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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.

WATERLENS

Status date: 04 September 2015

Feasibility study for new water infrastructure management services using space assets.

PalmOilVision

Status date: 31 August 2015

PalmOilVision aims at providing the palm oil sector with innovative, reliable and cost efficient services for increasing production sustainability and efficiency, through the integration of Earth observation satellite technologies and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

SharperSat

Status date: 31 August 2015

With the support of ESA, Finnish company Sharper Shape Ltd is developing innovative services for the improvement of maintenance and recovery of high voltage electricity transportation infrastructure using SatEO, GNSS data and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

DAEDALUS:

Status date: 31 August 2015

The DAEDALUS service offered by Satavia aims to assist airlines, air navigation service providers, and aircraft and aeroengine manufacturers to increase operational safety and efficiency, and increase situational awareness of stakeholders on aircraft and the ground. Key objectives include in-flight detection and forecasting of a range of aviation hazards, and analytics to support flight operations.

M3i

Status date: 31 August 2015

M3i is an end-to-end, one-stop service that reduces the fieldwork required to gather information on critical Landscapes of Interest.  Satellite imagery, analysed in conjunction with a minimal set of ground-based data, significantly reduces the time and money required to perform surveys, and thus greatly improves the potential for all forms of land use to be incorporated into sustainable management schemes.

EFFORS

Status date: 25 August 2015

The aim of the present feasibility study is to develop an Enhanced Flood Forecasting System for Critical Infrastructures Protection in medium size Alpine catchments.The service is designed to address infrastructure located either on the river itself (e.g. bridge) or in the flood plan (e.g. a building).

GIRP

Status date: 25 August 2015

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.

EUROPORT Demo Project

Status date: 25 August 2015

Ports are fundamental and main part of inter-modal global transport in the world. The growth in freight transport stresses the existing infrastructure to its limits. There are already considerable signs of congestion in the European transport system, e.g. on the roads and in harbors. Congestion will have a negative impact on the costs and time of transportation, which affects the prices and the quality of products.

 

Mimir 2.0

Status date: 18 August 2015

The project will continue the development of the Mímir server, Forsway’s solution for satellite hubs providing one-way Internet over satellite. The product will be extended to be a usable component in all types of one-way Internet over satellite deployments, covering deployments from small ISPs with a few hundred users to the largest operators with high performance multi-transponder services covering several million users.

Forsway S2

Status date: 18 August 2015

The objective of this project is to develop a Satellite modem for Internet access in rural areas using DVB-S2 technology. The product is intended to complement existing ADSL terrestrial based solutions. Where it is too expensive and /or too time consuming to get a terrestrial infrastructure for broadband, the Forsway modem offers a cost effective, easy to use solution to access the Internet based on satellite DVBS2 distribution associated with a multi-standard terrestrial return link.

Low Cost Hybrid Terminal Triple Play Solution

Status date: 18 August 2015

The aim of the project is to develop a low cost end-to-end solution for satellite based triple-play services. The platform uses existing infrastructure to enable TV, telephone and IP communication. Satellites are used for downlink communication and different terrestrial media are used for the return traffic.

TransparentForests-FS

Status date: 14 August 2015

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.

Transparentforests

Status date: 14 August 2015

TransparentForests, a customised web based GIS mapping and data management service, will increase the credibility and transparency of the FSC certification process and certificates issued. It will create opportunities for operational efficiency across the certification service delivery chain. It supports all stakeholders in engaging and improving certification and complaints management process. 

New Commons

Status date: 07 August 2015

Combining analysis of satellite imagery with crowdsourced data, this system brings together urban forestry professionals and those living in urban environments in order to improve the levels of understanding and information available on the trees growing in these unique ecosystems.

SatResponse

Status date: 06 August 2015

The frequency and impact of natural and man-made disasters is increasing, resulting in needs for better response efforts. 

Satellites provide a secure, resilient, always-on infrastructure for dealing with emergency situations; however cost and availability problems often hamper their effective use. 

