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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: 16 May 2023

ENTEL combines EO satellite imagery and geospatial data to improve the effectiveness and resilience of large energy infrastructure operators, supporting their activities during the whole network life-cycle: planning - construction - operation.


Status date: 26 January 2021

The ENTEL project enables the development of an innovative service to improve the effectiveness of large infrastructure (electricity and gas pipeline) operators' activities within network life-cycle.


Status date: 16 May 2023

Proteus builds on the success of the SEDDCR project and introduces a significantly increased operating area by leveraging novel space technology such as Iridium NEXT. Integrating with the NHS Highlands, Skyports is delivering to six medical facilities where drone deliveries facilitated by space technology has the potential to significantly enhance patient care. 


Status date: 22 December 2022

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 and in greater detail than ever before by using GNSS technology and IMU sensors. It also records a large number of weather parameters with multiple sensors. In this project, its benefits for storm and routine weather measurements was demonstrated, along with user benefits of obtaining better weather forecasts.


Status date: 12 June 2019

DROMAS services aim at periodical full country monitoring of agricultural vegetation to serve decision makers on national level


Status date: 05 August 2015

DROMAS services aim at periodical full country monitoring of agricultural vegetation to serve decision makers on national level and to provide historical and current year crop analysis to support farm management at agricultural parcel level.

Anywhere Care

Status date: 12 May 2023

The Anywhere Care Mobile Alarm Service using GNSS assets will enable vulnerable people to be continuously monitored wherever they may be, creating both automatic and user generated alerts for action by Social Care and family carers. This will facilitate a step change in the deployment of social care teams and improve outcomes for recipients.


Status date: 12 May 2023

GAINS is an “alternative data” platform for the Financial Services industry providing near-real time activity and leading-indicator production indices for a range of industrial supply chains such as iron ore and steel, and in future other metals, minerals and materials.

GAINS provides historic and near-real-time insights on the activity and production levels at hundreds of industrial sites worldwide on a daily or weekly basis, at a scale not previously possible, by harnessing AI-enabled remote sensing data fusion.

Economic Intelligence Factory

Status date: 12 May 2023

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.


Status date: 08 May 2023

The project aims to establish a service leveraging Earth Observation data and Machine Learning techniques to support the news industry with measurable, testable, and independent satellite-derived information.

Monitoring and verification of carbon credits from forestry CO2 sequestration projects

Status date: 28 April 2023

The project involved developing a pilot system for using satellite imagery from the EU Copernicus programme to monitor forests in the Halo Verde Project (Timor-Leste) to assess the carbon sequestration potential through biomass growth. The output of the system was used to document, assess and verify whether monitored forest plots grew as described in the carbon credit project model specification.


Status date: 26 April 2023

Say goodbye to traditional physiotherapy and hello to a revolutionary new way of recovery with KINFINITY's simBa! This digital physiotherapy assistant takes the hassle out of rehabilitation and makes every step of the journey enjoyable. With simBa, you'll have a virtual physiotherapist by your side wherever you go, making it easy to stay on top of your exercises and get back to your best self. So why wait? Put on simBa, work through your exercises, and feel the difference today!


Status date: 28 April 2023

We want to utilize mobile robots for performing two distinct services simultaneously: 1) Creating or refining the precision of GNSS-based GIS maps of sidewalks using our mobile robots for data collection via adequate sensors/cameras. 2) Collect data on the quality of the sidewalks using accelerometers already in the robot, coupled with an AI camera for visual confirmation.

CACHE Net Zero

Status date: 24 April 2023

CACHE Net Zero is focused on the development and commercial deployment of a subscription-based service, aimed at Maritime Port Authorities, Port Operators and Shipping Operators. The service informs and contributes to port and shipping operation environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, leveraging access to satellite data sources, while also responding to the linked concerns about air pollution and progression towards net zero emissions in maritime ports and harbours. CACHE Net Zero data intelligence inform Port de-carbonisation and pathway towards Net Zero.


Status date: 24 April 2023

DELPHI IMM is developing a service to estimate GHG removal from afforestation projects using remote sensing. The service is aimed to provide insights on carbon storage in vegetation for all entities along the carbon offsetting value chain and present the results in an appealing user-interface including maps, time-series, and reports.


Status date: 24 April 2023

Soil is critical in combating climate change. It can capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil while growing food. Carbon farming requires continuous measurement of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) and rewarding farmers for positive change. Now, how to measure SOC on a regular basis at cost and scale? Because “if we can't Measure it, we can't Manage it”.


Status date: 20 April 2023

With Project THIRSTY, Hydrosat is deploying two commercial products to enhance food security: 1) we provide accurate yield forecasts that help agribusinesses manage supply chains more efficiently, and 2) we implement a farm management system that helps growers increase crop production while conserving water.


Status date: 15 April 2023

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.

Netcarbon Intelligence

Status date: 15 April 2023

NetCarbon revolutionises global carbon sequestration measurement through our Carbon Intelligence Platform, which utilises satellite data to help Cities measure their carbon storage, plan improvements, and manage implementation. Our technology meets the dual challenge of contributing to carbon neutrality while respecting regulatory constraints to fight climate change, together.


Status date: 14 April 2023

IMMAGINA is a digital platform including software modules, surveillance devices, satellite systems and 5G components that combine detection and monitoring functions with the most modern tools for Control Room and Operation Centres. It offers the most complete range of imaging and image-based analysis services to government and private law enforcement agencies.