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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. Please use the navigation tab above to view project activities for a particular theme.

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.

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. 

 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

EASY

Status date: 01 July 2014

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.

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.

 

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