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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: 26 June 2023

ICUTRAIN is an innovative hospital-train equipped with ambulatory and intensive care units and using space technologies to enable remote medical analyses and consultations that require data exchange and high communication security standards. ICUTRAIN can offer some advantages compared to other solutions because it travels ready for operation, thus requiring limited set-up time once the target destination has been reached. 


Status date: 22 June 2023

PSVE (Port Stockpile Volume Estimation) is a product DBX is developing within the ESA BASS programme; the PSVE module aims to collect and harmonise global, highly fragmented, dry-bulk commodities data in near real-time, by applying state of the art machine learning classification algorithms and establishing a strong correlation between market trends and the localization of dry bulk stockpiles.


Status date: 22 June 2023

A global assessment tool of future coastal flood vulnerabilities to build coastal resilience.

BeSpatial.AI Demonstration

Status date: 19 June 2023

How do you target advertising to maximize customer reach and minimize costs? Where do target customers stay, live and work? What locations should be the focus of digital and physical advertisement campaigns?

BeSpatial.AI helps businesses in financial services and other industries to boost their ads performance with customer trained machine learning model (HolistiCRM). 
Training is done based on internal datasets, EO (ESA) and GIS data (GeoX). In our first use-case machine learning model accuracy reached 91%.

Machine Learning supported targeting ROI 1127% thanks to lower CPC and higher conversion rates targeting the right (potential customer dense) locations.


Status date: 19 June 2023

UpGreen helps cities to realize more effective urban green policies. It is based on actionable insights on the actual and future state of urban green as well as on the greenery vision model proposition, enabling strategic decision-making, and identification of the most effective urban green projects and policies.


Status date: 30 April 2023

The aim of PLATIN is to develop a satcom-enabled platform to support flight operations in real-time (aircraft manufacturers’ flight tests, science flights, UAV surveillance flights). This service is a major evolution of the already existing PLANET service. Innovations in PLATIN are focusing on the integration of a new generation of Satcom (Iridium Certus) allowing new applicative services such as video/high-resolution images transmission or bulk telemetry thanks to higher throughputs.


Status date: 05 June 2023

AI-enabled services for private companies responsible for roads surveillance and monitoring, for Municipalities responsible for safety and comfort aspects towards the roads’ users but, at the same time, also needing to safeguard the municipality cash balance.

MALIBU leverages on the most up to date technologies (from satellites to AI) to provide users with agile, flexible, effective and economically advantageous solutions for road defects detection, both through an own web platform, or to be integrated in already available user’s systems (e.g., GIS).

The MALIBU on-board unit, thought and designed for the monitoring of asphalt’ s defects, can be installed on cars, vans or, for the mapping of a large part of the urban road fabric, on local buses fleet; that means an adaptive and functional solution that can provide an overall view and always updated status information of roads travelled daily by equipped vehicles.

All the information can be easily consulted on a web platform intended both as content management, for the management of statistical data and reports, and for data visualization for consulting the information directly on the map

In addition to the defects’ detection service, also a set of other sub-services is provided.


Status date: 05 June 2023

Autonomous driving requires precise and reliable position information. ANavS develops in the project MUSE an Integrated Sensor Platform (ISP) which includes 3 GNSS receivers, an IMU, two cameras, a Lidar and a powerful sensor fusion for precise positioning.


Status date: 05 June 2023

SmartMetRoadMap is focused on updating a platform dedicated to the provision of tailored services for the operational management of meteorological risks on roads.

The updated platform is based on an AI-driven fusion of high-resolution NWP output and heterogeneous measurements captured in real-time, possibly also via 5G, and is specifically designed to make the most of satellite weather monitoring data.


Status date: 05 June 2023

CoCuRA uses machine learning to automatically detect cotton fields on satellite imagery and remotely classify these fields based on their environmental impact.


Status date: 27 July 2022

CoCuRA uses machine learning to automatically detect cotton fields on satellite imagery and remotely classify these fields based on their environmental impact.


Status date: 31 May 2023

From planning to monitoring: the exploitation of satellite technologies in urban and rural microgrid life cycle.


Status date: 31 May 2023

Aquafarm brings together satellite data and Soil-Plant-Air models to provide operational services to Farmers service providers as well as national institutions related with crop development and forecast. 


Status date: 30 May 2023

Autocali aims to automate the recalibration of irrigation models without user interference or additional hardware. By analyzing satellite images for soil moisture signals, the system detects deviations from existing irrigation models and readjusts them accordingly.


Status date: 30 May 2023

The aim of the project is to detect and Track the Plastic litter at sea.


Status date: 30 May 2023

GALILEARN Project foresees the acquisition, development and consolidation of skills and knowledge, both technical and scientific, with particular reference to Space and Earth Observation, using tools and methods that combine education and entertainment.


Status date: 30 May 2023

VerifEye enables producers, processors and retailers deliver the proof required by consumers in relation to provenance and other claims.

Ad Astra

Status date: 30 May 2023

Ad Astra is a project by Astrosat is to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of space services being provided to user organisations without a pay-wall, funded by advertising revenue, specifically global brand Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budgets.


Status date: 29 May 2023

PREMIA project aims to fill the gap currently existing between satellite Earth Observation and the agro insurance market by providing an innovative and integrated end-to-end platform.