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Government bodies and agencies in charge of security related services like civil protection, border control, or demining issues, are challenged to guarantee acceptable standards in all aspects affecting human life. The effective integration of space-based systems and terrestrial resources can provide added value and sustainable service solutions to many of these relevant issues through enhanced monitoring, surveillance, and improved coordination.

Electronic Monitoring

Status date: 25 April 2017

Electronic Monitoring (EM) is used by several governmental bodies worldwide to enforce probation or other forms of legal liberty constraints. This Demonstration Project analyses the technical feasibility and economic viability of a next generation European EM system/service featuring advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), including Galileo.

Urban DRR

Status date: 18 April 2017

Applying space based solutions to save lives and critical infrastructure by reducing the risk and impact of natural disasters in urban areas.

SnowSense DP

Status date: 05 April 2017

Provision of Snow, Run-off and Hydropower Information for Remote Areas: We are using In-Situ Snow Monitoring, Earth Observation and Model Techniques as innovative solution for the assessment of snow cover, the amount of water stored in it, it’s potential for energy production and the related risk of flood events.

B-LiFE

Status date: 04 April 2017

The ESA IAP-ARTES 20 “Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies” (B-LiFE) Demonstration Project is the follow-on of the B-LiFE Feasibility Study and deals with a new service providing biological analytical capabilities with integrated space assets for emergency response during health crises and epidemics.

SMART

Status date: 22 March 2017

SMART is a system that aims to provide a decision support service targeting the “early warning" of a disaster or critical event (specifically hydro-geological events) and to improve the "first response" intervention capability. The system has the advantage of strengthening the procedures used today by the Civil Protection to collect and manage the data "monitored" without interfering with the current practice.

SafeSki

Status date: 27 February 2017

The SafeSki Demonstration Project covers the pilot implementation of Safety and Information Services for Ski Resorts and succeeds the successfully completed SafeSki Feasibility Study. The SafeSki pilot-demonstration stage aims at increasing the safety and security on slopes, increasing customers and thus revenue, saving time regarding data acquisition and documentation and reducing personnel costs through optimization of internal processes.

EMUSER

Status date: 03 February 2017

EMUSER is an innovative obstacle detection system integrated with a satellite Broad Band link for the safety of active level crossings.

EMUSER provides increased resilience in case of natural disasters or damages to the rail infrastructure. It can be installed in areas that are uncovered by conventional communication networks.

DAMMINGS

Status date: 19 January 2017

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

Eagle Space

Status date: 11 January 2017

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.

SaMoLoSa

Status date: 09 January 2017

The Ovinto SaMoLoSa demonstration project 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.

SIS-SREM

Status date: 20 December 2016

Demonstration of two services developed in the SIS-SREM Feasibility Study.

Mountain rescue team management (MRTM) system as professional service was demonstrated in real conditions in central European mountains. Service provider GINA realized first sales during the demonstration project.

Infotainment platform (ITP) consisting of outdoor portal and connected applications providing actual information and location based services are available to serve mountain guests in top mountain resorts during winter and summer season. Improved connectivity in resorts enable users to benefit from improved service availability. Infotainment platform and its services provide new communication channels for brands to bring their messages to users.

RAPSODY

Status date: 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.

 

SIMONA

Status date: 17 December 2016

The aim of SIMONA project is to provide an information platform that based on the integration of satellite and terrestrial data can both complement and enhance existing Maritime situation awareness services operated by Italian Coast Guard and Navy over a wide area of the Mediterranean Sea and at the same time provide space-based services bringing functional advantages to private stakeholders like Merchant ships Insurance Companies and leisure boat users.

The technological key is represented by the integration of services from Earth Observation sensors (mainly Cosmo SkyMed Copernicus Landsat and WorldView) Satellite Communications (Orbcom or Iridium) Satellite Navigation (GPS EGNOS Galileo in the future) along with information andor operational services coming from other Institutional (AIS Cadastral Data) andor Private assets (Merchant Ship databases Port Info databases).

SAFERDANUBE

Status date: 13 December 2016

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.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 07 December 2016

TT-GSAT conceptualizes a “Test - and Training – Centre for Geo-information and SATellite-based services for rescue & emergency services” as a vendor-independent facilitator for emergency services, public authorities, industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements in the public safety & security area. 

A comprehensive service portfolio is designed  which comprises scoping services for requirements analysis, proof-of-concept leveraging innovation driven demand, testing services for conformance and quality assurance, operation support services including stand-by capacities, as well as training services for emergency services staff. The system concept enables contextual end-to-end tests and demonstrations, with options to utilize dedicated testing facilities.

