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Energy security is critical for the growth and prosperity of European economies. Space-based systems and services already play an important part in the commercial sectors of the energy industry, but there is still a significant potential for increasing this.
Space services have applications in renewable energy sources as well as in traditional oil-carbon and nuclear sectors. Such services can deliver benefits throughout all the phases of energy production and supply, ranging from identifying reservoirs and sites, to controlling and monitoring of the distribution networks across Europe. They also provide support to policy formulation and enforcement.

Com4Offshore

Status date: 08 July 2014

The objective of the feasibility study is the assessment of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of an integrated communication system, enabling a multimodal usage of communication infrastructure and services for offshore wind park construction. The interactive applications of such innovative system include a simplified, reliable and cost effective exchange of voice, video data and positioning information between the contractual partners of offshore construction activities during a complete wind farm project.

SnowSense

Status date: 08 July 2014

SnowSense aims at the qualitative, spatial and temporal improvement of available snow information (snow covered area, snow parameters).It integrates space and ground-based assets to achieve this target. The project has won the 2013 ESA IAP IntegSpace Award. 

WIAP

Status date: 26 May 2014

This study aims to identify and realise the benefits that can be brought to the wind power service industry by integrating new and/or improved space capabilities. The study focusses on the users/stakeholders of the wind industry to understand their needs, with the aim to identify a potential gap in the infrastructure.

TransparentForests

Status date: 15 May 2014

Forest products such as paper, wood and composite materials are used in everything from construction to news distribution and energy generation, yet they may represent considerable environmental and social impacts. Today, knowing the origin and life cycle of product constituents is important for both retailers and consumers. Major corporations do not like to be associated with poor forest management: it is bad for business and for customer relations.

SURMON

Status date: 10 June 2013

The SURMON Demonstration Project (DP) targets airborne geophysical survey and oil & gas pipeline monitoring services based on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). Equipped with suitable sensors and making use of satellite communication and navigation, operation of the RPA beyond line-of-sight is enabled.

ISSWIND

Status date: 26 May 2013

This project consists on a study to define Supporting Services for the Wind Power Industry, having in mind the possible use of space technology, assets or products and its added value, gaps and possible improvements.

INTOGENER

Status date: 14 May 2013

INTOGENER (INTegration of EO data and GNSS-R signals for ENERgy applications) Demo is a project aiming at demonstrating the operational capabilities of a water flow monitoring and prediction system aimed at hydropower production and water management organizations.

UASatCom

Status date: 04 October 2012

The UASatCom project targets airborne geophysical survey and oil and gas pipeline monitoring services based on an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Equipped with suitable sensors and making use of satellite communication and navigation, operation of the UAS beyond line-of-sight is enabled.

Pims

Status date: 11 June 2012

Pipeline integrity management is a key concept in the gas and pipeline industry. This concept involves the definition of a Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS), which describes all activities to ensure that the pipeline system is safe and operational 24/7.

CSS-SpaceMon

Status date: 21 March 2012

CCS SpaceMon aims at the integration of spaceborne Earth observation, navigation and communication to support the monitoring of future CO2 storage sites as part of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology. The monitoring plays an important role and is mandatory during operation but also after abandonment of such sites.

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