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ACCORDAgriculture, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Ongoing, Pests, Rural development, UKSA, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAAdvanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development  ACCORD provides proactive, geo-targeted crop management information to improve the livelihoods and incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in Rwanda and Kenya. The crop management advice, which is delivered via a mobile app, is derived from satellite Earth observation (EO) imagery with highly localised and accurate weather data and pest and disease alert models. ACCORD uses a combination of optical satellites, such as Sentinel and the DMC3/TripleSat constellation, to ensure the correct resolution of data is being acquired and balanced with cost-effectiveness. The information provided by ACCORD helps to make significant improvements to coffee crop quality and yield, as automated pest and disease warnings enable farmers to take both preventative measures and more accurate reactive measures when dealing with coffee pests and diseases. These improvements in crop management will help to secure higher prices allowing farmers to achieve higher incomes and improve the quality of life for their families. Agriculture, Crops, Pests, Rural developmentTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingEarth-i https://earthi.space/accord/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 14:57viewAfrica
AgeSpot11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Aviation, Demonstration Project, ESA, Finance, Global, Infrastructure, Logistics, Ongoing, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, Sport, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIAKnowing where potential consumers can be found now and in the future The AgeSpot service aims at providing location-based information on the current and future distribution of the population by age group. As information derived from EO data significantly improves existing census data through a modelling approach based on land cover and land use information, AgeSpot links EO derived population density with state-of-the art demographic models. This approach provides spatially explicit demographic data along with information on health and income, and allows long-term forecasting at different levels of granularity. The service provides a technical solution covering all sectors, including stakeholders such as from health and care, independent living, safety and security, social, leisure and education. It meets the information needs of both the private and public sectors in fields such as market research, business location analysis, risk assessment and urban and regional planning. Aviation, Finance, Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, Sport, TransportTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intGeoville Information Systems GMBH https://www.geoville.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Agri-trackAgriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Food, UKSA, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAForecasting agricultural productivity to improve agricultural supply chains Agri-track enables agri-businesses to receive up-to- date crop monitoring and forecasting information using Earth observation (EO) satellite imagery from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 and commercial EO data. Crop- specific monitoring and forecasting data includes regional yield estimates, growth stage, harvest timing, field-level leaf stress estimates and maps inter-seasonal change. Agri-track benefits growers and crop traders as well as NGOS and government by i) providing regular crop production data regardless of the weather for key commercial crops in developing countries and ii) through regional and national crop mapping for market intelligence and food security planning. The product provides agri-businesses with aggregated information in formats they are familiar with (data, alerts, maps) that are compatible with their own corporate or crop management systems, enabling them to make near-real time decisions based on crop intelligence that scales from the field to countrywide.  Agriculture, Crops, FoodTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedEnvironment Systems Ltd https://www.envsys.co.uk/agri-track/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 13:44viewLatin America and the Caribbean
Agriculture SimulationsAgriculture, Completed, Digital Platform Services, Food, Infrastructure, Investment, Logistics, Resilience, UKSA, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAForecasting agricultural productivity to improve agricultural supply chains Agriculture Simulations makes use of Earth observation (EO) data to solve challenges for agricultural planning, harvesting, logistics and long-term food systems resilience in a changing climate. It gives dynamic insight into complex human and natural systems by combining computational simulations and both open and commercial EO data – with optical EO being the main data source. Through combining advanced data analytics with standard EO products Agriculture Simulations can predict future yield, help optimise dynamic resource allocation to increase yield capture and value as well as first-mile logistics and operations, and ensure an improved understanding of where and when to allocate capital. The product enables both short-term operational and long-term strategic decision-making by actors in the food chain – from independent farmers wanting to know where to harvest, to large traders needing to know who to buy sustainable produce from and governments and NGOs looking to optimise strategic infrastructure investments. Agriculture, Food, Infrastructure, Investment, Logistics, ResilienceTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedSensonomic https://sensonomic.com/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 09:46viewAfrica, Europe, Asia Pacific
AgrilocAgriculture, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Nutrition, Ongoing, Rural development, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAHigh-precision farming, allowing treatment of individual plants through satellite techonology The objectives of the agriloc project are to demonstrate how satellite navigation and satellite telecommunication can together provide the basis of solutions for high-precision farming, allowing the treatment of individual plants. In parallel, new test systems, procedures, and services will be conceived to support the overall development and to set up test reports and label-testing, which are important to the end-users in their purchasing decisions. The primary target users of agriloc are large-scale arable farmers, growing mainly small grains typically in crop rotations with corn and speciality crops (such as potatoes and sugar beet) in highly mechanised production processes. Two further market segments considered are livestock farmers (dairy or cattle) who have a sufficiently large farm to also grow their own feed (arable part of their operation) and contractors who run operations very similar to large arable farmers. The technology to be developed will also be of interest to speciality farmers who grow row crops (such as vegetables and fruits) and are often characterised by significantly smaller farm sizes and a lot of manual labour. Although the individual production systems can look very different, they all have common goals. The main driver for these users is the need to achieve a higher yield per acre and better crop quality. This implies an exact seed placement that allows the plant to optimally develop and this is enabled by a highly accurate, permanently available navigation and control. Secondary goals of these users include increased efficiency, reduced cost (e.g. of fuel, seeds, fertiliser and labour) and maximising uptime of machines. The pilot service demonstrations are planned in Germany. In future, agriloc services are to be provided over the whole of Europe. The intended solution consists of three main complementary parts, with each partner being responsible for one part. The guidance solution, enabled by GNSS and developed by John Deere, will be implemented in the steering system of the vehicle. The reliable connectivity solution, an Intelligent Switching Modem using a combination of terrestrial and satellite telecommunications and developed by Telespazio VEGA, will ensure that the guidance solution always has access to the real-time kinematic (RTK) data required. The test solution, developed by DLG, has a double function. During the development phase, it will be used for independent testing of the guidance, navigation and connectivity solutions and later for the test reports and label-testing, which are important to the end-users to make their purchasing decisions. Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Rural developmentTitle - URLagrilocDemonstration ProjectOngoingTony SephtonTelespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbHThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
AgroRadarAgriculture, Completed, Environment, ESA, Food, Global, Kick-start Activity, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATIAMaking the invisible visible The AgroRadar project aims at providing large-scale precision agriculture services to farmers, agronomists and companies. It provides greater sustainability, higher productivity and lower costs for farmers, by using big data analysis, including Earth Observation data, proprietary algorithms and agronomic data models. It provides tailor-made reports to farmers, which enable plant water and fertilizers optimization and harvest yield forecasts. The AgroRadar project processes Copernicus EO Synthetic Aperture Radar data, which has the advantage, when compared to other remote sensing technologies, to be available in good and bad weather conditions, giving the ability to obtain more precise and detailed agronomic information in cloudy geographies where normally agriculture has a great importance. The product targets four main users: small and medium-scale farm producers, large-scale farm producers, agricultural professional organisations and farmers' associations, and other interested third-parties. Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intAgroInsider https://agroinsider.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AIGANOVAESA, Global, HRE; TEC, Technology Transfer, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHRE; TECOptimising external water and energy resources The objective of AIGANOVA was to optimise the external water and energy resources required for large consumers of water (e.g. hotels) and minimise the overall cost of the life cycle of a water facility. The project focused on the development of a grey water recycling system, called "AIGANOVA". Sherpa Engineering contributed in the design of control systems in three areas: 1) The system approach that includes representation of the steering system and operating system 2) the model-predictive control and energy management 3) the modeling and simulation of a closed-loop system. A study at the Balneotherapy center (a hotel for 240 guests) demonstrated an overall annual gain (including maintenance and repair) of about EUR 80,000 and a return on investment of seven years, with an average grey water recycling rate of about 60%. Societal challenge AIGANOVA addressed two major societal concerns: water consumption and energy use in recycling. AIGANOVA demonstrated the possibility to reduce external water resources by 50-80%. Also heat can be recovered from recycled water, this reduces the operating cost by a factor 3. MELiSSA expertise The water treatment unit built for AIGANOVA was based on MELiSSA expertise from the Antarctic research station "Concordia". The MELiSSA consortium brought partners together with complementary skills to maximise the water recycling integration and development process in a building. Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentAIGANOVATechnology TransferChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AIMEE6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Finance, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATIAScaling automatic intelligent multi-feature extraction engine for countrywide/continental deployment The AIMEE project aims at generating a business intelligence platform that will allow users to analyse an "Area of Interest" considering its up-to-date features and attributes. The project makes use of Earth observation satellite imagery from different providers and create a fully-automated platform able to generate business intelligence without human intervention. The goal is to develop a fully automated data pipeline in order to provide customers and users with a genuinely game changing opportunity to access actionable business intelligence. This project is particularly useful in the face of several current challenges such as water scarcity. It can help reduce water loss by addressing in a timely and efficient manner active leakages in the system and unauthorised use by the public especially in remote areas such as inaccessible private lands and vast rural areas. Using various sources of publicly-available and remote-sensed data, the product enables leakage analysts to identify and investigate water loss and provides them with a work order system that will increase the efficiency of field officers to access and address those issues. Energy, Environment, Finance, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intIMGeospatial https://www.imgeospatial.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AIR-Portal9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Air pollution, Cities, Completed, Demonstration Project, Emissions, ESA, Health, Pollution, TIA, Urban, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAAn Air Quality service for cities and citizens The feasibility study was performed by a consortium of Arcadis, S[&]T and KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) in collaboration with three major European cities: Amsterdam, Athens and Lyon. In a demand driven development, the three partner cities provided their requirements for the Air Quality Dashboard. This was translated into a design resulting in an operational Proof of Concept (POC) of the AIR-Portal. The technical and scientific feasibility of this POC were evaluated. In a second round of workshops, the partner cities reviewed the POC and input was gathered for a business case to study the economic feasibility. The successful development of the POC showed the technical feasibility of the AIR-Portal. The study also tested whether the Air Quality Model produced valid results by comparing the output to data coming from air quality measurement stations. The Air Quality Model is capable of predicting air quality on an hourly basis (for up to three days ahead) on a spatial resolution that is higher than the coarser input data. For the next phase, improvements to the model need to be made (e.g. by including real-time traffic and weather information). The business case resulted in a positive outcome and therefore the AIR-Portal is economically feasible. The Air Quality Dashboard, named AIR-Portal, presents air quality predictions on a resolution that is suitable for urban environments (100 m x 100 m) for European cities. In this study both the feasibility of the underlying Air Quality Model and the Air Quality Dashboard were examined. The Air Quality Model uses satellite Earth observations, land use and local monitoring data to predict the air quality on street level for a period of three days ahead with intervals of one hour. Low-cost dust sensors were also investigated (crowdsourcing possibilities), but they did not provide useful data for the Air Quality Dashboard.  Air pollution, Cities, Emissions, Health, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLAIR-Portal - Air quality dashboard for European citiesDemonstration ProjectCompletedMarco SartoriARCADISThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
aircheckr9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Air pollution, Cities, Demonstration Project, Emissions, ESA, Health, Ongoing, Pollution, TIA, Urban, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAApp-based air quality indicators & personal recommendations Poor outside air quality is a silent killer. It is responsible for more than 450.000 premature deaths in Europe each year. But what can we do about it? Available air quality data are too complex for personal use. Aircheckr brings the solution by creating and opening up the best available air quality data in the EU. The aircheckr data is the result of intensive processing, where existing air quality data is modelled and enriched with weather data, crowdsourced local data and contextual information derived from Earth observation data. Aircheckr is application-driven, geolocation-based and in real time (incl. forecasting and historical component). The data are easily interpretable and also include personal recommendations. Through an API the data are available for developers that can integrate them in different applications (real estate, ventilation automation, health, news and info). Air pollution, Cities, Emissions, Health, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLaircheckrDemonstration ProjectOngoingFausto Vierianazka mapps BEThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Airway monitoringESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREAnalysing biomarkers for monitoring airway inflammation The "Airway Monitoring" experiment investigates and develops the use of a biomarker for monitoring airway inflammation in space. The Airway Monitoring experiment measures the level of nitric oxide in astronauts’ lungs, a naturally occurring molecule produced in the lungs to help regulate blood flow. Small amounts are normal, but excess levels indicate airway inflammation caused by environmental factors such as dust and pollutants or diseases like asthma. The experiment also has clinical applications for people on Earth. Health, MedicalTitle - URLAirway monitoringThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AlzTools 3D Slicer tool Disability, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATECIdentifying Alzheimer’s using space software Software for processing satellite pictures taken from space is now helping medical researchers to establish a simple method for wide-scale screening for Alzheimer’s disease. Used for analysing magnetic resonance images (MRIs), the AlzTools 3D Slicer tool was produced by computer scientists at Spain’s Elecnor Deimos, who drew on years of experience developing software for ESA’s Envisat satellite to create a programme that adapted the space routines to analyse human brain scans. To select part of a space image, special routines are needed to extract the information. The experience gained by processing raw satellite image data using sophisticated software routines, allows to home in on and identify specific elements. Looking at and analysing satellite images can be compared to what medical doctors have to do to understand scans like MRIs. They also need to identify features indicating malfunctions according to specific characteristics. Adapting the techniques for analysing complicated space images to an application for medical scientists researching into the Alzheimer disease required close collaboration between Deimos and specialists from the Technical University of Madrid. The tool is now used for Alzheimer’s research at the Medicine Faculty at the University of Castilla La Mancha in Albacete in Spain. Disability, Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLIdentifying Alzheimer’s using space softwareTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AMAZONAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, Emergency response, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIAA highly compact device for vital-sign monitoring and remote diagnosis AMAZON is based on a previous ESA-backed project that resulted in the successful development of a telemedicine system for commercial aviation applications (TEMPUS). Since its launch the system has achieved strong interest in other markets predominantly in pre-hospital care applications where the potential for satellite-based communications and other new features enable users to do more with less equipment. The project sought to leverage the existing market leading features already developed in the present system as well as be user driven in the selection of best-in-class approaches to managing medical incidents in the field. This was based on the user input of a range of experienced medical professionals with a background in emergency medicine in the pre-hospital care field. Within the project, two validation campaigns of six weeks each were carried out in two selected sites of International SOS in Algeria and Nigeria involving clinics and remote sites. The objective of the project was the development, integration, testing and validation of a tele-assistance service, making use of multiple space assets (Satcom, Satnav), for professional clinical users in remote locations using a highly compact device for vital-sign monitoring and remote diagnosis. Africa, Emergency response, Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLAMAZONDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeChris Hannan, UKSee mail of 26th April on TEMPUS advancementsThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Animal trackingAgriculture, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Natural resources, Ongoing, TIA, Wildlife, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG15 Life on land, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, Planet, SDG15 Life on land1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened speciesESATIASpace Applications using Animal tracking data The Animal tracking project aims at developing a service based on a tracking system using GPS and GSM for observing game and farm animals concerning position, health monitoring, pasture management or rutting season forecast. The service includes provisioning of specially designed technologies for recording and sending data as well as the development of a specialized software for mobile devices to use the services (managing and evaluating data) and uses space-based animal tracking data. The service mainly targets farmers, game ecologists, foresters, huntsmen, public authorities, zoos, veterinary surgeons and NGOs for endangered species. For the service, satellite navigation, satellite communication and earth observation are used to offer customers a fully integrated, location-independent solution. The purpose of satellite navigation is to determine the positions of the individual monitored animals and the implementation of functionalities like a geofence. Satellite communication can be used when there is no possibility for terrestrial transmission of data. Earth observation, especially at the beginning satellite imagery, are used to show service customers the recorded and evaluated data in a very user-friendly way. Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyOngoingbusiness@esa.intFarmtrack GMBH & Co KG http://www.farm-track.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AquaEYEDemonstration Project, ESA, Maritime, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, North America, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityESATIASatellite and GPRS technology for aquaculture production The AquaEYE system aims at providing users with accurate, near real time data in order to help them manage and grow their businesses by harnessing the power of new technology to demonstrate their commitment to food safety and sustainability. The AquaEYE sensors are installed on participating certified aquaculture production units and data is transmitted through satellite and GPRS technology to a cloud-based software platform. Users are then able to access the appropriate data based through a user-friendly GUI. The AquaEye product is geared towards aquaculture production facilities. These can be located both on and off shore and in a marine based environment. Through its use of satellite and GPRS transmission technologies AquaEYE will enable the data from the sensors installed on the farm to be available to the user in near real time. MaritimeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intMarine Applications https://veri.fish/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope, North America, Asia Pacific
AquaFarmAgriculture, Environment, ESA, Food, Global, Kick-start Activity, Natural resources, Ongoing, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 12.3 Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.3 Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest lossesESATIAManagement of water and food resources and improvement of the supply chain The AquaFarm service aims at integrating data from satellite, meteorological models, meteorological measurements and plant growth models in order to provide modelling results about plant and soil and facilitate the access to information on crop development for customers. AQUAFARM improves access to data and models (which have low maintenance costs and high durability when compared with intensive measurements-based services) to support four identified users (Retailers, Farmers Associations, Ministries and Service Providers) that all together help improve the value chain. Sentinel 2 optical data (and also Landsat 8) are the corner stone of the system, allowing for the remote monitoring of vegetation. Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intHidromod https://aquafarm.hidromod.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Arthrospira (ISS Experiment) Agriculture, Astronauts, ESA, Experiment, Food, Global, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Nutrition, Ongoing, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero HungerESAHREProducing oxygen in space through photosynthesis with spirulina ISS Experiment with minature photobioreactor using Arthrospira (Spirulina) to understand behaviour of this compartment of the MELISSA bioregenerative life support system under spaceflight conditions. The first part of the experiment was performed onabord ISS in early 2018 and a second part isin  preparation. This experiment was the first time a bioreactor of this type had been operated for an extended time period in spaceflight. In a full sized bioreactor this system could produce both oxygen and food for the spacecraft crew.   Knowledge and technology from this study is relevant to reliable food production in closed / compact environments  Agriculture, Astronauts, Food, ISS International Space Station, NutritionTitle - URLExperimentOngoingJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:15viewGlobal
ASAP DP - Advanced Sustainable Agriculture Production2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, Drought, ESA, Food, Global, Rural development, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIASatellite data - Your tool in agricultural management The ASAP-DP service will be dedicated to a wide group of users and customers, related to various sectors of agriculture and will be aimed at solving current user and customer problems related to efficient food production. The main needs expressed by the service stakeholders are for a reliable, comprehensive service offering information that supports crop production, based on multisource data, as well as a service for drought prognosis and yield assessment / reduction. The ASAP project aims to address these needs in order to offer operational solutions for delivering fast and reliable information on crop conditions and predicted yields. It will be achieved through a multidata approach (in-situ, aerial, satellite) to produce timely relevant information for the users and customers. The system will be based on real-time processing of multisource data, collected from space (high-resolution and low-resolution satellite images – both optical and microwave), from the air, and from ground observations. All collected data will be processed in a synergistic way in order to generate a set of products supporting the management of crop production and will enable optimised yield of crops through reduction of disadvantageous impacts of the environment. Agriculture, Drought, Food, Rural developmentTitle - URLASAP DP - Advanced Sustainable Agriculture Production – Satellite data your tool in agricultural managementDemonstration ProjectCompletedTony SephtonInstytut Geodezji i Kartografii (Poland)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Automatic sample testing thanks to spaceAstronauts, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Technology Transfer, TTPO, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATTPOAffordable automation of small-scale medical diagnostics A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics. In vitro diagnostics, or IVDs, are tests on samples such as human blood, urine and tissue to look for diseases and infection or to help diagnose a medical condition. They are used in diabetes, cancer, cardiology, HIV/Aids, autoimmune diseases,drug testing, infectious diseases and more. As healthcare needs are continually growing, the number of samples to test is rapidly increasing. With growing demand for clean testing, labs are looking to automation to increase throughput, improve quality and solve handling problems quickly. Many smaller laboratories that still perform IVD manually are also trying to take this step towards automation, but find that existing high-throughput units are too costly. When biotech company Fujirebio Europe joined with Belgium’s Verhaert, involved in Europe’s space programmes for many years, the answer was found. The unit developed by Verhaert for the Biolab research facility in Europe’s Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station turned out to provide a solution for low-throughput IVD. It is now improving the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers here on Earth. Astronauts, Health, MedicalTitle - URLAutomatic sample testing thanks to spaceTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
B-LiFEAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Disease, Emergency response, ESA, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESATIABiological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies The objective of the ESA IAP-ARTES 20 Biological Light Fieldable laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) project was to bring a diagnostic capability as close as possible to the crisis area, thus providing an essential element of fast emergency response while preserving the safety of deployed staff and of the surrounding populations. The B-LiFE project added a set of space technologies and functions to a transportable bio-laboratory thereby considerably improving the quality of the services offered: 1) satellite telecommunications to connect with the distant home base laboratory, stakeholders and end users, 2) GNSS (Global Navigation satellite System) data for geo-location and Earth Observation data for site selection and monitoring. B-LiFE was already successfully deployed in Guinea to fight the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemics. Africa, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Disease, Emergency response, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLB-LiFE - Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for EmergenciesDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeCTMA - Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
Ballast water treatment installationESA, Feasibility Study, Global, HRE; TEC, Recycling, Sustainable Production, Water, Water Treatment, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...ESAHRE; TECUsing advanced grey water treatment technology for the treatment of ballast water on board ships IPStar is carrying out a feasibility study on the technical and economical parameters to apply advanced grey water treatment technology developed by MELiSSA for the treatment of ballast water on board ships. The objective is to develop a prototype and license the technology to an industrial partner. Annually an estimated 12 billion tons of ballast water is transported around the world by sea-going vessels. This ballast water is loaded in ports, rivers and seas and discharged elsewhere in the world. With the ballast water, sediment and a large variety of organisms are taken in and discharged in places outside their natural environments. This includes flora, fauna, bacteria and infectious organisms. These organisms can cause great damage to the environment, health and economy, and ballast water is seen as one of the greatest environmental challenges of maritime shipping. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed regulation in 2004 to address this issue, requiring all ships to purify ballast water before discharging it. A water treatment unit developed by the MELiSSA consortium could help solving this issue. MELiSSA expertise The water treatment unit is based on MELiSSA's compartments I and III technology: grey and black water treatment units. SCK-CEN and the Univesity of Ghent have specific know-how in membrane technology, the mechanical systems used in water purification and required chemicals. Recycling, Sustainable Production, Water, Water TreatmentBallast water treatment installationFeasibility StudyChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
BEDRESTESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, Ongoing, Study, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREStudies of long-term immobilization on the human body Bestrest studies are a very well-established and recognized model to study the effects of long-duration immobilization on the human body. Bedrest volunteers spend up to 60 days in bed tilted towards the head end, usually, at 6° below the horizontal. By putting volunteers in bed for a very long period of time, we mimick some aspects of spacetravel, such as disuse of muscles and the bodies of the volunteers start to adapt as if they were in space. Bed rest studies are therefore a valuable tool for simulating the effects of spaceflight on the human body. Health, MedicalTitle - URLBEDRESTStudyOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Biofiltration of air via living wallsAir pollution, Cities, Completed, ESA, Global, HRE; TEC, Technology Transfer, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAHRE; TECPlant-filled walls actively degrading air pollutants The Nedlaw Living Walls Biofilter was the result of approximately 20 years of research at the University of Guelph. This research started at the Canada Life Environmental Room at the Toronto head office of the Canada Life Assurance. The biofilter appears to be a vertical hydroponic wall with a wide range of tropical foliage. The plant-filled wall is actually a mechanical system integrated into the air control system for the building. Air is actively forced through the wall, where air pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene are biologically degraded into their benign constituents of water and carbon dioxide. The clean air is then distributed throughout the space. Air pollution, CitiesTitle - URLBiofiltration of air via living wallsTechnology TransferCompletedChristophe LasseurUniversity of GuelphThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
BIOSCOPEAgriculture, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Land Management, Ongoing, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAVegetation monitoring based on satellite and RPAS data for farmers Farm managers need efficient and objective means to monitor their crops, to evaluate the outcome of field operations and plan how much and where to apply fertiliser and crop protection agents. For monitoring crop status, farmers can use high resolution images at specific times during the growth season. Bioscope will set up a reliable service of vegetation monitoring based on the integrated use of satellites and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The objective of this project is to start up a fast, flexible, timely and reliable service that delivers relevant information with an advice to the farmer. For this purpose, BIOSCOPE chooses an appropriate mix of satellite and drone image acquisitions, to best meet the customer's requirements (e.g. timing, and resolution) based on satellite availability and weather condition. Thereby the service will foster a wider use of satellite imagery with a key role for data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The BIOSCOPE service provides the complete chain from the satellite to the machinery that performs the task in the field. The remote sensing information is integrated in the standard agricultural processes as well as the standard agricultural software, guaranteeing ease of use for the farmer. Using standard data protocols to deliver the data from the BIOSCOPE service to the farm management systems will guarantee a significant level of acceptance among the farming community. BIOSCOPE makes use of Earth observation for the service itself and satellite navigation (GNSS) and EGNOS for auto guidance of the drone and registration of the position where images are taken. This information is also of great importance for geo-referencing and further processing of the data. Satellite Navigation is also used to deploy the services outputs (e.g. task maps) in the field. Agriculture, Crops, Food, Land ManagementTitle - URLBIOSCOPEDemonstration ProjectOngoingOlivier BecuAerovisionThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Blood Viscosity Measurment ESA, Global, Health, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECMicro-switches first developed for nanosatellites applied to blood viscosity measurements Micro-switches first developed for the docking of nanosatellites and for spatial light modification modules based on MEMS technology are being applied to blood viscosity measurement by  Microvisik. MEMS sensors are incorporated on a disposable strip which features a small cantilever to measure blood viscosity, allowing for easy testing. The disposable strip contains all the necessary components required for a test with the Microvisik Prothrombin Point of Care device. Besides the current application in healthcare, significant opportunities for further developments in other markets include oil and gas and aerospace. This technology is currently being marketed by the ESA-funded Technology Transfer Broker STFC Innovations Ltd. HealthTitle - URLBLOOD VISCOSITY MEASUREMENTTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
C-RISe13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Coastal areas, Digital Platform Services, Disaster risk management, Floods, Habitat, Ongoing, Resilience, UKSA, Wind, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., Africa, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...UKSACoastal Risk Information Service Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe) provides access to satellite-derived data on sea level, wind speed and wave heights. The product is based on the application of freely available radar altimetry data with variable spatial and temporal resolution analysed using methods developed at the National Oceanography Centre. C-Rise enables stakeholders such as government agencies, research institutes or local actors concerned with coastal development, risk management or oceanography to use the generated information to improve socio-economic resilience to coastal hazards such as inundation, floods, storm damage, wetland loss, habitat change, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. It delivers new sea level and met-ocean data to address a gap in Earth observation (EO) data available to the country partners to monitor coastal risks and provides analysis of historical changes in sea level, alongside met-ocean data on winds and waves, revealing trends and rates of change.   Coastal areas, Disaster risk management, Floods, Habitat, Resilience, WindTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingNational Oceanography Centre https://www.c-rise.info/Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:23viewAfrica
C-RISe Near Real Time Marine Information Service13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, Digital Platform Services, Illegal activities, Marine, Maritime, Oceans, Pollution, UKSA, Weather, Wind, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., Africa, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG14 Life below water, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...UKSAFinding fishing boats at sea for safety, search & rescue C-RISe Near Real Time Marine Information Service provides hourly updated satellite derived information on marine weather conditions, to provide the latest measurements of ocean waves and winds, overlaid on a model forecast, in an easy to use web format. The satellite data are i) satellite altimetre (Jason-2, Jason-3) to measure significant wave height, wind speed, along track, seven kilometre interval, ii) satellite scatterometre (Metop /ASCAT) to measure wind speed and direction, and iii) ESA Globwave data to measure surface current speed and direction. These data are presented along-side the latest US NOOA WaveWatch3 model forecast for the region. Satellite Earth observation (EO) data provide a valuable source of information on marine conditions, especially for fast moving intense weather systems during the tropical cyclone season. These data can then be used by local stakeholders in a range of applications including: maritime safety through search and rescue support, warning of severe conditions as they approach including improved tropical storm information and operational planning for illegal logging, smuggling, pollution. Illegal activities, Marine, Maritime, Oceans, Pollution, Weather, WindTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedSATOC https://www.satoc.eu/projects/c-rise/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 14:34viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameter Electrocardiogram Recorder (CASPER)ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREMonitoring heart rates on the ISS crewmembers while sleeping to determine potential physiological reason for sleep disturbance CASPER will monitor the heart rates of the ISS crewmembers while they sleep in order to determine if there is any physiological reason for sleep disturbances. To supplement this data, the crewmembers will complete questionnaires before and after their sleep period. The objective of the CASPER (Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameter Electrocardiogram Recorder) experiment is to test and evaluate a method of monitoring sleep disturbance and sleep stability in weightlessness. CASPER combines objective physiological data and subjective inputs. Physiological data is obtained through a specially adapted vest, worn by the astronaut, with embedded sensors and cabling that connects ECG (Electrocardiogram) electrodes, for measuring heart rate, to a PDA for storing the heart rate data. Subjective inputs are obtained via a questionnaire, which runs on the same PDA. Data collected on this mission can help to establish and distinguish the reasons and patterns of astronaut sleep disruption and facilitate the development of relevant countermeasures to monitor and ensure astronaut sleep stability during long term space flight. HealthTitle - URLCardiac Adapted Sleep Parameter Electrocardiogram Recorder (CASPER)ExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhNASAThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
CARDIOLABESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHRETele-monitoring of health conditions While standing upright on the ground, hydrostatic pressure gradients (which are due to the action of gravity on fluids) act on the cardiovascular system to pool blood in the legs. This effect results in a series of reflexive bodily responses and compensating mechanisms regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System. Under weightlessness the absence of hydrostatic pressure gradient results in a shift of fluids (blood and interstitial tissue fluids) in the direction of the upper part of the body. This has been known since the beginning of the conquest of space as the "puffy face and chicken legs" syndrome. Research on the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary systems of astronauts focuses on the understanding of the physiological processes at stake (CARDIOCOG, CARDIOCOG-2) to find eventually preventive countermeasures (artificial gravity and exercise devices or medication…) and also to improve rehabilitation procedures. For example the use of exposure to artificial gravity (SAHC link to pdf) or lower body negative pressure has been investigated in-flight or on the ground during bed-rest studies The monitoring of the cardiovascular status of astronauts also requires the design of appropriate research, diagnostic and monitoring systems (EPM, CARDIOLAB) that can be tele-operated (echography-link) or that include smart technology so that they can be operated by non-specialized personnel. Methods for tele-monitoring of the health status of astronauts in space, and the field of tele-diagnosis, has many synergies with that of health-monitoring of people on earth e.g. with critical jobs, such as pilots and air-traffic controllers, nuclear facilities operators, fire-fighters, or those chronically ill or the aged allowing them to be cared for at home. Solutions for space thus may also serve as solutions for Earth. Fluid shifts and adaptation to weightlessness HealthTitle - URLCARDIOLABExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Carmat heartESA, Global, Health, TEC, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATECAn artificial heart using miniaturised space technology An artificial heart containing miniaturised space technology will soon beat inside a person, having been approved for human trials in France. With heart disease killing over 100 million people in developed countries alone and the demand for transplants far exceeding donations, creating a totally artificial heart has been the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine for half a century. Brainchild of the visionary cardiac surgeon, Professor Alain Carpentier, the prosthetic is the result of 15 years of collaboration with aerospace giant Astrium, the space subsidiary of EADS. In 2008, with support from the French Government and investors, Prof. Carpentier founded the EADS spin-off company, Carmat, to complete the work. Their first completely artificial heart was produced in 2013. Fashioned in part from biological tissue and in part from miniature satellite equipment, the device combines the latest advances in medicine, biology, electronics and materials science to imitate a real heart. HealthTitle - URLSpace in your heartTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Citizens’ debate on space for EuropeCompleted, DG-S, ESA, Event, Institutions, Sustainability, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Europe, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, Prosperity, PeacePeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Peace, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levelsESADG-SGathering opinions and ideas to help develop and nurture the future strategy for space in Europe The European Space Agency organised the first citizens’ consultation about space. On 10 September 2016 about 2000 citizens from 22 European countries participated in the first Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe. In the course of the day, citizens had the opportunity to learn, debate, have their say and participate by suggesting priorities on all aspects of current and future space programmes. This consultation on an unprecedented scale took place simultaneously in all 22 Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA). Missions Publiques, the company that was brought in by ESA to organise this consultation and conduct the debate, gathered approximately 100 citizens per Member State at various locations. Those selected were as representative as possible of the population of their country according to socio-demographic criteria. The results of the consultation were collated – as early as 48 hours after the debate took place – and communicated to ESA. Referring to this initiative, ESA Director General Jan Woerner, emphasised his commitment to ESA being more open to society and to further engaging in a dialogue with European citizens, and said, “Spaceflight, space science, exploration, Earth observation, telecommunication, satellite navigation, space technology and innovation can all help respond to societal challenges and be a source of inspiration to future generations. European citizens can help us better assess our priorities”. The Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe is a major first – never before has the future of space activities been addressed in such an event held across so many countries. Institutions, SustainabilityTitle - URLCitizens’ debate on space for EuropeEventCompletedNathalie MeusyThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
CommonSensing13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Capacity building, Digital Platform Services, Disaster risk management, Ecosystem, Food security, Marine, Ongoing, Resilience, UKSA, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ...UKSAForecasting vulnerability of infrastructure, lives and livelihoods, and marine ecosystems to the impact of marine climate change The overall aim of CommonSensing is to improve national resilience towards climate change, including disaster risk reduction, and contribute to sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), through the use of satellite Earth observation (EO) data. This is done by assessing climate predictions, coupled with hazard mapping and food security analysis to strengthen national and regional technical capacity towards applying and reporting for climate funds, informing climate action policy, and thus become more resilient to climate change. CommonSensing can also help stakeholders in or working in SIDS to reduced the impact and improve risk management of disasters generated by hydro-meteorological e.g. hurricanes and geophysical e.g. earthquakes incidents. Capacity building, Disaster risk management, Ecosystem, Food security, Marine, ResilienceTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingUNITAR https://unitar.org/unosatMonday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:43viewAsia Pacific
COMPASS1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Food, Productivity, Rural development, UKSA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSACrop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System COMPASS uses Sentinel-2 and commercial Earth observation (EO) data to help smallholder farmers manage their sugar cane and wheat agriculture. COMPASS allows farmers to monitor their crop health every week with satellite and crop model data analysis and helps optimise crop productivity by identifying factors that cause the yield gap between crop potential and actual field performance. The product can improve resource use efficiency and hence lower emissions of fertiliser nitrogen and greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the environment. COMPASS also provides agronomic support to advisory services, agribusiness, farmer co-operatives, crop insurers and governments and improves market function as relevant stakeholders will have improved information on likely crop yields, allowing much better planning of crop marketing, which helps to stabilise incomes. Agriculture, Crops, Food, Productivity, Rural developmentTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedRezatec https://www.rezatec.com/resources/project-showcase/compass-agricultural-innovation-in-mexico/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:51viewLatin America and the Caribbean
Concordia Station (Antarctica) ESA, Global, HRE, Innovation, Ongoing, Recycling, Study, Sustainable Production, Water, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHREA unique location to conduct research for extreme climate conditions & environments Because of its seclusion, the polar bases on Antarctica, namely Concordia station, offer scientists a unique location to conduct research in many disciplines. The station, its extreme environment and its location are so unique that we have been using Concordia’s unique environment to prepare for future human exploration missions, investigating things such as coping with stress, changes in the immune system, and alterations in circadian rhythms. ESA runs the research in cooperation with the builders and operators of Concordia, the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic Programme. So every year since 2005, we have been sponsoring a dedicated research doctor to implement experiments for us or the European scientists investigating topics that are related to missions long-duration exploration missions. Combined with data from ISS and other platforms, this research has been really important in helping to understand how humans adapt to extreme conditions. In addition to the human research that we do on Concordia station, we are also testing new techinolgies at that station. Because of its seclusion, the polar bases on Antarctica offer scientists a unique location to conduct research in many disciplines. The station, its extreme environment and its location are so unique that we have been using Concordia’s unique environment to prepare for future human exploration missions, investigating things such as coping with stress, changes in the immune system, and alterations in circadian rhythms. ESA runs the research in cooperation with the builders and operators of Concordia, the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic Programme. So every year since 2005, we have been sponsoring a dedicated research doctor to implement experiments for us or the European scientists investigating topics that are related to missions long-duration exploration missions. Combined with data from ISS and other platforms, this research has been really important in helping to understand how humans adapt to extreme conditions. In addition to the human research that we do on Concordia station, we are also testing new technologies at that station. Innovation, Recycling, Sustainable Production, Water, Water TreatmentTitle - URLConcordiaStudyOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Content Creator PlatformESA, Global, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, TIA, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020ESATIAAllowing non-specialist to create, deploy, browse and download applications for interactive TVs In the last decades two revolutions have occurred in technology: first: mobile devices are no longer calling and texting devices with some embedded extra features (such as calculators and email) but have become closer to computers with text processors, media players, cameras and navigation systems; the second, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on have made the Internet a friendlier environment for people to interact with and, thereafter, to use these new channels to share experiences of their lives with others. These two facts changed people’s routine and, also, the requirements for these devices. One of the newest devices being revolutionised is the television.Big TV manufacturers and telecoms are already changing the way people interact with televisions. Mostly investing on 3D technology, gesture-based input, applications and content on demand. So, computers, mobile phones and television will become more similar to one another. Based on this context, the CCP project aims to allow non-technical users to create applications for satellite-connected interactive televisions, to preview & test applications during development and to publish applications in the application store. It is also possible to download and browse applications from the application store and filter applications by categories or search keywords. ICT, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLContent Creator PlatformIntegrated Applications ProjectThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
CROCUS4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Connectivity, Digital divide, Education, Education, ESA, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Migration, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women, SDG5 Gender Equality, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG5 Gender Equality, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIACross-Cultural Satellite services for immigrant communities in Europe The objective of the Crocus project (CROss-CUltural Satellite services for immigrant communities in Europe) was to disseminate multimedia and interactive didactic units for first and second language learning and intercultural education via satellite to schools, cultural centres, libraries, training agencies and associations of immigrants. This technology would guarantee the necessary flexibility to follow complex curricula in the best way, ensuring continuity in teaching, training, affection and emotional care for immigrant or refugee families children, both at Italian and European level. Connectivity, Digital divide, Education, Education, ICT, MigrationTitle - URLCROCUSIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Cymons14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Biodiversity, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Pollution, TIA, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened speciesESATIAData of water quality parameters at a large spatial and temporal scale CyMonS provides water management organisations with data of several water quality parameters at a large spatial and temporal scale. This data is used to initialise models for providing short term forecasts. CyMonS especially provides information on the presence of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria, especially when forming floating scums, frequently cause problems on bathing water locations and in surface waters. Cyanobacteria scums are a threat to public health, cause a bad smell, affect the aesthetic value of the surface water, result in a low biodiversity in the water and are indicative for the eutrophication of surface water. The current monitoring methods and techniques that are in use by water management organisations provide insufficient data and information required to prevent the occurrence of scums or to deal with emerging and already existing scums. With CyMonS the functioning and dynamics of entire surface water bodies will be better understood, problems will be identified and prevented at an earlier stage, and will ultimately result in a better surface water quality. Biodiversity, Health, Pollution, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLCymonsDemonstration ProjectCompletedRoberto CossuBlueLeg Monitor BVThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
D-MOSSDigital Platform Services, Disease, Early warning, Health, Ongoing, UKSA, Water Management, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseasesUKSADengue MOdel Forecasting Satellite-based System The Dengue MOdel forecasting Satellite-based System (D-MOSS) project is developing a dengue fever early warning system. The tool incorporates a variety of Earth observation (EO) data products ranging from historical observations to the latest state-of-the-art missions. Together with the UK Met Office seasonal forecasts (six-months lead time), D-MOSS draws on a set of freely available optical and radar EO data from GPM, Sentinel, SMOS, SMAP, and Aqua and Terra such as rainfall, temperature, humidity, soil moisture, land use, population density. These hydro-meteorological parameters are used to forecast dengue outbreaks and water availability. Key users of D-MOSS are government agencies such as the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Environment for whom it provides information to formulate appropriate interventions and policies: The tool generates i) probabilistic forecasts of dengue outbreaks issued every month, up to seven months in advance at a district level, covering an entire country and ii) seasonal forecasts (six months) of water availability, covering the whole of the country at a catchment scale, which provides the additional benefit of improving water management in transboundary river basins Disease, Early warning, Health, Water ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingHR Wallingford https://www.hrwallingford.com/projects/d-moss-dengue-forecasting-model-satellite-based-systemThursday, 10 December, 2020 - 15:03viewAsia Pacific
DAMSATDigital Platform Services, Downstream, Ecosystem, Mining, Ongoing, Pollution, UKSA, Water, Weather, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Latin America and the Caribbean, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuseUKSADam Monitoring from SATellites Dam Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) uses satellite technology to remotely monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings deposit areas. Using satellite data (EO, GNSS) increases the monitoring capacity by providing frequent monitoring information over wide areas and across remote locations and enables consistent monitoring across sites regardless of the relative inaccessibility and hazardous nature of the terrain. DAMSAT provides key users such as local and national authorities or companies with abnormal behavior and weather forecast alerts which allow for timely preventative interventions to reduce the risk of failure of water and tailings storage facilities and the consequent damage to population and ecosystems downstream. Thanks to available performance information for the sites, the tool allows for efficient use of resources and improved planning and prioritisation of site visits.   Downstream, Ecosystem, Mining, Pollution, Water, WeatherTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingHR Wallingford https://www.hrwallingford.com/projects/damsatThursday, 10 December, 2020 - 15:09viewLatin America and the Caribbean
DateGIS2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Completed, ESA, Food, Project, Rural development, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAIntegrated Geo-Information System for precision agriculture of date palm farming The DateGIS information service provides date farm and palm tree information products to provide insight in basic farm information, such as farm borders, palm field maps, and number of date palms. The information products include spatial farm information. The use of satellite remote sensing data for generating date farm information is a key asset. The project provided support for regional red palm weevil (RPW) monitoring, control and eradication by providing information on the regional RPW spread. RPW is a palm specific pest that forms an insidious and destructive plague for the national date sectors. The use of remote sensing is a new (disruptive) approach in the development and management of national RPW control programmes. RPW control activities were supported at farm level with information on RPW infestation of (individual) date palm trees. It is a simple and effective method to pinpoint and identify infested palm trees on a map, which allows the immediate start of the treatment or disposal of infested date palms. Agriculture, Food, Rural developmentTitle - URLDateGIS - an integrated Geo-Information System (GIS) for precision agriculture of date palm farmingProjectCompletedBrian TittleyTEC-IB http://www.tec-ib.comThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
DELTASSCompleted, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Emergency response, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Safety, Search & Rescue, Security, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIADisaster Emergency Logistic Telemedicine Advanced Satellite System DELTASS is a space-based system designed to improve the benefits and efficiency of the rescue, first medical aid and emergency operations in disaster situations like earthquakes or explosions. In such situations, the existing terrestrial infrastructure could be damaged. The space systems then suitably complement partly destroyed terrestrial infrastructure to meet the requirements of emergency healthcare services such as fast deployment of the management of the logistic and medical means or remote medical expertise. The DELTASS system enables the mobile paramedical or medical teams to co-ordinate their medical actions towards victims, to generate and transmit locational and medical data directly from the disaster field to a coordination centre in an automatic and easy way, using adapted light space-backed equipment. The DELTASS system also allows distant medical equipment or image manipulations and real time telediagnosis by specialised medical doctors on remote sites. Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Emergency response, Health, ICT, Medical, Safety, Search & Rescue, Security, TelemedicineTitle - URLDELTASSIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedCNES; MEDES (France)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Dentapreg ESA, Global, Health, Innovation, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECSupportive glass-fibre composite dental strips and pins for dentistry Pre-impregnated glass-fibre reinforcement is an advanced composite based on glass fibres embedded into resin or plastic to reinforce high-performance aerospace structures such as the Airbus A380’s vertical stabiliser or the Space Shuttle’s liquid oxygen tabs. A company called ADM has adapted this material to dentistry to produce a product called Dentapreg: supportive dental strips and pins for minimally invasive dentistry. The company is an alumnus of the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) in Brno, a member of the European Space Incubators Network (ESINET). Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLGLASS FIBRE COMPOSITE FOR DENTISTRYTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingADMThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Development of a super element PNT Antenna9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Aviation, Blue Worlds, ESA, Global, Improvement, Maritime, NAV, Ongoing, PNT, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESANAVA multi-constellation antenna for transport and agricultural use This activity aims to develop a high performance, low profile multi-constellation antenna targeting survey, Precision Agriculture, Marine and Aviation market segments. Agriculture, Aviation, Blue Worlds, Maritime, PNT, TransportTitle - URLNAVISPImprovementOngoingnavisp@esa.intTallysman (http://www.tallysman.com/)Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 - 19:14viewGlobal
DEXTROUS-GRIPAstronauts, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREGrasp and fine motoric skills in weightlessness helping prosthetic limb developements In more than 20 experiments flown over the last 15 years on parabolic flights that offer 20 seconds of weightlessness, a team of scientists has charted how humans cope with grasping objects in space. Astronauts often perform delicate manoeuvres on small objects, and calculating how living in weightlessness influences their grasp and fine motoric skills is important in an environment that allows little room for error. The work carried out on parabolic flights has paved the way for an experiment that Samantha Cristoforetti ran on the Space Station during the Futura mission. She gripped a purpose-built sensor with her eyes open and then with them closed to assess how the body adapts to situations where there is no up or down. These experiments are also helpful to engineers designing prosthetic limbs on Earth. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLDEXTROUS-GRIPExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
DFMS13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Agriculture, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Drought, Floods, Ongoing, UKSA, Weather, Africa, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG13 Climate action6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesUKSADrought and Flood Mitigation System The Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) provides robust meteorological, hydrological, and other Earth observation (EO) information as observations, forecasts, and data archives. Input data sources include SMOS, MODIS and Sentinel-1 and 2. DFMS delivers reliable and actionable weather and crop data where up to now it has been unavailable, inaccessible, or of varying quality. Focussed on reducing the impact of drought and floods, DFMS enables improved agricultural management and preparing for weather conditions in general. Products for monitoring, near and long-term planning, and historical analysis are provided through an on-line portal to users in the government, commercial agriculture, and development sectors.  Agriculture, Crops, Drought, Floods, WeatherTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingRHEA Group https://www.dfms.co.uk/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 10:36viewAfrica
DROMAS DP 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Ongoing, Rural development, TIA, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAAgricultural Crop Monitoring and Assessment driven by Satellites The main objective of the DROMAS service is to enable operational full country monitoring of agricultural crops to respond to the needs of the Czech State Agricultural Intervention Fund (SAIF). The focus is to support the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) in the Czech Republic, namely the on-the-spot control of aid applications and management of the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS). The service will be based on an innovative tool providing continuously updated information on crop types and crop cover within a single crop vegetation period to the national administration. The service products are thematic maps with an associated metadata layer for anomaly detection allowing agro-environmental degradation and agricultural crop damages to be monitored on the agricultural parcel level. All products are enhanced by field survey validation. The service will be provided on-line via web mapping services. Agriculture, Crops, Food, Rural developmentTitle - URLDROMAS DP - Agricultural Crop Monitoring and Assessment driven by SatellitesDemonstration ProjectOngoingOlivier BecuGISAT s.r.oThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Early warning radar technologyESA, OPS; SSA, Space Debris, Space Safety, SSA, Europe, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSAEarly detection of hazardous orbital debris ESA has installed two radars to test methods of detecting hazardous orbital debris. This early detection of debris is necessary to warn satellite operators of collision risks giving them time to take the necessary avoidance manoeuvres. Radars work by emitting radio energy at a target and then detecting the reflected signal. The first radar was installed in at Santorcaz, Spain, and has been used to develop debris warning services, boosting safety for European satellites. The ‘monostatic’ design of the radar means the transmitter and receiver are located within just a few hundred metres of each other, and energy is emitted in discrete pulses. This technology allows the radar to demonstrate and validate technologies for space debris surveillance in low-altitude orbits. A second radar was set up by ESA and France’s ONERA research centre – Office National d’Études et Recherches Aérospatiales. Making use of ‘bistatic’ technology, the emitter and receiver are set up at different locations and energy is emitted continuously. Together the two designs help to test techniques for observing orbital debris through ‘comparative testing’, significantly increasing European industrial competitiveness and capabilities in the field of debris observations. Space Debris, Space Safety, SSATitle - URLEarly warning radar technologyThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewEurope
Earth Observation for Flood and Drought Resilience13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Crops, Decision Making, Digital Platform Services, Drought, Floods, Insurance, Ongoing, Resilience, UKSA, Africa, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesUKSAForecasting weather to improve agricultural decisions for increased yields Earth Observation for Flood and Drought Resilience focuses on alleviating poverty for farmers that currently have little or no access to insurance by demonstrating the efficacy of Earth observation (EO) data for supporting the micro-insurance market. The solution uses multiple low to medium resolution optical satellite EO data sources including Airbus commercial DMC data, combined with free Landsat, MODIS and Sentinel data. Earth Observation for Flood and Drought Resilience is an independent, verifiable information source, thus free from corruption or bribery, which are significant factors restricting the development of this sector among both insurers and customers. These improved insurance products, once demonstrated, shall increase the overall take-up of insurance, allowing micro- insurance companies to spread risks and reduce costs. The solution also focuses on building social and economic resilience to drought and flood by providing economic impact decision-support information to policy makers at a national level about where best to make infrastructure investments or land use changes. Agriculture, Crops, Decision Making, Drought, Floods, Insurance, ResilienceTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingAirbus Defence and Space Ltd https://www.intelligence-airbusds.com/agriculture/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:18viewAfrica
EASOS14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Coastal areas, Completed, Deforestation, Digital Platform Services, Disaster risk management, Early warning, Ecosystem, Floods, Marine, Pollution, UKSA, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, Asia Pacific, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Planet, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ...UKSAEarth and Sea Observation System EASOS is a platform designed to provide high value decision support to tackle country specific environmental, security, human, and disaster management challenges. Through its intelligent way of fusing multiple forms of data including satellite imagery, mapping layers, live telemetry from the field, environmental and weather forecast data, EASOS provides knowledge on a wide variety of topics to different government departments on a local, regional, and international scale. Currently the system has three live services:  EASOS Flood Watch provides advanced flood warning enabling preventative disaster management action to be taken prior to a disaster event. Marine Watch provides early warning of marine pollution and its impact on environmentally sensitive coastlines, reducing also the financial impact of marine pollution. Forest Watch allows regional level detection and monitoring of logging activities and enables enforcement of forestry legislation and management practices. It helps protect the endangered species threatened by their diminishing habitat. Coastal areas, Deforestation, Disaster risk management, Early warning, Ecosystem, Floods, Marine, PollutionTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedSatellite Applications Catapult https://www.easos.org.uk/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:42viewAsia Pacific
EASOS Data Discovery Hub14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Completed, Deforestation, Digital Platform Services, Disaster response, Floods, Pollution, Resilience, UKSA, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, Asia Pacific, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Planet, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ...UKSAMonitoring of disaster-impacted regions when disaster strikes to improve coordination of response teams and assets EASOS Data Discovery Hub is a user friendly, one stop shop, web platform that can be used to discover, select, order, receive, visualise and download Earth observation (EO) data, with convenient filtering tools. The platform provides ongoing access to over 56 million existing EO images collected by all the major image suppliers, providing flexibility in covering events and locations with the most appropriate EO data. EASOS Data Discovery Hub combines both free EO data, from Copernicus and Landsat, and commercial EO data, including optical and radar. The platform ensures efficient and independent access to imagery from the range of image suppliers to help monitor and assess areas of concern to authorities in terms of illegal activity, marine pollution or deforestation. It also allows authorities to monitor disaster-impacted regions when disaster strikes to improve coordination of response teams and assets. Deforestation, Disaster response, Floods, Pollution, ResilienceTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedGeocento https://geocento.com/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 11:51viewAsia Pacific
