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PROJECT SHOWCASES

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.

03 March 2017

A new rail line in Australia uses GNSS positioning for signalling, introducing the concept of virtual balises for ERTMS Level 2 solutions. It has obtained SIL4 certification, the stringent safety integrity level which is required by train control systems. 

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.

23 June 2016

The ARTES Applications 3InSat project recently completed a trial run of its integrated rail signalling system on the island of Sardinia. The successful outcome confirmed the viability of GNSS technology for the rail industry.

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.

10 August 2015

Project Showcase: How ARTES-supported Sway4edu2 uses satcoms to help close the digital divide in education.

29 April 2015

A satellite communications-based system developed with the support of ESA is making it easier for a Belgian medical team to test new antiviral drugs for the treatment Ebola patients in West Africa.

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. 

15 September 2014

Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier.

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.

BROWSE PROJECTS

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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MOWGLI Feasibility Study

Status date: 09 August 2019

MOWGLI is a solution that provides a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing and operational and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries, with particular focus on India user case. The activities have been implemented in cooperation with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and funded by European Space Agency (ESA) within ARTES IAP programme.

S.T.E.L.L.E.

Status date: 17 January 2022

S.T.E.L.L.E. will give rise to SCUOLAB – SDA (Satellite Data Augmented), an educational platform with interactive and experiential contents produced from satellite Earth Observation data and based on issues of global importance such as climate change, melting glaciers, rising sea temperatures in order to give the teachers support with innovative resources to conduct both in-person and remote education experiences.

OPTIMAL CITIES

Status date: 17 January 2022

Companion enabling the development of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise cities.

‘feed from the field’

Status date: 17 January 2022

At the moment, the ‘feed from the field’ is an emerging technology that takes live content from entertainment and sports sources and publishes it worldwide to mobile phones. The technology ensures the availability of the content to the user with minimum delay from the time the content is available to it being on the user’s smart device. This process is manual and requires operator intervention.

DOSHP

Status date: 17 January 2022

We optimise harvest planning for farmers. We use Earth observation to map the terrain, altitude, NDVI and soil data, and satellite navigation (GNSS) to validate and to direct the machinery. We combine this with weather data, machine learning and dynamic resource allocation to produce a digital twin of the environment the farmers operate in, that allows them to make data-driven operational decisions on a day-to-day.

GAINS

Status date: 16 January 2022

GAINS is an “alternative data” product providing activity indices for a range of industrial facilities such as iron ore, steel, aluminium and others. GAINS will provide insights on the production levels at hundreds of industrial sites on a daily or weekly basis.

Space For Buildings

Status date: 17 January 2022

For the Space for Buildings study, ACS investigates the potential of satellite pollution data in combination with 5G connectivity, for reducing pollution in buildings and in particular particulate matter (<2.5um). The Tropomi instrument hosted on the Sentinel 5P satellite and the related Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) will be used in combination with a local sensor, to feed data to the already existing Climatics building management platform. The management system  control loops will be adapted to integrate the local pollution of the outside air.

A.I.Perion

Status date: 13 January 2022

AIperion is a SaaS that supports the crop insurance claim management process through the use of A.I., Earth Observation and Meteorological data.

Sat4Safety

Status date: 07 January 2022

This study has as its main objective to identify the real-life pragmatic needs of the public safety stakeholders within the Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) entities – on the specific topics of using (secure) satellite communication and satellite observation, to better address their own services offered to the public.

These PPDR stakeholders are identified and included as co-participants in the study – in order to make sure they represent a relevant set of end-users and that their indicated needs and requirements can be used to design and implement future satellite service that will benefit all/most of the (EU/world) PPDR entities.

iVOICE - WOMBATT

Status date: 03 January 2022

IVOICE is a ground breaking technology that can change the way dangerous levels of fatigue are prevented in the mining industry. iVOICE is a non-invasive method to help operators prevent accidents in safety-critical working environments. iVOICE is a key part of fatigue management systems being applied within the mining industry by Wombatt Fatigue Management.

BirdsEyeView

Status date: 21 December 2021

Natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity as a result of climate-change. Few feel the impact of these extreme weather events more than farmers. BirdsEyeView combines high-resolution satellite imagery with cutting-edge analytics to provide the agricultural sector with uncomplicated financial protection in the face of natural disasters.

EO4CarbonFarming

Status date: 20 December 2021

EO4CarbonFarming offers calibrated maps of the organic carbon content in the soil by analysing Sentinel-2 time series. The service is provided through a digital platform and supports carbon farming certification, reducing the CO2 footprint of agriculture, promoting soil fertility and improving the resilience of farming systems to climate change.

SIM

Status date: 17 December 2021

The objective of SIM is to use satellite imagery in order to provide an innovation to infrastructure monitoring of railways, electricity and pipelines. The product provides a solution which empowers the operators to save operational expenses by observing dangers from vegetation, height changes and third-party interactions along the network.

LifeLoS

Status date: 17 December 2021

LifeLoS is a new patient management and monitoring solution that can be used by any hospital or home care service to track and trace ‘free-to-move’ patients and other relevant people in indoor and outdoor spaces, reacting quickly to possible incidents or lost patients, and to dynamically plan new safe paths in case adverse events happen both indoor and outdoor.

PoF

Status date: 16 December 2021

A consortium consisting of Arthur D. Little, CLS and Marlink are performing a study on how space-based technologies can be leveraged in the modernization of ports. The study includes a full range of Space-based technologies including satellite communications GNSS, SAT-AIS and Earth Observation and how these technologies could be applied in combination with terrestrial assets.

EuroSim CBRN

Status date: 14 December 2021

The EuroSIM CBRN Project aims to develop the UrbanAware Incident Modelling Platform to provide lifesaving CBRNe/HazMat situational awareness and decision support.

AGRORADAR

Status date: 14 December 2021

The AgroRadar solution help farmers to be “Farm to Fork” compliant boosting agronomic processes optimizations.

UrbanAI for Green Buildings

Status date: 14 December 2021

UrbanAI for green buildings is a data fusion tool to model close to real time green buildings or city states in terms of environment, emissions, energy consumption, traffic, all in one place. UrbanAI can be tailored to any area of interest on the Earth. Software goes beyond data fusion and has embedded analytics functionalities such as time series & reporting possibilities, environmental/energy impact calculator.

AIDA-SHM

Status date: 14 December 2021

AIDA-SHM (Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser – Structural Health Monitoring) is an IoT artificial intelligence software solution for monitoring and predicting the health of reinforced concrete structures.

SES5G

Status date: 14 December 2021

An experimental project will demonstrate how new technology can improve the security of public areas, with a roughly-year-long trial taking place at Castel Fusano, a 1,000 hectare area of protected environmental heritage in the Roman Coastal State Nature Reserve.

The project utilises satellites, drones, fire prevention systems, video-acoustic sensors, artificial intelligence and 5G to improve public order, fire safety and environmental protection. Under the experimental project, artificial intelligence and big data analysis are used to collate, filter and correlate information from a range of different sensors and other sources to present police forces with a real-time overview of the situation in the park, supporting rapid and high-quality decision making and interventions.

The project is being co-funded by the ESA and the ASI under its 5G for L’ART (L’ Aquila, Abruzzo Region, Rome, Torino) initiative, part of the ESA's programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES).

DroSecMa

Status date: 14 December 2021

The fence no longer defines the perimeter.” Exponential increase in capability and reduction in cost has made drones a truly disruptive technology. Their capabilities may be leveraged for significantly improved surveillance and data collection but that also represent a significant and evolving threat. DroSecMa leverages the capabilities of drones while providing real-time threat mitigation.

Robotiphy Severus

Status date: 14 December 2021

Program virtual robots in-browser in realistic immersive environments with space asset integration.

ClimField

Status date: 14 December 2021

The main objective of the ClimField service is to provide farmers and growers with the EO-based solution allowing for improved management of the irrigation process in a field crops production: mainly potatoes, cereals and vegetables. The solution is based on estimation of evapotranspiration using satellite data and on calculation of a field-scale water balance.

ClimField

Status date: 29 November 2018

ClimField was a project aimed at assessing feasibility of development a portfolio of EO-based irrigation supporting services addressed to Polish field crops producers. Effects of climate change on the situation of farmers and treatments they undertake were taken into account during the study.

HERMOSA

Status date: 14 December 2021

HERMOSA is a service platform dedicated to support activities on ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation in its larger sense and the positive impact it has on the issue of food security, creating sustainable jobs, mitigating and adapting to climate change and empowering communities in technologies. HERMOSA is built using Open Source Software, accessible through the internet, empowered by web-mapping and Remote Sensing technologies.

AITO

Status date: 14 December 2021

Service for automation of logistics tasks in industrial and urban environments using a fully autonomous driving transport system.

CARES

Status date: 14 December 2021

CARES is a telemedicine service developed in response to the Covid-19 crisis, which aims to monitor health conditions of quarantined population on a wide area, including remote locations, through worldwide satellite connection. The service provides information about the health of patients through the collection of measurements, their transmission via different communication methods, and their distribution to the medical authorities. The primary objective of the service is to protect doctors from the risk of contagion and limit risks for patients by avoiding their exposure to the hospital environment.

BIGMIG-DEMO

Status date: 29 November 2021

The project aims to establish a service leveraging on big data from satellite and ground data to support migration management and prevention.

mylo

Status date: 29 November 2021

mylo is end-to-end project management software for the construction industry.  It connects every human resource (regardless of role) via a centralised system of work that focuses on the harvesting and measurement of granular project data.  The data informs big-picture decision making to reduce risk and consequent cost. 

CropAI

Status date: 29 November 2021

CropAI uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth Observation (EO) satellite data to detect crop types throughout the European Continent. The service offers to commodity traders insights on crops, while it provides them assistance in making better trading decisions.

WAMcam

Status date: 29 November 2021

WAMCam™ is an innovative solution integrating satellite communication and machine learning technologies to radically improve wildlife research and conservation. Researchers and conservationists in remote regions can deploy AI-enabled cameras to fight poaching, monitor animal traps, and study wildlife. Receiving prompt notifications by the cameras revolutionizes the effectiveness of these groups of users.

Fusion Platform®

Status date: 22 November 2021

The Fusion Platform® by Digital Content Analysis Technology Ltd, D-CAT, delivers a range of flexible, affordable B2B software services as APIs to: remotely detect and classify weeds; detect frost damage; provide remote predictions of yield months prior to harvest; estimate pasture biomass on demand. The price/performance service selections arise from both the algorithm/AI marketplace and the imagery Reverse Auction, where suppliers, end users and developers monetise and market their offerings globally.

Space Enhanced Decision-Making in Recruitment

Status date: 22 November 2021

Aims to leverage deep technology to help corporate organisations with the ability to hire top diverse talent, personalised to the company’s culture, without algorithmic and neurological bias. This can save businesses, globally, millions of pounds from bad hiring decisions, and bridge the acquisition to retention gap, via the incorporation of neuroscience, data, natural language progressing and space assets.

Alizeti

Status date: 22 November 2021

The “Alizeti” project is designed to help smallholder farmers growing high-value crops in Kenya to produce better harvests and to sell them more efficiently to the organisations who further process and sell them. Five pilot clients in the project will be provided with custom-built dashboards on the agriBORA platform based on in-situ and remotely sensed data.

GIP 4 Smart Airports

Status date: 22 November 2021

The GIP 4 Smart Airports solution provides all actors of airport ground operations (e.g. airlines, airport, handlers) with better, accurate, real-time information about ongoing turnaround operations. GIP 4 Smart Airports offers a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without intruding and disrupting current working practices of airport teams, while making real-time information available to everyone.

The Geo Intelligent Platform (GIP) is a platform designed to constantly monitor the reported position of all ground vehicles, planes, and persons, and notify users of the software events of interest detected by the technology. It aims at having a non-intrusive, bird-eye view of airport activities, without disrupting silos habits and way of working, and making real-time information available to everyone. It enables all individual actors of the airport ground activities, and the airport as a whole to benefit from the provided information to take better decisions, ensuring smooth operations and coordination. The first-line customers are the airports themselves in order to ensure safety procedure compliance and optimize their internal processes to guarantee performance and effectiveness in daily operations. Other customers are handling companies and airlines. The product uses Earth observation data and GNSS in order to provide high-resolution maps of airports and up-to-date indicators of their conditions to support operational, maintenance, and surveillance activities.

SIITAg

Status date: 22 November 2021

Sub-optimal fertilization decisions are causing yield losses, environmental damage, contributing to climate change, and making agriculture unsustainable in the long run. Our farmers and crop advisors need smart technology to be able to make better and faster fertilization decisions. Agricultural fertilization decision making process is complex. Existing technologies are either too expensive or too much time intensive.  As a result, majority of the farmers rely on their experience for fertilization decision, which is not data-driven thus involves lots of guess work. Spacenus wants to change that.

SIITAg

Status date: 17 September 2018

Agriculture is the most important core industry in the world. With feeding 9.5 billion people globally by 2050, it faces a tremendous challenge. Food production must increase by 75%. To that end, Spacenus develops sustainable operational services which addresses agricultural plant nutrient deficiency (PND) with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system connected with earth observation, navigation and IoT.

Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Status date: 31 October 2021

Have you ever had environmental considerations while on vacations? Most travellers are keen on preserving the area they are visiting but very few have reliable information on the actual environmental situation. Within this project the use of Earth Observation data is assessed to quantify the environmental situation and deliver this information in a simple way to all tourism stakeholders.

Mining air data for healthier, smarter decisions

Status date: 31 October 2021

Air quality and pollen allergies impact our health and quality of life. We are developing analytical services to mitigate the impact of air pollution and pollen on people’s health. The core of our products is the combination of satellite data with measurements from our particle sensor, creating a unique service for local pollen forecasting. Our customers are airminers - they mine their own air.

CO.DE-19

Status date: 31 October 2021

CO.DE-19 is a system for contactless delivery services based on an autonomous driving drone which allows the pick-up, transport and delivery of small packages with zero emission impact on the environment and without any human involvement needed.

CO.DE-19 is able to move indoor and outdoor in full autonomy, to recognize and avoid obstacles thanks to satellite navigation, cameras and up-to-date sensors.

UV-SAN

Status date: 31 October 2021

UV-San is a smart sanitization system which uses ultraviolet radiations to inactivate viruses and bacteria within ambulances. Relying on a patented control system, UV-SAN ensures high level of safety. UV-San can be used many times a day when the patient’s compartment is empty keeping geo-traceability of procedures carried out and reducing the time needed for the sterilization.

AGRONOBOTS

Status date: 31 October 2020

Agronobots integrates computer vision, robotics, ML & AI and combines them with air and ground based robotic systems to develop a state-of-the-art fully automated solution for non-destructive, accurate, and rapid phenotyping of potato, broadacre and vegetable crops under field trials conditions, which will provide a step change over manually collected data by qualified technicians.

HARVIC

Status date: 31 October 2021

HARVIC aims to provide forecast and advisory services to potato value chain actors in the Benelux through Earth observations in combination with innovative in-situ data, enabling potato companies to better manage their raw material productivity and optimize business processes and operations.

TrackSat

Status date: 26 October 2021

Development of a standalone drone tracking service capable of transmitting its position over 4G network during normal flight, addressing drone flight regulations. In case of a crash, the drone will use satellite IoT connectivity to send its latest known position.

MTrader

Status date: 26 October 2021

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

ProvGRASS

Status date: 13 October 2021

ProvGrass provides white labelled, multi-temporal maps of sward quantity and quality to enable customers to provide branded products for end-users (in this case farmers) related to grassland management. The initial development is aimed at dairy farmers, but the principle also applies to other livestock, biorefinery feedstock and conservation applications as well.

HyperSOC

Status date: 22 October 2021

HyperSOC (Hyperspectral measurement of Soil Organic Carbon) is aiming to develop analytical solutions to serve carbon farming projects worldwide throughout their long carbon sequestration journey.

Gridfinder

Status date: 22 October 2021

Gridfinder is a mapping service using machine learning to  analyse satellite imagery to provide development funders, national governments, and private foundations with bespoke information on potential project off-grid energy locations, training on how to integrate this information in their planning systems, and the offer of a subscription service to benefit from this information on an ongoing basis.

Human Switch

Status date: 10 September 2020

Automotive electrification will change the way energy is produced and consumed across

the globe due to the resulting increase in local capacity of mobile battery storage.

The Human Switch enablesincreased update and utilisation of EV technologyalong with improved load balancing to support increased utilisation of renewables, helping to improve air pollution and CO2 issues. 

The transition from fossil fuel to Electric Vehicles (EVs) will have a seismic impact in the utility, automotive and oil and gas markets as petroleum supply and infrastructure is replaced with power supply and storage.

Recent research has modelled the scale of these potentialrevenues, combining both the need for storage and V2G capabilities, where many EV owners can be aggregated into one, and their energy loads traded on the power exchanges.

Human Switch will offer twoservices; Human Switch Transitionand Live Service:

Human Switch Transition Service (Switch)–Switch helps consumers and fleet managers to make the right decisions about going electric, based on their actual driving behaviour and needs. We know that range anxiety, cost savings, carbon footprint and operational compromise are common concerns, Switch uses real world data to take the guessing out of transitioning.

Human Switch Live Service - The service allows EV owners to participate in lucrative V2G market mechanisms whilst preserving the minimum level of transport utility from their vehicle. Live helps customers make and save money through vehicle charging, by embedding EV's into the energy system.

Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Status date: 07 April 2021

Have you ever had environmental considerations while on vacations? Most travellers are keen on preserving the area they are visiting but very few have reliable information on the actual environmental situation. Within this project the use of Earth Observation data is assessed to quantify the environmental situation and deliver this information in a simple way to all tourism stakeholders.