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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.

SENSA

Status date: 22 September 2014

The SENSA project aims at a collaborative platform supporting “sustainable & responsible tourism” in protected remote areas, such as natural parks, natural reserves and historical sites.

GeoSHM

Status date: 22 September 2014

GeoSHM (GNSS and Earth Observation for Structural Health Monitoring) is a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system that integrates GNSS and Earth Observation technologies to offer an integrated solution for the maintenance of different types of asset. 

SatResponse

Status date: 11 September 2014

The SatResponse study is investigating how new technical, commercial and operational models can be used to more effectively deliver satellite communication bandwidth and other space-based application services (eg for enhanced situational awareness) to Disaster Responders.

LeCross

Status date: 10 September 2014
The LeCross study assessed the added value and feasibility of an integrated service solution to improve safety at railway level crossings through the use of added-value space-based technologies, systems and capabilities.

METSAR

Status date: 09 September 2014

The METSAR project will investigate the feasibility of developing and demonstrating a new concept to the Search and Rescue (SAR) community.

SATMODO

Status date: 08 September 2014

The SATMODO project is aimed specifically at the round-wood timber harvesting market, by facilitating ”live” monitoring of harvest processes. To date the SATMODO project addressed current harvesting issues in remote areas by utilizing both cellular and satellite transmission technology as a means of providing data transmission pathways for the live harvest data from the Harvester Machine. 

Lift Off

Status date: 08 September 2014

Internet penetration growth curve is still on the steeper side: people require more and more affordable and fast connection to the Internet, independently from where they are. The key characteristics of what is expected by an Internet connection are speed, affordability and reliability. In this sense the Lift Off Project tries to bring further the innovation brought by the recent satellites investigating on how DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) can be introduced by a Satellite Service Provider. The scope of this innovative “next step” on top of the KA-SAT is to optimize the existing services and to generate innovative market offers for satellite internet connectivity maximizing the user experience while improving the ratio cost/performances.

OWASIS-UK

Status date: 08 September 2014

OWASIS – UK is a Feasibility Study aiming at developing a sustainable service line improving the monitoring of water availability, quality and distribution by integrating satellite images and innovative terrestrial sensors and information technologies.

This study focuses on the UK market and it targets all types of user groups such as industrial users, public water authorities or regulatory organisms.

3INSAT

Status date: 04 September 2014

Modern railway signalling systems play a major role in providing safety networks to prevent accidents due to human errors. Furthermore, railways traffic management improve the utilisation of scarce and expensive resources like the railways infrastructure. One of the major breakthroughs has been the introduction of an interoperable European standard known as European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), which not only allows speed limits to be transmitted to the driver, but can also continuously monitor the driver's response to this information. An on-board computer effectively compares the speed of the train with the maximum permitted speed and automatically applies the train's braking, if the limit is exceeded. 

SARONTAR

Status date: 04 September 2014

The SARONTAR (Situational Awareness and Command & Control of Rescue Forces in Alpine Regions) project comprises the demonstration and pilot implementation of a satellite-based operations control system for a more effective and a more coordinated proceeding of the rescue forces in alpine rescue missions.

RTICM

Status date: 04 September 2014

LuxSpace (LU), in cooperation with the project partners arviem (CH), OHB teledata (D) and megatel (D), develop an innovative container/cargo monitoring device which offers cargo localisation and condition monitoring capabilities via a wireless sensor network and reporting using satellite communication means and AIS (Automatic Identification System) data.

Apart from the technical development, a comprehensive customer tailored real time cargo monitoring service is offered, including analytics and operational support.

SaMoLoSa

Status date: 02 September 2014

The Ovinto SaMoLoSa study addresses the use of satellite technology for the reduction of transport risk, security enhancement and optimisation of logistic operations by the tracking and monitoring of extremely dangerous goods in unpowered, mobile transport units such as rail tank cars and intermodal tank containers.

OTMOSERA

Status date: 29 August 2014

The purpose of the fast track feasibility study 'Open Trail Map / Open Solutions for enhanced Situation Awareness and efficient Emergency Response Actions in Mountainous Regions - OTM / OSERA' was to investigate and assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of sustainable services to support the management and maintenance of hiking paths and trail maps, to support the safety and enjoyment of their visitors, to reduce the operational cost, and to prepare the follow-on steps for the implementation of such services.

Mercury

Status date: 29 August 2014

Project Mercury aims to establish and prove the commercial viability of a new satellite based communications service that will end the isolation of Mobile Breast Screening Units deployed across the UK as part of the National Health Services (NHS) breast cancer prevention and detection programme.

T4MOD

Status date: 27 August 2014

T4MOD project aims at defining, developing, realising, qualifying and validating a user friendly Telemedicine system, through an interoperable IP overlay satellite network associated with an intelligent end-to-end communication platform, capable of supporting different medical specialities.

KosmoMed

Status date: 27 August 2014

KosmoMed aims at developing a Satcom based ICT solution providing eHealth application and services supporting private and public institutions, which will allow extensive access to health data exchange and create a multidisciplinary platform to provide professional tools and eHealth services for professionals, patients and citizens in the field of eClinical Studies, Counselling and Medical Research.

CCP

Status date: 27 August 2014

CCP aims to develop a new technology that allows non-technical personnel create, deploy, browse and download applications for interactive TVs or regular TVs connected to set-top boxes.

PloughStars

Status date: 25 August 2014

Plough Stars“ is a feasibility study funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) “Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP)” Programme. The industrial team is led by Berner & Mattner and investigates new services and applications for improving winter road maintenance. These integrated solutions are based on existing terrestrial systems, enhanced with space-based technologies like satellite navigation, satellite communication and earth observation. Both, users and stakeholders involved in winter road maintenance, benefit from this system through a simplified routine. 

EASY

Status date: 21 August 2014

Together with traditional chartering, new business lines like yacht brokering, manufacturing assistance, luxury cruising are emerging asking for the availability of innovative services on board. These new businesses require a higher grade of liability towards their customers, hence forcing the providers to put more emphasis on systems and services in order to increase the safety and availability of information during the cruise.

SELIAT

Status date: 20 August 2014

SELIAT stands for Safe Emergency Landing in Alpine Terrain and is a feasibility study of a service in aviation that shall provide geographic information about suitable landing sites to support off-field landings in alpine areas with difficult terrain.

MAPP

Status date: 18 August 2014

The increase in piracy incidents in areas such as the Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Guinea threatens life at sea and causes substantial cost to the shipping industry and governments as vessels transit through the High Risk Areas. 

Salt Water Surface Water Monitoring

Status date: 18 August 2014

BlueLeg Monitor (BLM) from the Netherlands investigates the use of its proprietary remote sensing technology for water quality monitoring in aquaculture. In particular Hazardous Algal Blooms create serious damage to aquaculture by incidentally suffocating fish and the release of toxins. This tendency is expected to increase as a result of global warming and nutrients run off into surface water, as well as by transport of invasive species of algae due to the release of untreated ballast water from ocean ships.

HV-SATPROTEC

Status date: 14 August 2014

The HV-SATPROTEC project aims at proving the technical, economic and non-economic feasibility of a future integrated system/service combining relevant space (EO, SATNAV, SATCOM) and non-space assets (UAVs and in-situ data, Weather predictions and monitoring, Data processing technologies, GIS) for applications related to electricity transport systems risk monitoring, anticipation and damage assessment.

Amazon

Status date: 13 August 2014

The objective of this project is the development and validation of a tele-assistance service, using multiple space assets, for professional clinical users in remote locations using a compact device for vital-sign monitoring and remote diagnosis. It is based on a previous ESA-backed project, which resulted in the deployment of a telemedicine system for commercial aviation applications (TEMPUS)

SafeSki

Status date: 04 August 2014

SafeSki is a feasibility study aimed at creating an innovative concept for user-friendly information services, which support the operators of ski resorts in the management while increasing safety, the portfolio of services offered to skiers, snowboarders, etc., and reducing operational costs.

XcitID

Status date: 04 August 2014

The Xcit'€™ID project is dedicated to design, develop and validate a pre-operational integrated service platform aiming at significantly improving the management of the transport supply chain of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods.

VGTropics

Status date: 01 August 2014

In many African countries, livestock farming is an important source of revenue that improves the quality of life and strengthens the development of the economy. Animal health not only has an impact on animal production and its economic consequences, but zoonoses may also have an important impact on public health.  Real time surveillance and prompt actions are paramount in diminishing the impact of epizootics on livestock. For this reason, early detection and shortening the time between detection, reporting and providing measures to contain an outbreak is crucial.

AAF

Status date: 22 July 2014

Snow avalanches kill people and damage infrastructure in mountainous regions worldwide. Avalanche warning services base their products mainly on numerical weather prediction outputs, networks of automatic stations and observers in the field. Presently many European networks are not dense enough and observations by people in the field are hindered by bad weather conditions or high avalanche danger.

