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Maritime services based on the integrated utilisation of space-based systems are of interest to a wide range of user communities and classes: Fisheries, Coast Guards, Port Authorities, Military Bodies, Shipping Companies, Commercial Operators, International, National and European Institutions. The IAP, SATCOM-APPS and SAT-AIS programmes are engaging with several national and international end-user organisations who expressed interest in satellite based services to complement and enhance their current capabilities related to their daily tasks.

ASTROCAST
Last update: 20 June 2017

ASTROCAST is a global communication service designed for M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things). A service that can provide coverage not only in remote areas on land, oceans, and sky but also is optimized for mobility applications globally.

STAR-FISH Feasibility Study
Last update: 11 May 2017

STAR-FISH is a management system that will automatically monitor and record fishing activity and fish discarding, in order to verify compliance with discarding regulations. The STAR-FISH service will consist of:

  • A Remote Monitoring System (RMS) (hardware and software) installed on board vessels to monitor, record, identify and transmit fish discard data 
  • On-shore software which monitors fishing and discarding data from vessels and can provide alerts to fishing regulators 
  • Interfacing with databases/platforms to support fish sustainability and traceability statistics
STEAM
Last update: 04 May 2017

The objective of this study is to investigate the technical feasibility, financial/non-financial viability and sustainability of a future service aiming at measuring the amounts of sulphur oxides components ejected by vessels travelling inside the Emission Control Areas (ECAs) as defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 

MarIA
Last update: 20 April 2017

This project has developed a cloud-based system to support more efficient management of sustainability standards in commercial fishing and processing operations. The system developed allows for the inputting of information manually into smartphones/tablets and the capture of information from sensors on-board fishing vessels (including GPS position), whilst at sea, which is sent via satellites to a central database. This database is viewable by prospective customers before the catch is landed.

International Satellite Derived Shallow Water Bathymetry Service
Last update: 15 March 2017

A web-based service to provide immediate, off-the-shelf, online access to shallow water depth data derived from very high resolution satellite imagery.

ISSWINDemo
Last update: 15 March 2017

ISSWIND provides value-adding services to wind power industry in the areas of planning and operations, with financial and organizational benefits, to a wide range of wind power stakeholders. More accurate wind resource assessments and power production estimations are just two of the range of services available that shall benefit the client’s business.

JACKSON (AMAZON CCN#1) Temp
Last update: 23 February 2017

This project is based on several ESA-backed projects, which resulted in the successful development of a set of telemedicine systems for civilian, military and commercial aviation applications. Since they were launched onto the market, the Tempus IC and Tempus Pro patient monitoring systems have been commercially successful in a range of pre-hospital care applications in Europe and North America. 

This new project targets the development a range of products to allow wider implementation of telemedicine and patient data sharing through easily to install technology and to access larger market segments through cardiac electro-therapy solutions.

Com4Offshore
Last update: 17 January 2017

The Com4Offshore services enable communication and information exchange between offshore and onshore supporting logistics processes and construction workflow with the aim to significantly reduce the time and costs of the costly offshore construction projects. It offers:

- Satellite based public service supporting the communication needs of the different user groups in offshore wind farm areas.

- Technically and economically optimal solution to the users irrespective of their location by combining wireless, mobile and satellite network technologies.

- Access communications services, sensor devices & software applications for offshore construction activities

RAPSODY
Last update: 19 December 2016

RAPSODY, a project led by TEKEVER, will demonstrate the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) in a wide area maritime context, through the execution of search & rescue and pollution monitoring missions. The missions will be executed in near-real scenarios over the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The Satcom-enabled RPAS will be fully prepared and customized to perform these maritime missions, including the integration of specific payloads, like a miniaturized Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and the usage of specially tailored mission-oriented data fusion, data compression and automatic feature recognition and identification algorithms.

 

SeaSearch
Last update: 05 December 2016

Based on mobile phone detectors and data correlation from other sources such as satellite, maritime and radar systems, SeaSearch focuses on the detection of small vessels at sea and generates Maritime Situation Awareness Pictures.

SYMPA
Last update: 17 October 2016

Sympa can be defined as an “All-around solution for the sustainable monitoring and control of Marine protected Areas”, Vitrociset Belgium, le Centre Spatial de Liège, and LaMMA are in fact developing a system for the supervision of the touristic and commercial traffic going through Marine Protected Area.

Sympa service offer is completed by adding a   “Water quality” monitoring which integrates EO data into innovative biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models as support of a sustainable and competitive tourism.

PROTECT
Last update: 28 September 2016

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.

Profumo
Last update: 02 September 2016

Profumo proposes novel weather-based services for the Mediterranean navigation with the aim of granting fuel saving, pollution reduction and improving safety for passengers, crew, goods and ships’ instruments. The idea is to establish a cooperative schema (between commercial vessels) where meteo-marine data is collected from standard and non-standard on-board instrumentation and used to  produce innovative high resolution meteo-marine products, and to provide route optimization and navigation services.

SatApps
Last update: 05 August 2016

Internet of Things/IoT – M2M – industry 4.0 – these headlines are representing large user groups which have an urgent need of a globally available, low-cost, secure data service, dedicated to very small data volumes per sensor and for use also in remote areas. The objective of the study is the requirements analysis of 2 focus user groups:  railway transportation and container/waste management.

DeSIRE II
Last update: 14 June 2016

DeSIRE II, Second Element of the ESA EDA RPAS Demonstration Roadmap, aims at developing and demonstrating a service based on a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flying in Beyond Radio Line of Sight (BRLOS) using a dual satcom link supporting Command and Control  (C2) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions.

The project aims also at demonstrating to the users the potential of RPAS complemented by satellite applications (Satcom, Satnav and Earth Observation) for developing new services for operations.

Project objectives are pursued by means of a real flight campaign using Piaggio Aerospace P.1HH RPAS, and complemented by simulation and emulation activities.

MAPP-DEMO
Last update: 23 May 2016

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.

SATLAS
Last update: 18 April 2016

SATLAS is an Idea Incubator, developed for and offered to innovators who want to “Start, Integrate and Test” their SatCom related concepts in an easy, light and quick way, taking benefit from the support, mentoring, services and tools made available from the SATLAS consortium (SES Techcom, SatADSL, Newtec).

ARCTICSAT
Last update: 22 March 2016

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).

EO Crowd
Last update: 22 February 2016

Over 90% of our seas are unsurveyed. EO Crowd uses crowd sourcing, EO data and open data to fill this data gap.

SaMoLoSa FS
Last update: 28 January 2016

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.

SEA SEARCH
Last update: 26 January 2016

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). 

PLASMA
Last update: 04 December 2015

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. 

UAM
Last update: 02 November 2015

Become established as a Niche Communications Service Provider delivering low-cost communication services to smaller enterprises and ultimately consumers. This is being achieved through extending communications services and networks to fixed and mobile users that are poorly served by traditional systems and is being focused on new innovative delivery platforms that include unmanned airborne systems, high altitude platforms and small satellites.

SUMO
Last update: 28 October 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. 

EUROPORT Demo Project
Last update: 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.

 

ICWM for MED
Last update: 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.

SASS@Sea
Last update: 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.

METSAR
Last update: 09 September 2014

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

ISABELIA
Last update: 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.

 

CAESAR
Last update: 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.

SAMBA
Last update: 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.

iFish North Sea
Last update: 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.

FISHSAT
Last update: 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.

SEMAFORS
Last update: 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. 

EASY Feasibility Study
Last update: 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
Last update: 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.