to maintain high quality and complete knowledge of their assets.


Status date: 18 September 2023

A real-time flood forecasting system has been developed and is operated at the computational centre of the Austrian national weather service GeoSphere Austria.

EFFORS brings together experts in the field of meteorology, hydrology, hydrodynamics and satellite communication. Within a coherent modelling chain, the EFFORS system couples the individual numerical models and provides relevant data about flood evolution on short time scales.