TitleAll taxonomy termsGoalsTargetOrganizationDirectorateBodyKeywordsWebsiteProject/ProgramTypeStatusESA contactOther contactTerms of useSocio economic impactNotesPost dateLink to contentRegions
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
AlgoSolisESA, Food, Global, HRE, Oil & Gas, Project, Sustainable Production, 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, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 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, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, PlanetSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all 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.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and productionESAHRELarge-scale R&D facility to experiment with microalgae AlgoSolis is a new public facility of the University of Nantes and the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). AlgoSolis addresses R&D issues related to the advancement of a sustainable microalgae industry by providing the scientific and technological environment for the development of large-scale, controlled and efficient microalgae and related processes. The facility includes a 1,500 m2 biomass production area, a 350 m2 greenhouse, 20 biomass production lines, the possibility to culture microalgae on industrial emissions (flue gas, liquid waste), and a fully equipped downstream processing R&D unit (240 m2) for production of raw and refined microalgae biomass. AlgoSolis addresses several major societal concerns related to global food and fuel shortages and the need for sustainable production materials (i.e. bio-based materials). Algae represent an important means to meet the world's growing food demand. Compared to the production of 'normal' vegetables, algae production is extremely efficient in terms of energy, and algae contain many nutrients. In addition, biofuels and bio-based materials can be produced from microalgae. The AlgoSolis research programme continues to investigate and refine these and related processes, including the screening of algae strains and metabolic optimisation, the development of a high surface-to-volume photobioreactor, and the production of biomass. MELiSSA expertise A MELiSSA partner, the University Blaise Pascal (UBP) of Clermont-Ferrand possesses specific expertise in light transfer, photobioreaction design and engineering, and algae refinery. This expertise has been largely developed over the course of UBP's research in MELiSSA, and is known and recognised by parties involved in AlgoSolis. Food, Oil & Gas, Sustainable ProductionTitle - URLAlgoSolisProjectChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
APPIDE9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Ongoing, Solar, TIA, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAAutomatic Photovoltaic Plant Inspection and Data Exploitation Automated thermographic inspection service supporting commissioning and maintenance of solar photovoltaic power plants. Images in visual and infrared spectra are taken by RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and automatically analysed applying AI algorithms. Information from satellite EO images and Digital Elevation Models (DEM) are to be used to define the RPAS flight plans.  Energy, Infrastructure, SolarTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingVolker SchumacherDeimos Space UK LtdWednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 16:52viewGlobal
BioClear Microbial Analysis technologyEnergy, ESA, Global, Oil & Gas, TEC, Technology Transfer, 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, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATECSpace technology helps track corrosion-causing bacteria in oil pipelines ESA teamed up with Bioclear among others, a Dutch company focused on soil pollution, to build a better, bacteria-based biological air filter for space . It was part of ESA’s efforts to make sure the air in the International Space Station (ISS) is safe to breathe. Today, thanks to their Microbial Analysis technology, Bioclear can also identify the presence of a bacterial threat in water or soil and estimate how powerful that threat might be. This has come in handy for a variety of commercial applications, from tracking hygiene issues in drinking water to monitoring pollutant-degrading bacteria in contaminated soil. However, ‘biocorrosion’ is their largest market. Corrosion of metal is a chemical process, but 40–50% of this corrosion is stimulated by certain bacteria. By analysing a sample of water or soil, Bioclear determines the risk posed to metals there. This is useful in a number of scenarios, including ships docked in harbours. But one of the company’s largest biocorrosion markets is pipelines, as pipelines in the ground run through different soil types. If you know a certain soil promotes corrosion, it is possible to adjust the inspection schedule. Noting that certain bacteria can speed the corrosion of metal by up to 100 times it is interesting to know where the weak spots are. Energy, Oil & GasTitle - URLSpace technology helps track corrosion-causing bacteria in oil pipelinesTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingBioclearThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Burning like the SunEnergy, ESA, Global, Innovation, Oil & Gas, TEC, Technology Transfer, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ...ESATECBuilding nuclear fusion powerplants using structure expertise developed through Ariane 5 Engineers building parts of a new type of power plant for generating green energy with nuclear fusion are using their expertise from building rockets like Europe’s Ariane 5 to create the super-strong structures to cope with conditions similar to those inside the Sun. A technique for building launcher and satellite components has turned out to be the best way for constructing rings to support the powerful magnetic coils inside the machine. Meaning “the way” in Latin, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, ITER, is the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment on generating electricity and is now being built in France. Spanish company CASA Espacio is making the rings using a method they have perfected over two decades of building elements for the Ariane 5, Vega and Soyuz rockets, as well as for satellites and the International Space Station. “Forces inside ITER present similar challenges to space,” explains Jose Guillamon, Head of Commercial and Strategy. “We can’t use traditional materials like metal, which expand and contract with temperature and conduct electricity. We have to make a special composite material which is durable and lightweight, non-conductive and never changes shape.” At their centre of excellence in Spain with its track record in composites for space applications, CASA Espacio has been at the forefront of developing a technique for embedding carbon fibres in resin to create a strong, lightweight material. The composite is ideal for rocket parts because it retains its shape and offers the robust longevity needed to survive extreme launches and the harsh environment of space for over 15 years. Now, the team is using a similar technique to build the largest composite structures ever attempted for a cryogenic environment. With a diameter of 5 m and a solid cross-section of 30x30 cm, ITER’s compression rings will hold the giant magnets in place. Energy, Innovation, Oil & GasTitle - URLBurning like the SunTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Citylog EMF 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Cities, Energy, ESA, Innovation, TEC, Technology Transfer, Transport, Urban, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 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, Europe, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATECFuel cells powering inner-city vehicles The purpose of this project is to power inner-city delivery cars using pollution-free fuel cell technology (generating electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen), a technology already explored by ESA for satellites and robotic missions to Mars. Benefits of fuel cell vehicels include quiet, zero-emission vehicles for sensitive traffic areas, smaller vehicles that can navigate narrow and congested streets, while reducing noise and pollution and faster refuelling and lighter weight of fuel cell tanks. Cities, Energy, Innovation, Transport, UrbanTitle - URLFuel cells powering inner-city vehiclesTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Com4Offshore7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Application, Energy, ESA, Global, Maritime, 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 ..., 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG14 Life below waterSDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG14 Life below water7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...ESATIAInteractive Communication and Monitoring System for Offshore Wind Energy Most offshore windparks in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea shore are located in open sea more than 100 nautic miles from land. During the construction phase several hundred laborers are working at sea on several vessels and platforms. The Com4Offshore approach provides the technically and economically optimal solution to the users irrespective of their location by combining wireless, mobile and satellite network technologies. This enables access for standard devices such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks with seamless coverage of the relevant offshore construction areas and with communications services adapted to the user needs. Energy, MaritimeTitle - URLApplicationOngoingbusiness@esa.intOHB SYSTEM AGhttp://www.ohb-system.de DBH http://www.dbh.deThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
CSP-FoSyS9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, TIA, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAConcentrating solar power forecast system for participation in the Spanish electricity market using EO and COM technologies   The CSP-FoSyS is a solar-thermal project based on the results of the Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Study aiming at integrating concentrating solar thermal power plants into electricity grid. The service targets several users such as the owners of power plant and forecasting systems, the operators of the power plants, the grid operators who transfer the plant electricity production to the customers, and the market agents who will use the FoSyS forecasts in order to sell the solar plant electricity production at the best price. The service uses Earth observation and communications satellites in order to provide high-quality data used for cloud motion analysis with large spatial coverage and to integrate remote ground measurement stations in areas without telephone or mobile connection. EnergyTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intTSK Flagsol Engineering GMBH http://www.flagsol.com/flagsol/cms/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
CSS-SpaceMonCompleted, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, TIA, Europe, 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, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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 environmentESATIACarbon Capture and Storage - Integrated Spaceborne Site Monitoring CCS SpaceMon aims at the integration of spaceborne Earth observation, navigation and communication to support the monitoring of future CO2 storage sites as part of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology. EnergyTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intno prime contractorThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
Dammings7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, TIA, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologiesESATIAA dam motion monitoring service platform The main objective of the Dammings project is to build a dam motion monitoring service platform based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and demonstrate the advantages of combining both techniques to monitor dams and their surroundings. In order to achieve this objective, user needs and monitoring requirements will be defined, the necessary architecture will be developed and a pilot demonstration will be run to assess the performance and advantages of the service in an operational scenario. Energy, InfrastructureTitle - URLDammingsDemonstration ProjectCompletedTelespazio VEGA UK http://www.telespazio-vega.comThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
EHP Heat Pipes 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Energy, ESA, Innovation, Productivity, TEC, Technology Transfer, 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Europe, 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, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.3 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 ..., 9.1 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 ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 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, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATECDevelopment of powerful electronic systems better suited to handle waste heat Satellites are commonly threaded with heat pipes for thermal control: they contain a liquid such as ammonium which evaporates when heated, carrying waste heat to a colder part of the satellite to be radiated out to space. At that point the liquid condenses so the process can repeat itself. EHP is attempting a transfer of this technology to the aeronautical, defence and broader terrestrial markets, enabling the development of more powerful electronic systems better able to handle waste heat. The technology is based in two-phase capillary pump loops and constant or variable conductance heat pipes, with fixed or deployable radiators. EHP is an alumnus of, a member of the European Space Incubators Network. Energy, Innovation, ProductivityTitle - URLHEAT PIPES FOR ELECTRONICSTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
ENERSYN7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Electricity, Energy, ESA, Global, Improvement, Infrastructure, NAV, Ongoing, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESANAVResilient and informed smartgrids for efficient electricity distributioun  The project is the development of a new type of smartgrid distribution automation sensor platform which uses high speed waveform analysis and high accuracy time stamping to provide electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) with detailed high fidelity information about the operation of their distribution network.  Electricity, Energy, InfrastructureTitle - URLNAVISPImprovementOngoingnavisp@esa.intPowerline Technologies Ltd (http://www.powerline-technologies.com/)Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 - 19:14viewGlobal
ERMS7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Aviation, Completed, Energy, ESA, Infrastructure, Kick-start Activity, TIA, Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAUsing drones to inspect and respond to emergencies on power grids Instead of having people or helicopters inspect the power grid, KVS Technologies uses automated drones. These drones are mobilized from drone hangars which are placed on the power grid, and they fly out over the grid taking images of the masts. These images are available to the customer in real-time, so that they can find errors on their grids faster and more safely and efficiently than before. However, areas outside of range for terrestrial communication systems provide challenges. By combining the cost effectiveness and high bandwidth of terrestrial cellular networks, with the full coverage of satellite communication by automated adjustment of the communication link based on the available bandwidth and communication technology, the service aimed to provide the customer with inspection data from their entire asset in real time. Power grid owners in Norway are obliged by law to carry out annual inspections of their power grid. The purpose of these inspections is to uncover issues such as rotting masts, missing or damaged isolators, or trees that are in danger of falling over. All of these issues must be dealt with before they lead to a power outage, a situation which has inconvenient and negative consequences for thousands of everyday consumers. Apart from annual inspections, power grid operators also need to carry out emergency operations in the event of power outages, where they need to localise errors on their grid and carry out repair works.  At the current stage none of the space assets explored during the kick-start activity has been implemented as part of KVS Technologies’ provided service offerings. For future improvement of the service, KVS Technologies is planning to use low bandwidth and low cost satellite communication running on the Iridium Network to transfer telemetry data from the drones, and commands to the drone, for short periods in areas outside of terrestrial communication network coverage. This solution would, however, require significant work with the aviation authorities to establish the required operational procedures and approvals due to lack of video stream to the operator. Aviation, Energy, InfrastructureTitle - URLBASSKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intThursday, 4 June, 2020 - 16:42viewEurope
Formtech Superplastics Energy, ESA, Global, Innovation, TEC, Technology Transfer, Transport, 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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESATECShields for the undersides of cars made from Superplastics originally used for Ariane 5 fuel tank manufacturing A new thermal mounting board derived from ‘superplastic’ forming of titanium alloys is being tested by the Formtech company, aimed at providing protection shields for the undersides of cars. Superplastic forming involves deforming material past its usual breaking point to make it more robust, a technique used by Europe’s space industry to produce spherical Ariane 5 fuel tanks. Spinning-in this technology results in a shield able to operate at a higher temperature, with a better fit and with only 70% of the current amount of aluminium shielding. The company is working on a prototype with a car supplier, undertaking discussions with BMW. Energy, Innovation, TransportTitle - URLCAR THERMAL PROTECTION SHIELDSTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Foxiris Robot Energy, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Innovation, Oil & Gas, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESATECA robot building on ESA’s ExoMars rover bidding to win a place on oil and gas production rigs around the world, to work in