ECO - Every Child Online10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, Education, ESA, Growth, ICT, Innovation, Integrated Applications Project, Ongoing, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy, 8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training, 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women, SDG5 Gender Equality, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG5 Gender Equality, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women, 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAAffordable and reliable Wi-Fi hotspots for low-income users in sub-Saharan Africa Every Child Online, or ECO, a public-private partnership between ESA and UK satellite network operator Avanti Communications under ESA’s ARTES partner programme, is set to bring affordable and reliable Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income users in sub-Saharan Africa.While new generation satellites offer greater speed and flexibility at lower cost, ground infrastructures and satellite services in Africa have not aligned to the local market price points, stifling growth. To meet the high potential demand for sub-Saharan Africa satellite broadband, ECO aims to implement enhanced ground technologies and exploit novel service delivery methods, leveraging the latest capabilities of Avanti’s Hylas-4 telecoms satellite which will be operational by mid-2017. The programme will enable managed community internet access to be deployed both quickly and cost effectively, using a service model which supports socio-economic development within communities beyond the benefits of broadband access alone. Each ECO network point will be scalable to the demands of the local community, handling tens to hundreds of subscribers. This will be achieved by using the latest generation of Wi-Fi standards to maximize service range, minimize power consumption and deliver robust connectivity for smart phone and tablet users. The ECO satellite broadband services will benefit schools, health centres, community centres, Internet cafés and community area networks, along with governments, telecom providers, mobile network operators, Internet service providers, private network operators and local resellers. The ECO community shared access services will initially be deployed in a number of pilot sites across several countries, including rural and edge-of-urban communities, as well as in towns or suburban areas where fixed line or mobile connectivity is unavailable or unreliable. ECO services and technologies will be deployed as part of the roll out of Avanti’s services over the Hylas-4 satellite, which upon launch will offer significant additional capacity across sub-Saharan Africa. This will be in addition to the business partners who are already in place providing services from the existing Hylas-2 satellite. With ECO, Avanti is developing a range of services and capabilities, supported by two Belgian companies: satcom service provider SatADSL and technology provider Newtec. Newtec will lead the ground segment development with their enhanced Dialog platform while SatADSL will expand its current range of services in Africa using their flexible Service Delivery Platform. The ECO programme was launched in September 2016 and will continue for five years. This includes three years of evaluating pilot services for over 1400 community sites, including schools and internet cafés across six countries in Africa. Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, Education, Growth, ICT, Innovation, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLECO - Every Child OnlineIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingAvanti UKThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
EcoProMISAgriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Drought, Ecosystem, Floods, UKSA, Weather, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAEcological Production Management Information System The EcoProMIS platform is developed per crop and country to address the economical, technical and environmental challenges faced by a wide range of agricultural stakeholders. The product integrates free Earth observation (EO) data from Sentinel, commercial EO data and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone data to provide accurate, timely and affordable information on crop conditions on a large geographic scale. EcoProMIS provides growers with advice regarding crop management, inputs, soil and biotic environmental information during the crop production cycles to improve decision making. By combining optical and radar satellite data with comprehensive crop production data the EcoProMIS creates “Knowledge for Free” for growers and partners, and “Decisions for a Fee” for customers.  Agriculture, Crops, Drought, Ecosystem, Floods, WeatherTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedAgricompas Limited https://www.ecopromis.com/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:08viewLatin America and the Caribbean
EDOS-2ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREIncreasing efficiency of bone exploration & helping early detection of osteoporosis The EDOS-2 project will help to assess further the efficiency of bone exploration developed through ESA research and research from other organisations in the future, and should significantly contribute to the development of a reference technique to perform early detection of osteoporosis on Earth in a unique way. These improved diagnostics in the early stages of such a medical condition may prove extremely important in developing more effective countermeasures to the effects of osteoporosis. Health, MedicalTitle - URLEDOS-2ExperimentJennifer Ngo-AhnThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Electrospun nanofibres ESA, Global, Health, Innovation, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECMicroelectromechanical applied to regenerative medicine and drug discovery Scaleable colloidal nanothrusters for extremely precise spacecraft attitude control – originating in ESA’s microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for space programme – are being applied to the production of electrospun nanofibre scaffolds for regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Electrospun nanofibres are fabricated into non-woven scaffolds that support the 3D growth of cells. This technique is being used in regenerative medicine and drug discovery. The technology of electrospun nanofibres has further applications from rechargeable batteries to medical devices. The Electrospinning Company has been assisted by ESA’s UK Technology Transfer Broker and is currently being incubated at ESA’s Harwell Business Incubation Centre. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLVASCULAR ACCESS GRAFTTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
EMD-CR ESA, Global, Health, Project, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAEuropean Microgravity Database for Clinical Research Effective diagnostics and treatment must be supported by effective collection and access of patients’ health data, distribution of medicines, and sharing of information. Information technologies, together with telecommunications systems, contribute towards achieving these goals. This project concerns a proposed database for: ● collecting experimental and health monitoring data and; ● accessing it for research purposes by the scientific user community. HealthTitle - URLEMD-CR - European Microgravity Database for Clinical ResearchProjecthealth ( @ ) esa.intThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
EMN (European Medical Network)Completed, Connectivity, Education, Education, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAA distance-learning service for the medical professions in Europe The European Medical Network (EMN) was formed to create a distance-learning service for the medical professions in Europe; at its core is a menu-driven digital satellite broadcast combined with an Internet Service. A pilot project was launched in order to assess and verify the acceptance of the proposed service by the target groups, its operational feasibility throughout the entire value chain, and the financial feasibility of all separate steps as pro rata business plan budgets. Connectivity, Education, Education, Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLEMN (European Medical Network)Integrated Applications ProjectCompletedEMN - European Medical NetworkSwitzerlandThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
EO4SD Agriculture and rural developmentAgriculture, Connectivity, Copernicus, Crops, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Food, International Cooperation, Nutrition, Ongoing, Rural development, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to Agricultural and rural development The EO4SD Agriculture and Rural Development project aims at demonstrating the benefits of EO-based geo-information products and services to support agricultural monitoring and management tasks, in particular projects and programmes of the Mulatilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, IFAD and Asian Development Bank which deal with land degradation, soil erosion, food security and irrigation systems management. The main objective of this Agriculture Cluster project is to demonstrate that the effectiveness of the MDB’s technical assistance interventions and financial investments in agriculture sector can be measurably enhanced by using EO-derived information to support large-scale crop area and type estimates (i.e. crop cover mapping and status assessment), irrigation and irrigation systems management (i.e. energy balance, water productivity and water stress), agriculture productivity assessment (i.e. yield estimation, ground water, precipitation monitoring), rural infrastructure investments planning and monitoring (i.e. households and transport networks mapping), Land Degradation Assessment (i.e. land use, rainfall, soil moisture, precipitation, fAPAR, NDVI indicators), and Environmental Impact Assessment (i.e. landscape level classification and change mapping including fragmentation, and agriculture commodities production impact on deforestation). Agriculture, Connectivity, Copernicus, Crops, Food, International Cooperation, Nutrition, Rural developmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingAnna BurzykowskaDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 10:48viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EO4SD EASTERN PARTNERSHIP15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Agriculture, Eastern Partnership, EOP, ESA, International Cooperation, Land Management, Ongoing, Public Private Partnership, Water Management, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., People, Planet, PartnershipsPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG15 Life on land, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ...ESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects in Eastern European countries EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a steep increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the development programs implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in the Eastern European Region, in particular in order to support the technical collaboration and knowledge exchange among Eastern Partnership countries. The objective is to enhance the provision of the specialized remote sensing information services, analytic tools and geospatial information systems and to leverage new data sources such as Sentinel satellites to support planning, implementation, and monitoring of development projects as well as to provide remote sensing capacity building in three thematic areas: Agriculture, Land Management, and Water Resources Management. The project also aims to develop a portfolio of demonstration services which involve crop cultivation mapping and monitoring, assessment of water availability for crops, benchmarking against long-term data, delineation of areas currently undergoing water stress, predicting yields, providing information on land use as well as flood monitoring. Agriculture, Eastern Partnership, International Cooperation, Land Management, Water ManagementTitle - URLPublic Private PartnershipOngoingAnna BurzykowskaSPACE RESEARCH CENTRE, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (PL) Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 14:30viewEurope
EO4SD Water Resource Management6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Climate change, Data Intensive, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Ongoing, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, Asia Pacific, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to water management The EO4SD Earth Observation for Sustainable Development project aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the IFIs regional and global programs. It followa a systematic, user-driven approach in order to meet longer-term, strategic geospatial information needs in the individual developing countries, as well as international and regional development organizations. Specifically, for water resource management the EO4SD seeks to demonstrate the benefits and utility of EO services in response to stakeholder requirements for water resources monitoring and management at local to basin scales. Climate change, Data Intensive, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingBenjamin KoetzDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 13:31viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EPAS Wastewater Treatment15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, ESA, Global, HRE, Project, Recycling, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESAHREMembrane-based filtration system that treats contaminated water and removes unwanted particles and microorganisms EPAS (Eco Process Assistance) was founded as a spin-off from the Laboratory for Microbial Ecology of Ghent University and is now part of Veolia Water. EPAS specialises in the treatment of wastewater and provides process and technical advice to industries all over the world covering a wide range of technologies, including microbiological and physico-chemical treatments. Water scarcity arising from increased demand for and depletion and pollution of fresh water resources is a critical problem. The increase in population, consumption and desire for better living has placed enormous pressure on a continual supply of fresh water. It is estimated that global water consumption will double every 20 years. It is vital that we begin to use the available water resources in an efficient way. Membrane filtration technologies offer a sustainable solution to offset freshwater usage. MELiSSA expertise The expertise of EPAS originated during the development of MELiSSA's grey and black water treatment units (compartments I and III technology). The Grey Water Treatment Unit is a membrane-based filtration system that treats contaminated water and removes unwanted particles and microorganisms (bacteria and viruses). Common sources of grey water include showers, cooking, air dehumidifiers, washing machines and dishwashers. The system employs three membrane separation units: nano-filtration and two stages of reverse osmosis. The Black Water Treatment Unit is designed to treat and degrade organic waste material such as fecal matter, toilet paper, kitchen waste, and urine. These materials are broken down into smaller components using a microbiological approach that occurs in three stages. Further processing of the decomposed material enables recovery of nutrients and reclamation of wastewater. Recycling, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLEPAS wastewater treatmentProjectChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ESA Space Weather Coordination CentreESA, OPS; SSA, Space Safety, Space Weather, Europe, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSAStudying and monitoring space weather: from coronal mass ejections to solar energetic particles Life on Earth depends on heat and light from our nearest star, the Sun. However, the environment around our planet is constantly being altered by the Sun’s varied behaviours, and this ‘space weather’ is notoriously difficult to predict. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and the shockwaves that come with them can trigger geomagnetic storms on Earth. These storms can disrupt electrical systems, the mains electricity grid, communications, navigation systems and pipelines, potentially affecting human health and safety if these systems should be shut down. Tiny atomic-sized particles emitted by the Sun – known as solar energetic particles (SEP) – can threaten the lives of astronauts and cause damage to electronics on spacecraft - a notable example being the Galaxy 15 failure . Becoming aware of space weather and its effects, and making information easily accessible to civil authorities, industry and scientists is an important step toward creating resilient and knowledgeable communities.ESA’s Space Weather Coordination Centre (SSCC), located in Brussels, Belgium, is the central hub for the Agency’s growing Space Weather Services Network, the world’s only such network and delivering over a 130 processed data ‘products’ to numerous customers across Europe. The SSCC coordinates the service network and provides user support with the help of scientific experts, under the themes such as solar weather, space radiation, ionospheric weather and geomagnetic conditions.   Space Safety, Space WeatherTitle - URLESA Space Weather Coordination CentreMonday, 11 June, 2018 - 16:56viewEurope
ESA: Disaster Relief 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, ESA, Health, Humanitarian Response, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ...ESATIADisaster Relief and Emergency Management A key role of the European Space Agency is to respond to the needs of its Member States, the European Union and user communities, including the institutional sector. This is especially clear in the area of Disaster Relief and Emergency Management. ESA has been leading activities in this area for more than a decade. ESA-supported activities in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management are run under different ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) programme elements, namely ARTES 3, 4 and 5. ESA's approach in this field is to liaise between users and industry to guarantee successful matching of different interests. Users are involved from the design phase to project completion. This is recognised as a key element for a successful project, because only users can effectively translate their demands into a working system. ESA is also working on the creation of a pan-European initiative for the development of civil protection services using satellite communications. The two lines of action are considered complementary and fundamental to understand the role satellite communication systems may play during critical events on ground. Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Health, Humanitarian Response, MedicalTitle - URLESA supported projects for Disaster ReliefIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
EuroMedNet10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Africa, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAUpgrading telemedicine networks Goal of the EuroMedNet project was to upgrade the existing SHARED telemedicine network toward an operational network by introducing a Telemedicine Operation Centre (TOC) and by upgrading the stations in order to have them remotely controllable. This together with the introduction of the necessary tools allowed services information access, booking, automatic scheduling and communications set-up and confidentiality of data. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLEuroMedNetIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedTelbios (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
European Physiology ModulesESA, Global, Health, HRE, Programme, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREInvestigating effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body & helping to understand ageing, osteoporosis, balance disorders, and loss of muscle The research facility for human physiology experiments in Columbus encompasses the European Physiology Modules, which are an International Standard Payload Rack, equipped with Science Modules to investigate the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. Experimental results contribute to an increased understanding of terrestrial problems such as ageing, osteoporosis, balance disorders, and loss of muscle. HealthTitle - URLEuropean Physiology ModulesProgrammeJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Eye-catching space technology restoring sightESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECEye movement experiments in space contributing to modern laser eyesight surgery The technology used to track the patient's eye and direct the scalpel during laser surgery to correct eyesight was first developed for use in space? If you look at a fixed point while tilting or shaking your head, your eyes automatically hold steady, allowing you to see clearly even while moving around. This neat trick of nature is a reflex and we are usually unaware that it even happens. Behind the scenes, your brain is constantly interpreting information from the inner ear to maintain balance and stable vision. An essential feature of this sensory system is the use of gravity as a reference. Most species on Earth, going back as far as the dinosaurs, rely on it. But how do astronauts in space cope when the inner ear can no longer rely on gravity? How well do astronauts focus on a computer screen when floating by, and how do they judge speed? To investigate these questions, a team led by Professor Andrew Clarke based in Berlin (Germany) designed a series of experiments to measure astronauts’ eye movements as they worked on the International Space Station without interfering with the astronaut’s normal work. The answer came in the form of a helmet feeding high-performance image processing chips similar to those found in consumer cameras. The results showed that our balance and the overall control of eye movements are indeed affected by weightlessness. These two systems work closely together under normal gravity conditions, but become somewhat dissociated in microgravity. The findings point to the entire sensory-motor complex and spatial perception relying on gravity as a reference for orientation. After a flight, it takes several days to weeks for the astronauts to return to normal. In parallel with its use on the Space Station, the engineers realised the device had potential for applications on Earth. Tracking the eye’s position without interfering with the surgeon’s work is essential in laser surgery. The space technology proved ideal. Health, MedicalTitle - URLEye-catching space technology restoring sightTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ezCOLESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREA bacteria with a potential for lowering LDL cholesterol levels High levels of cholesterol in the blood increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the World Health Organization, 39% of the world’s population has raised levels of cholesterol. Finding more ways to keep cholesterol in check has clear benefits to public health. MELiSSA research on food for astronauts found a bacterium with the potential for lowering LDL cholesterol levels by 30-40%. With ESA’s support, spin-off company ezCOL BV was set up by IPStar BV, MELiSSA’s technology transfer partner, to continue research and market the cholesterol-diminishing bacterium. ezCOL BV is completing the development and valorisation of a patented preparation method for the use of this bacterium as a nutraceutical and a pharmaceutical drug. The bacterium can also be used in animal feed to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in food consumed by humans. Development focuses on over-the-counter nutraceuticals, functional food and drugs. However, applying the microorganisms in animal feed represents another route to market and will generate products of animal origin such as pork, milk and eggs with low cholesterol content. MELiSSA expertise MELiSSA has significant expertise in nutrition development and bacterial biomass production and characterisation. This knowledge is built during several MELiSSA projects that were aimed to develop water recycling methods and ways to cook nutritious meals using less common ingredients. Bacteria grow exponentially and can provide many nutrients in an astronaut’s diet on a long mission to the Moon or Mars. Health, MedicalTitle - URLLDL Cholesterol Lowering Technology – ezCOLTechnology TransferChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
FarmingTruth1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Completed, Economic growth, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Land Management, Rural development, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIASatellite derived soil and crop information system optimizing land use and increasing yield 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. It enables end users to collect and collate crop and soil data from a wide range of data sources including the utilisation of space assets like Earth Observation (EO) and Satellite Navigation (GNSS). FarmingTruth combines high resolution soil information with satellite-derived crop information in an integrated precision farming service. The inherited spatial and temporal variation of soil properties and nutrients is critical for determining variable rate strategies for crop production, but is typically derived from soil samples collected at insufficient resolution (typically 1 soil samples per 1-3 hectare). This leads to limited characterisation of within-field soil variability, thus often results in poor crop and land management. The proposed system addresses this in two ways; 1) utilising a new and innovative on-line soil sensor to collect geo-referenced, high sampling resolution data on key soil properties, 2) integration of soil data with other information such as satellite imagery of crop growth and development, weather data, topography and yield maps, to develop algorithms to determine rules for variable rate applications. These can then be implemented within the soil and crop information system. The vision for the final commercial system would be a web-based portal that would allow end users (farmers, growers, etc) to manage data upload and storage, then to select appropriate "rules" for their specific location and chosen crop using science-based decisions. The resulting treatment maps would then be uploaded to precision-agriculture compatible implements for application of inputs. Agriculture, Economic growth, Food, Land Management, Rural developmentTitle - URLFarmingTruthFeasibility StudyCompletedMichiel KruijffCranfield (UK)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Farol City GuidesCities, Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, Growth, TEC, Technology Transfer, Tourism, Urban, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., Europe, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATECIntelligent travel guides based on SatNav and AI Satellite navigation is being combined with artificial intelligence as the basis of a location-based pedestrian travel guide, aimed at pedestrians in city environments. The LatitudeN company, supported by ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in Darmstadt, has produced a smart location-based travel guide that automatically suggests fully-personalised city tours, based on the user’s preferences and time at their disposal. ‘Farol City Guides’ is currently entering the market, in partnership with MairDumont, a market leader for digital content in tourism. LatitudeN received a best-practice award in 2010 as a small-medium enterprise (SME) working on the downstream satellite sector. Cities, Economic development, Economic growth, Growth, Tourism, UrbanTitle - URLINTELLIGENT MOBILE CITY GUIDETechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
FeelSpace naviBelt Cities, Connectivity, Disability, ESA, Global, Inclusiveness, Innovation, Navigation, TEC, Technology Transfer, Tourism, Transport, Urban, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATECA haptic belt as a navigation device for the visually impaired FeelSpace GmbH was founded as a start up out of the University of Osnabrück. Based on 10 years research with tactile compass belts, a haptic belt was developed as a navigation device for the blind. Vibration motors show the direction where a target destination is located. The smartphone acts as an interface. Target groups: blind and visually impaired, bikers, tourists Cities, Connectivity, Disability, Inclusiveness, Innovation, Navigation, Tourism, Transport, UrbanTitle - URLFeelSpaceTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingfeelSpace Team 2017: Dr. Julia Wache, Susan Wache, Silke Kärcher, Dr. David Meignan, Jessika SchwandtThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Food Security TEPAgriculture, Aquaculture, Big data, Data Intensive, Digital Platform Services, EOP, ESA, Food, Ongoing, Security, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESAEOPOn-line platform services providing access to EO data, tools and ICT resources for food security​ The Thematic Exploitation Platform dedicated to Food Security supports sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries by providing access to data, processing tools and computing resources in a cloud environment. It  facilitates collaborative research and bench marking of methods, development of innovative Apps and services, as well as uptake of EO data in processes of end-users in the food security sectors. Agriculture, Aquaculture, Big data, Data Intensive, Food, SecurityTitle - URLFood Security Exploitation Platform (Food Security TEP)Digital Platform ServicesOngoingEspen VoldenVISTA GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FERNERKUNDUNG GMBH (DE)Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 10:52viewAfrica, Europe
Forest and Wild Fire Monitoring13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, Disaster response, Fires, Forest, Hardware, Resilience, UKSA, Europe, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesUKSADetection and monitoring of forest and wild fires in near real time eOsphere satellite ground receiving stations have been installed in countries worldwide to allow government agencies to detect and monitor forest and wild fires over large areas in near real time. The solution uses the short wave and thermal infrared channels on polar orbiting meteorological satellites such as EOS Terra and Aqua, Suomi- NPP, and NOAA 20. The satellites used are all free-to-air, providing the multiple medium resolution visible, near-, shortwave- and thermal-infrared imaging radiometre channels required for routinely detecting forest and wild fires. As well as detecting and monitoring fires, the product also delivers many other medium resolution environment products including cloud mask, type and optical properties, vegetation indices, aerosols, atmospheric vertical profiles, land and sea surface temperature, and land use classification.  Disaster response, Fires, Forest, ResilienceTitle - URLHardwareCompletedeOsphere eosphere.co.ukThursday, 10 December, 2020 - 12:41viewEurope, Asia Pacific
From red Mars to green Earth13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Device, Emissions, ESA, Global, Greenhouse gas, Pollution, TEC, Urban, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATECMeasuring air quality, emission, industrial chemical processes and detecting gas leaks with a sensor first used for analysing the martian atmosphere A sensor for analysing the atmosphere of Mars helps to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth. A new portable device created by the young space scientist Hugh Mortimer promises a greener future by readily analysing the composition of gases, solids and liquids using the light they emit. Hugh and his partner Jolyon Tidmarsh are now hosted at ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell, UK, while they turn the invention into a commercial business. Originally designed to fly on future Mars probes, this little device is so sturdy it can withstand some of the harshest conditions on Earth, making it ideal for measuring air quality and roadside vehicle emissions, detecting gas leaks and monitoring industrial chemical processes. Its size makes it especially suited to fly on aerial drones for mapping the ground below or monitoring colour variations in crops for more efficient use of pesticides and fertilisers. Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Emissions, Greenhouse gas, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLFrom red Mars to green EarthDevicePriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
FruitLookAfrica, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Rural development, TIA, Water, Water Management, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESATIAServices to Improve Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards and Deciduous Fruit orchards in South Africa Many farmers use soil moisture systems which show hourly changes in soil moisture, and the exact moment to irrigate. The FruitLook data helps a farmer to identify the most representative location in his block for such a system, and how to extrapolate the soil moisture information in this particular point. A number of companies in South Africa offer airborne vegetation index mapping to identify sampling areas prior to harvest. Aerial photography has a higher spatial resolution than the FruitLook data, but the high costs do not allow weekly acquisitions. The combination with FruitLook allows a farmer to have weekly updates on the spatial changes on his farm, while maintaining a detailed understanding of the spatial variations visible in the aerial photography. The FruitLook service package provides crop information on a weekly basis disseminated through the data portal www.FruitLook.co.za. It allows users to register so they only need to download information on the blocks they are interested in. Weekly updates on 8 parameters provide a comprehensive understanding of the spatial and temporal changes in a block. To create the parameter data, the system requires no inputs of the farmer. Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Rural development, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLFruitLook - Services to Improve Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards and Deciduous Fruit orchards in South AfricaDemonstration ProjectCompletedOlivier BecuThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
GAIAESA, Global, NEO, OPS; SCI; SSA, Space Safety, Space Weather, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SCI; SSACharting a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy and contributing to a database of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects ESA’s GAIA satellite has the ambitious mission of charting a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Because of its unprecedented sensitivity to faint, moving objects, GAIA is contributing to the search for asteroids and comets traversing the Solar System, including those with the potential to strike Earth – near-Earth objects (NEO). It is expected that over the course of the mission the spacecraft will detect hundreds of thousands of minor planets, some known and some new discoveries. Some of these will be near-Earth objects, others will live in the 'main-belt' of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, yet more will be located in the icy realms of the outer Solar System known as the Kuiper Belt. Data from GAIA will help scientists monitor the threat and risk posed by rocky bodies in the Solar System, improving the chances of mitigating risk from impact, and even providing key information required to potentially divert the course of risky bodies. NEO, Space Safety, Space WeatherTitle - URLGaia to hunt near-Earth objectsThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewGlobal
GALILEO15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, Galileo, Global, Growth, Infrastructure, Innovation, Land Management, Maritime, NAV, Navigation, Oceans, Programme, Safety, Search & Rescue, Security, Transport, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 14.6 Prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.6 Prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing ..., 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESANAVEurope’s own Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo is Europe’s own Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), providing a highly accurate, global positioning service, interoperable with the US GPS and Russian Glonass systems. Galileo’s modern and efficient design will increase Europe’s technological independence, and help to set international standards for GNSS. Galileo is being developed and deployed in collaboration between the European Union and ESA. The complete Galileo constellation will consist of 24 satellites plus spares. With the satellites taking about 14 hours to orbit Earth, there will always be at least four satellites visible anywhere in the world. The satellites are being placed in three orbital planes at an angle of 56 degrees to the equator, which will provide coverage right up to the polar regions. Agriculture, Economic development, Economic growth, Galileo, Growth, Infrastructure, Innovation, Land Management, Maritime, Navigation, Oceans, Safety, Search & Rescue, Security, TransportTitle - URLESA Navigation - Mapping and Positioning servicesProgrammeThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
GeoPALAgriculture, ESA, Land Management, NAV, Satnav Application Project, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityESANAVGNSS-based planning system for high-precision agriculture logistics GeoPAL aims to design a high-precision farming application that is able to take advantage of Galileo and EGNOS, but also offers features that no other software currently offers. In current agricultural practice, vehicle drivers need to plan their own path over a field. This can either be done manually by the drivers, based on their own experience, or by drawing lines using a guidance system. The first objective of the project is for the planning system to calculate and optimise the path through the field. The second innovation aimed at is to develop a system able to guide the transport units to a machine that is working at a precise location in a field. The third aim is to solve the problem that tractor drivers seldom know the field exactly. For this the system guides the drivers to the intended field and makes sure they are working in the right field. The guidance is done by an innovative street-and-track navigation system that is able to calculate routes on field tracks to bridge the last mile between the street and the field. The drivers of the transport units can continuously be informed by the system about which field the machine is working in and when it is moving to the next field. Consequently, the transport unit will always drive to the correct field. Agriculture, Land ManagementTitle - URLGeoPALSatnav Application ProjectGiorgio Solarihttps://eng.au.dk/en/research/research-projects/electrical-and-computer-engineering-research-projects/geopal/Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
