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Food Security
Tender Closing Date: 10 July 2017

This Call for Kick-start Activities is dedicated to the theme "Food Security", which is open to ideas for services addressing decision makers, food suppliers and distributors, transport companies and other relevant stakeholders in this sector.

Space-based Services in Support of CBRNe Operations
Tender Closing Date: 31 July 2017

The objective of the feasibility study is to assess the technical and economic viability of deploying services based on Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation data, and/or other space assets to support CBRNe operations (e.g. catering for detection and situational awareness, prediction, early warning and response planning) for the benefit of both institutional and commercial users.

Integrated Applications for Microgrids in Developing Economies
Intended Tender

In collaboration with IESA, ESA supports feasibility studies that identify and explore business opportunities for deploying services based on Satellite Communications, Earth Observation data, and/or other space assets which facilitate the decentralised management of microgrids in India and other developing countries.


Two schools in Italy experience “Space Twinning”

International secondary school students in Italy take part in a teleconference to discuss space exploration topics with ESA.

An integrated forestry monitoring service

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.

Space and Satcom for 5G
With an emphasis on European Transport and Connected Mobility

Profound changes lie ahead for the transport and communications sectors, both in Europe and worldwide. While technological innovation and disruptive business models spur the demand for new mobility services, transportation systems are developing towards connected mobility.

Monitoring transport of hazardous goods from space

With the support of ESA, Belgian SME Ovinto has developed a service that offers satellite-based monitoring of rail cars and intermodal tank containers.

ARTES gives Ireland's thriving space industry a boost

A series of developments highlight the growth of the Irish space industry and the important role ESA’s ARTES Programme is playing.


Norwegian Space opportunities within ESA's ARTES Applications programme
Workshop: 19 June 2017

The AP Norway Workshop on “Norwegian Space opportunities within ESA's ARTES Applications programme” will this year take place in Stavanger during the Spaceport Norway Conference on 19 June 2017.

Space Moves!
Save the date and pre-register, 18 - 19 September 2017, Berlin (DE)

Space Moves! is the seventh edition of ESA’s annual ARTES Applications workshop. It will bring together companies, users, experts, entrepreneurs, and the vibrant start-up scene, jointly organised by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA).