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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: 10 July 2023

For the detections of water leaks, Earth-Observation can play a fundamental role. By boarding on General Aviation Aircrafts Thermographic, Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radars sensor, and crossing their high-resolution outcomes with satellite interferometric data analyses, sub-surface phenomena may be investigated, understanding how water distributes across the networks of urban environments allowing to potentially address water losses location.


Status date: 10 July 2023

The INVENTA Demo Project implements innovative services able to increase the fruition, accessibility and sustainability of historical/cultural sites through the integration of Virtual & Augmented Reality with Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation. The service will be based on an innovative mobile App leveraging SatCom technologies and the 5G network.


Status date: 07 April 2021

The INVENTA project intends to carry out the feasibility study of an innovative service able to increase the fruition, accessibility and sustainability of historical/cultural sites through the integration of Virtual & Augmented Reality with Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation. The service will be based on an innovative mobile App using 5G network. 


Status date: 10 July 2023

The consortium provides a web-based platform that allows users to get actionable property level flood hazard insights at “the push of a button” combining existing flood data, meteorological data and archived as well as current satellite images. The service is accessible to non-experts, providing flood hazard maps and alerts tailored to the needs of the clients in the real estate domain, and can be scaled to wide geographical areas.


Status date: 10 July 2023

GridEyeS supports electricity transmission and distribution by providing situational awareness regarding vegetation near power lines faster, cheaper, and with less CO2 footprint through Space-level Artificial Intelligence. It leads to safer and more reliable operation of the electric grid.


Status date: 19 October 2020

GridEyeS AI service contextualizes satellite, weather, drone and other operational data at scale, enabling fast and frequent monitoring of power lines at a fraction of the cost.

Track & Trust

Status date: 10 July 2023

Track & Trust is a cost-effective tracking solution utilizing satellite communication, IoT mesh networks and blockchain technology. The system offers a scalable tracking and communication platform which solves a broad range of supply chain challenges, such as the intricate recording and tracking of goods for remote last-mile delivery. Track & Trust is predestined for logistics and related services for the humanitarian sector.


Status date: 30 June 2023

SmartTTCare aim to provide personalized AI-driven training programs for cancer patients in remission, inspired by table tennis sport and enabling the support of their community. Utilizing 5G connection we will enable real time training scenarios in real life and complemented with virtual environment trainings in the Metaverse where a community will provide support to their love ones.  The program will have a global reach anytime and anywhere. A reward system will motivate patients to keep training, while their technology analytics platform monitors their progress in real-time, offering accurate data to patients, healthcare professionals, and families. Virtual reality will allow us to support patients several times a week, and this therapy can be complemented by table tennis practice with a local association.


Status date: 28 June 2023

SmartCane helps sugarcane estates and farmers in Mozambique boost productivity and crop yields through remote sensing derived crop and management advice sent via SMS messages and phone-friendly pdf maps. These messages address actionable advice and support in decision-making and resource management, promoting sustainable practices and problem-solving within cooperatives. Estates and farmers can now make informed decisions based on real-time data for maximum impact.

Remote Planet

Status date: 27 June 2023

Secure Innovation’s Remote Planet provides protection of staff and cargo for the high-value transportation industry by harnessing the power of dual-directional communications through an “always-on” SaaS model.

Utilising Low Earth Orbit technology in tandem with global telecommunications the Remote Planet product gives businesses the power to directly affect the outcome of an unexpected event during transportation with its Active Control capability.


Status date: 27 June 2023

EARTHSCAN is a Real-Time Healthcare System (RTHS) for detecting and diagnosing polyps during colonoscopy using cloud computing accessed via satellites.


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.

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.