GIS for ARV treatment programmesAfrica, Completed, Disease, ESA, Health, Medical, Study, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIAARV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of Geographic information systems The objective of this project was to study the potential role of geographic and space techniques related to HIV/AIDS and ARV issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology makes it feasible for example to track the HIV epidemic in defined areas. Description In support of local health centres and humanitarian organisations, precise local mapping of AIDS cases, HIV infection and related risk factors can: • provide demographic and environmental perspectives on the current status of the epidemic, • portray historical and long-term trends, • evaluate the delivery and impact of prevention and care services, • test hypotheses on social, political and environmental determinates of transmission, • target outreach efforts to locations where transmission is likely to be highest. GISA will: • Support local health centres and work towards improved information management related to the treatment of patients, reporting with up-to-date information from the geo-spatial context • Link to ongoing initiatives as well as national and local authorities Consortium In this project ESA, World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were involved. UNAIDS, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) had an advisory role. Africa, Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLGeographic Information Support for treatment programmesStudyCompletedDidier SchmittThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
GrapeLookAfrica, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Rural development, TIA, Water, Water Management, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcityESATIAImproving Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards in South Africa The objective of this project was to assist grape farmers and governmental authorities with the management of scarce irrigation water resources and on-farm nitrogen applications in order to promote sustainable optimal resource utilisation, reduce input costs, protect the environment, and ultimately increase water use efficiency by means of operational satellite technologies. In other words: the development, integration and validation of sustainable end-to-end services for optimal utilisation of water and fertilisers in vineyards in Western Cape, South Africa. The services are based on the integration of established techniques and methods relying on space (satellite Earth observation, satellite communication and satellite navigation) as well as terrestrial technologies. These services provide governmental authorities such as the Ministry of Agriculture, related Water Users Associations (WUAs), and individual farmers, with information on the overall consumption and optimal utilisation of water and fertilizers. Consequential they are empowered to achieve optimal resource utilisation, reduce input costs, reduce the environmental impacts, and increase the yield and quality of grapes and wine. Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Rural development, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLGrapeLook - A Service to Improve Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards in South AfricaDemonstration ProjectCompletedRita RinaldoWaterWatch B.V. (NL)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
GRAVI-1Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, ESA, Experiment, Global, HRE, Land Management, Plant biology, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityESAHRELooking for the smallest level of gravity a plant can still sense Cultivating plants for food was a significant step in the history of mankind. Growing plants for food in space and on other planets will be necessary for exploration of our Universe. Stems and leaves grow towards the light and against gravity, while roots follow gravity. What role does gravity play in this process and what can we learn from growing plants in weightlessness? Which unknown aspects of plants will be discovered by this kind of research? Research in space focuses on the Arabidopsis thaliana plant, a model plant used as a reference for biologists. It has already been shown that plants 'feel' gravity at a cellular level, mainly in cells located at the tip of the root. Experiments on the International Space Station are investigating how this process works, from the primary step of sensing gravity to investigating how the whole plant responds. One of the experiments flown on the Space Station, GRAVI-1, looked at the smallest level of gravity a plant can sense. The results imply that plant's sense of gravity is amplified, because they react to very-low gravity levels. Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Land Management, Plant biologyTitle - URLGRAVI-1ExperimentThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Grey Water recycling system (CONCORDIA)Antarctica, ESA, HRE, Polar, Project, Recycling, Sustainability, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Antarctic, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHRERecycling of water previously used for washing or food praparation A recycling system for ‘grey water’ – water previously used for washing or food preparation – has been operating for the last decade at the French–Italian Concordia base in Antarctica. The multistep recycling process is based on a ceramic honeycomb peppered with holes 700 times finer than a strand of human hair followed by a pair of membranes that yield clean water. Antarctica, Polar, Recycling, Sustainability, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLGrey Water recycling system - CONCORDIAProjectJennifer Ngo-Anh; Christophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAntarctic
GRIPESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Ongoing, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREAnalysing a stable grip on hand-held objects in microgravity Microgravity provides a unique environment to study dexterous manipulation. How does the nervous system control movements and forces when manipulating objects with the hand? A stable grip on hand-held objects is of primary importance to lifting and moving actions particularly when such objects are used as tools. When using the so-called “precision grip” , stabilization of the object in the hand depends on applying a strong enough grip force normal to each finger-object contact surface; sufficient friction must be generated to resist the load force and torque acting tangentially to the contact surfaces. Studies of the forces employed in the dexterous handling of objects using a precision grip have found that the grip forces are optimized to prevent accidental slips, and yet are not so excessive as to crush a fragile object or to cause muscle fatigue (Johansson and Westling 1984; Westling and Johansson 1984). In order to ensure safe and reliable object manipulation without slip, the grip-load force ratio has to be maintained slightly above the minimum required, depending on the friction between skin and object (Johansson and Westling 1984). Flanagan and Wing (Flanagan and Wing 1993; Flanagan and Wing 1995) examined grip force modulation as subjects performed either point-to-point or cyclic arm movements with a hand-held load. They found that variations in inertial forces caused by the subjects’ own arm movements over a range of accelerations produced synchronous changes in grip forces that rose and fell with the changes in the tangential load forces on the fingers. Grip forces were modulated in parallel with load forces, regardless of the object’s surface friction or the frequency of movement applied to the object. A tight temporal coupling between the grip force and the load force has been documented in a large variety of tasks engaging different kinds of objects, grips, loads or mode of transport (Johansson and Westling 1984; Flanagan and Tresilian 1994; Jenmalm and Johansson 1997; Flanagan et al. 1999a; Flanagan et al. 1999b) and locomotion (Gysin et al. 2003). In other words, grip forces were controlled in anticipation of the fluctuations in inertial forces. Conversely, Saels et al. 1999, demonstrated that the sensation of slipperiness caused subjects to accelerate low-friction objects more slowly. In all these instances, grip forces are modulated in parallel with the load forces, regardless of the object’s surface friction or the acceleration applied to the object. That is, the grip forces reflected an anticipatory adjustment to either fluctuations in inertial forces or to low coefficients of friction. Changes in gravity can be considered as perturbations to the performance of these tasks, which must somehow be compensated through adaptive control. This is particularly so in the case of loads applied by gravity to the body because the muscle activities used to compensate these loads appear to be programmed in a highly predictive manner, perhaps based on a lifetime of experience in a normal 1g environment. It has been shown that during exposure to microgravity in parabolic flights the control of interaction forces adapts partially to the lack of gravity, yet evidence indicates that anticipation of gravity’s effects persists in the short term. The motivation for these experiments to be performed in long-duration space flight is to understand how the central nervous system adapts to an environment without gravity and what will be the consequences of long-term adaptation when an individual returns to a normal (Earth) or partial (Moon or Mars) gravitational field. HealthGRIPExperimentOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Health Information ServicesCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAAddressing patients in waiting rooms and doctors in surgeries Health Information Services, brand name Telesana, is a television- and IP-based information platform addressing patients in waiting rooms and doctors in surgeries. The system architecture has the main task to deliver an ad-hoc TV program and specific IP based content to the End User Site. The pilot system platform spanned several geographic locations. It encompassed a broadcasting centre located at a content service provider site, a satellite Uplink Station, and edge media servers connected to audio, video, and data equipment at each end-user site. The project demonstrated technical reliability and suitability of the proposed platform and transmission under consideration of eventual adjustments. Results of the pilot has provided feedback to the specifications of technical equipment and installation. Market research results concerning content, as well as the service itself and technical solution acceptance were a major benefit of the project. Only these studies can substantiate the assets of the new communication offer, convince the business community and the different other user groups to adopt the proposed system. Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLHealth Information ServicesIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
HERMES3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020ESATIAPilot operations both in Tele-Medicine and in Tele-Education The aims of the HERMES project were to implement pilot operations both in Tele-Medicine and in Tele-Education, using asymmetrical Internet via satellite, for dedicated hardware / software platforms. Applications implemented for Tele-Medicine were developing reference data and Medical Support Services, integrating multimedia patient records, and provide teleconsulting (one to one and/or multipoint). The applications implemented for Tele-education were the GIOTTO Platform, which encompassed video lessons (on demand/downloaded), a virtual library, a laboratory (download), and collaborative learning (live), and the technological platform 'Evolve'. Education, Education, Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLHERMESIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedTelespazio ItalyThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
High speed camera for analysing human skin cellsAfrica, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECA high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space being adapted to look deeper into human tissues for detecting skin diseases A high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space and combating famine in Africa is being adapted to spot changes in human skin cells, invisible to the naked eye, to help diagnose skin diseases like cancer. With the support of ESA and the Belgian Space Technology Transfer Programme, the extraordinary digital infrared sensor from ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite is being adapted for several non-space applications. Mounted on a standard medical scanner, the space sensor can help doctors to look deeper into human tissues for detecting skin diseases earlier. It also has a bright future in industry: it has already been shown to improve solar cell production as well as spotting defective items on production lines. Africa, Health, MedicalTitle - URLScanning Earth, saving livesTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
HiVaCroMAgriculture, Demonstration Project, ESA, Ongoing, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAHigh Value Crop Monitoring for potato production High-value crop monitoring (HiVaCroM) users are involved in some way with growing potatoes or managing potato production. The users have common objectives to grow high quality and pre-defined volumes of potatoes, and often encounter challenges associated with the natural variability inherent with growing crops. The challenges faced are to understand the potential yield of crops; estimation of optimum harvest dates to achieve the targeted yields; monitoring large and geographically distributed fields; and understanding long term and short term weather impacts. Meeting these challenges has often resulted in labour intensive activities of continuously surveying fields, gathering information, and making decisions based on that data. HiVaCroM provides services to address all these challenges, with the main objective to reduce the labour involved in collecting and interpreting information. This is achieved via the use of satellite imagery to routinely monitor the growing crop, and by collecting weather data either from a HiVaCroM weather station or national data source. The imagery and weather data is processed to determine the expected yields and optimum harvest dates, and the results are easily visualised and interpreted via an on-line web portal. The result is improved forecasting of yields with better business decision concerning over or under supply of produce. AgricultureTitle - URLHiVaCroM - High Value Crop MonitoringDemonstration ProjectOngoingFausto VieiraCGI IT UK LtdThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
HORTISATAgriculture, Completed, ESA, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation managementESATIAEasy to use information about moisture conditions for efficient crop farming Crops, in order to grow properly and to produce large yields, must be adequately hydrated. The amount of supplied water is dependent on weather conditions, time of a year, crop type and soil type. One of the main factors affecting the level of hydration is the quantity of water evaporating from a certain area covered with vegetation. The level of this evaporation can vary within the wide limits during the growing season. The Hortisat service provides objective and easy to use information about moisture conditions within the indicated field, which allows to adjust irrigation time and quantity of water to real needs of a plant, and to optimally use irrigation systems and water resources, which translates into financial savings. Every crop field can be divided into distinct zones of relatively uniform combination of factors that affect crop yields. Farming practices show that the variety of soil types within a single agricultural field implies different agro technical treatments and different levels of fertilisers’ input required by plants. Therefore, in order to get the maximum income from crop yields, the provision of agronomic inputs should be properly planned and balanced, depending on the condition of vegetation in different areas of the field. AgricultureTitle - URLHORTISATIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
HPS IN HOMECompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ...ESATIAProviding professional healthcare services to general practitioners directly to their home The Health track Professional Service in Home (HPS in Home) was aimed at providing professional healthcare services to general practitioners directly to their home. This was achieved by utilising the Sky Digital TV platform to deliver the service as an interactive television (iTV) application. Access to the service was initially limited to a small group of pilot users, with the aim of evaluating the technical and financial feasibility of such a service. The HPS in Home service planned ultimately to meet many of the continuing medical education needs of healthcare professionals and to provide both future proofing and product evolution for further application developments. The HPS in Home interactive television service was delivered to the television sets of medical professionals via the Sky digital television system. Access to the service was controlled via the conditional access systems built into the standard digital set top box (STB) deployed in the UK. The marriage of a well known and easily accessible delivery mechanism (i.e. consumer based television equipment) with professional training material and information broadcasting services provides a rapid and cost effective means of connecting medical general practitioners with the pharmaceutical industry and other service providers in the sector. Education, Education, Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLHPS IN HOMEIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
HPS In SURGERYCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAConnecting medical General Practitioners, hospital consultants and pharmacies with the pharmaceutical industry The Health track Professional Service (HPS) is a satellite-based broadband network connecting medical General Practitioners (GPs), hospital consultants and pharmacies with the pharmaceutical industry and other service providers in the sector. The service provides a high-speed channel for the parties to send and receive large quantities of rich media information in the form of text, pictures, video and interactive educational packages. The HPS is a delivery service that utilises the concept and technical possibilities of satellite communications equipment installed in GPs offices throughout the UK. The satellite system allows broadcasts to be received by individual sites with a back channel communication capability, through a VSAT return channel. The Health track Professional Service network provides high quality medical training direct to the desktop of GPs, and other medical practitioners. The immediacy of the medium ensures that students are provided with the most up to date training available. Training delivered in this manner is more cost effective than classroom based training, and has less impact on the financial and time resources of the GP. This platform was planned to ultimately meet many of the information network needs of health care professionals and provides both future proofing and product evolution for further application developments. HealthTitle - URLHPS In SURGERYIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Human physiology researchESA, Global, Health, HRE, Innovation, Medical, Ongoing, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESAHREUncovering mechanisms behind human adaptation in different physiological and neurological systems Human spaceflight induces physiological changes in astronauts that mirror symptoms associated with some very significant medical conditions affecting society such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Understanding such mechanisms and testing potential countermeasures in astronauts can therefore provide insights into associated earth-based conditions and provide the basis for improved treatments and rehabilitation. For this reason this area of research for ESA naturally aligns with the global goal of ‘Good Health and Well-Being’ specifically to ‘Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks’. Previous ESA research has a very solid foundation and has uncovered many different mechanisms behind human adaptation in different physiological and neurological systems. This is a great foundation for ESA’s current research and future research potential. Research into osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a disease affecting millions of elderly people. In the EU in 2010 alone the treatment cost of osteoporosis, including pharmacological intervention, was estimated at €37 billion with additional costs to society estimated to bring this total up to €98 billion. Osteoporosis research can be effectively studied in space, because astronauts experience effects that are very similar to the disease, but in a much accelerated way. The research is carried out by multidisciplinary teams both on ISS, in bed-rest studies and using animals. The focus is on testing the latest physical and pharmaceutical countermeasures, and developing fundamental understanding of the processes leading to the disease. From previous ESA research strong indications have been found that osteoporosis can be linked to high salt intake, which affects the acid balance of the body as well as bone metabolism. Reducing salt (sodium) intake or using alkalizing agents may therefore be good countermeasures against the disease, both in space and on Earth. In addition a US company involved in the ESA ERISTO project used data from space experiments on mice in the formulation of an osteoporosis medicine (Prolia) now available on the market. Improving Asthma Diagnostics Research on breath composition in space has ‘rewritten the textbooks’ on the assumed effect of gravity on lung ventilation. The research has helped in the development of diagnostic tools, which quantify airway inflammation, and could improve the diagnostic use of exhaled nitric oxide on Earth for patients with asthma or other airway inflammatory diseases. Improving Medical Technologies and Quality of Life Furthermore in neuroscience, microgravity causes changes to the vestibular system which maintains our body’s balance and orientation, and leads to a decrease in visual tracking ability. The Eye Tracking Device used in previous ESA research is now used during eye operations and for enabling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients to communicate with their eyes. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLHuman physiology researchTechnology TransferOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Humanitarian Rapid Mapping Service 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Humanitarian Response, UKSA, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesUKSAMonitoring of disaster-impacted regions to improve coordination of response teams and assets UNOSAT provides rapid optical and radar satellite imagery analysis during natural and environmental disasters to improve situational awareness and support relief efforts. It provides a wide range of products – assess and map the impact of many types of disaster including floods, fires, chemical waste, oil spills, earthquakes, storms, landslides and volcano eruptions. The service allows governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other actors, to know how various areas are affected by a disaster as well as who and what is at risk to ensure an efficient disaster response. It covers all disaster stages, from rapid risk assessments to rapid damage estimation, humanitarian access and reconstruction monitoring. Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Humanitarian ResponseTitle - URLCompletedUNOSAT https://unitar.org/unosatMonday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:55viewAsia Pacific
Hydrology TEPClimate change, Computing Resources, Connectivity, Copernicus, Data Intensive, Digital Platform Services, EOP, ESA, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Global, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Ongoing, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESAEOPOn-line platform services providing access to EO data, tools and ICT resources for water management​ The Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platform offers: a Community Platform: an open, collaborative and inclusive community where users can share information, knowledge, algorithms, methods, tools, results, products, services on sustainable water management. a Service Platform: a portal providing large scale EO servcies & products customised for hydrology applications such as flood monitoring, small Water bodies mapping, Water quality, water level, Hydrological models. an Enhancing Platform: a workspace based on the Cloud where users can discover, access, process, upload, visualise, manipulate and compare data. Climate change, Computing Resources, Connectivity, Copernicus, Data Intensive, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLHydrology Exploitation Platform (Hydrology TEP)Digital Platform ServicesOngoingBenjamin KoetzISARDSAT S.L. (ES)Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 13:04viewGlobal
I-DISCARE3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, Digital divide, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIALogistic and medical support in mobile, isolated and disaster context Development of information and communication technologies by satellites is favouring the development of new services for logistic and healthcare operations in isolated and mobile context when the ground telecommunications infrastructures are destroyed or not accessible. In the frame of the DELTASS project (ESA - ARTES 5 programme), engineers and medical doctors succeeded in developing equipment for logistic and medical support in mobile, isolated and disaster context. Technical and operational demonstrations of DELTASS concept were achieved during the last quarter of 2002 (visit the site: http://www.medes.fr/home_fr/telemedecine/teleconsultation/i_discare.html). The system is now available and the I-DISCARE project aims to have the results from the DELTASS project distributed to the operational users community first on a free basis and after on a commercial basis. Thanks to the ESA ARTES 3 programme, the target is to create a I-DISCARE Service Provider structure and initiate its activities. The I-DISCARE project has the ambition to reach this target by implementing a satellite-based support to logistic and healthcare for medical operations in isolated, mobile and disaster context, to demonstrate and validate the viability of this I-DISCARE service by defining a Pilot Utilisation Plan (PiUP) and to prepare and consolidate a Strategic Plan (SP) for the I-DISCARE service implementation. Beside the economical benefits for the users, the social benefits for citizens were also treated. Digital divide, Health, ICTTitle - URLI-DISCAREIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedMEDES (FR)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
IAP-Copernicus 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Africa, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, Food, Global, Growth, Land Management, Productivity, Rural development, Security, Study, Sustainability, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATIABusiness Service Platform for Public Safety and Food Security Although, many projects for public safety have delivered useful, innovative results, not all of their results are used on the long term, often because of inadequate business models. By investigating critical risk use cases concerning technological hazards in Belgium and food security in Senegal, the study aims to demonstrate that a “global” approach brings significant benefits, compared to traditional segmented approaches that impede the construction of viable business models. The Study has selected two different risk scenarios in two continents. The first scenario concerns Belgium, where, for centuries, industrial activities have developed in the middle of a dense population, raising critical concern about the risks for the citizens, e.g. accidents in a factory, ground instability caused by ancient mining and quarry activities. The second scenario addresses the tremendous challenge that low agricultural productivity and risks on the yield (weather, pest, losses) put, in Senegalese municipalities, on the local authorities, who often lack of reliable local information for anticipation and decision-making. Targeted users’ communities: local authorities (municipalities), the regional and national institutions in charge of risk prevention, mitigation and intervention, and the first responders of the Civil Security services. The stakeholders involved in the production (e.g. industrial enterprises and engineering companies in Belgium, farmers and suppliers of inputs for agriculture in Senegal) and in the services (e.g. experts, financial institutions) are also targeted as they are consumers of added-value services generating potentially significant revenues. Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Economic development, Economic growth, Food, Growth, Land Management, Productivity, Rural development, Security, SustainabilityTitle - URLIAP-Copernicus Business Service Platform for Public Safety and Food SecurityStudyCompletedCesar BASTON-CANOSASPACEBEL BelgiumThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ICWM (MED)Coastal areas, Demonstration Project, ESA, Maritime, Mediterranean, Oceans, Ongoing, TIA, Water, Water Management, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ...ESATIAIntegrated Coastal Water Monitoring for the Mediterranean Sea The objective of ICWM for MED is to demonstrate the benefits of a service based on the integration of EO based products, satellite communication and navigation solutions together with terrestrial assets and crowdsourcing features. The aim is to set up an improved coastal surveillance and water quality monitoring service in support to current practices on coastal areas for environmental monitoring and reporting, in particular to EU Directives. Targeted users are environmental agencies and coastguard authorities. In particular the integrated solution provides access to real time information about the water status in the area of interest obtained by combining EO mapping, tracking water quality devices, other in situ measurements, modelling and crowdsourcing information. The resulting service intends to improve existing practices and solutions – both from EO and traditional at-sea measurements – adding also a “time critical” component. The pilot area is the central Tyrrhenian sea, interesting part of the Naples and the Salerno Gulfs. The area is subject to the requirements of the EU Directives and also includes a Protected National Park, part of the European network of areas of great environmental importance, adding several challenges related to the environmental protection and monitoring common to most of the Mediterranean coastal areas. Coastal areas, Maritime, Mediterranean, Oceans, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLICWM - Integrated Coastal Water Monitoring for MED (Mediterranean Sea)Demonstration ProjectOngoingRoberto CossuPlantek ItaliaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
IGEA-SATESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAIntegrated General E-care access for home-care via satellite The need for home-care is expanding dramatically. People are living longer than ever before in history. Today 18% of the Italian population is over 65 years old and this percentage will increase to 20% in 2008 (11 million). Most elderly people are better educated than before and are more comfortable with the use of technology. Most people want to remain independent and live in their homes as long as possible, yet a greater number of people are suffering from chronic conditions. At the same time, the health care industry is facing a critical shortage of public resources, as well as nurses and other health care personnel to care for our population. Health care providers are forced to do more with less resources, with decreasing reimbursements and increased focused on quality and clinical outcomes. IGEA SAT (Integrated General E-care access for home-care via SATellite) final objectives are: •To provide added value social services through the most innovative technologies, like Interactive TV and satellite, allowing service utilisation by all people, in particular the elderly, in spite of their geographical location. For highly distributed geographical areas including underserved and remote areas, satellites are frequently the only means to make healthcare services really “universal” and to guarantee the necessary quality standards. •To support disease management by providing communication and access to knowledge, and by enabling patient self-management. Success with disease management requires delivering the right interventions, at the right time, in the right way, to all the right patients. •To test the system in the framework of a clinical pilot study aiming to demonstrate the possibility to effectively manage, through telemedicine services, chronic patients at home. Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLIGEA-SATIntegrated Applications ProjectTelbios (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Immuno-23.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREHow does life under stressful conditions affect the immune system? Living in space is a wonderful experience but it can take its toll on an astronaut’s body: half of astronauts return feeling sick from a mission to the International Space Station. Stress is a response of the body as it adapts to hostile environments. This broad definition includes stress from speaking in front of an audience, stress from a wound or stress from living in weightlessness in a fragile spacecraft far from home. The Immuno-2 experiment took a holistic approach to consider how stress affects our immune system. Using brain scans, monitoring breathing and looking at samples from astronauts' hair, the researchers hoped to understand how living in stressful conditions affected their immune system. Health, MedicalTitle - URLImmuno-2ExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Innovators III SMELLS2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Africa, Agriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, Desert, EOP, ESA, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, 15.8 Introduce measures to prevent the introduction and ... reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems & control or eradicate the priority species, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Planet, SDG15 Life on land2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 15.8 Introduce measures to prevent the introduction and ... reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems & control or eradicate the priority speciesESAEOPIntegration of Soil Moisture in desert locust preventive control systems SMELLS  has implemented an innovative approach to combine Sentinel-1 SAR data with thermal disaggregated SMOS-derived soil moisture to derive a soil moisture product at both high-spatial and high-temporal resolution to provide a new tool for decision-makers in the Desert locust preventive control system. SMELLS has been developed and demonstrated together with FAO and several national locust entities in West Africa. Africa, Agriculture, DesertTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedBenjamin KoetzISARDSAT LTD. (GB) Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 14:11viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
Integrated Emergency Medicine Network 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, Disaster response, Emergency response, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATIADirect and immediate access to emergency medicine physicians and resources within a province-wide network Building upon the technologies and applications developed for the Remote Community Services Telecentre (RCST) project, the Integrated Emergency Medicine Network (IEMN) seeks to develop, implement and test a multi-tier emergency service to serve as the basis of a province-wide emergency medicine network. The IEMN will provide the following emergency response capacities within Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada). It gives rural and community health care services direct and immediate access to emergency medicine physicians and resources within a province-wide network (with real-time video consultation and medical data transfer facilities). The project allows continuous communications and patient data transfer between emergency response staff and the emergency facility during an emergency situation or patient transfer between health care sites (road or air-based). It also creates a mobile emergency response facility that can quickly be deployed to a disaster location to extend the facilities and capabilities of the IEMN to the emergency response personnel. Disaster response, Emergency response, Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLIntegrated Emergency Medicine Network (IEMN)Integrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewNorth America