SatResponse investigated new technical, commercial and operational models for delivering better satellite communications and other space-based application services to Disaster Responders.

AIR-Portal

Status date: 05 August 2015

Feasibility study for an air quality dashboard for European cities. Uniqueness of the solution is the combination of different spatial levels of data sources, being: Earth observations, local monitoring networks and street level observations (e.g. crowd sourced information). The study is carried out in partnership with several large European cities. They will provide user input and review the proof of concept phase.

SAFETREE

Status date: 05 August 2015

Satellite Support to Forest Fires Airborne Patrol (SAFETREE) aims at improving efficiency of the airborne patrols within the Airborne Fire-fighting Service (AFS) that secure the forest fire prevention in the Czech Republic. SAFETREE service is designed to support AFS in the decision making on airborne patrol dispatch and routing based on integration of Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation technologies.

DROMAS

Status date: 05 August 2015

DROMAS services aim at periodical full country monitoring of agricultural vegetation to serve decision makers on national level and to provide historical and current year crop analysis to support farm management at agricultural parcel level.

SEWISS

Status date: 05 August 2015

With annual market forecast data from GWEC for 2013 to 2019 indicating continued investment and growth in wind capacity (on and off-shore) across all regions this is still very much an expanding market.

With this growing global demand for renewable energy, developers are increasingly looking to improve the accuracy of their wind resource models when remotely pre-screening large areas of land for regions which have sufficient wind resources; and to use as much high resolution, up to date, geo referenced data from an early stage when screening potential sites to ensure that “poor” sites fail early.

In-fact selecting potential sites is only the start of the journey for a developer with costs and time scales increasing once they start the work to gain all approvals needed to fund and start construction of a new development. This feasibility study aims to assess and further the technical and commercial feasibility of developing a “Space Enabled Wind Installation Site Screening Application”. The application is aimed at enabling onshore wind installation developers in the EU and globally to accurately, quickly and remotely screen potential onshore wind installation sites. Our application also aims to provide compelling 3D site maps of potential sites which integrate the multiple layers of relevant data that developers need as they proceed through the complex, expensive and time consuming approval phase of a new development. 

PloughStars

Status date: 04 August 2015

Plough Stars is a feasibility study and part ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) Programme. The industrial team led by Berner & Mattner investigates new services and applications for improving winter road maintenance. Existing, mainly terrestrial, systems are enhanced with space-based technologies. Users and stakeholders involved in winter road maintenance benefit from this system through increased performance and a simplified routine.

T4MOD

Status date: 23 July 2015

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.

SatSoHoAfrica

Status date: 20 July 2015

SatSoHoAfrica is allowing the provision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office-Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eagle Space

Status date: 17 July 2015

Eagle Space aims at the integration of space based capabilities in crisis management to support the joint combat of natural flooding and wildfire disasters.  The proposed concept is based on realising a harmonised awareness of the disaster area and emergency operations between the various emergency entities in different regions with own working cultures.

High Precision Navigation System for Trucks

Status date: 17 July 2015

The project analyses the feasibility of an assistance service for drivers of truck-trailer combinations while reverse parking. This is a challenging maneuver because of the complex dynamics and difficult tilt determination between truck and trailer. The service provides GNSS-based information about position, headings and tilt angle of trucks and trailers, steering wheel guidance and predicted trajectory visualization in images from satellites and a rear-mounted camera.

Salt Water Surface Water Monitoring

Status date: 16 July 2015

 

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.

 

SWAY4Edu2

Status date: 14 July 2015

Capacity Building activities for rural schools and rural radio stations in Africa based on eLearning platform accessible on-line via the Sat3Play platform.

SatCorpAfrica

Status date: 13 July 2015

SatCorpAfrica (SATellite CORPorate services in AFRICA) is a Satcom Applications  project  by SatADSL (BE) aimed at developing, integrating and validating a satellite IP connectivity system and associated services allowing SatADSL to offer via local African Telecom Operators a solution targeting the WAN (Wide-Area-Network) market segment with a set of attractive and flexible offers.

Project U

Status date: 13 July 2015

Project U is about a new generation software/hardware platform and services that enable an enhanced User-centered learning experience combining together physical and digital presence, promoting active participation versus passive presence.

Arctic IAP

Status date: 08 July 2015

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 exactEarth Europe Ltd, and low bandwidth high fidelity image transfer system AnsuR, a Norwegian company.

Maritime expertise and access to the market through Marine South East and additional maritime data layers are provided by Stevenson Astrosat and HR Wallingford.

This solution presents a viable Arctic Integrated Situational Awareness Service building upon existing operational or semi-operational services provided by consortium members, and adding additional features believed to be of value to the user community that will help to differentiate and ensure the success of the service.

Peat Spotter

Status date: 07 July 2015

Peat Spotter was conceived by Rezatec Ltd. as a potential data service to provide cost-effective information for sustainable peatland management.  Our intent is that Peat Spotter will reduce the amount of expensive field work required to gather information on peatland location, intactness and carbon content over time.

PIMSIS

Status date: 06 July 2015

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

SEA SEARCH

Status date: 06 July 2015

SeaSearch provides detection and identification capabilities of small vessels, agnostic to vessels’ size.  

Based on the mobile phone detectors and other sensors such as radars, AIS and SAR, SeaSearch builds Maritime Situational Awareness Pictures.  

Sensors are using SeaSearch own developed technology based on Software Defined Radio (SDR). 

SATForM 3D

Status date: 06 July 2015

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, ground forest measurement, data analytics and cloud computing. The goal of the SATForM 3D project has been to design and develop a web-based application -Forest Mapper- integrating different satellite Earth Observation (EO) and aerial LiDAR with an innovative ground-based Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) forest measurement technique and data analytics, to provide better management and more efficient utilisation of our global forest resources.

The project had the support of the main forest owners and forest managers in Ireland, who have collaborated in defining and validating the Forest Mapper features so that it now provides an innovative solution to their current needs. 

ASSIST (FS)

Status date: 06 July 2015

The “Advanced Snow plough and Salt spreader based on Innovative Space Technologies“ (ASSIST) project aims to deliver a comprehensive feasibility study on the technical and economic sustainability of a winter road maintenance system based on space technologies. 

ASSIST proposes a concept developed along with the improvement and integration of two main assets: Satellite Navigation (and related augmentation systems) and Earth Observations to get additional digital information about roads and weather forecasts.

SmartCARE

Status date: 06 July 2015

SmartCAREisan ICT platform of advanced e-health services where physicians and patients meet and manage daily activities, within a therapeutic process, in a collaborative way enabling an optimization of healthcare rehabilitation at home. SmartCARE IHC (Integrated Home Care) services will assure a constant verification of the therapeutic process without requiring the on-site presence of medical staff.

CCP

Status date: 06 July 2015

This project aims to develop a new technology that allows the users to

upload instant action replays to smartphones anywhere in the world!

Notices to subscribers on the field activity and reply availability in realtime.

Easy to use and touch technology

SUMO

Status date: 06 July 2015

SUMO is a service to assist in the planning and monitoring of marine operations for offshore wind farms. The service integrates diverse information regarding the monitoring and forecasting of metoceanic conditions and locations of vessels and personnel involved.

This enables the management and coordination of the construction, operations and maintenance activities to increase efficiency and safety. 

iVOICE

Status date: 25 June 2015

This study evaluates improvements to existing voice analysis technology. It is coupled with high fidelity communications signal and GNSS data, aiming to detect situations of mental strain and fatigue in operators. With the aim of offering a new technology – iVOICE, integrated VOIce analysis via satellite Communications Embedded in time and safety-critical environment. It also investigates the potential to develop services linked to high-risk and high-stress environments or dislocated domains, including heavy equipment operation, ground and air transportation for private and commercial use, as well as applications for future use in distributed health care for remotely living populations and peace-keeping communication and navigation services.

SASISA

Status date: 22 June 2015

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.

SARONTAR

Status date: 19 June 2015

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

It is based on GNSS for positioning and navigation. Topographic maps and high resolution orthophotos form the basis for geoinformation. As communication techniques, terrestrial and satellite communication is used to provide a high level of reliability and thus seamless communication between rescue forces, mission controllers and emergency management centres.

SURMON

Status date: 18 June 2015

The SURMON Demonstration Project targets airborne Geophysical Survey (GS) and oil  Pipeline Monitoring (PM) services based on the use of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). Equipped with suitable sensors and making use of satellite communication and navigation, operation of the RPA beyond line-of-sight is enabled.

LymeMAP

Status date: 17 June 2015

Lyme Borreliosis (LB) is a rapidly growing health problem in the Highlands of Scotland.  This disease, carried by ticks, is difficult to prevent because there is little information available about the risk of disease, and how to reduce it.  LymeMAP integrates data from the Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Laboratory and local doctors’ surgeries with environmental data from Earth Observation satellites, to produce interactive risk maps providing information on ticks, LB and disease hot spots. For the first time in the Highlands, visitors and the local population will have access to accurate information enabling them to reduce their risk of tick bites and LB, whilst still enjoying the countryside.

GeoSHM

Status date: 17 June 2015

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. 

TIM

Status date: 16 June 2015

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.

INTOGENER

Status date: 12 June 2015

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.

DG-TRAC Demo Project

Status date: 11 June 2015

The DG-Trac project addresses the tracking and tracing of dangerous goods in the medical sector integrating and using navigational and communication space services together with GSM/UMTS and Internet. DG-Trac introduces a centralised mechanism for the management and distribution of information concerning each dangerous goods transport.

In case of an accident, emergency service will be informed about the involved dangerous goods.

DG-TRAC feasibility study

Status date: 11 June 2015

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.

agriloc

Status date: 09 June 2015

agriloc targets significant improvements in agriculture through automation. For this purpose a thorough user survey was carried out to identify current problems and needs of farmers. Projected agriloc systems and services were then validated in a user workshop. The solutions are aimed at supporting farming processes through integration of highly accurate Guidance, Navigation, and Control, reliable communications utilising communication satellites, weather and satellite data, and automation of farm management and process planning.

FLARE

Status date: 05 June 2015

FLARE is investigating the feasibility of an integrated software package and data service which supports the global forest insurance industry, improving asset estimation, loss adjustment and claims management. The project will utilise space assets to equip users across the claims process with access to robust, worldwide Earth Observation and Global Navigation Satellite System data and products, within a simple interface.

ICWM for MED

Status date: 04 June 2015

ICWM for MED solution provides water quality monitoring and surveillance of coastal areas by integrating information from: Earth Observation, Navigation and Communication satellite assets; in situ measurements; crowdsourcing information. It intends to address the current limitations from both Earth Observation based and traditional at sea measurements methods in order to support the duties of environmental agencies and coastguard authorities.

DDM

Status date: 03 June 2015

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.

SIS-SREM

Status date: 03 June 2015

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.

VeriSpace

Status date: 02 June 2015

VeriSpace is an ESA-funded feasibility study that seeks to identify how space assets, such as Earth Observation (EO), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and communication technologies, can be used to enable business benefits to insurance companies and loss adjusters when managing insurance claims. The study will specify sustainable, user-driven services that utilise these space-based technologies to meet the needs of those businesses involved in claims management. 

MAPP-DEMO

Status date: 29 May 2015

Following a pirates' attack, onboard communication equipments are destroyed: the vessel’s track is lost, the research area grows as time passes, making it harder to deploy rescue assets efficiently.

The challenge is to answer to the question: “Where is my ship?”

The ‘Keep in sight’ service combines a hidden tracker installed onboard and EO acquisitions to provide this critical information.

RTICM

Status date: 26 May 2015

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.

GridWatch

Status date: 26 May 2015

The solution intends to provide electricity Transmission and Distribution System Operators with useful information for supporting the management of both procedures for inspection and maintenance, and dispatching of electrical energy.

SENSA

Status date: 26 May 2015

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.

KABALIST

Status date: 19 May 2015

The project aims to provide reliable and efficient TV signals collection and distribution through High Throughput Satellite utilizing innovative dynamic coding, dynamic bandwidth assignment and full IP solutions. The current application scenario is Italian Lega Pro football championship played in 60 sites distributed all over Italy while future application will include other sports, live events, etc.

InsureApp Service - The hazard control room for the insurance Industry

Status date: 19 May 2015

The objective of this demonstration project is designing, developing and pre-operating a web-based platform for improving the efficiency of insurance claim management with focus on weather-related hazards. The key service offered to the insurance companies is the Flood Claim Report Generator which will automatically generate reports for specific flood or rainfall events based on the best available information.

IDRC

Status date: 13 May 2015

Communication and access to information are key requirements for public safety services responding to an emergency. However communication capabilities are often compromised or destroyed. Reliable alternatives must be rapidly deployed.

The IDRC study defines and assesses the technical and business feasibility of an operational service providing a wider access to the benefits of space capabilities in the first 72 hours.

MIDAS

Status date: 08 May 2015

MIDAS integrates Cobham’s state-of-the-art landmine and IED detection systems and VR training solutions with GNSS and satellite imagery, along with an integrated wireless network for communications and connectivity to record data. Overall MIDAS improves the efficiency, coordination and safety of worldwide post conflict mine clearance operations.

IAP-Copernicus

Status date: 08 May 2015

The IAP-Copernicus study addresses the use of space assets, combined with terrestrial « web2mobile » technologies, in the provision of reliable, ad-hoc information to all stakeholders involved in the monitoring of risks and mitigation of hazards impacting people.  The study focuses on the development of an economically sustainable « Business Services Platform » for two use cases: public safety in Belgium and food security in Senegal.

 

CSP-FoSyS DP

Status date: 06 May 2015

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 demonstration project investigates a production forecasting system using numerical weather prediction and satellite-based nowcasting. The project includes the setup of a demonstration solar production forecast system for the La Africana power plant in Spain.

VGTropics

Status date: 04 May 2015

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.

B-LiFE

Status date: 29 April 2015

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

I-PORT

Status date: 24 April 2015

The I-PORT demonstration project involves creation and demonstration of IT services for optimisation of inter-modal container transport in Ports. The project is a collaboration between AIMES, Avanti Communications Group plc, ContainerPort, exactEarth and Atlantic Containers Ltd and involves deployment of systems within the UK and also in Germany, in collaboration with The Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) and DBH.

This project provides I-PORT services in an operational environment and gathering user feedback, enables refining of the services for an operational roll-out. The implementation involves six European Ports, Liverpool, Southampton, Bremerhaven, Felixstowe, Wilhelmshaven and London (Tilbury), providing sufficient scale for full evaluation of the potential commercial implementation. 

The I-PORT video outlines what the project is about, explains the benefits and includes comments from some end users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qzL3uaMLY

ASAP-FS

Status date: 16 April 2015

The ASAP service aims to deliver in a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach reliable information to actors in the Polish agricultural market to optimize the production, reduce input costs, and increase income. The service aims to deliver information on condition and status of vegetation, soil moisture and surface temperature, data for fertilization and amount of fertilizers, condition of vegetation before and after winter (frozen vegetation). 

SELIAT

Status date: 13 April 2015

SELIAT stands for the feasibility study Safe Emergency Landing in Alpine Terrain. It has investigated a service in aviation that shall provide geographic information about suitable landing sites to support off-field landings in alpine areas with difficult terrain. This information will be available to pilots in their cockpit. The information may be required either as part of an operation of a search and rescue mission or in case of a technical failure in the aircraft.

VECMAP

Status date: 10 April 2015

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.

ISIDE 4 Africa

Status date: 30 March 2015

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.

TransparentSea

Status date: 27 March 2015

LuxSpace in partnership with navama and the Smart Fishing Initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) develop an innovative fishery monitoring system. The system will exploit satellite technology in the surveillance of fishing activities at sea in order to promote legal and transparent fishing operations. Targeted at certified sustainable fisheries, the new system retraces the routes and activities of fishing vessels and assesses the conformity of fishing operations with sustainability standards and rules. Moreover, this information will be made available to seafood customers via a smartphone app.

i-enquire

Status date: 26 March 2015

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.

SASS@Sea

Status date: 25 March 2015

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

SatFinAfrica

Status date: 25 March 2015

This 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 in remote and underserved areas in emerging countries in Africa. 

SFEDONA

Status date: 25 March 2015

The SFEDONA project aims to design, develop, validate and demonstrate 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.

SAFERDANUBE

Status date: 24 March 2015

The SAFERDANUBE system will provide assistance to river vessels operating on the Romanian sector of the Danube river. This is required in summer and winter, to cope with the appearance of ice/sand banks that difficult and/or prevent the navigation.  The project’s pilot will demonstrate a service relying on the integration of Satellite Earth Observation data (SAR), Satellite Mobile Communication and Satellite Navigation Services to this aim.

DAMMINGS

Status date: 18 March 2015

Design, development and pre-operation of a service platform providing an automated and real-time monitoring service of dam infrastructure and its surroundings by integrating GNSS and InSAR space capabilities.

EASY

Status date: 11 March 2015

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.

SaMoLoSa

Status date: 10 March 2015

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.

3INSAT

Status date: 09 March 2015

3InSat is a project aiming at developing and verifying a new satellite-based platform, based on the ASTS ERTMS system, to support the train localisation function. This satellite supported solution is not yet available on the market because of the very challenging safety requirements (Safety Integrity Level 4 SIL4 requirement) that a railway signalling system shall comply with.

KosmoMed

Status date: 05 March 2015

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.

IWBSF

Status date: 04 March 2015

The aim of the thereby feasibility study is the development of an end-to-end service that aims at providing access to value-added information for forestry users. The idea of the IWBSF is to promote the efficient and widespread use of EO and GNSS elements through published services including analyses outputs from forestry case studies, information concerning distribution, inventory uploading, resource management and archival functions.

Electronic Offender Monitoring

Status date: 03 March 2015

Electronic Monitoring (EM) of offenders is an alternative to incarceration that mitigates the high costs and rehabilitation issues associated with prisons. To overcome some of the shortcomings of existing EM systems (localization accuracy, security and reliability, quality of the mapping information), Geosatis is developing the next generation of EM. This EM service is based on state-of-the-art space assets.

Profumo

Status date: 16 February 2015
Profumo proposes operational weather routing services for the maritime community, based on cooperative collection of meteo-marine data from commercial vessels.
The idea is to establish a cooperative schema where meteo-marine data is collected from standard and non-standard on-board instrumentation.  Acquired data is used in the Profumo service center to provide enhanced meteo-marine forecast and nowcast capabilities on a local scale.

CyMonS

Status date: 02 February 2015

The consortium led by surface water quality specialist BlueLeg Monitor (BLM) from Sneek, the Netherlands has executed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Integrated Application Promotion (IAP) program to develop services for the monitoring of blue green algae or cyanobacteria under the project acronym CyMonS: cyanobacteria monitoring services. 

 

GeoNavCon

Status date: 30 January 2015

The objective of the study is the concept preparation for the development of integrated services based on satellite navigation, satellite communication and earth observation technologies to improve availability, accuracy and integrity of position determination, data communication and geo-information for users in remote and constrained environments in the forestry domain.

eHSA, Study on Sustainability, Liability & Business Aspects

Status date: 29 January 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa, characterized by its extensive rural populations with little or no access to conventional healthcare, renders eHealth a potentially effective solution for the provision of healthcare. The goal of the eHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA) programme is the development of pan-African eHealth services, enabled by satellite telecommunications, to expand healthcare access for rural African populations.

VICOMESTRA

Status date: 26 January 2015

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.

SafeRail

Status date: 14 January 2015

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. In response to this, SafeRail provides a flexible and secure solution at a moderate price, using latest advancements in satellite technology.

SAPI&NS

Status date: 12 January 2015

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.

European-wide Mobility, Safety and Efficiency Management for Logistics Enterprises

Status date: 08 January 2015

The objective of this project is to improve the energy efficiency, transport safety, security and vehicle tracking capabilities of logistics and transport service providers in geographical areas with and without GSM coverage.

For this purpose, innovative telecommunication technologies will be developed for a logistics and fleet management solution and the feasibility of the use of these technologies within climate protection mechanisms will be assessed. Thus, ICT and climate protection will be linked with space technologies in order to support the achievement of the project aims. The space assets involved are satellite communications, earth observation and satellite navigation.

SAFEDEM

Status date: 15 December 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.

PLANET2

Status date: 09 December 2014

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 sent from the aircraft to the weather agencies.

SIMONA

Status date: 09 December 2014

The SIMONA project, managed by a Six Italian Company Consortium, intends to provide an information platform based service that can complement and enhance existing Maritime situation awareness services operated by Italian Coast Guard and Navy, with functional advantages also for other stakeholders like Port Authorities, bathymetry mapping Authorities, Merchant ships, Insurance Companies.

This through the integration of three space assets, i.e. EO, SATCOM and GNSS, via the use of respectively COSMO SKY MED and Copernicus, ATHENA FIDUS and Eutelsat, and GPS complemented with EGNOS (GALILEO in the future) services.

SIMONA will leverage on existing services by orchestrating them together with ad-hoc developments based on Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigms.

AAF

Status date: 03 December 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.

PLASMA

Status date: 01 December 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. 

ISAES

Status date: 01 December 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.

ARCTICSAT

Status date: 24 November 2014

The objective of this feasibility study is to assess and validate the requirements for space technologies in support of optimising situational awareness in the Arctic. The major focus is on two application areas – shipping (e-Navigation in the Arctic) and oil & gas (Arctic oil spills).

SWAY4Edu

Status date: 17 November 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.

SafeSki

Status date: 17 November 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.

KORE

Status date: 12 November 2014

KORE goal is to develop and launch a precision agriculture service for UK farmers. KORE will be enhancing an already successful service, EssentialsMap, which is currently based on data collected by sensors mounted on farm machinery and from in field measurements. KORE will introduce the advantages provided by remote sensing techniques and will allow an entire field or farm to be easily surveyed to derive meaningful crop growth and crop health information for the benefits of the farmers and the agronomists.

HV-SATPROTEC

Status date: 06 November 2014

The HV-SATPROTEC project aims to prove 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 maintenance monitoring and fault recovery.

SAT-AIS DPC

Status date: 03 November 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.

MAPP

Status date: 21 October 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. 

Mercury

Status date: 21 October 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.

BIOSCOPE

Status date: 14 October 2014

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).

FarmingTruth

Status date: 14 October 2014

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.

NG-RMP

Status date: 08 October 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FISHSAT

Status date: 27 September 2013

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.

I-Port FS

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

TESHEALTH

Status date: 31 March 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.

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.

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.

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.

ISIDE

Status date: 27 September 2011
The project ISIDE intends to develop, implement and validate a satellite based system of NCinema (N for networked), oriented at providing a range of services and applications in the field of D- (Digital) and E- (Electronic) Cinema. Over a period of two years,
the project realises a permanent validation platform for N-Cinema, in order to cover the complete representation of the relevant service value chains. The objective will be to validate and promote different forms of exploitation of the theatres, ranging from featuring digital movies, digital advertising and alternative contents to live events, shows in virtual reality and interactive applications.

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.

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.

 

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.