SeaSearch

Status date: 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.

Intelligent sensor and satellite network (ISSN)

Status date: 02 December 2016

The project is a feasibility study in order to establish whether there are sufficient market opportunities, and the technological maturity for developing a flexible and reliable intelligent sensor network where satellites are among the nodes in the network (ISSN). The initially targeted solution is to develop this as a basis for Oil Spill detection and monitoring. ISSN will also provide an infrastructure for other (third party) services and has a number of potential application areas in connection with Offshore Oil & Gas exploration and production, environmental surveillance in general, safety, search and rescue, transportation etc. 

GeoSHM Demo Project

Status date: 17 October 2016

The objective of the GeoSHM Demo Project is to improve the safe operation of long span bridges by providing reliable Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) data through the integration of GNSS positioning, Earth Observation techniques and in-situ sensors.  It is planned to demonstrate the GeoSHM service for three of the longest bridges in the UK and China: the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland (a testbed for GeoSHM Feasibility Study) and two Yangtze River bridges in China.

SBS-RailS

Status date: 26 September 2016

The Space Based Services for Railway Signalling feasibility study is dedicated to investigate how an integrated satellite navigation and satellite communication solution can complement  the Level 2 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

Satellite navigation systems can be integrated with the on-board and wayside signalling systems to guarantee the required level of safety (Safety Integrity Level - SIL4) that is today provided by the existing train detection. 

PIMSIS

Status date: 01 September 2016

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

 

SatApps

Status date: 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.

TT-GSAT

Status date: 21 July 2016

TT-GSAT facilitates rescue and emergency services as well as industry and service providers to leverage innovations along evaluated needs and requirements, which results in minimized risk for solution development and eases complex deployments in a mission critical environment.

Comprehensive services with scoping services for innovation driven procurement, test and operation support for SatCom and terrestrial communication, navigation, EO based solutions and training/simulation services are offered. 

SAFEDEM

Status date: 12 July 2016

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.

HumaNav-Next

Status date: 22 June 2016

HumaNav Next demo project addresses the Aid & Development community’s urgent need to increase the security of humanitarian missions. It will develop a fully integrated and reliable vehicle on-board solution, providing:

• Geo-location, fleet monitoring, management and security

• Telecommunications: voice, messaging and data

The solution will provide seamless world-wide coverage and full service regardless of the lack of any local infrastructure, by using Iridium satcom and GNSS location. It will be adapted to humanitarian vehicles deployed in field missions in underdeveloped regions and conflict areas. All services will be available while driving.

DeSIRE II

Status date: 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.

3INSAT

Status date: 07 June 2016

3InSat demonstration project developed, tested and verified a new satellite-based subsystem, based on the Ansaldo STS ERTMS solution, for allowing the SIL4 train localization function at Signalling System Level by using GNSS. 3InSat also implemented an integrated solution based on the combination of SatCom, 3G/4G systems and TETRA to realize the link between the on board train control system and wayside signalling infrastructure.

 

MAPP-DEMO

Status date: 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.

SENSA

Status date: 20 May 2016

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.

Electronic Offender Monitoring

Status date: 27 April 2016

Electronic Monitoring (EM) is used by several judicial government bodies worldwide to track offenders on probation or subjected to other forms of legal liberty constraints. This Feasibility Study analysed the technical feasibility and economic viability of an EM system/service featuring Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and using enhanced cartography and imagery obtained through Earth Observation (EO).

SATLAS

Status date: 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).

GridWatch

Status date: 22 March 2016

The solution intends to provide owners of High Voltage power infrastructures with useful information for supporting the management of both procedures for inspection and maintenance, and dispatching of electrical energy.

InsureApp Service

Status date: 11 February 2016

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.

SaMoLoSa FS

Status date: 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.

IDRC

Status date: 26 January 2016

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.

SEA SEARCH

Status date: 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). 

SASISA

Status date: 25 January 2016

SASISA (Small-Aircraft Service for Instant Situational Awareness) supplies airborne situational awareness support for civil protection operations in the early phases of disaster response. Remote sensing results have often only been accessible after several days. With delivery of georeferenced imagery via satellite broadband during flight and value-added mapping products within a day, SASISA offers transformational change to European emergency management services.

EASY

Status date: 26 November 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.

UAM

Status date: 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

Status date: 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. 

SAPI&NS

Status date: 16 September 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.

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.

 

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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 Feasibility Study

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

CyMonS FS

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. 

 

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.

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.

SafeSki FS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.