Introduction of Multiple Beam Networks in Africa10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Completed, Digital divide, Economic growth, ESA, Growth, ICT, Infrastructure, Study, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAAnticipating needs for telecommunication services in Africa This project provided a comprehensive analysis of the current situation of the ICT sector and terrestrial networks in Africa, an assessment of the technical and financial benefits that a multiple spot beam like satellite infrastructure could bring, including satellite system detailed design and programmatic aspects. It identified for which purpose and under which conditions, modern multibeam satellite networks can be extended to African countries. This study identified the requirements on satellite telecommunication networks in African developing countries in response to anticipated needs for telecommunication services. The analysis was carried out with the support of African actors with demonstrated expertise and experience in terrestrial telecommunication networks in Africa. The offer of satellite telecommunication networks in these countries was characterised within the targeted 2017 timeframe. The study elaborated a system architecture to define the requirements at satellite level, assuming the use of existing solutions for air interface, user terminals and ground infrastructure. A satellite technical solution based on multi-beam antennas and meeting the identified requirements was proposed, together with a programmatic approach for the satellite payload technology development and the delivery of such a solution. The final objective of the study was to identify the technical and financial benefits, as well as the specifics of the proposed solution, for introducing multi beam satellite networks in the African developing countries. Africa, Digital divide, Economic growth, Growth, ICT, Infrastructure, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLIntroduction of Multiple Beam Networks in AfricaStudyCompletedASTRIUM SASThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Investigating Advanced Satellite Applications (Insular and Mountainous Regions)10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Digital divide, Economic growth, ESA, Growth, ICT, Infrastructure, Mountains, Study, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAInvestigation of Advanced Satellite Applications Adapted to Development Needs in Insular and Mountainous Countries Satellite technology, applications and services are potentially relevant for supporting development policies in countries including several remote and/or difficult to access areas, such as islands or mountain areas, where terrestrial communications deployment is complicated and costly. A typical example is the Balkans region and South East European/Mediterranean countries that include a large number of insular and remote mountainous small communities. In such territories and conditions, low cost and reliable satellite services/applications become a necessary tool for maintaining and improving well-being, economic activity and safety of the population. The aim of this study was to establish the specific needs of Greece, the Balkans and South East European/Mediterranean countries in advanced broadcasting and telecommunication applications/services, and to identify how these could be efficiently served by satellite communications. The Central and South East European region over which Hellas Sat operates, and where it has privileged relations via its main shareholder OTE, the incumbent Greek PTT Operator, is of particular importance presenting a number of characteristics offering opportunities for satellite services development. Satellite telecommunications have the opportunity to play a significant role in improving the current conditions. Digital divide, Economic growth, Growth, ICT, Infrastructure, Mountains, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLInvestigation of Advanced Satellite Applications Adapted to Development Needs in Insular and Mountainous CountriesStudyCompletedHELLAS SAT (Greece)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
KosmoMedESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Ongoing, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIASatcom-based eHealth applications for health data access and exchange KosmoMed developed a satcom-based ICT solution providing eHealth application and services supporting private and public institutions, which 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. Information technology associated with satellite communication plays a fundamental role in the challenge to dematerialise any healthcare process/service, to make the process asynchronous (e.g. deferred tele-counselling), to render more scalable the use of human and material resources, to automatise the process through a direct acquisition of diagnostic data (machine to machine data acquisition), to bring healthcare operators, diagnostic instruments and apparatus near the patient/citizen. The KosmoMed project aims to develop a series of innovative products and services based on information & communication technology (ICT) - namely on satellite telecommunication technology - in order to improve the quality of healthcare services and sustain the growth of the telemedicine sector. The aim of the project was to develop a portfolio of ICT applications to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with efficient telemedicine solutions, despite the status of deployment of terrestrial IP communications networks. KosmoMed developed telemedicine services for market exploitation based on the use of a commercial Satcom solution. Services share a common service for the bandwidth reservation; the system provides access to the agenda of healthcare professionals and allows users to book sessions which automatically request satellite band reservation. Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLKosmoMedIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingFrancesco FelicianiKell s.r.l. (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Land Cover® plus CropsAgriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Food, Food security, Land Management, UKSA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSA Forecasting agricultural productivity to improve agricultural supply chains Land Cover plus Crops is a solution developed to provide detailed annually updated crop maps of Great Britain using Earth observation (EO) data. It provides parcel-level information based on a time series of free Sentinel-1 radar and Sentinel-2 optical satellite data for every individual field in the country. It is now being applied in developing countries to offer improved understanding of agricultural land use and farming practices. Maps and statistics on the location, extent, type, and variability of crops will help key users in government such as Ministries of Agriculture or Environment to predict production levels, facilitate adaptation to climate change and maintain levels of food security nationally through appropriate interventions. Agriculture, Crops, Food, Food security, Land ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedRSAC Ltd http://www.rsacl.co.uk/projects.phpFriday, 11 December, 2020 - 10:55viewEurope, Asia Pacific
Land Resource Evaluation Service for Agricultural Activity and ProductionAgriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Land Management, UKSA, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAForecasting agricultural productivity to improve agricultural supply chains High resolution Earth observation (EO) imagery and digital surface models are used to provide rapid assessment of current land resources for defining Areas of Interest (AOI) for more specific ground truthing via detailed topographical, soil and geotechnical surveys to assess land agriculture potential. The used data is obtained and updated as and when required by the project, such as weekly crop observation imagery from Sentinel. This gives a rapid assessment of land potential for users in government or the agricultural sector, precisely targeting potential agricultural productive zones and discounting areas of obvious unsuitability or ecological sensitivity. Agriculture, Crops, Land ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedBooker Tate Limited https://www.booker-tate.co.uk/Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:08viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
Leukin (ISS experiment) Astronauts, Completed, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREUnderstanding the mechanisms of  Immune suppression NASA / ESA ISS In vitro Experiment inside the KUBIK incubator investigating the molecular mechanism of inhibition of T-lymphocyte activation in spaceflight. The experiment identified changes in patterns of gene expression, from which it was possible to tentatively identify whch activation / signal pathways are sensitive to changed gravity. The results of the experiment are relevant to understanding the mechanisms of  Immune suppression observed in astronauts during spaceflight as well as other situations of immune dysfunction.  Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentCompletedJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:12viewGlobal
Light-weight ultra-resistant prosthetics Disability, ESA, Global, Health, Inclusiveness, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATECSpace technology-enabled prosthetic leg help a german athlete push boundaries German athlete Wojtek Czyz, competing with a space-tech enhanced prosthetic leg, set a new world record at the Paralympics 2008 in Beijing, reaching an amazing 6.50 m and beating the previous world record by 27 cm. In spring 2004, ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme (TTP) technology broker MST Aerospace met with Wojtek Czyz and his trainer to perform a pre-screening of the most crucial elements of the prosthesis used by Czyz. Having lost part of his left leg three years before in a sports accident, he now uses a prosthesis in two athletic disciplines: long jump and sprint competitions. The objective was to see how to improve his performance, and the most important problem was related to a connection angle, the so-called L-bracket, between the knee joint and the foot module. In collaboration with the German company ISATEC, a new L-bracket was developed using materials originating from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an instrument that will be mounted on the International Space Station to study extraterrestrial anti-matter, matter and missing matter. The advantage of these space materials is that they are extremely strong and at the same time lighter than conventional products available, both important advantages for top athletes’ performance. The problem with Czyz’ previous prosthesis was that it tended to break when he performed to the maximum of his capacity. At the previous Paralympics Games in Athens Czyz competed with a space-tech enhanced prosthetic leg and won a gold medal in three disciplines: 100 m sprint, 200 m sprint and long jump. Following this success, MST and ISATEC, a German engineering company dealing with light materials, continued to work on improving the prosthesis. In a series of investigations undertaken by MST, including a number of advanced calculations on the dynamic performance of the materials done by ISATEC, a single-part foot module made in carbon fibre reinforced plastics proved to be the most promising solution for a sprint prosthesis. For the long jump discipline, the previous design consisting of an L-bracket and a foot module was proven to be the most efficient. The use of lighter and extremely strong space materials in the development of new prostheses for top athletes has proven its worth both in Athens in 2004 and again in Beijing in 2008. The next step will be to use this expertise for similar developments of prostheses for other disabled people." Disability, Health, Inclusiveness, MedicalTitle - URLLight-weight ultra-resistant prosthetic leg improved by space technologyTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
LMSAgriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, TIA, Transport, Europe, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATIALivestock Monitoring System in long distance transport Control of animal transport over long distances is a big problem in the EU. The European Commission has taken a number of actions to ensure appropriate conditions for such operations. One of the most important documents is the Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport. The document sets out the guidelines on how to transport the animals, and introduces the obligation to use satellite navigation systems by those livestock transport companies who provide long term transports (above 8 hours). However, according to studies, most of the companies do not fully utilise the potential and possibilities given by such systems. To meet the requirements of the European Union, Hertz Systems developed a livestock monitoring system that allows real time monitoring of such transports. The solution can be integrated with other vehicle subsystems and transport information such as fuel consumption, temperature conditions, water level control etc. Market analysis has shown, that there is a need for a system dedicated specifically to livestock monitoring during transport. In addition to basic functions as included in regular fleet monitoring systems, sensors mounted within the truck will allow the welfare of the animals to be monitored. A related journey log reporting module generates the required transport reports faster and easier and the connection with other vehicles systems allows additional functionalities supporting the reduction of fuel consumptions as well as better route planning. All these features are intended to reduce operational cost of the transport companies. The analysis showed that companies are very interested in a system which meets all their quality requirements and offers additional functions allowing the reduction of costs arising from the vehicle exploitation. Agriculture, Food, TransportTitle - URLLMS - Livestock Monitoring SystemDemonstration ProjectCompletedNorbert HuebnerHertz Systems Ltd Sp. Z o. o.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
LUNA3D printing, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Agriculture, Energy, ESA, Food, Global, HRE, Innovation, Ongoing, Productivity, Programme, Recycling, Sustainability, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHRESimulated lunar habitat The LUNA project currently under development at EAC is aiming at creating an open-access, no cost-barrier surface mission testing facility for ESA, external researchers, stakeholders and other interest groups. The facility will consist of the LUNA dome, an inflatable structure with a 900 m2 regolith test bed, and FlexHab, a habitat module for short duration tests (for crew of 4). The facility will be coupled with a carbon-free energy system and have storage space and office areas for the users. The facility will be run on a "plug-and-play" basis: users will be expected to bring their necessary equipment, while efforts are made to make sure both LUNA and FlexHab follow relevant standards for ease of use. 3D printing, Agriculture, Energy, Food, Innovation, Productivity, Recycling, SustainabilityTitle - URLLUNA CROP / Life Support /HabitationProgrammeOngoingAidan Cowley; Samantha Cristoforetti; Frank De WinneVictoria Nash (ESA)Open accessThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
LymeMAPCompleted, Disease, ESA, Feasibility Study, Health, Medical, TIA, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAUsing spatial modelling techniques to produce maps of Lyme risk and vector distributions Lyme borreliose (LB) is a growing health threat. Globally, the disease can be found in at least 80 countries, making it an issue of worldwide significance. If it is not diagnosed and treated promptly, LB can lead to a serious chronic, debilitating disease. LB is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is carried by ticks. Over the last ten years the number of cases reported in Scotland has increased more than ten-fold. Currently there is little accurate information available about the epidemiology of the disease and locations of “hot spots” of transmission, making it difficult for people to know how to reduce their risk of infection. LymeMAP is an LB identification, mapping and risk management system that includes risk maps, advice and information, incorporated within a smartphone app and web portal. This health information and management tool responds to the needs of health care professionals, outdoor workers, resident populations and tourists by providing stakeholders with a better understanding of the factors affecting tick distribution and LB risk, as well as providing information about appropriate action to take when bitten by a tick. LymeMAP combines data (including EO satellite data, GPS data, Lyme data from Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Lab, data from General Practitioners, and from end-users) using spatial modelling techniques to produce maps of Lyme risk and vector distributions. Users are also able to report locations of ticks and bites to the central database. Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLLymeMAPFeasibility StudyCompletedAntje VogelNHS Highland Research, Development and Innovation, Centre for Health ScienceThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MARESCompleted, ESA, Global, Hardware, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHRE(Neuro-) muscular and exercise research into muscular force regulation MARES is a general-purpose instrument for (neuro-) muscular and exercise research on the International Space Station. MARES is capable of assessing the strength of isolated muscle groups around joints by controlling and measuring relationships between position/velocity and torque/force as a function of time. This is done during exercises, while the MARES motor puts a programmed load on the astronauts movements. With MARES, it is possible to easily set up an experiment to investigate the effect of the adaptation of the neuromotor control system to microgravity. MARES can be used to investigate the capability of a human subject to regulate his muscular force in order to follow a predetermined positional target, while being challenged by changing loads of three different kinds: a randomly varying inertial load, a randomly varying viscous load, and a randomly varying elastic load. Health, MedicalTitle - URLMARESHardwareCompletedJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MarIA - Marine Integrated ApplicationsAquaculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Fisheries, Food, Maritime, Oceans, TIA, Europe, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG14 Life below water, People, PlanetPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Planet, SDG14 Life below water2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ...ESATIAEnhacing traceability, and health standards in the fish processing chain by enabling vessels to capture and input real time data The meat industry has long had standards for all steps in the food processing chain, providing traceability, and health standards for the food we eat. Standards also protect market access for fishermen and allow differentiation of their products through quality, responsible and sustainable fishing practices. Currently, fishermen are either using paper-based manuals, to satisfy current demands of the various national and international standards, or are not conforming to any standard whatsoever. The outcomes of this project facilitate the application of standards to the fishing industry. The objectives of the project were to provide opportunities to capture and input real time data while vessels are fishing and to introduce more vessels to these standards (e.g. HACCP, BIM, etc.) through the service. The objectives of implementing the key user requirements were to reduce paperwork, reduce costs, and make the system accessible on any PC, tablet or mobile device in a simple, user friendly system. The tasks were designed to make standards more accessible to a wide variety of commercial fishermen working in a challenging environment. Processor requirements regarding supplier controls, and information on vessels landing to them, were also addressed. The MarIA project included all key categories of vessels operating in Irish and European waters, as well the involvement of the fish processing, regulatory and fisheries development sectors. The system produced by the MarIA project allows commercial fishermen to demonstrate these practices in real time and underpin the quality attributes of seafood they land. This protects and enhances the market position of these products in relation to other protein classes, ensuring greater transparency and traceability to the consumer, whilst reducing paperwork and delays for the fishermen and producers. Aquaculture, Fisheries, Food, Maritime, OceansTitle - URLMarIA - Marine Integrated ApplicationsDemonstration ProjectCompletedMarco SartoriCommunity Supported Seafood LtdThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MAYFLOWERCompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, TIA, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurshipESATIAEnabling the delivery of university courses in medicine The Mayflower Project employed satellite telecommunications techniques such as multicasting IP, IP/DVB and Internet return channel to enable the delivery of university courses in medicine. Two groups of participants employed the system. One group was based in Italy and was led by the University of Perugia, which focused on nursing. The other group was based in Norway and led by the University of Tromso, which focused on nursing and medicine. Students attended Perugia University courses either from home or the University classrooms. Additionally a group of professional nurses in Naples used the system for a course on "clinical pathways". The system used in this project can be easily used in other educational fields, in particular Continuing Medical Education (CME). Mayflower was designed to build a service centre based tele-education model. From a business point of view this model foresees an operator, not necessarily the same as the telecommunications provider, that operates the application servers and makes the facility available to the users. At the end of the course the students were provided with a proper grounding in the basic subjects of the five modules for Nurses. The scope was to get the best understanding of the most important elements of the physiological and pathological processes from a nurse perspective, and to understand the therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention. During the whole course, the students were involved in theoretical (Mayflower e-learning) and practical training activities in Perugia, under a tutors direction in both cases. This was done during the e-learning part of the project, employing interactive software and personal contact in Perugia. These issues are associated with the EU's general objective of equal opportunities for all citizens, to which any such research and development effort contributes. This facilitated sharing concept may also induce direct economic benefits through a more efficient exploitation (e.g. continuous, shared use) of existing educational infrastructures and resources. Education, Education, Health, ICT, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLMAYFLOWERIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedFabrizio Aversa, Kell (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MERCURYCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIARemote mobile Breast Screening Units directed to Central Hospital image reading desks Project Mercury aimed 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 breast cancer prevention and detection programme of the National Health Service (NHS). The Mercury project aimed to develop, integrate, test and demonstrate an effective and commercially viable managed service providing the end-to-end secure transmission of medical images through the use of multiple space assets (satcom, satnav) from remote mobile Breast Screening Units direct to Central Hospital image reading desks. The ultimate objective of Project Mercury was to establish an incontrovertible business case for the adoption of a new managed service that can deliver full communications via satellite to mobile breast screening units in the UK. Breast cancer comprises worldwide 22.9% of all cancers in women. In 2008, breast cancer caused 458,503 deaths worldwide. The likelihood of survival and recovery varies greatly depending on when the cancer stage is detected. Public authorities of some developed countries such as UK have therefore started investing in prevention and early detection of breast cancer, which helps to better define the most appropriate treatment and substantially improve the outcomes. The routine performance of non-invasive (X-Ray, MR imaging and sometimes ultrasounds) examinations (also called mammography) is sufficient for routine preventive check-ups and is able (sometimes with additional tests in case of cancer suspicion) to warrant excisional biopsy as the definitive diagnostic and curative method. In the United Kingdom, around 180 mobile Breast Screening Units are deployed across the country for daily use, which goes along recommendations of the NHS (National Health Service) Breast Screening Programme established in 1987 to mitigate breast cancer progress. The introduction of a telemedicine service via satellite greatly supported and improved the effectiveness of such breast cancer screening campaigns, in particular by meeting the following needs: •Reducing the risk of clinical data loss during their transfer between the imaging device and the reading desks of radiologists, •Heading towards a paperless/paperlight working environment, •Increase the number of scanned patient per day, in particular by reducing the number of no-shows. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLMERCURYDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeRedFoot Technologies LtdThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
METEOR13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Digital Platform Services, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Earthquake, Floods, Landslides, Ongoing, UKSA, Volcanoes, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.15 Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development, People, Prosperity, Planet, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 17.15 Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable developmentUKSAModelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines The overall aim of METEOR is to provide robust national-scale exposure and multi-hazard information based on Earth observation (EO) data. The solution is based on day- and night-time optical satellite imagery and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data providing a reliable and cost-effective way to deliver outputs in potentially data-poor areas and those that are difficult to access. Consistent, reliable information on exposure (building location and construction type) along with multi-hazard knowledge (i.e. how hazards such as earthquakes and landslides occur and interact) is vital when building resilience to hazards and contributing to sustainable development. METEOR strengthenes national and regional awareness and the technical capacity of targeted users in disaster management when planning for and responding to disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions.  Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Earthquake, Floods, Landslides, VolcanoesTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingBritish Geological Survey https://www.bgs.ac.uk/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:03viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
MiDASS6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Air pollution, Emissions, ESA, Food, Global, Health, HRE, Public Private Partnership, Water Treatment, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAHREA miniaturised, automated system for sampling and monitoring the microbiological quality of air, surfaces, and potentially water and food Microbial Detection in Air System for Space (MiDASS) was a joint effort between ESA and bioMérieux, a French company specialised in the in vitro diagnostics sector that designs, develops, produces and markets diagnosis systems for medical applications. The objective of the project was to develop a miniaturised, automated system for sampling and monitoring the microbiological quality of air, surfaces, and potentially water and food. For ESA, the system would be used in the International Space Station for air, surface and water treatment, as well as in ESA clean rooms used for robot assembly (in line with COSPAR's Planetary Protection Policy). For bioMérieux, applications would be found in the monitoring system's ability to enable rapid response to contamination, ensuring the safety of sterile pharmaceutical products (e.g. vaccines), and in critical environmental control areas such as in hospitals (e.g. hematology, sterile foods). ESA and bioMérieux co-developed the world's first fully automated system to monitor for the microbial contamination of air and surfaces using molecular detection. The system was launched in 2014. The MiDASS system addresses two major societal concerns: pharmaceutical drug safety and the high costs of healthcare. The system not only facilitates the development of safer drugs for consumers, but it also makes drug manufacturing more economical. The Federal Drug Authority (FDA) is pushing for more effective microbial monitoring systems during sterile drug production (the process analytical technology (PAT) initiative). In addition, the pharmaceutical industry wants to make sure it can detect incidents as quickly as possible. This system not only closely monitors the air and surfaces in pharmaceutical drug production processes, but it also fulfills the need for rapid tools for troubleshooting when contamination is detected. It also avoids product dumping. Therefore, from an economic perspective, it is expected that pharma manufacturing costs can be reduced significantly through better mastering of the production process. MELiSSA expertise MELiSSA possesses and fosters distinctive expertise in the identification of microbial risks in closed and intensive environments. Furthermore, MELiSSA has extensive experience in the joint development with industry of equipment which must meet the highest standards. Air pollution, Emissions, Food, Health, Water TreatmentTitle - URLMiDASSPublic Private PartnershipChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MIST - Marine Interactive Satellite TechnologiesCompleted, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Maritime, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Tourism, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIATelemedicine solution that can be fitted to a vessel to allow quick responses to medical problems The MIST project had three specific elements that were implemented over the life of the initiative: the Wireless Sickbay, the Wireless Kiosk (with a specific focus on tourism), and Business Applications (Internet access). The Wireless Sickbay element of the project developed, tested and implemented a telemedicine solution that can be fitted to a vessel (in this case the Marine Atlantic super ferry The Joseph and Clara Smallwood) to allow quick responses to medical problems from the RCST/IEMN network site in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. This will see the creation of a technology, application, and human systems model that can be custom fitted to a vessel to meet its specific requirements. The Wireless Kiosk element builds upon wireless community networking initiatives in Western Newfoundland (primarily in the Port aux Basques area) and focuses on the extension and expansion of tourism information and resources to events throughout the region through the combination of satellite and wireless facilities. As it would share a common network model with the Wireless Sickbay component of the project it would also provide the opportunity to develop a facility for real-time access to information and the Internet from a vessel, focused on public access facilities on vessels such as ferries to access tourism information and basic Internet services (this representing a possible future expansion of the project once the primary activities have been completed). The project aims to enhance the ability to respond to medical emergencies upon the ferry, with the development of a shore-side remote response capability that can be extended to other vessels, to implement network-based tourism services and Internet for the travelling public on Marine Altantic's vessels and to create a technology model that can be extended to other commercial marine operations for the provision of private or public network services. Health, ICT, Maritime, Medical, Telemedicine, TourismTitle - URLMIST - Marine Interactive Satellite TechnologiesIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewNorth America
MODUS9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Global, ICT, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAEffective distance learning applications through satellite The MODUS project built upon the outcome of the ESA ARTES 3 Skyplex_Net Project and was inspired to a business initiative that the Italian partners jointly pursued for delivering multimedia services on a commercial scale. This project aimed to set-up and demonstrate the "modus operandi" for designing and providing effective distance learning applications that exploit the best satellite technologies avalilable today, integrate satellite and terrestrial telecom infrastructures and are commercially sustainable. The focus of MODUS was on integrating a Service Centre based on the Skyplex platform in Lecce, South of Italy, developing distance learning applications that rely on tele-education services to universities and schools, and providing services directly to the end user and leasing of satellite capacity to third party (terrestrial) service providers. Education, Education, ICT, Infrastructure, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLMODUSIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedSpace Software ItaliaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal, Europe
MultiMED Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ...ESATIAAn integrated teaching environment with a Human Patient Simulator The concept of MultiMED was to form an integrated teaching environment. Imagine the following scene : unproven medical trainees trying ambitious medical procedures on a prone patient nick-named 'Stan the Man'. The people watching are also trainees - observing from distant hospital sites thanks to an ESA-backed satellite system which also provided the option to remotely take part in the action. Stan makes the perfect patient; he never complains about being used as a test-subject. His heartbeat, pulse and breathing are normal, and if trainees cut him, he will bleed, but no-one ever has to worry about doing him real harm. Stan is really a sophisticated mannequin, his life-like responses controlled by a nearby computer called the Human Patient Simulator (HPS). The HPS is the centrepiece of the UK-based Bristol Medical Simulator Centre, used to familiarise students, physicians and medical support staff with real-life clinical scenarios. Training sessions using the HPS were broadcast via DirecPC satellites to more than a dozen sites across the UK as well as Bosnia, as part of a project called MultiMED. The now-concluded pilot scheme was aimed at providing cost-effective Continuing Medical Education (CME) to healthcare professionals. In advance of a simulation MultiMED staff could download teaching modules via DirecPC into local terminal data caches. Remote users could then use the terminal for offline coursework and reference, then real-time passive observations once the simulation starts, and ultimately active intervention via a return internet link to influence the outcome of the HPS scenario in play. 'Tele-education' represents one of the most promising applications of satellite telemedicine. Satellites can multicast video lectures and associated data to widely-dispersed sites. Another ESA-funded project called Mayflower has successfully demonstrated using satellites to deliver university courses in medicine to students and nurses in Norway and Italy. Education, Education, Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLHPS-Mars 500Integrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MYOCYTE (ISS experiment)Africa, Astronauts, Completed, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREUnderstanding how reduced mechical load / shear may affect vascular function  ISS In vitro Experiment in KUBIK incubator studying how microgravity affects smooth muscles in veins. The results of the experiment showed that smooth muscle contractability was decreased in microgravity due to calcium channel down regulation. A similar effect was also observed in an animal model. Data from this study is relevant to understanding how reduced mechical load / shear may affect vascular function. Africa, Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentCompletedJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:07viewGlobal
Natural solution for purifying water in space6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, ESA, Global, HRE, Ongoing, Scientific Experiment, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESAHREWater filtration using nanotechnology bringing more efficiency to both space and ground-based water use  Providing enough drinking water for astronauts in space is far from being easy: water is heavy and sending it to the Space Station is costly. Humans on Earth consume as much as 50 litres of water each day, but in space that figure drops dramatically. Usually an astronaut in space uses around 3 litres of water per day altogether for drinking, hygiene and cleaning. The ESA-sponsored ISS water recovery investigation has helped the Aquaporin Space Alliance (ASA) and its parent company Aquaporin A/S to further commercialise the Aquaporin technology for ground-based applications. This and other Aquaporin activities have resulted in 7 additional patents and consideration in multiple scientific journals. Their recently developed production facility will be used to launch several more products into the advanced water treatment, food and beverage, and desalination markets. Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLScientific ExperimentOngoingweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
NESACompleted, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIASatellite based on-field radiology and diagnosis NESA (Next-generation Emergency Satellite Assistance) is a system for on-field radiology and diagnosis. It integrates a digital X-ray apparatus and vital signs devices on-board an emergency vehicle. Data, including X-ray images, are transferred via satellite for remote analysis. The personnel on the field is in contact with the consulting physician giving relevant therapy instructions. The satellite guarantees global operations. Patients at their residence also can have NESA assistance. Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLNESAIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedKell s.r.l.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Neuro-sensory system, orientation and equilibrium, motion sicknessESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREMoving in space - evolving in a true 3-D environment Moving in a 3-D environment During our daily life on earth we are usually walking on a flat surface, thus mainly evolving in a 2 dimensional world and faced with only left-right / forward backward changes of direction. In addition, to orient ourselves we can rely on both visual perception and cues from the vestibular system. Under weightlessness astronauts have to evolve in a true 3-D environment. While the concepts of verticality, horizontality are no longer relevant, the “free-floating” astronauts are confronted with up and down, right and left, pitch and roll changes of attitudes and have to rely much more on visual perception to maintain their spatial orientation. This is a totally new experience and the nervous system thus receives conflicting or partial information from its sensory organs. Orientation and equilibrium centres located in the inner-ears, namely the organs of the vestibular systems, are no longer stimulated by gravity, and inertial forces are potentially creating stimulii conflicting with visual clues and proprioception. For example crewmembers relying mainly on visual cues for their orientation have a tendency to consider the surface seen beneath their feet as the floor. When working in the spacecraft and viewing another crewmember “upside down” they can feel suddenly “upside down” themselves. Some of the crewmembers even feel continuously inverted. This inversion illusion can be more problematic during EVA, where the earth is naturally considered as the direction of the ground, and astronaut can feel suddenly being in danger while working “upside down” with regard to the earth. Conflicting inputs and motion sickness This conflict is believed to be an important factor contributing to space motion sickness, which occurs in as many as two third of the astronauts. Space motion sickness is an important issue during the first days of a mission when some of the crew members are affected so much that they can no longer perform their duties and requires care and attention from their crew mates. This conflict between visual perception, proprioception and the vestibular systems, is also at the origin of disorientation problems that could well jeopardize a mission. In addition, during re-entry, one of the most critical phases of a mission, motion sickness or disorientation of the pilot can be a critical issue. After a long stay under weightlessness it seems also that the neuro-vestibular system has adapted to microgravity to a point that astronauts returning to earth suffer from another kind of motion sickness, the “disembarkation syndrome”, and also have need of rehabilitation to recover head-eye movement coordination and proper balance. Research & Development Research in this field has focused on a better understanding of the vestibulo-occular reflex (OTHOLITH, SPIN, ZAG, ETD), on spatial orientation and motion sickness syndromes (3D-SPACE, MOP), but also on the evaluation of appropriate preventive measures and treatment (SPIN-D), as well as the development of artificial gravity devices (VVIS, SAHC). Health related topics: Vertigo, balance, equilibrium, disorientation, motion sickness, elderly, unexplained fall, home tele monitoring. Health, MedicalTitle - URLNeuro-sensory system, orientation and equilibrium, motion sicknessExperimentThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Nitrogen recycling unit for water recoveryESA, Global, HRE, Recycling, Technology Transfer, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHREBiological nitrification as an effective ammonia removal process Biological nitrification is a two-stage process responsible for oxidation of ammonium (NH4+) into nitrates (NO3-) via nitrite (NO2). The two sequential stages involved in the nitrification process are the oxidising of ammonium into a nitrite (nitritation) and the subsequent oxidising of the nitrite into a nitrate (nitratation). The biological nitrification technology applied within the MELiSSA cycle has been found to be the most effective ammonia removal process due to: 1) high removal efficiency; 2) high process stability and reliability (an easy-to-control process); 3) reduced environmental impact; 4) moderate costs; and 5) no need for added chemicals. Recycling, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLNitrogen recycling unit for water recoveryTechnology TransferChristophe LasseurUniversity Blaise Pascal of Clermont-FerrandThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ONE CLASS!Digital divide, Education, ESA, ICT, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Migration, Ongoing, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG4 Quality Education, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAInnovative educational system towards an active dimension of learning &overcoming digital isolation One Class! will support the Basilicata Region and the overall educational institutions, needing to ensure to each student present in a multi-class the access to the complete educational programme as delivered in regular classes, where each level has a dedicated teaching team. For this, ONE CLASS! offers a satcom solution to overcome digital isolation via satellite technology, overcome the limit of a multiclass via the provisioning of a new didactic model and innovate the educational system towards an active dimension of learning. The project wants to create “one class” virtually open to several users and offering relevant opportunities to access to educational experiences, contents and relations wider than the ones offered by a usual physical class. One Class! will also address educational services for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors (FUM). The project addresses social operators/NGOs managing reception centres of immigrants, which face the burning problem of ensuring the hosted Foreign Unaccompanied Minors - FUM educational paths fostering social inclusion within the local communities. The project proposal represents an important opportunity both for users and for the social operator entities and NGOs to create personalised and certified education paths in a collaborative and open environment; to maintain the link with people/relatives living in the country of origin; to create the opportunity to be in contact with local media to be informed about what it is happening in the country of origin; and to realise social inclusion and labour market opportunities. Digital divide, Education, ICT, Infrastructure, Migration, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLONE CLASS!Integrated Applications ProjectOngoingDavide TomassiniOpenet Technologies S.p.A.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
OWASIS6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Agriculture, Climate change, Completed, Drought, Ecosystem, ESA, Feasibility Study, Floods, Geo hazards, Global, TIA, Water, Water Management, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriateESATIAImproved monitoring, forecasting and control of water availability Climate change and higher pressures to water resources are some of the main causes of increased water use, which has resulted in competition for water, overexploited (ground) water resources, degraded land and reduced ecosystem quality. To meet the demands of a changing world in the 21st century, and to save lives, water and money, the water management processes need to be improved significantly. An obstacle for improved water management is the lack of data on water availability. Water resources management can only be effective with good quality and appropriate data available. Therefore the consortium, led by HydroLogic BV from Amersfoort took the challenge to investigate and define services for improved monitoring, forecasting and control of water availability under the project acronym OWASIS-NL. During the study, two services were identified that help water managers to get the right information in the right time to the right person to support the right water management decisions: -Soil Water Storage Capacity Monitoring and Forecasting Service: provides water managers with historic, current and forecasted information on the soil water storage capacity. Based on this information the risk of drought and flooding can be reduced and decisions can be taken on the distribution of water. -Water Auditing Service: This service provides the end user with an overview that shows the water use from irrigation and compares this to the water allocation. Based on this information the user can monitor water use in large areas and can take measures to prevent excessive water use by farmers. Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystem, Floods, Geo hazards, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLOWASISFeasibility StudyCompletedNorbert HubnerHydroLogic (NL)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
PalmOilVisionAgriculture, Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Land Management, Sustainability, TIA, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, 2.c .Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives ... to help limit extreme food price volatility, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.c .Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives ... to help limit extreme food price volatility, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and productionESATIA Integrating Space And Terrestrial Assets For Palm Oil Sustainability Monitoring Land resource use problems and environmental sustainability issues pose a serious risk to the palm oil sector. The sector has been under increasing public scrutiny and pressure whereas the rapid expansion of planted area to meet the growing demand can have significant environmental and social impact. Much of the criticism has focused on the establishment of oil palm plantations at the expense of high conservation value areas and high carbon-stock lands (e.g. intact forests and peat land). In response to this, efforts are underway on the certification of environmental sustainability of palm oil production, reporting of carbon footprints, and efforts to increase productivity of existing plantations, among others. Challenges remain in demonstrating compliance as well as credible carbon stock assessment. Moreover, the fragmented character of production areas, with a large number of smallholders distributed over large areas, often presents problems for ground audits as well as for a cost-effective assessment of productivity and fertiliser needs The PalmOilVision service aimed to strengthen corporate environmental sustainability and carbon footprint reporting, and to increase production efficiency in the palm oil sector. PalmOilVision supports growers, consumer product manufacturers and other stakeholders using integration of optical and radar satellite remote sensing technologies, unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAVS) and satellite positioning. Agriculture, Food, Land Management, SustainabilityTitle - URLPalmOilVision - Integrating Space And Terrestrial Assets For Palm Oil Sustainability MonitoringFeasibility StudyCompletedDonata PedrazzaniSarVision BV (NL)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
Pest Prediction2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Pests, UKSA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAAssess the risk of outbreak and spread of pests Pest Prediction aims to produce cutting edge research to provide pest and disease monitoring and forecast information to support decision making in the sustainable management of insect pests and diseases. It integrates multiple sources of data, Earth observation (EO), meteorological and vertical looking radar, to generate predictive models on wheat rust severity, locust development and biopesticide suitability. These models help governments to decide i) where to send resources for locust control and ii) if biopesticides can be effective in controlling the locusts in those current climatic conditions. Modelling helps the government to decide when it is suitable to spray and hence have better informed pesticide application. The results of the monitoring models for wheat diseases and pests are automatically delivered in an online platform with free access from computers or mobile devices. Agriculture, Crops, PestsTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedCABI https://www.cabi.org/projects/earth-observation-forecasting-for-crop-pests-and-diseases-in-china/Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 15:05viewAsia Pacific
Precision Plant Growth Chambers2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Drought, ESA, Food, Geo hazards, Global, HRE, Technology Transfer, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.2 end all forms of malnutrition, ..., and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and elderly, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityESAHREEnvironment chambers to advance food production in space now used on Earth A higher plant compartment (HPC) is required in the MELiSSA life support loop for food production and atmospheric revitalisation. This technological challenge was addressed by the University of Guelph and the University Autonoma of Barcelona, resulting in the deployment of a prototype HPC at the MELiSSA Pilot Plant in Barcelona. Lessons learned were then applied in the subsequent food characterisation and cultivar selection phases in collaboration with the University of Ghent to develop the next-generation controlled environment chamber and to advance the technologies required for food production in space. The Precision Plant Growth Chambers project addressed a major societal concern, namely the production of food in increasingly harsh environments given climate change. Technologies required for human space exploration yield significant benefits for terrestrial applications and commercialisation opportunities. This is especially true for HPC initiatives designed to produce food in the harsh environment of space. Similar harsh environments exist on Earth, such as the Canadian North and the deserts of the Middle East. A number of technology spin-offs based on controlled environment production strategies developed for space have been demonstrated and are currently proposed at the pilot scale in both the Northwest Territories of Canada and in the deserts of Kuwait. A more direct application of the precision growth chambers designed to address the technical challenges of high density food production is that of phenotype testing in the context of a plant breeding programme. Conventional field trials for various crops such as corn, soybeans, canola, and wheat rely on extensive (at least 2 years) testing to confirm the efficacy of the attributes for which the crop is bred (e.g. drought tolerance). Precision chambers can reduce this to a few days or weeks, and also result in a more reliable assessment of the phenotype as the testing takes place under strictly controlled environmental conditions. This significantly accelerates a breeding programme and reduces its costs. The design criteria for the precision growth chamber for phenotype testing applications were licensed to Syngenta on a limited project basis. MELiSSA expertise Because of its specific expertise, the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility at the University of Guelph was responsible for the initial design criteria and deployment of the prototype HPC in collaboration with the University Autonoma of Barcelona. Subsequent food characterisation and cultivar selection studies in collaboration with the University of Ghent and the University of Bern resulted in the fine tuning of horticultural management practices for a variety of MELiSSA candidate crops. Agriculture, Drought, Food, Geo hazardsTitle - URLPrecision Plant Growth ChambersTechnology TransferChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
PRISE2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Early warning, Ongoing, Pests, UKSA, Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSAPest Risk Information Service Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) is an innovative crop pest and disease risk forecasting product designed for smallholders and commercial producers in developing countries. PRISE draws on static and dynamic data sources to inform pest risk models of insects and pathogens life cycles which are driven primarily by environmental factors. These sources include i) external data products from existing sources such as land surface temperature, precipitation, humidity and land cover, ii) Earth observation (EO) data such as downscaled surface specific temperature and vegetation state and iii) data collected by existing projects including pest lifecycle data, crowdsourced pest presence/absence data and pest management advice. Bringing together a broad range of stakeholders, including plant protection authorities, space experts, private sector companies, and the farmers themselves, PRISE uses state-of-the-art crop and pest modelling techniques to provide users with advanced warning of a damaging outbreak and appropriate advice to mitigate crop losses. Agriculture, Crops, Early warning, PestsTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingCABI https://www.cabi.org/projects/prise-a-pest-risk-information-service/Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 19:54viewAfrica
Project U 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Connectivity, Digital divide, Education, Education, ESA, Financial services, Global, ICT, Infrastructure, Ongoing, Project, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national averageESATIAUser-centred Immersive Learning Spaces High Definition (HD) devices, together with Ultra HD devices, are quickly gaining consensus in a large number of fields and applications, in particular in the entertainment field, making the user experience more immersive and enjoyable. In spite of the large potentials that such immersive user experience could have in the world of ICT based learning, its adoption has not yet been exploited in this sector. In addition, the existing e-learning and digital platforms show a number of limitations for the user interface, context of use, teaching and learning model as well as limitations on the content creation and distribution features. In particular, in traditional eLearning systems there is a distinct separation of roles between the domain experts (i.e. the teachers), the developers of multimedia educational content (i.e. the multimedia editors) and the learners, which results in a waterfall type of information transfer from the teachers to the learner. Due to the heavy involvement of multimedia editors in several steps of the eLearning production chain, this separation of roles makes the current production and updating of the courses often time-consuming and expensive. Being User centered, hence the name “U”, Project U has the objectives of supporting new teaching/learning methodologies for enhanced learning experiences by means of a technological platform that fills the above mentioned gaps and facilitates content distribution and user interaction. Its main pillars are touch interfaces, blended context and adaptability supporting the students in the classrooms, at home and on the move, and easiness of content creation and smart distribution/sharing features. The U project will be a platform that becomes a new channel for academic and private content providers to market and monetise their know-how. Connectivity, Digital divide, Education, Education, Financial services, ICT, InfrastructureTitle - URLProject U – Immersive Learning SpacesProjectOngoingDavide TomassiniThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Pulmonary Function System (PFS)Completed, Device, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREAnalysing exhaled air with photoacoustics to provide near-instant data on health conditions In cooperation with NASA, ESA has developed a new device that is now part of the ISS Pulmonary Function System (PFS). Developed by the Danish company INNOVISION SA, the new device analyses exhaled gas from astronauts' lungs and provides near-instant data on the state of crew health. It also has important medical uses here on Earth. Normal air contains 21% oxygen and only a trace of carbon dioxide. A healthy body takes up oxygen and excretes carbon dioxide: at rest, the exhaled air is about 16% oxygen and 1% carbon dioxide. If the subject is exercising, the ratio of carbon dioxide to oxygen increases. It is a good measure of metabolic efficiency. And it can also reveal the 'deconditioning' effects of lengthy exposure to microgravity. Breath analysis has been an important medical and research tool for many years. Until now, though, it depended on a device called a mass spectrometer, which is highly sensitive but requires highly skilled operators and is notoriously difficult to calibrate accurately. The PFS uses an entirely different approach: photoacoustics. The method depends on the fact that different gases absorb infrared energy at different and very precise wavelengths. The new device divides the exhaled breath sample into several small test cells. Each of these is fitted with a window filter that admits only the exact wavelength that matches a specific gas. Then the test cells are exposed to an infrared source, beamed through a spinning 'chopper wheel' - a disk with holes cut in it. When the hole is in front of the window, the infrared energy heats and expands the gas. When the hole has passed, the gas contracts again. A microphone picks up the pulses. Their amplitude - their 'loudness' - gives an accurate measure of how much of a given gas is present in the sample. Six different gases can be measured simultaneously, with several measurements being made within a single breath. And as well as telling scientists a great deal about their subject's lung function, the data also reveals much about blood flow and the entire cardio-vascular system. It is almost as accurate as a mass spectrometer, but it is much easier to uses. The PFS can really be used in the field." Or the hospital ward, which is why this new device is attracting serious interest from the medical profession. At present, doctors seeking to measure heart output from seriously ill patients often have to insert catheters into arteries - an invasive technique that is always difficult and can be dangerous. Now the same data can be obtained with nothing more onerous than a puff of breath. Health, MedicalTitle - URLPulmonary Function System (PFS)DeviceCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Pulsear ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, Telemedicine, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATECEar-worn portable heart rate monitor ESA has developed a complex chest sensor for measuring astronauts’ blood oxygen levels as part of its Long Term Medical Survey system, to gather medical data on individual subjected to confined or extreme environments. The CESM company has transferred this to a tiny unit embedded in a regular earphone that uses infrared signals to see how fast your heart is beating, possible to be used via a smartphone. CESM received a IPSP award in 2011, and partner agreements are in discussion. The company is being supported by ESA as a Technology Demonstrator Project, and currently marketed by an ESA-funded Technology Transfer Broker. Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLMOBILE HEAT RATE MONITORTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
RCST Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality EducationESATIARemote Communities Services Telecentre The Remote Community Services Telecentre (RCST) is a shared-use facility (telecentre) that will be implemented in remote communities to provide telelearning, telehealth, small business and rural development, communications and information access services. The RCST concept has been designed to adapt to the telecommunications environment of a community or region, being capable of functioning in either a traditional network (telephone) or wireless (satellite) environment. An RCST would become a shared resource for a community or region, a common point through which a variety of services should be concentrated for cost effective service delivery. The RCST represents a flexible facility model in which a variety of technologies and services would be integrated to meet the specific needs of community or region, and the environment in which it would operate. The initial implementation for a community telecentre will be based upon a set of core telelearning and telehealth applications and services with the ability to add additional applications for the community as required or feasible. This project will encompass the initial design, development and trials of the RCST concept, as well as the TEACH (Telecentres for Education and Community Health) initiative which is intended to focus specifically on the provision of telehealth services and health-related educational services. Education, Education, Health, ICT, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLRCST - Remote Communities Services TelecentreIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
REACH - Remote Assertive Community HomecareCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, North America, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATIASattelite-based remote assertive community treatment for patients with mental ilness  Until relatively recently, most people experiencing severe mental illness were destined to spend much of their lives in residential treatment hospitals. Today, modern pharmaceuticals and assertive community treatment (ACT) teams enable many patients to reside at home, in the community. An ACT staff member must travel to each patient's home to observe the patient taking his or her medication and monitor the patient's response to treatment. Patients/clients who are most in need of ACT homecare services are visited twice daily, everyday for treatment purposes. Extensive travel requirements make the ACT treatment approach expensive, but less expensive and more effective than the alternative of hospitalisation. Currently, there are more than 60 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams in the Province of Ontario, funded by the province. The number is growing. Thirty of the teams are treating, on average, 50 patients per team, for a total of 1,500 patients. The REACH project aims to create a cost-effective, commercially viable, satellite based, medical home care solution (including teleconference, remote vital sign monitoring, and satellite telecommunications technologies) that meets the treatment needs of ACT teams and their patients/clients. This solution could substantially reduce the treatment costs by enabling the teams to substitute many "travel visits" for "virtual visits". A pilot projects that treats 20 patients was established. The REACH telehealth based home care solution will not replace the conventional travel based home care system that currently works well. It will enhance the quality of care and reduce the cost per patient so the dollars saved can serve more patients. Instead of the team members physically travelling to the home of each patient as many as 14 times per week in serious cases, many of those visits will be made virtual under this pilot project. The REACH project will implement a TDM/MF-TDMA STAR network architecture to provide the primary network connectivity for the project. An adjunct terrestrial facility will be implemented to extend the satellite-based traffic from the Calgary HUB to the LHRI and the Nursing Station in Woodstock. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLREACH - Remote Assertive Community HomecareIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewNorth America
ROALD (ISS Experiment)Astronauts, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREDetermining the role of programmed apoptosis (cell death) in loss of white blood cells (originating in the thymus) in microgravity. ISS In Vitro Experiment in KUBIK incubator, examining T-lymphocyte activation in spaceflight. Activity of 5-LOX enzyme which regulates programmed cell death was increased significantly in microgravity. This provides further insight into the molecularprocesses which could underlie immune dysfunction observedduring space missions and also could act as a marker for immune function. On earth Increased 5-LOX activity is also observed is some neurodegenerative diseases and the enzyme can be the target of therapeutic intervention. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:10viewGlobal
SahelAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, ICT, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIAExtension of health services in Africa through the use of satellite-based technology The objective of the Satellite African eHealth (Sahel) demonstration project was to support the extension of health services in Africa through the use of satellite-based technology in complement to other forms of information and communication technologies. In order to achieve this general objective, three intermediate objectives were defined: 1) Provision of medical eContent via satellite for African health workforce, 2) develop satellite-based clinical services for remote areas, and 3) set up an eHealth management information system pilot. The main strength of the Sahel initiative was that it included the complete value chain of actors from medical staff and contacts on the ground, to medical experts in Africa and technical partners in charge of the satcom-based interconnectivity services. Africa, Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLSahelDemonstration ProjectCompletedGonzalo Martin MercadoEADS AstriumThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
SaltwaterAquaculture, Demonstration Project, ESA, Fisheries, Food, Global, Ongoing, TIA, Water, Water Management, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation managementESATIASustainable service for monitoring and alerting water quality anomalies for aquaculture "Each year, harmful algae is estimated to cause €65 million in damage to insured salmon farm companies. The Salt Water service combines images from ESA's ENVISAT and the Copernicus Sentinel satellites with local in situ monitoring to improve the monitoring of surface water quality." The objective of the Saltwater project is to establish a sustainable service for monitoring and alerting water quality anomalies for aquaculture. The study aims to develop and demonstrate services to the market place for surface water quality monitoring. The service combines the data interpretation of satellite imaging and local field monitoring. Satellite imagery can provide more information for aquaculture companies about the water quality, such as incoming phytoplankton blooms that can cause damage to the fish stocks. The current practices involve water sampling in remote and harsh locations after which the samples have to be analysed under a microscope to determine the phytoplankton density and composition. This is a time consuming activity and requires specific knowledge for the employees doing the microscopical analysis. The Saltwater service also provides two types of in situ monitoring instruments. These instruments are based on the same type of sensors used in satellites, which makes them complementary. The in situ measurements are used to develop and validate the algorithms for detecting phytoplankton. These sophisticated algorithms are applied to historical and recent satellite imagery. The data is provided through a web portal that displays satellite imagery as maps and in situ measurements as time series. Aquaculture, Fisheries, Food, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLSaltwater - Salt Water Surface Water MonitoringDemonstration ProjectOngoingRoberto CossuBlue Leg MonitorThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SANTTSURCompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality EducationESATIADelivering videos of surgical operations from operating theatres within the participating centres The aim of SANTTSUR was to deliver a course of 30 high quality, live, interactive TV programmes over a period of a year to selected hospital centres, based on a modular syllabus that is complementary to the Royal College of Surgeons of England's (RCSEng) established STEP course materials. The project imported live surgical video from operating theatres within the participating centres at high quality for inclusion into the TV broadcasts to all sites and provided interaction with trainees and local Surgical Tutors via voice, e-mail/chat and video conferencing during the live transmissions. The benefit of SANTTSUR to surgeon trainees lay in providing an interactive learning environment and high quality learning materials at the workplace. It is important to all trainees and Surgical Tutors, all with busy schedules, that no time is wasted travelling to a different location. Benefits of cost saving in time and benefits to the environment were thus also identified. The synchronisation of the training period across multiple hospitals facilitated more efficient sharing of expertise from dispersed Surgical Tutors and encouraged peer interaction at each site. The viability of the approach was considered in the light of experiences and perception of trainees. In particular the developing partnership between the University of Plymouth and The Royal College of Surgeons of England was discussed in the context of viability. As a result of this partnership it is expected to develop SANTTSUR and STEP into a new course, teleSTEP and this concept will be explored. The Final Review was completed successfully at the University of Plymouth on 16 and 17 April 2002. Education, Education, Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLSANTTSURIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedPlymouth Enterprise Partnerships Ltd. (UK)Lessons Learned from SANTTSUR Satellite Delivery The main success of SANTTSUR has been in the use of MPEG2 satellite as the key delivery platform. This has proved to be the most reliable platform employed in SANTTSUR. In the early stages of the application for the contract there were doubts about whether other satellite technologies were more appropriate and whether the expected implementation of high bandwidth terrestrial networks, such as ADSL would make satellite delivery redundant. In the three years of this gestation period, these alternatives have simply not happened. The decision to go with the quality, maturity and reliability of MPEG2 transmissions has been vindicated. In a period where expectations were for an enormous change in availability of terrestrial high bandwidth networks in the UK, little has happened. Equally, any suggestions of integration of NHSNET with high bandwidth educational networks is still a remote possibility. The SANTTSUR Approach One of the most important successes in SANTTSUR was the Training the Presenters course, with accompanying template. This has ensured a level of consistency and quality in the content delivered that was essential for the viability of the project. The confidence instilled into the SANTTSUR presenters has also enabled the development of a wider "anchorman" pool, due to the confidence of the individuals involved. The approach has also highlighted some areas which were successful and some which were not so successful. Video conferencing was shown to be effective at ISDN6 quality for importing content but not so good when ISDN2 was used for asking questions. The culture of the trainees has been better understood and the popularity of the text messaging mode for interaction has been clearly demonstrated. As text messaging appears to be the preferred, convenient, cost-effective means for interaction, this technology will be explored further in terms of developing mobile technologies. The generic nature of the course delivery method and course content had been demonstrated in terms of adoption by several Colleges of Surgery, not just exclusively to one. The Strategic Plan The original plan has proved to be effective for the transition from SANTTSUR to mrcsTV. The idea of linking dissemination with sponsorship, expansion of sites and transfer to new areas of activity has been very effective. This integrated approach will continue on all fronts. Management Issues A key issue to be addressed is in the management and administration of the distance training course delivery. As the number of sites increases it will become even more important to ensure that contacts with key staff at the receive sites is efficient and effective. It is important to continue to encourage feedback from trainees on the transmissions. From SANTTSUR to mrcsTV and Beyond: An Ongoing Development and Implementation Strategy This section outlines the developments and changes following the SANTTSUR funding period,. There are specific examples of developments in the process of moving from SANTTSUR to mrcsTV that contribute to ensuring sustainability of mrcsTV into the future. One such example is the development of the presentation template. Working from the original SANTTSUR design, a new design was implemented in the transfer to mrcsTV. Apart from stamping a "new image" to show that the research project had matured into a viable entity, this was a move towards a design that was better laid out, more practical & flexible and clearer for the viewer to see (Figures 1 and 2). Figure 1. Example live presentation layout used in SANTTSUR Figure 2. Example live presentation layout used in mrcsTV. Although this development may appear to be trivial or cosmetic, the impact of the improved presentation style was key component in the transition from research project to viable entity and was important in establishing a "brand". Again, the introduction of a brand is important. The most important feature of the ongoing development is the consistent approach adopted in implementing the Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan will continue to form the basis for all further developments.