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News

New portable encoder streams HD video on the go

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.  

 

Supporting space startups: business incubator call 2015-16
UK Space Agency: Submit your application before Monday 21 December 2015

This call is aimed at business incubation centres who wish to support start-up companies across the breadth of the space sector. The aim is to extend the network of business incubators supporting space companies across the UK, deliver an effective national capacity for space company incubation and ensure shared best practice.

UK Ambassador Platform for Offshore Energy off to a breezy start

At a recent event held in Glasgow, ESA's new Ambassador Platform for Offshore Energy (AP-OE) was launched. The new AP is targetting a sector where space applications can drive down cost, provide better oversight, and improve safety and environmental protection.

APFin workshop: satellite supported farming

A workshop dedicated to exploring the potential of satellite farming as a cloud service was recently held at the Agricultural Data Processing Centre (MLOY) in Vantaa, Finland, under the auspices of AP Finland. 

Smart Farming with satellites

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.

Events

29 February - 1 March 2016, London (UK)
Inmarsat Developer Conference

Registration is now open for the second Inmarsat Developer Conference taking place later this month at the Park Plaza Hotel, London. The event  includes a keynote from ESA's Matt Taylor and a dedicated session on ARTES support.

6th Annual ARTES Applications Workshop
Save the date: 28 - 29 April 2016, Brussels (Belgium)

Mark your calendars now for the 6th annual ARTES Applications Workshop which will take place in Brussels on 28 and 29 April 2016. This year’s workshop is a co-organisation between ESA’s ARTES Applications department and the Belgian Science Policy Office Belspo. The workshop will focus on the potential of space based applications with special emphasis on SMEs and start-ups.

ITS European Congress
Congress: 6 - 9 June 2016, SECC (Glasgow, Scotland)

The 11th ITS Congress theme is "Delivering Future Cities Now" and is based on Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event consists of an extensive exhibition, with an adjacent area for live demonstrations and a programme of high level and technical sessions providing the opportunity for the industry’s experts and political leaders to discuss current issues both formally at over 100 sessions and more informally during an extensive social programme.