VICOMESTRA

Status date: 21 July 2014

This project is a critical step to the introduction of HD media streaming services from mobile terminals in 2015. The solution is proposed to demonstrate dynamic video transmissions using the latest HEVC video codec running on a portable encoder combined with the latest Inmarsat BGAN HDR and GX satellite services.

NAVITOUR

Status date: 21 July 2014

N@VITour project, by integrating Telecommunications, Earth Observation and Navigation satellite assets, aims to set-up a service that allows:

  • managing the resources of natural parks;
  • supporting tourists during tours in natural parks. 

 

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.

SHM Telecom Towers

Status date: 02 July 2014

The project “SHM for Telecom Towers” aims at developing a remote monitoring service to support the assessment of the structural integrity of assets, as the towers for Radio-TV Broadcasting or other metal infrastructures, in order to increase safety and optimize the maintenance procedures and promote the transition from a time-based maintenance to a condition-based one.

GIRP

Status date: 01 July 2014

Subsidence due to clay shrinkage is the largest ground instability issue affecting residential property in the UK (75% of all valid insurance claims) with rectification costs averaging £250m (295m Euro) p.a.  Research by the insurance sector (Swiss RE and Lloyds of London) indicates that the extent of subsidence both in the UK and Europe will worsen in line with climate change forecast.  The insurance sector equally recognizes the need for significantly improved profiling and predictive tools to identify and target risk mitigation management.

The Ground Instability Risk Profiler (GIRP) service is planned to enable an accurate and predictive ground stability risk profiling service to the insurance industry in a range of flexible formats through the integration of property data sources and satellite information.

Peat Spotter

Status date: 01 July 2014

‘Peat Spotter’ is being developed as a data service that will provide users and stakeholders with the information they need to practice sustainable peatland management. It specifically aims to enable accurate, cost-effective and appropriate (in line with international standards) methods for identifying the location of peatlands, quantifying their intactness and assessing their carbon content. This information can be used to gain access to the increasing benefit/revenue streams arising from peatland restoration and conservation projects.

ISABELIA

Status date: 27 June 2014

The ISABELIA Feasibility Study specified and validated the sustainability of services and that would provide users at sea with near real time information on dangerous ice situations, indicators of collision risk and on risk of grounding, thereby improving the safety of vessels in the Baltic Sea.

 

PLASMA

Status date: 24 June 2014

This project covers the specification, design, implementation and pre-operational demonstration of a ‘Platform for Advanced SAT-AIS Maritime Applications’ (PLASMA) at the UK’s Satellite Applications Catapult facility in Harwell. 

EOMST

Status date: 20 June 2014

The 21Net system enables Internet services on board high-speed trains. The system uses several communication technologies to access the internet: cellular, WiFi and satellite. A Mobile Access Router manages the links switching from one to the other depending on their availabilities. The goal of the project is to improve users ‘experience  of the current system by optimizing the bandwidth usage.

Earth Rider

Status date: 12 June 2014

The Earth Rider concept, conceived and developed by Space Synapse Systems Ltd, attempts to educate, enlighten, and engage end users with environmental and space awareness issues by:

  • Sharing the personal experiences of space travel by astronauts;
  • Producing high-quality planetarium shows;
  • Creating an effective immersive experience that allows end users to “experience “the awe of spaceflight; and
  • Disseminating downstream Earth Observation satellite applications. 

SIS-SREM

Status date: 10 June 2014

The SIS-SREM (Safety and Information Systems for Ski Resorts in Emerging Markets) feasibility study investigates and assesses the technical feasibility and commercial viability of a sustainable service which will support the management of ski resorts (development, operation, maintenance) in order to reduce the operational cost and services which support safety and enjoyment of their visitors.

TIM

Status date: 03 June 2014

Efficient asset management is required to meet increasingly stringent demands on safety and reliable performance of new and ageing infrastructure under varying and sometimes hazardous environments.  The Transport Infrastructure Management (TIM) Service is planned as a new generation of asset monitoring services that can be deployed across multinational organizations. The concept is based on the integration of location and mapping capabilities of space assets and ground local point sensor networks - delivering data in the most efficient manner.

SWAY4Edu

Status date: 29 May 2014

SWAY4Edu aims at developing a satellite ICT (Information Communication Technology) solution to support the three main activities of Rural Radios, Electoral eTraining, and Space4Education.

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.

PROTECT

Status date: 13 May 2014

The PROTECT project aims to exploit existing systems and infrastructure in conjunction with applicable space based assets to provide cost-effective added-value technology centred services that provide improved situational awareness to both on-board and shore based stakeholders, based on real-time innovative integration of piracy and sensor information/data.

TalkingFields

Status date: 09 May 2014

TalkingFields aims to increase the efficiency of agricultural production via precision farming by means of geo-information services. It integrates space and ground-based assets to achieve this target. The TalkingFields Demonstration Study is the result of a feasibility study which was successfully concluded in 2009.

DDM

Status date: 06 May 2014

The Dam and Dike Monitor (DDM)  is an innovative tool that aims at providing better information (in near real time) for dam and dike maintenance and flood management. An on-line interface is provided to the users showing the actual risks of dam and dike failures, based on dam and dike monitoring techniques and flood forecasting. As the Dam and Dike Monitor is internet based, there is no need to develop ad-hoc software and hardware infrastructure.

CAESAR

Status date: 02 May 2014

The CAESAR feasibility study, finished in March 2014, focused on a service able to provide detailed and timely information on the weather and marine conditions to the maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) coordination centres, with the aim of reducing the risks and improving the efficiency of SAR operations.

SAPI&NS

Status date: 22 April 2014

The SAPI&NS study aims to improve the effectiveness of Search And Rescue operations for civil and military operators (so-called dual use). With satellite communication and satellite navigation, the involved personnel and vehicles (esp. helicopters and boats) can be tracked and status information can be collected.

The solution is conceived to be used across different scenarios (air, ground, sea) and will next to tracking services also offer tools for management and coordination of operations.

REACT

Status date: 14 April 2014

The REACT project involves the project consortium working with the Irish Dublin Fire Brigade to develop a system that will ensure constant and reliable communication for exchange of real-time information between deployed emergency response personnel and its relevant command centre during a crisis or disaster situation.

SAFETREE

Status date: 11 April 2014

SAFETREE will provide forest fire risk assessment and airborne patrol routing for the airborne surveys. The proposed prototype of the operational monitoring system will provide objective information for the identification of areas and conditions that may lead to fire ignition.

PREDICT

Status date: 10 April 2014

The objective of the PREDICT (Prevent and Respond to Epidemics and Demonstrate Information and Communication Technologies) feasibility study was to define sustainable new services for animal health surveillance and early warning. The combination of Earth Observation and state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology enables to improve early reporting and rapid response and contributes to limit the spread of epidemics.

MATIST

Status date: 09 April 2014

The MATIST services provide ground motion information to operators of alpine transportation infrastructures such as railway companies, institutes representing the national roads and companies from the energy sector. 

SAMBA

Status date: 07 April 2014

The objective of SAMBA is to establish feasibility of space-based services for maritime emission monitoring. SAMBA will achieve its objective by combining AIS/GPS-based maritime emissions with remote sensing-based atmospheric pollution monitoring into maritime emission compliance monitoring and information provision service.

InsureApp Service

Status date: 01 April 2014

This feasibility study carries out an analysis of the most critical elements with respect to technical feasibility and viability (economic as well as non-economic) of a web application aimed at improving the efficiency of the management of insurance claims with a focus on weather-related hazards

SATForM 3D

Status date: 27 March 2014

A tremendous opportunity exists for the global forest industry to capture the combined benefits of cutting edge technologies in the areas of satellite remote sensing technology, geo-referenced ground forest measurement, data analytics and cloud computing. The goal of the SATForM 3D project is to design and develop a web-based application integrating selected satellite earth observation imagery with innovative ground-based information, provided through a terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) forest measurement technique and geo-referenced using DGPS, and data analytics; to provide better management and more efficient utilisation of our global forest resources.

BALMON

Status date: 26 March 2014

The BALMON project aims to provide an extensive, well-justified assessment of technologies, services and development needs that will support and enhance the efficiency of water quality monitoring and coastal surveillance activities in the Baltic Sea region.

COPERNICUS

Status date: 24 March 2014

COPERNICUS is a viability study of a global services platform for Public Authorities, Enterprises and Citizens which improves Public Safety and Food Security value chain efficiency.

SAT-AIS DPC

Status date: 21 March 2014

The SAT-AIS Data Processing Centre (DPC) Demonstrator is a development co-funded by EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) and ESA. The DPC collects SAT-AIS messages, ancillary information for generating and distributing enhanced data services to the maritime community.

FlySafe

Status date: 18 March 2014

Bird strikes on aircraft pose a real safety threat for both military and civil aviation. Depending on specific circumstances such as the speed of the aircraft, the point of impact, the mass of the bird, the number of birds and the type of aircraft, bird strikes can result in devastating accidents.

SAFEDEM

Status date: 14 March 2014

SAFEDEM aims at providing a service platform addressing the needs of the Mine Action community to improve and optimize planning and preparation, and to reduce the impact of demining activities.

VECMAP

Status date: 14 March 2014

Mosquito-borne diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue and West Nile fever are a persistent public health concern in many European countries. VECMAP is a service assisting national  public health agencies and regional mosquito controllers in predicting  vector-related health risks and in reducing spread of disease.

LUMEN

Status date: 07 March 2014

LUMEN (Light UAS in non-segregated airspace for Maritime and Environmental surveillance) is a demonstration project aiming at promoting the operational use of a light RPAS (Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems) for Maritime surveillance and Environmental (Flood) monitoring delivering real-time information to the end-users.  For this, the LUMEN system combines different space technologies: GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Signals) for navigation of the RPAS and geo-correction of the acquired data and real-time satellite communication to transfer the acquired data from the Ground Control Station to the service provider.

ISAES

Status date: 06 March 2014

The proposed project is to conduct a feasibility study focused mainly on interoperability aspects derived from to design, implement and operate a pan-African eHealth platform based on a satellite communications system.

SASISA

Status date: 05 March 2014

SASISA (Small-Aircraft Service for Instant Situational Awareness) aims to establish a reliable, affordable and commercially viable airborne sensing service for first responders and other civil security-sector users to supply them with a new dimension of situational awareness information in the most critical initial phase of disaster response operations.

PIMSIS

Status date: 03 March 2014

To demonstrate the added value of space assets for the monitoring of the integrity and safety of gas & oil transmission pipelines

iFish North Sea

Status date: 03 March 2014

I-fish North Sea aims to provide an integrated information and communications system that will utilise a combination of satellite communications and satellite navigation to enable unified timely and accurate collection, management, and use of marine fisheries data to provide value added services to fisheries stakeholders for improved sustainability of our fast depleting fisheries resources.

Arctic IAP

Status date: 28 February 2014

Telespazio VEGA UK are developing a range of value-added services using layers of geo-information and commercial data that can be customised to the needs of specific operators. The services include primarily satellite derived imagery VMS (24/7 Vessel Monitoring System) from the Telespazio Group, AIS (Automatic Identification System) provided by Canadian consortium  member Exact Earth, and low bandwidth high fidelity image transfer system AnsuR, a Norwegian company.

NG-RMP

Status date: 01 January 2014

The Next Generation Recognised Maritime Picture (NG-RMP) project aims to provide a system to the Irish Naval Services (INS) which generates an advanced Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP) using emerging Satellite Automatic Identification System (S-AIS) technology. In addition novel inputs such as CCTV and external database sources will be integrated. Data mining and advanced visualisation techniques will be applied to the gathered information for presentation to personnel within the INS HQ.

IDRC

Status date: 02 December 2013

Communication and access to information are key requirements for public safety services responding to an emergency. However communication capabilities are often compromised or destroyed in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe. In such situations, reliable alternatives must be rapidly deployed in order to re-establish vital communication systems. 

Live Land

Status date: 29 November 2013

The objective of Live Land is to provide users with a suite of services that enables the management of hazards and the exposure of national transport infrastructure assets to landslide and subsidence events. During the feasibility stage, the Live Land consortium assessed the viability of developing a suite of services driven by the needs and requirements of end user organisations. Live Land proposed a ‘catalogue’ concept, to incorporate a suite of enabling technologies (including Space-borne, in-situ and geological datasets) that could improve the forecasting, monitoring and alerting of landslides and subsidence.

DROMAS

Status date: 25 October 2013

The economic damage caused by drought in agriculture is huge and growing. These damages can occur both directly in the agricultural sector caused by losses in the agricultural production as well as indirectly through compensation paid to farmers by the state administration. Effective tools for monitoring drought, for an objective quantification of damages or for the design and implementation of preventive measures, are missing. Information on the development and the possible drought threat is based solely on meteorological data, while the real agriculture conditions of vegetation and soil moisture are not yet monitored at all.

I-Port

Status date: 20 August 2013

This study addressed the feasibility and viability of an integrated solution consisting of space and terrestrial assets in support the optimisation of freight transport through European ports.

DG-Trac

Status date: 04 July 2013

The DG-Trac project addresses the tracking and tracing of dangerous goods in the medical sector integrating and using existing space technologies (navigational services, communication services) with GSM/UMTS and Internet.

SASISA FS

Status date: 13 June 2013

SASISA assesses and validates a new service that enables emergency and disaster relief organisations to exploit overhead remote sensing during the most critical initial response phase for improved situational awareness.

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.

DeSIRE

Status date: 30 May 2013

The DeSIRE (Demonstration of Satellites enabling the Insertion of RPAS in Europe) demonstration project is a joint ESA-EDA initiative aimed at demonstrating the safe insertion of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in non-segregated airspace using satellites capabilities for RPAS command and control, ATC communications and Mission data transfer to ground, in order to satisfy the needs of potential user communities. The demonstration will be carried out in Spain through several flights using a RPAS (Heron 1) providing airborne maritime surveillance services to the Spanish Users involved in the project.

TWIM

Status date: 29 May 2013

Two Way Information Management (TWIM) is a Feasibility Study to assess the added value of receiving information regarding incidents, public safety issues, criminal behaviour etc. from the general public via their smartphones or other mobile devices, in support of operations of Civil Protection Services (Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service etc).

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.

SEMAFORS

Status date: 22 April 2013

SEMAFORS, the Ship Efficiency Monitoring, weAther Forecasting and Optimised Routing Service is a user focused project in support of the shipping industry.

SEMAFORS will investigate, establish and demonstrate through sea trials a concept to improve ship fuel efficiency by providing the means to better planning, avoiding of adverse weather and by making better use of ocean currents. 

SafeRail

Status date: 05 April 2013

The objective of SafeRail is to improve the safety at Rail Level Crossings (RLC). In terms of accident prevention, RLC are demanding spots since two disparate transportation systems are intersecting (road, rail respectively) and neither of them completely controls the situation.

ASSIST

Status date: 26 March 2013

Healthcare is facing increasing quality and resource challenges, which telemedicine services hope to solve. But will this make healthcare more efficient or safe? Can satellite communications add value to such services? A newly launched study - ASSIST - will aim to answer these and other questions.

FAAPS

Status date: 19 March 2013

Floods affect more people and cause more property damage than many other natural hazards. FAAPS (Fully Automatic Aqua Processing Service) proposes to support emergency management professionals with the provision of flood extent maps even in rain conditions and over large areas.

eHSA Regulatory

Status date: 20 February 2013

Partnering with Africa to help strengthen health service delivery is a key driver of this project. The goal of the eHSA programme is to develop pan-African eHealth services enabled by satellite to benefit the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. These services focus on providing various types of eHealth services to benefit citizens and health workers.

B-LiFE

Status date: 19 February 2013

The B-LiFE project is focused on delivering services for field analysis of biological threats and emergencies using a Light Fieldable Laboratory System.

EASY Feasibility Study

Status date: 12 December 2012

The objective of the EASY feasibility study has been to carry out an analysis of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of "one-stop-shop" services to the high value leisure yachting market mainly but not limited to the Mediterranean Sea, integrating various space assets (Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation). The integrated system and associated services shall provide enhanced services in order to render yachting more reliable, safe and "easy", thereby attracting a wider spectrum of potential users.

FarmingTruth

Status date: 02 November 2012

FarmingTruth is a precision agriculture service that furnishes end users (e.g. farmers, growers, agronomists, agricultural consultants, etc.) with a web-based soil and crop information system to enable the optimisation of land production for increasing yield at reduced input cost.

Blue Belt

Status date: 01 November 2012

Embedded into the SAT-AIS context, this IAP Demonstration Project aims to support the EMSA Blue Belt project. Providing space-based AIS data, it seeks to complement the terrestrial AIS data and provide an added-value source of information for Customs Authorities interested in maritime situational awarenees for vessels and geographical focus areas.

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.

Integrating Space Assets for UK Civil Resilience

Status date: 24 September 2012

The project is aimed at integrating space assets in a manner that will better serve the UK resilience community during crisis response. The goal is to provide a service that enhances the responder and decision maker tool-kits through the integration of existing space capabilities.

SAFEDEM Feasibility Study

Status date: 27 August 2012

Nowadays landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) still represent a danger for civilians, even long after conflicts. In addition, both dramatically hinder the recovery of economies impacted by a conflict, because resources located within areas such as arable land, infrastructure and water suspected of mine contamination cannot be exploited. In the SAFEDEM project, innovative methodologies based on well suited space assets will be exploited for an integrated end-to-end demining assistance service.

FruitLook

Status date: 17 August 2012

Water is a critical resource in South Africa, which challenges the agricultural sector to reduce irrigation water consumption while keeping production sustainable. Adequate information on the crop water, growth and nutrient status is crucial to improve water management.The FruitLook pre-operational service demonstrates to Western Cape grape and deciduous fruit farmers the benefits of integrated satellite technologies in their daily water and farm management.

SAVEWATER

Status date: 07 August 2012

The Savewater Project conducts a feasibility study for integrated Satellite - AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) applications in the field of water management. The proposed application integrates satellite services (earth observation and navigation) and mobile platform services (in situ measurements and visualization of water characteristics).

SatFinAfrica

Status date: 31 July 2012

SatFinAfrica is a pilot project to demonstrate the suitability of the Sat3Play platform, originally designed for the consumer and SoHo market, to provide reliable and secured financial services (e.g. to money transfer companies, microfinance institutions, banks and Automated Teller Machines) in remote and underserved areas in emerging countries in Africa.

VECMAP Feasibility Study

Status date: 30 July 2012

Hitchhiking on international trade and travel, foreign species that act as vectors of disease (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks) may establish themselves in new environments world-wide if conditions are favourable. VECMAP aims at assessing the feasibility of developing a tool and associated service for automated mosquito mapping and forecasting.

PLANET2

Status date: 17 July 2012

PLANET2 aims at providing business and regional aviation with in-flight information updates on weather conditions and hazards, while contributing at the same time to the observation of the atmosphere thanks to in-situ measurements (e.g. pressure, temperature, and wind) sent from the aircraft to the weather agencies.

Gulliver

Status date: 03 July 2012

The GULLIVER feasibility study aims at assessing the added value of space assets in securing the delivery of pharmaceutical goods. For that purpose, Novacom Services has fostered the creation of a wide community of experienced users covering the end-to-end distribution chain.

SADA

Status date: 22 June 2012

The SADA projects aim to improve the socio-economic impact of land release activities in Mine Action. Three parallel feasibility studies have been evaluating the use of space assets to assist the Mine Action community, with a broad scope, covering activities such as risk and impact analysis, planning, resource management, field operations and reporting.

TESHEALTH

Status date: 19 June 2012

The TESHEALTH project is dedicated to developing, implementing, qualifying and validating a telemedicine system promoting the use of satellite communications aimed at reducing the impacts of chronic diseases, improving life styles and empowering citizens to adopt a healthier behaviour.

INSA

Status date: 15 June 2012

The project utilizes satellite images, in situ data and historical data dericing technical conclusions helping decision makers in their tasks of land prioritizing and allocating the use of mine action resources to improve socio-economic impact as well as avoiding unnecessary deployments of clearance activities in non-contaminated areas. Navigation and satellite communications help to streamline field activities, logging and shared database access, as well as to support collection and georeferencing of airborne data.

IRISS

Status date: 14 June 2012

The IRISS feasibility project has identified the applications and requirements for an integrated information, communication and navigation gateway within the rail transport sector, designed and developed a solution and performed a proof of concept activity.

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.

EuroPORT

Status date: 11 June 2012

The objectives of this feasibility study are to assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of an integrated solution and associated services which support the optimization of freight transport through ports (e.g. routing and scheduling), based on a better understanding of users and stakeholders needs and transport conditions, and better information exchange. 

iTRAQ

Status date: 25 May 2012

iTRAQ is a project to develop a dynamic traffic management system for optimising use of the road network whilst meeting growing demands to sustain high standards of air quality in urban environments.

eHSA Governance

Status date: 25 May 2012

The governance study is the first in a series of four horizontal studies performed in the eHSA programme.  The goal of the overall eHSA programme is to develop pan-African eHealth services, enabled by satellite, to benefit the sub-Saharan Africa region. The governance study will examine the basic conditions for implementing eHealth and telemedicine services in sub-Saharan Africa, whether imposed by the governments or by private parties.

SASS@Sea

Status date: 22 May 2012

The objective of the project is the development and validation of a system for the provisioning of an integrated maritime communications service.

Voyage

Status date: 22 May 2012

The Voyage feasibility study aims at developing business models based on utilisation scenarios specified by users of three transportation markets, i.e. aviation, maritime and automotive and making use of space based services such as Satellite Communications and Satellite Navigation.

Infoterra

Status date: 21 May 2012

This study was designed to determine the feasibility of the use of space assets such as satellite communications, positioning, and Earth Observation to support the humanitarian mine action community.

S2BAS

Status date: 23 April 2012

The S²BAS project aims to develop, deploy and demonstrate (via proper test flights campaign) a platform for the provision of an integrated set of satellite-based low-cost services targeted to small and regional airports. The concept consists in supporting aspects related to the whole life-cycle of a flight, from its development and planning to its execution and control; with the aim of improve access, operations at the airport and increase safety at a low cost.

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.

BIOSCOPE

Status date: 06 March 2012

BIOSCOPE investigated the technical and economical viability of a vegetation monitoring system based on the integrated use of satellites and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

Land Border Control

Status date: 12 January 2012

The surveillance of borders is an essential function of a state, and is a topic that has gained increased concern in recent years. This study focuses on land border surveillance - a multifaceted and complex topic touching on some of the most critical security challenges of the moment.

SSMART

Status date: 30 November 2011

The SSMART project will provide solutions for monitoring and managing multimodal (road, rail, waterways) transports of dangerous goods. Integrating and using available space technologies (satellite navigation, satellite communications, earth observation) with terrestrial systems SSMART will improve safety, coordination, information exchange, and communication for both routine transport operations as well as for emergency situations.

i-enquire

Status date: 09 November 2011

The project, which is part of ESA's "Newcomers" initiative of the ARTES 3-4 Programme, is aimed at developing, integrating and validating a set of mobile applications onboard of vehicles such as cars, coaches and trucks, using the S-Band delivery platform of Solaris on the Eutelsat W2A satellite.

INTOGENER Feasibility Study

Status date: 08 November 2011

INTOGENER is a feasibility study for the implementation of a water flow monitoring and prediction system aimed at hydropower production and water management organizations. The study is supported by ENDESA, a Spanish utility with a leadership position in South America.

FISHSAT

Status date: 20 October 2011

FISHSAT is conceived as a system of systems employing space assets (Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation and Satellite Communication) to improve collaboration between markets, fisheries and enforcement authorities. The intended benefit of FISHSAT is to increase the efficiency of fishing activities, match better the market demand, improve catch traceability and strengthen enforcement.

GrapeLook

Status date: 17 August 2011

This project focuses on the operational monitoring of crop water and nitrogen use of vineyards in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Based on the daily management of irrigation water resources and on-farm nitrogen by means of satellite remote sensing technologies, satellite communications and satellite positioning the project aims to assist various end-users.

CSP-FoSyS

Status date: 15 June 2011

Concentrating solar thermal power plants with an electricity production of up to 250 MW have to be integrated into the electricity grid. Both day-ahead and intra-day forecasting of the production and therefore direct solar irradiance forecasting is needed. The feasibility study investigates a production forecasting service using numerical weather prediction and satellite-based nowcasting. It will prepare the setup of a demonstration solar production forecast system for the Andasol-3 power plant in Spain.

sahel

Status date: 06 May 2011

The SAHEL initiative is a demonstration project for telemedicine service in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project will define and implement an operational pilot system connecting some isolated areas in both Western and Eastern countries of the Sub-Saharan region with medical centres of excellence for clinical services and eLearning. It is the first building block of a large pan-African network for telemedicine, in line with the TTF (Telemedecine Task Force) objectives.

ISIDE 4 Africa

Status date: 05 May 2011

I4A focuses on the provision of educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres. In a nutshell, I4A aims at providing a one-stop-solution for the collection, organization, delivery and use of digital educational contents based on the ISIDE platform/service.

SPACEGRID

Status date: 10 November 2010

The aim of the study is to promote the integration of state-of-the-art satellite telecommunication and Earth observation technologies with power grid management systems. The activity is carried out by Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA in close collaboration with TERNA SpA , the primary owner of the Italian National High Voltage Electricity Transmission Grid (NTG), with nearly 60 thousand km of lines throughout the national territory.

 

SFEDONA

Status date: 25 October 2010

SFEDONA project demonstrates a complete end-to-end fire detection and alerting application which makes use of state-of-the-art fire detection technologies based on terrestrial optical cameras and sensors, data fusion, satellite and wireless communications as well as modern IT technologies.

SINUE

Status date: 15 September 2010

The SINUE study will investigate the technical feasibility and economic / regulatory viability of integrating space based systems with UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) in order to enable their integration into non-segregated airspace and to relay payload data for new institutional and commercial services in near real-time.

Birdstrike

Status date: 20 May 2010

The present activity is concerned with reducing the risk to civil aviation of an accident in the airport airspace environment as a result of bird strike.

SECCOH

Status date: 10 October 2009

"Management Centre for the Transport of Hazardous Goods in the Alpine Region" is an activity dedicated to the identification of users and requirements for the definition of services regarding the transport of Hazardous goods in the Alpine region.

TalkingFields Feasibility Study

Status date: 21 May 2009

TalkingFields is an initiative trying to increase the efficiency of agricultural production via precision farming by means of geo-information services integrating space and ground-based assets in an integrative way.