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SAR Crop Index Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Land Management, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAUsing SAR to develop a crop growth index Currently, arable farmers are able to view their growing crops thanks to optical satellites. AgSpace Agriculture has been processing and selling NDVI (Normalised Differentiation Vegetation Index), chlorophyll and soil brightness imagery to over 3,000 UK farmers. Optical imagery has proven popular and there are many examples of how variable rate applications benefit both the farmer financially and the environment. However, the one major disadvantage of multispectral imagery is its inability to function in cloud or at night and its inability to create a crop index that has meaningful growth stage information. The objectives of this service were to demonstrate the advantages of using both optical and radar satellite technologies to provide information on the general crop growth stages and detailed in-field variation required by farmers. Crop Growth Index data was provided via the existing precision farming toolbox, the CGI components were validated, a system capable of operating outside the UK was developed and the overall uptake of precision farming services was increased. Agriculture, Crops, Food, Land ManagementTitle - URLUsing SAR to develop a crop growth indexDemonstration ProjectCompletedBrian TittleyAgSpaceThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SatCareConnectivity, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Ongoing, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAReal-time remote diagnosis through in-ambulance telemedicine with broadband satellite connectivity SatCare targets the improvement of first-aid services using remote diagnosis and treatment of patients on board ambulances. The objective of the project is to extend the capabilities of the first responders, allowing live interaction with remotely-based doctors and equipment, and the team in the field to deliver the correct treatment immediately, at the place of intervention or en route to the hospital. The SatCare activity is based upon integrating satcom into remotely connected medical terminals and demonstrating the systems in operational trials over 12 months. The operational trials will provide quantitative cost benefit analysis that will be a key component of commercialising the SatCare system. Connectivity, Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLSatCare - Real-time remote diagnosis through in-ambulance telemedicine with broadband satellite connectivityIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeViaSat Antenna Systems S.A.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SatCorpAfrica10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, ICT, Infrastructure, Innovation, Integrated Applications Project, Ongoing, Telecommunications, TIA, Transport, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIASatellite Corporate services for Africa With ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications projects SatFinAfrica (https://artes-apps.esa.int/projects/satfinafrica) and SatSoHoAfrica (https://artes.esa.int/projects/satsohoafrica), SatADSL has already successfully launched several services (others are about to be demonstrated) in Africa dedicated to small to medium size companies or small sites of larger companies. The service platform of these two projects is based on the Sat3Play technology of Newtec and on the ASTRA2Connect platform of SES, both of which were originally tailored to the consumer market, and which have been successfully customised to offer an efficient and flexible solution for contended traffic and low to medium data rate in the return channel (from the remote terminals to the hub station). With SatCorpAfrica SatADSL extends its portfolio of services towards the market segment of “Professional Corporate Network” (also called Wide-Area-Network or “WAN”) with a set of attractive and flexible service offers. Targeted customers of WAN services are large and medium size enterprises operating in Africa in different business sectors, such as Oil&Gas, Construction and Media Broadcasting (e.g. local Business TV and local radio). These enterprises operate with Headquarters (HQ) in big cities and multiple subsidiary sites located in smaller cities. Thanks to the new services of SatCorpAfrica, end users have access to more cost effective technology with dedicated bandwidth at an affordable price and higher speeds in the return link. They also have access to Value-Added Services (VAS) related to the supervision of service quality and content management. They have the opportunity to have access to flexible tailor-made service/solutions that will meet both their requirements and budget. African distributors will increase their sales volumes and market share by targeting a wider range of end users with a wider range of requirements. They will have the opportunity to offer this range of services with a single service platform. The overall market of large and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa requiring WAN services is estimated at about 400,000 corporate network sites. The addressable market of SatCorpAfrica is defined as the number of sites outside big cities not yet connected by other professional VSAT service providers, which is estimated to be in the order of about 20% of the overall market, i.e. 80,000 sites. Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, ICT, Infrastructure, Innovation, Telecommunications, TransportTitle - URLSatCorpAfrica - Satellite Corporate services for AfricaIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingDavide TomassiniSatADSL (BE)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Satellite Data ServicesAgriculture, Completed, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Land Management, Natural resources, UKSA, Water, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityUKSANear Real Time Imagery Satellite Data Services is a cloud-based service delivering access to near-real time analysis-ready satellite imagery and derived products from optical and radar Sentinel-1 and 2 satellites. Satellite Data Services products include metrics collection in all-weather, including night time and cloudy conditions, from radar satellites. They are a key input for modelling, monitoring, land management, and policy formulation targeted at users in government or the agriculture sector. Satellite Data Services provide i) analytics of land and water to give you current state of agriculture and environment from field to farm, to national coverage, ii) analysis of historic agricultural and environmental metrics, and iii) identify trends from satellite indices, such as crop performance, natural resource management and risk management. Agriculture, Crops, Land Management, Natural resources, WaterTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedEnvironment Systems Ltd https://www.envsys.co.uk/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 14:07viewLatin America and the Caribbean
SatFinAfrica10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Economic growth, ESA, Financial services, ICT, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Poverty, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIA Reliable and secured financial services in remote areas “SatFinAfrica” is a pilot project that demonstrated the suitability of the Sat3Play platform, originally designed for the consumer and SoHo market, to provide reliable and secured financial services (e.g. to money transfer companies, microfinance institutions, banks and Automated Teller Machines) in remote and underserved areas in emerging countries in Africa. SatFinAfrica targets remote sites of large organisations, in particular financial institutions, which have a critical need for a ubiquitous and secured telecommunication platform with adequate latency performance and privacy and acceptable service costs. Not covered by terrestrial communications means that these remote sites are generally not large enough to justify the investment in a classic corporate VSAT. Two main financial applications are targeted, namely, money transfer and automated telling machines (ATMs). In addition, SatFinAfrica also targets the development and provision of VNO (Virtual Network Operator) and QoS features for the Sat3Play platform to allow local distributors to autonomously manage the service profiles of their pools of customers and become, de-facto, local service operators. This is supported by the development of a monitoring & controlling tool (CMT, Customer Management Tool), which provides a user-friendly web-interface with different levels of rights to grant local distributors the required level of autonomy and ease of usage. Economic growth, Financial services, ICT, Infrastructure, PovertyTitle - URLSatFinAfrica - Reliable and secured financial services in remote areasIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedDavide TomassiniSea&Space Exploration, BelgiumThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
SatSohoAfrica9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, Education, ESA, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Ongoing, Telecommunications, TIA, Tourism, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and productionESATIAProvision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office/Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa The aim of the Satellite Services for Small-office/Home-office in Africa (SatSoHoAfrica) project is to design, develop, validate and pilot the necessary technological and service elements to allow the provision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office/Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa. This segment is composed of a variety of micro-enterprises, such as farms, tourist lodges and hotels that have typically less than 10 employees, limited resources and highly variable and hardly predictable data-traffic needs, which tend to change with their seasonal activities (e.g. agricultural market and tourism seasons). In order to meet the specific SoHo community needs, SatADSL develops a set of “pay as you go” services that are volume-based, do not require monthly subscription and are not subject to any volume reset, which is instead enforced in the Business2Business (B2B) high end professional services already provided by SatADSL (for more info see SatFinAfrica project web page). SatSoHoAfrica develops and validates a set of enhancements and applications that allows SatADSL to target an addressable market of the order of 50,000 terminals in the time frame 2015-2020. The proposed activities include the adaptation and integration of management features enabling an effective and low cost “pay as you go” modality for a large number of users and terminals, covering accounting, fault monitoring and help desk, customisable front end, and the inclusion of a protected transmission modality to accommodate security type applications (such as alarms, useful to remote farmers that are often assaulted by burglars). The SoHo services are to be sold via several local African distributors who re-sell the service to their final SoHo customers, on behalf of SatADSL as currently already done in the offered B2B services. Beside the Ku-band Newtec Sat3Play platform already used by SatADSL, the proposed project integrates and validates a Ka-band Sat3Play platform using the multi-beam payload of Avanti HYLAS 2 deployed over Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, Education, ICT, Telecommunications, TourismTitle - URLSatSohoAfricaIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingDavide TomassiniSatADSL (BE)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
SchoolSat 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Digital divide, Education, ESA, ICT, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAUtilising satellite technology to improve access to the internet for Irish schools SchoolSat was an initiative to utilise advances in satellite technology to improve access to the internet for Irish schools. Partially funded by the European Space Agency under the ARTES 3 Multimedia Programme the project ran from December 2001 until January 2003. The purpose of SchoolSat was to set up, manage and evaluate a pre-operational satellite-based service for compulsory schools in Ireland. It had as a clear objective and expected outcome: the establishment of a business and deployment plan for a fully operational and sustainable service for the Irish compulsory school sector based on a strategic mix of unicast and multicast services. Digital content from a variety of sources, including data and video, was brought together into a managed content repository. Selections from this asset base was multicast on a scheduled and ad hoc basis to caching servers at the pilot sites for desktop viewing and manipulation. Digital divide, Education, ICT, Infrastructure, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLSCHOOLSATIntegrated Applications ProjectCompleted@iT Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications,Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Scint-X dental camera ESA, Global, Health, Innovation, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATECHigh-detail X-ray cameras for dental scans Miniature MEMS technology originally developed for micro-propulsion systems on Sweden’s Prisma microsatellite has been adapted to produce a new, thinner and high resolution scintillator – a device that converts X-rays into ordinary light – for dental X-rays. The dental X-ray camera was designed by the Scint-X company with the key element – the scintillator – built by Nanospace, a subsidiary of the Swedish Space Corporation. Being much thinner than current X-ray cameras on the market its images are more detailed, and the camera can be inserted right into the patient’s mouth. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLMORE DETAILED DENTAL X-RAYSTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SCYTALE SuiteCompleted, Connectivity, Emergency response, Hardware, Health, Telecommunications, UKSA, Africa, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020UKSACommunications  for communities and businesses SCYTALE is a lightweight, man portable satellite communications solution equipped with a satellite terminal that can provide ‘office type’ communications, including telephony, email, internet, video conferencing and wi-fi. The product is Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and can be carried by one or two persons depending on requirements. It provides global coverage so it can be operated anywhere and does not rely on terrestrial mobile network infrastructure which is often lacking in rural areas or might be damaged during a disaster. SCYTALE is ideally suited for Aid Agencies and first responders, up to medium sized deployable headquarters, communities, relief camps and field hospitals, where fast setup, reliable, deployable communications are needed Connectivity, Emergency response, Health, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLHardwareCompletedGRC Ltd https://grcltd.net/Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:31viewAfrica
Sentinel 2 for AgricultureAgriculture, Applications, Completed, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Global, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityESAEOPExploring the use of Sentinel 2 for local to national operational agricultre monitoring The Sen2-Agri project is designed to develop, demonstrate and facilitate the Sentinel-2 time series contribution to the satellite EO component of agriculture monitoring at national scale. The project will demonstrate the benefit of the Sentinel-2 mission for the agriculture domain across a range of crops and agricultural practices.The project objectives are to provide validated algorithms, open source code and best practices to process Sentinel-2 data in an operational manner for major worldwide representative agriculture systems distributed all over the world. Sen2-Agri is a contribution to the GEOGLAM initiative and has been demonstrated with international and national users in 12 countries and is currently available as open source system on the project website http://www.esa-sen2agri.org/.  Agriculture, ApplicationsTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedBenjamin KoetzUniversité catholique de Louvain (BE)Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 14:22viewGlobal
Service4EO15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Agriculture, Coastal areas, Completed, Deforestation, Digital Platform Services, Fires, UKSA, Urban, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ...UKSAApplications for agriculture, urban mapping, forestry, or coastal management Service4EO is a back-end platform that delivers Earth observation (EO) products to applications that address a range of problems in developing countries. It collects and ingests EO imagery data from free and commercial satellites and drones combined with data from ground sources and processes the data to applications for sectors such as agriculture, urban mapping, forestry and coastal management. Service4EO targets organisations which want to develop applications using EO data from different sources without having to manage the complexity of integrating and processing the EO data. It is ideal for applications which need to monitor multiple small geographic Areas of Interest (AOI) with different sensors for different environmental conditions with near real time delivery. Agriculture, Coastal areas, Deforestation, Fires, UrbanTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedDeimos Space UK Ltd https://elecnor-deimos.com/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 09:58viewAsia Pacific
SIBELIUs13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Agriculture, Digital Platform Services, Infrastructure, Ongoing, Resilience, UKSA, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesUKSA Identify and value assets for insurance including buildings, infrastructure and agriculture/livestock SIBELIUs improves severe-weather resilience for herding communities using satellite Earth observation (EO) by providing improved capacity for distributing new and upgraded environmental information products. The SIBELIUs solution makes use of free and open EO data in particular Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 making it sustainable. It is applicable for environmental monitoring especially for pasture, snow and drought in countries with herding communities such as Mongolia. Benefits for the herding community will be achieved by using improved environmental information through three main channels: i) the insurance sector, ii) government agencies coordinating livestock and land use, and iii) directly to the herders through text messaging. The improved product provides complete country coverage, provided more frequently, for longer periods of the year, more accurately and with improved spatial resolution. The SIBELIUs solution is aiming to update environmental products every two weeks, which meets requirements for relatively slowly evolving conditions such as pasture.   Agriculture, Infrastructure, ResilienceTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingeOsphere http://eosphere.co.uk/eo4sdg/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 12:33viewAsia Pacific
SIMONAAsia, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureESATIAA Telemedicine Project for Iraq connecting a teaching hospital in Baghdad with the Hospital Umberto I of 'La Sapienza' University in Rome The European Space Agency has agreed to support an initiative from the Italian company Telbios. The initiative is called 'SIMONA: A Telemedicine Project for Iraq' and involves connecting a teaching hospital in Baghdad Iraq with the Hospital Umberto I of 'La Sapienza' University in Rome Italy. In total two stations for video-conferencing have been installed. Each of these includes one audio/video terminal connected via satellite between the Teaching Hospital and Umberto I. Video conferencing allows consultations and the exchange of medical opinions for diagnosis and treatment. Internet access is also provided, permitting Iraq based medical personnel to access the most up-to-date medical literature. The first video consults already took place in early August 2005. In the first month, 20 patients were provided telemedicine consultations and positive results were immediate. A 50% reduction in childhood mortality from haematic afflictions such as acute leukaemia was accomplished. The project has been operating since the summer of 2005. Asia, Health, ICT, TelemedicineTitle - URLSIMONAIntegrated Applications ProjectAlessandro Guarino; Francesco FelicianiThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope, Asia Pacific
Skin BESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREDeveloping a computer model of how skin ages Our skin protects us, regulates our temperature and allows us to feel objects. As we grow older, our skin becomes more fragile and takes longer to heal from injuries. Astronauts lose more skin cells and age faster during spaceflight. A common complaint of astronauts is cracking skin and rashes or itchiness. This experiment uses data already collected by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and was the first research into skin in space. Skin-B collects data on skin structure, oxygenation, hydration and elasticity. The goal is to develop a computer model of how skin ages. Results on Alexander’s skin will improve the model and could contribute to protecting people’s skin on Earth as well as in space. HealthTitle - URLSkin BExperimentThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SKYMEDCompleted, Demonstration Project, Education, Education, ESA, Health, Medical, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developingESATIAAdvanced satellite based e-Learning system to support Continuing Medical Education SKYMED is an initiative launched in 2000 dedicated to develop and operate a pilot service phase of an advanced satellite based e-Learning system to support Continuing Medical Education (CME) services. The final objective of the project was the set-up and validation of satellite services that outperform those presently available via terrestrial internet systems and the definition of CME services as part of Telbios' spin-off company portfolio. The project dealt with several aspects: technical, organisational, educational and strategic, all of which made the project very challenging. From a technical point of view, the system is based on a multi-terminal service centre derived from the integration of the Euromednet Telemedicine Operation Centre (TOC) based on DESNET platform and SkyplexNet for multicasting/broadcasting. Part of the SKYMED project was to define and develop a suitable multimedia interface for on-line and off-line training activities, providing textual chat interactions among the different client sites. Live lectures and presentations would increase the immediacy of the content and enhance the users' feel of 'really being there'. So far SKYMED has distributed six courses (one on Medical Imaging, the others on Ambulatory Surgery) and CME, in general, to seven hospitals, to ten individual users in the Veneto Region in Italy, 2 individual sites outside Italy (UK and the Netherlands). The involvement of public healthcare institutions and private individuals implied the management, in the frame of the project, of organizational and logistic aspects peculiar to the implementation of e-learning services. The SKYMED challenge was to be an appropriate and cost-effective means of meeting life-long learning needs of healthcare professional, through a variety of independent formats and delivery media (satellite broadcast, content package delivery, etc.). Technology- driven self-study CME sources based on distributed, or distance-learning multimedia broadband platforms thus look like the viable cost-efficient and user-friendly alternative to conventional methods. SKYMED, as e-learning solution, becomes important in CME because it can avoid bridge gaps (both national and international, cultural and language gaps), it can bring education to the health professional and it empowers the learner for more effective and individualised learning. Education, Education, Health, MedicalTitle - URLSKYMEDDemonstration ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SkyNurse - Advanced Training in NursingCompleted, Education, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIADistance education fornursing personnel in non-EU countries in order to employ the subsequent trained personnel in EU hospitals and health care centers SkyNurse developed an operating centre for the delivery of distance education and residential courses directed at nursing personnel in non-EU countries in order to employ the subsequent trained personnel in EU hospitals and health care centers. SkyNurse also aimed to improve nursing practice throughout the EU by developing standard distance learning models suitable for national and international use that are reproducible in different fields of application and in different countries, and by preparing learning materials that will offer uniform education, cultivate a harmonious professional background and promote standardised nursing procedures. SkyNurse favored economical resource saving in Health Services. The courses were intended for nurses who have a basic knowledge of nursing and who were in need of updating their knowledge of clinical practice and standard operating procedures relevant to the application of new technologies in health care. Education, HealthTitle - URLSkyNurse - Advanced Training in NursingIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedm.zordan@trastec.itThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SM@RTCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATIASatellite Medical Applications for Regional Terminals - developing and deploying a vertical video portal system targeted at scientific societies The SM@RT project (Satellite Medical Applications for Regional Terminals) was aimed at developing and deploying a vertical video portal system targeted at scientific societies, healthcare and pharmaceutical organisations. The application was designed to support satellite-based distribution of high-quality multimedia contents, such as medical protocol databases, corporate scientific and pharmaceutical agent information materials, and video communications (tele-medicine, edutainment and corporate channels). The medicinal and pharmaceutical sector represents a very important part of the economy in terms of dimensions and information density. This sector is research-oriented and marked by a high degree of innovation. Ensuring a continuous flow of updated information on new treatments, new drugs, etc., towards the medical and pharmaceutical community is extremely important. Furthermore these communities require constant professional training. Finally, the industry requires a constant feedback in order to direct its research and marketing efforts. The project proposed to offer innovative solutions for information and divulging issues, required from pharmaceutical industry. SM@RT provided an effective response to the provision of documentation forms, brochures and publications. The main benefit lay in a relevant cost reduction over marketing and information expenditures. Health, Medical, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLSM@RTIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Smart farmingAgriculture, Economic growth, ESA, Innovation, Rural development, TEC, Technology Transfer, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil qualityESATECIntelligent guidance for agricultural machinery using advanced satnav Smart farming aims to steer tractors with centimetre-accuracy to improve farming and the environment. Navtronics, a Belgium ESA Business Incubation Centre start-up company, is tailoring intelligent guidance for agricultural machinery using advanced satnav. As any other industry, the agriculture sector is always looking for ways to raise productivity and reduce labour cost through new technologies. One is the use of high-end Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation to steer and control tractors and implements. RTK satnav increases the precision of positional data derived from the Galileo, GPS and Glonass navigation satellite constellations. By using the ‘phase’ information of the signal’s carrier wave, rather than just the satnav signal content, and combining this with a reference station for realtime corrections, Navtronics’ systems can provide up to centimetre-level accuracy. This accuracy far exceeds manual steering, resulting in better use of available land and higher productivity from human and machine. By ‘automating’ farm machinery, even unskilled drivers can achieve near-perfect results. The precision also avoids the double spraying of pesticides or even eliminates the need for pesticides altogether through mechanical weeding on organic farms – clearly better for the environment. The Navtronics BVBA development of hard- and software solutions for automated agricultural guidance systems is being done with the support of ESA Technology Transfer Programme’s Business Incubation Centre Flanders. The company is a spin-off from SBG Precision Farming in the Netherlands. Agriculture, Economic growth, Innovation, Rural developmentTitle - URLSmart farmingTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SmartCARE10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIASatellite enhanced Multi-channel E-health Assistance for Remote Tele-rehabilitation and Caregiving SmartCARE realises a collaborative health care platform as a specialisation of a more general and advanced wide workflow collaboration platform. It is a virtual space where caregiver professionals and patients can meet and manage daily activities, planned and unplanned, within a therapeutic process, in a collaborative way enabling an optimisation of home care. SmartCARE enables the provision of rehabilitation at home whilst assuring a constant verification of the therapeutic process and without requiring the presence of medical staff on site, unless absolutely necessary. The access to SmartCARE is provided using satellite and terrestrial telecommunication networks by means of fixed or mobile devices. The SmartCARE services establish a point of contact with reference healthcare professionals to manage multiple patients; schedule the therapy in each detail; provide updated information on the rehabilitation progress by means of remote live-check; and monitor the activities envisaged by the therapy. They can alert the patient, healthcare facility or caregiver when the improvement results are not achieved, measure vital signs using wireless and wearable sensors; as well as update clinical records. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLSmartCARE - Satellite enhanced Multi-channel e-health Assistance for Remote Tele-rehabilitation and CAREgivingIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedFrancesco FelicianiITSLAB S.P.A. (IT)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SolumScireAgriculture, Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIASatellite and in situ soil sensing for areal soil data to boost precision farming SolumScire made use of latest satellite-, positioning- and remote sensing technologies to better understand soil and soil conditions as related to crop production. This feasibility study finalised the concept of a business model and service for new, spatial and high resolution soil data and surveyed innovative technical ways to acquire such data with a tillage machine whilst tilling a field. The combination of such data with information from satellite and in-situ-soil sensors was studied to increase applicability of the service. The idea was to create a service for farmers to feed spatially resolved soil information automatically into the farm management system (FMS) with the aim to adjust and improve soil related precision farming activities on their farm. This project added value for farmers and the European society in general by increasing yield or yield stability and decreasing emissions from farms. The feasibility study created a better understanding of the possibilities to achieve such aim with a technical as well as a business perspective involving relevant stakeholders from the beginning. Agriculture, FoodTitle - URLSolumScireFeasibility StudyCompletedAntje VogelAgriCircle AG (CH)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SpaceDream Africa, ESA, Health, Technology Transfer, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASpace-based logistical support for distribution of medicines To test a combined approach using ESA’s technical competencies to strengthen the distribution networks for medicines to address the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria, focussing initially on sub-Saharan Africa. Africa, HealthTitle - URLSpaceDream - Space-based logistical support for distribution of medicinesTechnology Transferhealth (@) esa.intThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
SpaceGearESA, Global, Health, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATECA gearbox for high-speed ratios used for tele-operated biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) A gearbox system for high-speed ratios was employed in the deployable retrievable boom of the Shuttle’s tethered satellite TSS-1 in 1990. A company called STAM produced a motor gearbox made of nonmagnetic materials to be used as a robotic manipulator for tele-operated biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which involves a high density magnetic field. The gearbox has a rotation speed reduction factor of 3000 in the presence of a very high density magnetic field (3 Tesla). This SPACEGEAR design has a simple configuration with low production costs, avoiding the use of high-strength gear material and with high-torque transmittal capacity. It has also been adapted to an MRI-compatible robotic manipulator developed by FeBo srl for tele-operations. HealthTitle - URLTOTALLY NON-MAGNETIC MOTOR GEARBOXTechnology TransferThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SPHINX (ISS Experiment)Astronauts, Completed, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREUnderstanding how low shear conditions and gravity may affect endothelial cell function ISS In vitro Experiment in KUBIK incubator examining Endothelial cell gene expression under microgravity. Endothelial cells line blood vessels and play a key role in vascular function. Results of the experiment show that gene expression associated with blood flow sensing and pro-inflamatory responses was altered in microgravity. The data from this study is relevant to understanding how low shear conditions and gravity may affect endothelial cell function. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentCompletedJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:06viewGlobal
SUSSATCompleted, Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, Global, Study, Telecommunications, TIA, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on landESATIAA holistic assessment of the contribution of the Satcom industry to global sustainable development This project aimed to provide a holistic assessment of the contribution of the Satcom industry to global sustainable development, considering economical, societal and environmental aspects. From this assessment the study investigated less environmentally damaging mission and technology solutions, and proposed business opportunities for new Satcom systems to enable sustainable developments. Economic development, Economic growth, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLSUSSATStudyCompletedian@eftec.co.ukThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Swarm ESA, Global, OPS; SSA, Space Safety, SSA, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSASatellite constellation trying to understand the Earth’s magnetic field Swarm is ESA’s mission to understand the Earth’s magnetic field. It is a constellation of three SWARM satellites designed to identify and measure precisely the different magnetic signals that emanate from our planet. This will provide insight into the natural processes occurring deep within the planet, to weather in space caused by solar activity. Our ‘protective bubble’ that Earth’s magnetic field, is in a constant state of flux. The strength of the magnetic field is constantly changing – in fact currently it shows signs of significant weakening. Swarm was launched in 2013, and precisely measures the magnetic signals that originate in Earth’s core, crust and oceans, as well as from the ionosphere and magnetosphere, giving us a better understand of why the field is weakening. Space Safety, SSATitle - URLSwarm constellation studies Earth's magnetic fieldThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewGlobal
T2 Colbert TreadmillDevice, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREExercise device with reduced vibration to keep the crew healthy in orbit and to prepare them for return to Earth The T2 Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or Colbert, was temporarily installed in Node-2 of the International Space Station (ISS) in September 2009 as an important exercise device to keep the crew healthy in orbit and to prepare them for return to Earth. It has been moved to its permanent place in Node-3. The T2 treadmill is adapted from a regular treadmill but designed so as not to shake the rest of the Station. This vibration damping system does not use power and hence makes it more reliable. The astronauts use elastic straps over the shoulders and round the waist to keep them in contact with the running belt and generate the foot force necessary to give the astronaut’s bones and muscles a workout in weightlessness. The treadmill is also wider than the TVIS treadmill in the Zvezda Module. Although it is built to handle 240 000 km of running, it will likely see about 60 000 km during its time in orbit. HealthTitle - URLT2 Colbert TreadmillDeviceThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
T4MOD Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIATelemedicine for remote Operations in Distant areas The aim of the T4MOD project was to develop and validate a user-friendly telemedicine system capable of supporting different medical specialities, through an interoperable IP overlay satellite network associated to an intelligent end-to-end communication service. This solution, to be validated in a military environment, could be also extended for future exploitations in civilian field for organisations (for example national health systems) operating in underserved and/or geographically isolated areas, such as in case of natural disasters or humanitarian crises. The system was instrumental in developing new medical protocols for a cooperative medical work of diagnosis and therapies. T4MOD involved the health department of four Ministries of Defence in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLT4MOD - Telemedicine for reMote Operations in Distant areasDemonstration ProjectCompletedFrancesco FelicianiTelespazio S.p.A (IT)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
T@HISCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Latin America and the Caribbean, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIASatellite based Telemedicine in Latin America T@HIS was a telemedical network connecting physicians and hospitals over a new-generation satellite network based on the recently launched AmerHis payload on the AMAZONAS satellite. The aim of the project was to improve the access to medical resources, available only to rural cities from the isolated areas in Amazon in Para prefecture. Within the project three remote clinics in Amazonas, Para states in Brazil were connected to a referral hospital in Belém, the capital city of Pará. The dominant type of images transferred over the system were ultrasound images, acquired from portable or stationary ultrasound devices. The medical applications included general examinations as well as obstetric and gynaecology. However the applied platform handled any imaging modality and particularly DICOM formatted data. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLT@HIS - Satellite based Telemedicine in Latin AmericaIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeThales Alenia Space EspañaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewLatin America and the Caribbean
TalkingFields Agriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, TIA, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAEnd-to-end precision farming services for winter wheat, maize and sugar beet TalkingFields aimed to increase the efficiency of agricultural production via precision farming by means of geo-information services. It integrated 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. Precision farming aims to increase the productivity of agricultural cultivation via a more efficient utilisation of natural and anthropogenic resources (land, seeds, fertilisers, plant protection agents and water). The objective of this activity was to develop and implement a set of cost-effective end-to-end precision farming services for winter wheat, maize and sugar beet that allow the farmer to adopt a comprehensive site-specific farming system with little effort. AgricultureTitle - URLTalkingFields - Demonstration Project on Services for Precision FarmingDemonstration ProjectCompletedTony SephtonVISTA GmbH (DE)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
TELANY Completed, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIATelemedicine Anyware: Data management component The TELemedicine ANYwhere (TelAny) project was based on the medical community's organisational needs. Economic and technological factors heavily determine the way medical practice has been evolving. In the near future the traditional model of direct contact between patients and institutions during routine practice and hospital admissions will not be appropriate for the treatment of pathologies that need a continuous follow up of patients at their location. The other most typical case of remote assistance is emergency. TelAny addressed both those issues in a comprehensive approach. The project covered emergency and on-field telemedicine scenarios in extreme cases, for instance, by accessing life signals from patients using devices implanted in their bodies, by aiding in emergencies on board ships. All data collected during the project demonstration sessions was stored centrally in a large database accessible to consulting specialists. The project contained medical, telecommunications and software information. The co-operation between different communities of professionals allowed to accomplish the difficult goal of increasing the potential user awareness of the benefits of telemedicine. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLTELANY - Telemedicine Anyware: Data management componentIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedKell (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
TeleCareESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIAHome telehealth enabling remote nursing visits and vital sign monitoring through fully interactive voice, video and data transmission, and targets healthcare service delivery in rural and remote areas Telecare supports the commercialisation and deployment of home telehealth solutions to be delivered over two-way satellite networks. This solution enables remote nursing visits and vital sign monitoring through fully interactive voice, video and data transmission, and targets healthcare service delivery in rural and remote areas.This solution is unique in that the targeted operators/users of this system are homecare nurses and their patients, therefore careful application of advanced technologies must be considered in the development and design. Successful adoption of this type of solution will be very dependant on the ability to deliver a user friendly, seamless end to end solution, that provides both economical value and enhances the ability of caregivers to deliver healthcare to their patient base. The research and development effort will focus on development of the web-based software application, the communications interface that will allow the solution to be deployed over two-way satellite, and extension of the health monitoring kit (patient terminal) to support broader disease management capabilities as a strategic business direction for the solution as a whole. The March Networks telehealth solution is being developed as a productivity tool to address healthcare delivery challenges, including chronic healthcare professional shortages, access to care for patients, and to assist in early intervention and prevention in support of disease management. The TeLeCare solution builds on the architecture used for the March Networks telehealth pilot project but expands on the original pilot functionality while lowering the component costs, improving the user experience, and increasing the system level security, supportability, and reliability. The resulting system is intended to be a scalable solution that can be deployed in a commercial offering. The solution architecture is centred on a hosted application. Nurse and patient terminals access the network application server (NAS) directly and can be connected in a peer-to-peer fashion for a remote visit or e-learning application. Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLTELECAREIntegrated Applications ProjectThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific
TEMOSEducation, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAGlobally active satellite-based competence network, optimizing medical care of tourists and business travellers Western societies are becoming increasingly mobile. Every year a rising number of people visit foreign countries for private or business reasons. The objective of the TEMOS project is to establish a globally active satellite-based competence network, which optimises medical care of tourists and business travellers in the mobile society. This network will be open for all interested hospitals and medical institutions, such as general practitioners or assistance companies who agree to accept and apply the TEMOS quality criteria as developed within the framework of the project. By means of different approaches such as tele-education, tele-consultation, telemedicine services, exchange of knowledge and an evaluation system, a high quality of medical care for travellers abroad shall be realised. Education, Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLTEMOSIntegrated Applications ProjectThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Tempus ICAviation, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIATelemedicine-via-Satellite for Commercial Aviation - monitoring the condition of passengers who display signs of illness in-flight Tempus IC monitors the condition of passengers who display signs of illness in-flight that might require immediate medical attention. It is designed to enable non-medical users, such as cabin crew, to gather vital information about a passenger's health quickly and efficiently, by monitoring and transmitting to a ground-based response centre vital signs routinely measured in an emergency room - including blood pressure, temperature, glucometry and 12-lead electrocardiogram. The crew will be able to simultaneously talk to and send clinical-quality data along with pictures and video to a ground-based medical team of experts specialised in assisting in-flight medical contingencies for diagnosis and support. The objective of the activity was to develop and validate a system that enables airlines to manage in-flight medical emergencies more effectively and to reduce the number of costly unnecessary medical diversions. With the rise of larger aircraft and lower air-fares, the number of people of all ages travelling by air is increasing. As a result, the probability of a medical emergency occurring in-flight has risen and the pilot will often divert the flight to the nearest airport where medical attention can be provided. Commercial airlines are interested in telemedicine technology as a tool to improve medical provision for customers as well as to support their staff and crew. In simple terms, better diagnosis that enables a diversion to be avoided is of direct benefit to the airline and its passengers. ESA has been active in the field of satellite-delivered telemedicine for a number of years and this development addresses the use of telemedicine in support of the management of medical emergencies onboard commercial airlines. By investing in new applications ESA acts as a catalyst for European industry to develop and exploit innovative services and markets while, at the same time, fostering and organizing user demand to gain the critical mass necessary to sustain those services. Aviation, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLTelemedicine-via-Satellite for Commercial AviationIntegrated Applications ProjectPierluigi ManciniThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
TESHEALTHCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIADeveloping, implementing, qualifying and validating a telemedicine system aimed at reducing the impacts of chronic diseases, improving life styles and empowering citizens 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. Primary prevention promoting the adoption of a healthy lifestyle is becoming an integral part of a number of national healthcare systems programmes. The presence of a comprehensive methodology for disease prevention, surveillance of behavioural risk factors and lifestyle adoption plays an important role in facilitating the implementation of a healthcare prevention programme. Telemedicine, due to its ability to gather, transfer, share and process user’s data will very likely become a fundamental enabler for the implementation of such a methodology. The “universality” of the proposed services becomes an imperative and a driver for the project: all people shall have the same opportunity to access services that promote the diseases prevention and healthy life style. The integration of the satellite network with other types of networks (XDSL, Wifi, GPRS, etc.) as redistribution systems can provide a competitive solution in specific instances. The possibility to exploit the terminals in the ASSISTED and SELF-CARE scenarios, helps to optimise the usage of communication resources and lower the operating expenses for terminals and therefore for users. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLTESHEALTHIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedFrancesco FelicianiThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
TESSA3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, ESA, Health, NGO, TEC, Technology Transfer, Telemedicine, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, Africa, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATECRemote-controlled ultrasound systems allowing expert radiologists to perform long-distance examinations “Smaller secondary hospitals do not necessarily have expert radiologists available on site,” explains ESA biomedical engineer Arnaud Runge. “This in the past has led to problems, with for instance, pregnant women having to travel hundreds of kilometres for an examination”. The TESSA (Tele-Echography for ESA) technology was originally developed over a series of ESA projects with the intent to support astronauts in orbit. “But whether for Earth- or space-based patients, the abiding principle of telemedicine is the same: it is much easier and cheaper to move medical data around than it is to move people” says Arnaud. AdEchoTech, a company based in Vendôme in central France, is reusing the knowledge gained during past ESA telemedicine projects to market a remote-controlled ultrasound system allowing an expert radiologist to perform exams on patients from hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away. The company has marketed this ‘tele-echography’ system to more than 15 hospitals and health institutes in France and abroad, with others participating in trials. ESA meanwhile is currently looking into a follow-on project with the company to design a more lightweight and streamlined version of the system’s robotic arm, potentially suitable for launch into orbit, which would also broaden terrestrial market opportunities. The technology would similarly be suitable for use in any remote location – from cruise ships to prisons – using either internet or satellite links. ESA recently completed a trial with four European defence ministries, making the technology available to military garrisons based in Lebanon and Afghanistan. The tele-echography technology has also been tested successfully on oil platforms off West Africa and inland clinics in French Guiana. Health, NGO, TelemedicineTitle - URLTESSA (Tele-Echography for ESA)Technology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe, Asia Pacific
Tissue Healing in Space (ISS Experiment) Astronauts, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, Under preparation, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREFurther understanding of wound healing processes ISS In vitro Experiment which will study changes that occur during skin wound healing processes under spaceflight conditions. Project is linked to the Wound Healing topical team which is aimed at understanding wound healing processes, diagnostics and therapeutics. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentUnder preparationJason Hatton, Leonardo SurdoWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:19viewGlobal
TORMESCities, Device, Disability, ESA, Global, Inclusiveness, Navigation, TEC, Transport, Urban, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATECMore autonomy for blind people thanks to satellite navigation The “Tormes” system is a computer with a Braille keyboard and satellite navigation technology that gives verbal directions. The hand held device was built by ONCE (the Spanish National Organisation of Blind people) with the Spanish company GMV Sistemas using EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service). This personal navigator speaks to the user, like any GPS device in a car, weighs less than one kilo and can be used in two ways: to guide the user to their destination or to tell them where they are as they walk around. Where the accuracy given by GPS is not precise enough and not guaranteed, EGNOS corrects the GPS signals and gives an accuracy of 2 m (as compared to 15 to 20 m accuracy given by GPS). It also warns the users of any problems with the signal, thus giving integrity information. EGNOS is transmitted to the ground via geostationary satellites, which results sometimes with signals being blocked by buildings. This is called the canyon effect. To solve this problem, ESA engineers had the idea of getting the data through the Internet via a GSM connection, a project called SISNeT (Signal In Space through Internet), making EGNOS available anywhere downtown. The system is not intended to replace a white cane or a guide dog but rather to complement them with an audible map. Cities, Disability, Inclusiveness, Navigation, Transport, UrbanTitle - URLTORMES - More autonomy for blind people thanks to satellite navigationDevicePriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Transparent Sea Aquaculture, Demonstration Project, ESA, Fisheries, Global, Maritime, Oceans, Ongoing, TIA, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG14 Life below water, People, PlanetPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Planet, SDG14 Life below water2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ...ESATIASustainable Management of Fishery Resources by creating more transparency of fishery activities at sea using space-based technologies The overall objective of the TransparentSea project is to contribute to the sustainable management of fishery resources world-wide by supporting fishery certification issuers, such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or the International Sustainable Seafood Foundation (ISSF), in enforcing the value and credibility of certified seafood products by creating more transparency of fishery activities at sea using space-based technologies. Together with the MSC and ISSF as “anchor customers” the project aims to establish a service that is also required by other actors in the sea food supply chain, such as sea food processors and retailers. The project aims to use AIS and other space-based M2M satellite communication systems combined with GNSS for seamless tracking the certified fishing fleet around the world. At the same time Earth observation data will be exploited in combination with fishing vessel track-data to validate the conformity of fisheries activities against sustainability measures, benchmarks and standards endorsed for example by MSC or ISSF. A communication platform will be developed and maintained (internet and smartphone apps) where consumers have access to detailed fishing vessel tracking data, information about the compliance with sustainable fishing practices as well as other essential information about the participating certified fishery and the sea food product purchased. Finally, a service chain will be established for an operational service and the service will also be offered to other customers. In an ongoing extension called seeFish, the features and functionalities of TransparentSea are being upgraded. SeeFish will provide a more generic and configurable interface which can be easily integrated in the systems currently used by the fish processors/seafood resellers, making use of the VMS tracking data for the fisheries in addition to AIS and increasing the rate of AIS data supply. Aquaculture, Fisheries, Maritime, OceansTitle - URLTransparent Sea - Sustainable Management of Fishery ResourcesDemonstration ProjectOngoingRoberta Mugellesi DowLuxSpace SarlThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
UNIFARMAgriculture, Economic growth, ESA, Growth, NAV, Rural development, Satnav Application Project, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ...ESANAVA user forum to present and defend the needs of farmers in the development of GNSS applications and services The aim of UNIFARM is to contribute to the strengthening of scientific and technological excellence on the satellite navigation domain through its application in agriculture. Agriculture is a very special market as all professionals are in principle entrepreneurs. Increased awareness, exchange between regional initiatives, stimulated bottom-up innovation and expressed user requirements provide ground for science and technology R&D to strive for excellence. Precision Agriculture in the ‘European Way’ is different from American or Australian precision agriculture. The former is more aiming at costs- and input-reduction. In this way Precision Agriculture is a key enabler of a more sustainable agriculture – meaning economical viable, socially acceptable and environmental friendly. By improving the adoption of GNSS-based applications and services in the broad diversity of European farmers, innovations that could also be competitive in other strong agricultural economies as Brazil, India, or China, are created. UNIFARM focuses on the requirements and needs of the majority of farmers, today and in the next ten years, aiming at bridging the gap between early adopters and the majority. This forum’s goal is to coordinate and support existing European local initiatives and create a platform of knowledge sharing and innovation stimulation across Europe (and beyond if needed). Agriculture, Economic growth, Growth, Rural developmentTitle - URLUNIFARMSatnav Application ProjectGiorgio SolariThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
uTRAQAir pollution, Cities, Climate, Emissions, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Health, Ongoing, Pollution, TIA, Urban, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAAiding towns, cities and major urban areas in addressing traffic related air quality and emissions issues In this demonstration project operational tests of a fully developed uTRAQ system integrated with operational urban traffic management systems for new infrastructure investments will be carried out in partnership with two separate local authority users whilst a detailed business plan for commercialisation will be developed, based around needs and requirements of a wider set of interested stakeholders. The target market for uTRAQ are local authorities of medium to large towns, major urban centres and cities, not only within the UK, but also further afield in both the developed and developing world. Traffic densities are increasing, with improvements in emission rates failing to provide the necessary compensating impact on air quality. Therefore, systems are required to jointly manage traffic flows and air quality in urban environments, to optimise the efficient movement of people and goods, while protecting the health of residents and visitors to major cities. The service concept of uTRAQ is to provide an extension of existing traffic management tools and data streams that are supplemented by EO data in a single user centric system to forecast and mitigate the effects of air quality and congestion on urban centres. Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Emissions, Health, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLUTRAQFeasibility StudyOngoingRoberta Mugellesi DowTRL Limted (UK)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
V4DLCompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Global, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, TIA, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurshipESATIAVideoSat for Distance Learning for continuing medical education The aims of the VideoSat for Distance Learning (V4DL) project were to exploit satellite broadband and broadcast capabilities to provide value added services for continuing medical education via satellite. The project carried two major innovations, edufiction: a distance learning methodology that binds emotional and narrative learning theory with video simulation technology, and a specific set top box (STB) capable of executing the specific e-learning application, managing the GUI and all the satellite data transmission functionalities. The goals of the projects were to build a STB capable of receiving multimedia interactive contents through satellite push and provide them to the users, to develop a push system integrated with a distance learning platform for telemedicine, and to develop and deliver continuous medical education courses through satellite push. The STB solution was based on the VideoSat concept design for open STBs, which are capable of hosting different applications leveraging satellite transport capabilities. Data connectivity was based on an OpenSky system reliant on the push and interactive services. Education, Education, ICT, MedicalTitle - URLV4DL - VideoSat for Distance LearningIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedOpenskyThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
VECMAPAfrica, Demonstration Project, Disaster risk management, Disease, Early warning, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAServices for Mosquito Habitat Mapping "Every year, mosquito-transmitted diseases cause millions of deaths. The ESA-backed VECMAP service based on EO and satellite navigation assists public health agencies and regional mosquito controllers in predicting vector-related health risks and in reducing the spread of diseases." 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. It enhances and simplifies traditional distribution modelling, field and laboratory work with the help of satellite navigation and Earth observation. The VECMAP Demonstration Project is the result of a feasibility study which was successfully concluded in 2011. The prototype developed by the feasibility study is the basis of the VECMAP service platform being developed and evaluated by the demonstration project. Three major user communities were identified, namely Public Health Users, pest control companies and other commercial users, and academic users. The ARS (Agence Régionale de Santé de Guadeloupe), Guadeloupe (France) is involved in the testing of the new features developed. Producing risk maps is a complex process, involving field sampling of the vectors to provide data needed to calibrate the statistical distribution modelling that delivers the risk maps. The modelling itself needs additional inputs extensively processed and standardised EO imagery. In order to be able to carry out these procedures most users will need them to be available as a user friendly and closely integrated set of utilities and components, supported by extensive technical backstopping from qualified technicians. VECMAP satisfies these needs, and also ensures that the cost effectiveness is optimised.VECMAP will therefore enhance the planning capabilities, and preparedness for vector borne diseases in both mainland EU as in the overseas territories. Space assets are an essential and indispensible element of two major VECMAP system components. Navigation systems provide the means to efficiently locate and travel to the vector field sampling sites to collect the distribution data that calibrates the statistical distribution models. Earth Observation imagery is needed to construct the statistical models that underlie the distribution maps produced. VECMAP's unique benefit is to offer a "One-Stop-Shop" integrating all the tools needed to produce spatial risk maps from sampling to modelling and data processing and archiving, improving cost effectiveness and providing extensive technical support to the Users. VECMAP will allow more stakeholders to directly produce and evaluate the risk posed by disease vectors and their potential spread. It will also allow existing practitioners to be more cost effective, and extend their activities to new areas or at the least maintain them in an era of declining economic resources. Africa, Disaster risk management, Disease, Early warning, Health, MedicalTitle - URLVECMAP - Services for Mosquito Habitat MappingDemonstration ProjectOngoingDavide CoppolaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
VERDICompleted, Digital divide, Education, ESA, Global, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAVirtual Environment for Real time Distributed applications over the Internet Satellite communications have a role in the provision of broadband corporate services, mainly those with inherent multicasting characteristics. In this framework, the VERDI project aimed at delivering a comprehensive solution, demonstrating the value-added brought to corporate applications and working on the improvement of both the cost-effectiveness of the service provision and the perceived quality of the service. Digital divide, Education, ICTTitle - URLVERDI - Virtual Environment for Real time Distributed applications over the InternetIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedEutelsatThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
VGTropicsAfrica, Agriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, Disease, ESA, Health, TIA, Africa, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ...ESATIAA service platform to support early detection of livestock diseases, identification of livestock population & related disease outbreak risk, and planning of livestock surveys The aims of the VGTropics project were to establish a service platform to support early detection of livestock diseases, identification of livestock population and related disease outbreak risk, and planning of livestock surveys. VGTropics services are tailored to African developing countries’ needs and are designed to support international, national and regional animal health monitoring activities. The development of the VGTropics service platform took into account the user requirements stemming from the feasibility study which was consolidated during the demonstration project with the support of the partner users. The users were also in charge of evaluating VGTropics during the pre-operational stage using the performance indicators and criteria defined during the project. Users’ assessment of VGTropics throughout the demonstration project activities helped fine-tuning of the VGTropics solution with the objective to establish a proved and validated solution ready to be used in the projects undertaken by those users, and to prepare for future commercialisation to new potential customers not involved in the demonstration project. Africa, Agriculture, Disease, HealthTitle - URLVGTropicsDemonstration ProjectCompletedDavide CoppolaAvia-GISThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Water Availability6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Agriculture, Digital Platform Services, Drought, Early warning, Floods, Ongoing, UKSA, Water Management, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for allUKSA Identifying existing water sources  The product provides soil moisture content, water body height and water extent – which includes both water bodies and saturated ground – information using microwave data from Earth observation (EO) satellites that can be used to identify and map water sources and water availability. The product primarily uses data from free-to-access Sentinels and other space agency satellite missions. It can help key users in government or other stakeholders relevant to water management or draught and floods monitoring in understanding water availability. Comparisons of satellite-derived water extents over time can show areas of diminishing open water with variations of water height for larger water bodies. Microwave EO data has the benefit of not being affected by cloud, and when combined with other data sources provides an invaluable and practical way to monitor water sources over wide areas and in countries where similar information is often sparse.    Agriculture, Drought, Early warning, Floods, Water ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingPixalytics Ltd. https://www.pixalytics.com/Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:17viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean
Watershed Management6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Agriculture, Completed, Digital Platform Services, Downstream, Pollution, UKSA, Water Management, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, Asia Pacific, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcityUKSAImproving infrastructure for provision of clean water and sanitation Effective catchment management is vital for water companies to achieve water quality without having to undertake expensive treatment downstream. The product maps and monitors agricultural land use at field level across a large area to identify hotspots of agricultural pollution polluting the water catchment and predicts future diffuse pollution based on the crop growth cycle and other agricultural uses. It improves management of water abstraction by predicting changes in diffuse pollution based on precipitation and water flow. The solution provides regularly updated Earth observation (EO) based analytics to understand land use and engage with local land owners, meet regulatory compliance, and reduce water treatment costs for effective watershed management. Agriculture, Downstream, Pollution, Water ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedRezatec https://www.rezatec.com/solutions/water-utilities/water-quality/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:55viewAsia Pacific
WeatherSafe1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Economic growth, ESA, Food, Rural development, TEC, Technology Transfer, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Africa, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for allESATECApp-based solution for growing more coffee through highly local weather forecasts A mobile app created by a start-up company at ESA’s business incubator in the UK helps coffee farmers in Rwanda to protect and improve their crops by providing highly local weather forecasts. Rwanda’s high-quality coffee is one of the country’s most important crops. More than half of Rwanda’s export earnings rely on coffee and tea, with coffee exports alone worth more than $60 million. However, changes in rainfall can devastate crops by promoting ‘coffee rust’. In Guatemala, 70% of the plants were affected in 2013 and the damage could be even more serious this year. The life cycle of the disease is up to ten years – but experts can bring the plants back to a healthy condition in two to three years. That is exactly the targeted support provided by WeatherSafe. They developed an app that provides recommendations to coffee farmers based on local weather conditions.” Using ‘big data architecture’ researched by ESA to handle datasets so large that they are difficult to process using traditional applications, WeatherSafe developed that initial concept into a set of products for different players in the coffee chain: farmers, processors, exporters and government agricultural departments. These hyper-local forecasts can alert farmers to rain changes and any diseases that might occur. With the support of ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell, UK, and the Agency's Technology Transfer Programme, the company has developed three products generated by software that compiles multiple data sources. For example, satellite data are complemented by specific expertise from universities and research organisations, and data directly retrieved locally from the targeted farms. The WeatherSafe Coffee Farmer Edition app takes advantage of the strong mobile phone networks in many developing countries. It delivers up-to-date, highly targeted and critical information and advice straight into the hands of the farmers. Thanks to the outstanding quality of its coffee and the size of the country, Rwanda is perfect for applying this technology. The hyper-local forecast can be tailored to each farmer to help them make the best decisions at the right time for their specific location and environmental conditions. Increasing the crop yields will help coffee farming in Rwanda to become more sustainable, enabling them to move from subsistence farming, where crops are grown for survival, to more profitable and sustainable business farming. Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Economic growth, Food, Rural developmentTitle - URLWeatherSafe - Growing more coffeeTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingWeatherSafeThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
WEBGMS - Web Global Medical SystemCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIAA common base of data relevant to any patient in any institution connected to the network The main objective of the Web Global Medical System (WEBGMS) project was the availability of a common base of multimedia data relevant to any patient in any institution connected to the network. Furthermore a package delivery server was used to multicast informative video clips and content from a pharmaceutical firm evaluating the system for commercial use. WEBGMS aimed to immediately promote on the market interactive telecommunications applications based on existing platforms. A virtual community was represented in the pilot base by 35 hospitals in Europe collaborating with scientific associations in the field of Marrow Transplant and Haematology. A telecommunications network and proper software made the patient data available in remote sites enhancing the co-operation between physicians in the different institutions. Roche S.p.A. actively participated in WEBGMS in evaluating the opportunities a pharmaceutical firm can obtain from new technologies. WEBGMS focused on delivering commercially viable services, such as information about new molecules and medicines, collaboration sessions, etc. The underlying idea was that the information collected during the patient contacts with health-care structures is of paramount importance for decisions concerning the future treatment of the patient diseases. Each piece of information must be readily accessible by authorised medical personnel. Medical and paramedical personnel store and retrieve all the relevant data coming from exams, anamnesis, therapy, radiography and any other event relevant to patient contacts with any institute joining the system. Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLWEBGMS - Web Global Medical SystemIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedhealth (@) esa.intKell (Italy); TelespazioThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
YourAirAir pollution, Cities, ESA, Health, Medical, Pollution, Service Demonstration, TIA, Urban, Europe, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAStreet-by-street information on air pollution The YourAir service combines regional air quality forecasts from PROMOTE partners with information on local road traffic patterns. The regional air quality information is important because not all pollution affecting a city actually originates there – studies show that up to half may originate elsewhere. The forecasts include predictions of overall effects on health on an index from one to ten. The YourAir service resolves air pollution down to the scale of individual streets – highest levels are often found along routes with heavy traffic or other pollution sources, so information on street-by-street changes in pollution help vulnerable people make informed choices about their movements. The prototype service covers Central London and Croydon in South London, which is one of the city's largest boroughs by area and the largest by population, with 330 000 inhabitants. Air pollution, Cities, Health, Medical, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLYourAirService DemonstrationThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope