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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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TERRA

Status date: 13 October 2021

Climate-related economic losses in agriculture have now reached €73bn/year. We need to build a climate-resilient agriculture now, by preparing for the evolving climate risk. TERRA is a SaaS risk-assessment and monitoring tool seamlessly integrating satellite data, reanalyses and seasonal forecasts, targeting insurance companies providing agricultural coverage.

Economic Intelligence Factory

Status date: 13 October 2021

The objective of this demonstration project was the analysis of satellite data to create standardized indicators of economic activity, from the study of key sectors of the economy.

SSD

Status date: 13 October 2021

In this project, a data privacy-compliant social distancing tool for monitoring compliance with social distancing regulations was developed. In times of COVID-19, it is important to track and monitor the number of people being present in a specific area. The tool can also document the captured visitor numbers in a web-based backend and can trigger warnings so that organizations can prove compliance to regulations.

CoffEO

Status date: 08 October 2021

Building a data intelligence & risk management platform for the coffee industry powered by AI, SatEO & cutting-edge agrometeorology to scale sustainable coffee production.

SBWS

Status date: 27 September 2021

In the era of access to huge data resources, advanced analysis and data-to-information processing are essential in the decision-making process. SBWS in the form of friendly web portal, provides advanced analytical tools and a structured data repository, designed to support environmental monitoring using remote sensing data.

Digital Engineer

Status date: 27 September 2021

The Digital Engineer provides engineering learners with AI-assisted teaching, and engineering expert knowledge base. Its main advantages are time efficiency, flexibility, user friendliness and remote learning. The Digital Engineer offers a revolutionary approach in Space engineering education, acting as a helpful ‘Study Buddy’ to students, and reducing university, research centre, and company costs.

TELEMACHUS

Status date: 27 September 2021

Telemachus is an integrated hardware/software medical system for the remote treatment and monitoring of users’ health conditions and positioning, thanks to a smart bracelet and a web platform leveraging on AI. Devised as a telemedicine tool answering the need to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus, Telemachus digitalise the interaction between Patients, Doctors and Health Authorities, and allows the monitoring of the health conditions of healthcare workers within hospitals.

AUDROS

Status date: 21 September 2021

Aim of the project is to demonstrate the two services: Drone Hunter – Antidrone effector to be installed as a part of an intruder drone detection and surveillance solution and First responder’s mobile service - a mobile UAV surveillance and monitoring solution to respond against CBRNe threat.

Both services are based on fully autonomous BVLOS services of UAV’s provided by a system consisting of a drone and a base – hangar, delivering data transfer, maintenance and several other services within the system.

ForestAI

Status date: 21 September 2021

The ForestAI project uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth Observation (EO) to provide an advanced forest monitoring solution globally. The service offers customers in the forestry domain with new tools to more efficiently manage their forests through up-to-date maps, deforestation alerts, and risk assessments.

Climate-proofing of buildings

Status date: 13 September 2021

Energy auditing determines the building’s energy performance before its renovation.

The key component of any energy audit is climate data.

Outdoor temperatures are used to assess the performance of heating systems.

Solar radiation is used to assess the performance of photovoltaic systems.

Using MeteoInsight, these data no longer need to come from distant weather stations and be manually post-processed.

OGOR YIELD

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.

Making green buildings greener

Status date: 29 January 2021

Air quality impacts our health and our quality of life. Most of us spend 90% of their time indoors - but do we know if the air quality in our homes is good?

In this project, Airmine outlines smart home solutions to improve air quality in homes. We develop hyper-local outdoor air quality nowcasts and forecasts using data from our outdoor air quality sensors. By integrating local air quality data with smart home systems, the user can take predictive measures that can improve indoor home health.

GSOT

Status date: 16 September 2021

The main goal of this project is to create an augmented reality system for the 50ha Grunwald battlefield site in Poland. Visitors will be able to download the application to their smartphones and learn more about the history of the battle while visualising the deployment of all forces on site.

Saturnalia

Status date: 15 September 2021

Saturnalia offers unique, hard-to-find insights on fine wines all in one place. The mission is to create a living atlas of fine wines, completed with quantitative data. Such a reliable and transparent tool helps all wine lovers and professionals obtain strategic information and unique predictions not typically accessible within the wine sector.

SATWORK

Status date: 13 September 2021

SATWORK is a tool able to monitor the health status of workers in a company and to mitigate health risks at work, such as for Coronavirus. At the same time, this tool can help companies to define a new internal “welfare”, compliant to a reasonable social distancing mood and to the privacy needs of workers, which will be different based on their age and pre-existing health conditions, as well as based on the nature of their job.

A-QKD-S

Status date: 13 September 2021

This project defines an ‘Augmented Quantum Key Distribution (AQKD)’ Satellite Service that uses nanosatellites to deliver cryptographic keys for fractions of the cost of traditional satellite constellations. This service, rather than compete with large service providers, aims to augment these larger networks and could be used for on a wide range of end applications with multiple market verticals.

Tandem

Status date: 10 September 2021

Tandem is building the future of mobility for towns and small cities by turning existing local taxis, minibuses and coaches into smart, shared shuttles 

Colibri

Status date: 10 September 2021

Colibri is a telemedicine service relying on satellite broadband communication to efficiently support healthcare services in white areas in terms of ground connectivity, combining fix telemedicine relays installed in villages, a vehicle equipped with medical equipment called “Consultobus” and home appliances for isolated people.

AGROMS

Status date: 08 September 2021

AGROMS aims to identify crop types among major ones, at the very beginning seed season, then to provide a forecast of the harvest size, by the mid-season, far before the actual harvest, with the best accuracy.  All by using Artificial Intelligence.

RAPSODY

Status date: 19 November 2018

RAPSODY, a project led by TEKEVER, will demonstrate the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) in a wide area maritime context, through the execution of search & rescue and pollution monitoring missions. The missions will be executed in near-real scenarios over the Atlantic Ocean. The Satcom-enabled RPAS will be fully prepared and customized to perform these maritime missions, including the integration of specific payloads and the usage of specially tailored mission-oriented data fusion, data compression and automatic feature recognition and identification algorithms.

AMOR

Status date: 02 September 2021

AMOR aims to provide Public Institutions and Visitors with services dedicated to the Cultural Heritage domain, respectively for Safeguard and Fruition aspects.

Safeguard services (derived by satellite EO, UAV systems and GPR technologies) will contribute to provide information about the state of conservation of ancient monuments.

Fruition services (supported by 5G connection) will offer Mixed Reality experiences directly available on personal devices, via a dedicated mobile APP.

WAMCam

Status date: 03 June 2019

Developed by Archangel Imaging, WAMCam is an innovative solution integrating satellite communication and machine learning technologies to radically improve wildlife monitoring and population studies. Researchers and conservationists working in remote regions can deploy AI-enabled cameras to remotely monitor animal traps and study areas. Receiving prompt notifications of the wildlife identified by the cameras revolutionizes the effectiveness of conservation studies.

SNAPPED

Status date: 25 August 2021

This project is a technical, economic and commercial feasibility assessment into an adaptive Load Reduction Device (LRD) for Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) mooring systems that can significantly reduce Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).

Green Buildings Services - Optimising Vacant Land

Status date: 23 August 2021

The growing urban population and the impacts of climate change are putting increasing pressure on cities.

Vacant, underutilised and brownfield land provide an opportunity to create transformative interventions that contribute to addressing urban challenges and enhance the resilience of cities.

Green Buildings Services - Biodiversity Net Gain

Status date: 23 August 2021

The Biodiversity Net Gain service aims to develop a rapid, accurate and efficient approach to the mapping of biodiversity baselines and biodiversity change for Biodiversity Net Gain, facilitated by remote sensing technology.

UNDERSEE

Status date: 19 August 2021

In the same way we check the weather forecast and take preventive measures, so we will do for the water.

FAST

Status date: 13 August 2021

The FAST study has the objective to identify and preliminary define new or enhanced applications, leveraging satellite communications capabilities, for the public safety sector with a focus on the three main verticals: Law Enforcement, Fire Brigades and Emergency Services.

GEO

Status date: 11 July 2021

The MIS Global Events Observer (GEO) applies accurate, real time intelligence of space-based and ground sensor data to teams working across the insurance cycle.  GEO offers unique opportunities for businesses to make informed decisions when selecting, pricing, monitoring, mitigating and assessing risks, and seeks to drive technology into traditional workflows to enhance policyholder service and deliver cost savings and time efficiencies.

Beeline

Status date: 27 July 2021

The Beeline Cycle Routing project involves creating a routing engine and underlying mapping data to mimic human intelligence in route selection for cyclists. Traditional routing engines simply optimize for shortest distance or time. Beeline’s solution is intended to allow for optimization for safety, pleasantness, quietness of route and other parameters important to cyclists.

StreamSonde

Status date: 28 June 2021

The world’s lightest weather sonde, the StreamSonde, is launched from balloon, airplane, drone or UAV and carried around by natural winds. It records winds at higher accuracy than ever before by using GNSS technology and records a large number of weather parameters with its high-quality sensors. In this project, its benefits for storm and routine weather measurements is demonstrated, along with user benefits of obtaining better weather forecasts.

EXTENSION

Status date: 02 August 2021

The project aims at the creation of services for the safeguard, conservation, promotion and enjoyment of the cultural heritage by using Space assets, AR and 5G network. The initiative has as its principal user the Municipality of L’Aquila, whose heritage is willing to be prevented and enhanced thanks to the development of the app, major outcome of the project Extension.

GWSS

Status date: 30 July 2021

With rapidly growing wildfire disasters in Europe and worldwide, we see an increasing need for new technologies and applications to better monitor these fires. OroraTech is developing an innovative all-in-one global wildfire detection, alerting and monitoring service from space.

Pre-Loc

Status date: 13 July 2021

Loss of water through damaged pipes is one of the biggest problems in the global distribution of drinking water. To make leak detection easier, we sell our customers a T.O.M.-System for use by own specialist staff or offer a qualified service for leak detection through Turn-off metering. Necessary information about the pipe network is documented in an online portal.

 

CMM

Status date: 28 July 2021

Crop Mycotoxin Management (CMM) offers a service for an efficient management of mycotoxin contamination in wheat production. Satellite-based earth-observation data are derived to crop information and combined with terrestrial data sources to assess the infield disease risk during vegetative growth and the risk of mycotoxin accumulation at harvest. Such information support farmers in site-specific scouting activities, variable-rate applications of fungicides and selective harvesting to exclude mycotoxin contaminated grains. Furthermore, the service provides information on the regional yield in terms of quality level of wheat.

ZPR

Status date: 08 February 2021

The aim of the project is to give MPAs (Marine Protected Areas), National Research Institutes, NGO and as well as marine operators access to advanced technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and space technologies, that could help, favourite and accelerate marine conservation. 

Specifically, the project will allow the data mining of coastal marine habitats through embedded AI on satNav localized underwater explorer-class drones and surface vessels whose autonomous survey are optimized by cloud AI and Earth Observations (EO), creating web dashboards for MPAs to access all the marine habitats data, trends and alerts, and share them all within their community.

SmartCane

Status date: 28 July 2021

SmartCane provides agronomic and management information derived from remote sensing to commercial sugarcane producing companies and affiliated farmer organisations– “outgrowers”. The objective of the service is to provide timely information via SMS, with which farmers and commercial sugarcane producing companies can make better decisions, which result in increased production and income per hectare and reduced use of resources.

FB Eye

Status date: 13 July 2021

FB Eye – acronym of Fire-Bombing Eye – is a commercial initiative to improve the firefighting operations using innovative space-based and ground-based technologies.

FB Eye is an innovative platform-as-a-service commercial provision of integrated satellite/airborne Comms/Nav support to the precision water bombing of large wildfires. 

FB Eye will provide to waterbomber’s pilot a near real time information map with precise geographical location of most radiating fire hotspots, being the most effective release target to extinguish rapidly the fire.

SEDDCR

Status date: 18 February 2021

In the SEDDCR project, space-enabled delivery drones were used to assist the National Health Service (NHS) in rural Scotland in the fight against COVID-19. The delivery drones carried critical COVID-19 pathology tests and related medicine between hospitals and medical practices, ensuring that the NHS had access to a fast, frequent and reliable medical logistics system.

PREMUSOS

Status date: 20 July 2021

PREMUSOS uses GNSS and EO imagery in order to identify the best locations in which to place environmental sensors that detect phenomena such as flooding, to accurately place those sensors as they are installed; and to use current EO data to enhance maintenance procedures.

WaterInfo

Status date: 12 July 2018

Providing continuous updates on hydro reservoir filling levels by means of Earth Observation data & machine learning to improve power price forecasting, production planning and market analysis and energy trading.

Foresense SEIA

Status date: 21 July 2021

SEIA is a solution supporting distribution network operators to perform faster, safer, more accurate and ecologically friendly asset monitoring and assessments. Our algorithm leverages state-of-the-art technological advances in machine learning to automate the monotonous and repetitive aspects of condition estimation of energy transmission network towers. This allows cost-effective funding decisions based on automated analysis of assets’ condition in aerial photography. 

SMRC

Status date: 21 July 2021

SMRC intends to create a school map in rural communities with the help of satellite data, applying computer vision to earth observation data.

ACABAS

Status date: 04 February 2021

Using civil aircraft as a platform to collect AIS data, complementing existing terrestrial and satellite solutions, enhancing AIS data availability.

4S Safety of Future Transport

Status date: 13 April 2021

4S Safety of Future Transport is a study undertaken within the frame of the 4S Strategic Programme Line that aims at identifying a list of applications that will use highly innovative and secure  Satellite Communication systems to support safety critical services within the transportation industry (Aviation, Maritime and Railway). 

360blue

Status date: 02 February 2021

360blue is an information and software suite to determine water related risks, support optimization of water management, and asses water replenishment activities.

4D Urban Insights

Status date: 09 December 2020

4D Urban Insights creates maps of fast growing areas and makes urban dynamics visible and actionable. By applying Machine Learning, changes in horizontal and vertical spread can be detected automatically and early warnings can be shown to users.

ADVISER

Status date: 24 August 2020

ADVISER (AugmenteD VIrtual reality SErvice for Renewable energy) aims to empower Decision Support satellite and UAVs based i-EM SAT services combined with mixed reality capabilities to provide support for the Planning & Construction and the Operation & Maintenance of renewable energy power plants: VR-AR technologies, coupled with the utilization of space assets, could empower O&M activities, in terms of cost savings, effectiveness of the interventions and safety.

3DE

Status date: 29 March 2021

3DE is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution targeted at the energy sector that facilitates the management of geospatial data for Right of Way Management and Asset Inspection. Using remote sensing technologies (satellite, aircraft, and drones) combined with machine learning techniques, 3DE improves predictive maintenance work practices, increases the safety of operational personnel, and reduces Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs.

3TIMS

Status date: 17 April 2020

The project “3TIMS” focuses on the on-board monitoring of the completeness of freight trains, because the lack of electrical power supply at its wagons prevented a safe solution so far. 3TIMS involves rail stakeholders and investigates fusion of three technologies (GNSS, IMU, Brake Pipe monitoring), plus M2M radio link, to establish the design and consolidating it by a proof-of-concept analysis.

Accurate Solution for SUrface movements with tRusted E‐signature

Status date: 20 December 2019

The ASSURE project aims to integrate a space-based application device (GNSS and SatCom) with blockchain technology to continuous monitoring of surface displacements. ASSURE is used to monitor area subject to land deformation and on critical infrastructure subject to external forces endangering their stability with a certified device and thus with certified data.