remote and hazardous environments. A robot building on ESA’s ExoMars rover is bidding to win a place on oil and gas production rigs around the world, to work in remote and hazardous environments. This robot, developed by a team led by Spain’s GMV, is competing in the Total oil and gas company’s Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites (Argos) Challenge. The three-year competition is encouraging the creation of robots to work on hydrocarbon production sites in extreme conditions. Total envisages that autonomous robots will in future strengthen operators' safety by performing routine, repetitive tasks such as inspections, as well as detecting anomalies, alerting operators and intervening in emergencies. GMV’s Foxiris consortium was one of five teams chosen in 2014 as a competitor. “We want the robot to be able to move anywhere on a production facility that a human can go today,” explained Kris Kydd, Total’s Argos project manager from the company's Exploration & Production R&D Department. “Then, using artificial intelligence, we want the robots to be able to read and record the values on the instrumentation, and to know autonomously whether they are normal or not. If there is an abnormal situation, the robot has to alert the remote operator.” The robots must pass three sets of tests at a plant in Lacq, France, the first of which took place in June. The gas dehydration unit features stairs, narrow walkways and obstacles typical of those found in production plants. Following the first set of five days’ intensive and challenging tests, the Argos jury commented, “Foxiris distinguished itself by its exceptional endurance.” The Foxiris robot is based on a commercially available design from GMV’s partner IdMind. GMV is using its knowledge of mobile space platforms to develop the end-to-end control and operation software. The third partner is the robotics academic centre at Universidad Politécnica do Madrid. Foxiris carries internal navigation sensors and scientific instruments including cameras, thermal imagers, gas sensors and microphones. These allow it to inspect and monitor pressure dials, valves and level gauges, detect hot surfaces, sound alarms and localise gas leaks. Energy, Infrastructure, Innovation, Oil & GasTitle - URLRobots under test for oil and gas rig dutyTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
GasSecure 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Economic growth, Energy, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Oil & Gas, Sustainable Production, TEC, 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 ..., 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 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, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATECGas detection & protection on oil rigs A MEMS controllable diffractive optical element that can be easily calibrated is built into a wireless sensor. The technology was originally developed by the SINTEF research organisation with the support of ESA’s General Support Technology Programme (GSTP). GasSecure is a venture-funded company that has spun-off from SINTEF, targeting more reliable detection of dangerous gases in oil and gas installations. Testing of fully functional prototypes is being undertaken by Statoil. GasSecure received $10 million in 2010 and received a Frost & Sullivan award for best practice, including the category of uniqueness of technology. Economic growth, Energy, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Sustainable ProductionTitle - URLGAS PROTECTION ON OIL RIGSIntegrated Applications ProjectPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
GridWatch7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Infrastructure, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 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 ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and managementESATIAMaintenance and Recovery of High Voltage Electricity Transport System GridWatch addresses, by means of two specific solutions, key needs that owners of high voltage power infrastructures face: Maintenance of the power infrastructure; Network operations and energy dispatching. GridWatch exploits the following space assets: Synthetic Aperture Radar images (Medium and High Resolution, from both COSMO-SkyMed and Sentinel-1 satellites); Satellite Navigation in combination with Synthetic Aperture Radar images. Energy, Infrastructure, Safety, Security, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intSMART STRUCTURES SOLUTIONS S.R.L.http://www.smartstru.com/ CALZAVARA SPAwww.calzavara.itThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
HelioclimAir pollution, Cities, Climate, Climate change, Emissions, Energy, ESA, Pollution, Technology Transfer, TTPO, Urban, Africa, Europe, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 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, Asia Pacific, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ...ESATTPOAir conditioning goes green thanks to experience on thermal engineering for satellites Air conditioning for offices, factories, shopping centres and homes has long been recognised as a large contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, and boosting its efficiency would help to combat climate change. Zero-carbon buildings are now one step closer thanks to four space engineers pooling their expertise gained from building complex telecom and Earth observation satellites, and using it to create an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional temperature-control systems. Using sunshine instead of electricity to power air conditioning and central heating, their system can also cool fridges and heat water. Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Climate change, Emissions, Energy, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLAir conditioning goes greenTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Asia Pacific
HV-SATPROTEC 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, TIA, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 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 ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologiesESATIAMaintenance and recovery of high voltage electricity transport systems Every megawatt hour of electricity produced but not delivered is extremely costly for Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and for society as a whole. The two HV-SATPROTEC services which are based on the integration of different space and non-space assets, provide users at lower costs with systematic and timely information on the state of the infrastructures and on potential threats in their surroundings. These services support a more cost-efficient planning of necessary maintenance tasks, anticipate risks threatening overhead power lines and improve the overall safety of monitoring operations within transmission corridors. This helps to reduce the risk of power outages and to decrease the related high maintenance/recovery operation costs. More precisely, the expected benefits for the two services are an early detection of potential or actual threats, more systematic and reliable information on threats to reduce fault risks and the associated downtime costs; more accurate information for a better planning of pruning operations; and reduced monitoring and maintenance costs. In terms of infrastructure integrity accurate information was provided for a better planning of infrastructure repairs, systematic information on infrastructure integrity was provided to reduce risk of faults and safety was increased thanks to the reduction of climbers’ inspections or helicopter flights. Energy, InfrastructureTitle - URLHV-SATPROTEC MAINTENANCE AND RECOVERY OF HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICITY TRANSPORT SYSTEMSFeasibility StudyCompletedDonata PedrazzaniNOVELTIS (CH)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Improving Efficiency in Oil Exploration 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Energy, ESA, Experiment, Global, HRE, Oil & Gas, Productivity, Sustainability, 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, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 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 ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologiesESAHREISS experiments improve our knowledge of oil reservoirs buried kilometres underground More accurate numerical modelling of oil fields far underground provides for greater efficiency in oil exploration strategies, and reducing industrial costs and any potential environmental impacts by decreasing the number of exploratory wells. Improving these models requires accurate thermo-physical data such as thermo-diffusion coefficients, which are impossible to measure on Earth owing to the convection induced by gravity. ESA is enabling significant research in this process using the ISS and different orbital capsules and testing different mixtures in weightlessness to determine such thermo-diffusion data. This has covered a mixture of different binary, ternary and more complex hydrocarbon samples, representative of oil field samples. The latest set of these experiments on the Chinese SJ-10 orbital capsule in 2016 was undertaken with active participation of the French TOTAL and Chinese Petrochina oil companies. This determined for instance accurate data for a four component hydrocarbon mixture at pressures 400 times normal atmospheric pressure at sea level. Gathering such unique data, under such testing experiment conditions, is very positive not only for the influence this has on the accuracy of associated numerical models but also for the continuance of such experiments in this area in the future, addressing in particular samples containing CO2 in relation to carbon dioxide sequestration issues. Energy, Oil & Gas, Productivity, SustainabilityTitle - URLImproving Efficiency in Oil Exploration through Numerical ModellingExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Innovative space station technology for the LNG Boil-Off Gas Reliquefaction MarketCompleted, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, HRE, 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 ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.3 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 ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESAHREISS Technology making the LNG market more efficient Under barter agreements with NASA and JAXA, ESA has developed and delivered from 2006 to 2010 3 freezers as a crucial element enabling biology and medical experiments on board ISS. This technology found its way into the LNG Boil-Off Gas Reliquefaction market when Air Liquide equipped the first Turbo Brayton for LNG Boil Off Gas Reliquefaction in a LNG bunker vessel from Shell EnergyTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
INTOGENER Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Infrastructure, TIA, Water, Water Management, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Latin America and the Caribbean, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countriesESATIADemonstration Study on water flow monitoring and prediction services INTOGENER (INTegration of EO data and GNSS-R signals for ENERgy applications) Demo is a project that aimed to demonstrate the operational capabilities of a water flow monitoring and prediction system for hydropower production and water management organisations. The INTOGENER system combined different technologies: satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) data, in-situ information based on reflected Global Navigation Satellite Signals measured from remote places and transferred by satellite data links, and finally, assimilation of these data into a distributed hydrological model water flow forecast. The INTOGENER demo campaign took place in Chile, where the combination of technologies (EO and non EO data) ensured periodical information based on physical observations rather than on statistics. The INTOGENER Demonstration Project was the result of a feasibility study which was successfully concluded in 2011. Having an accurate forecast of available water flow is crucial for hydropower companies and water management authorities in order to optimise operations and improve efficiency. In the framework of the ESA Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme (ARTES element 20), Starlab carried out the second phase of the INTOGENER project, aiming at the development and demonstration of a new, operational, water-flow forecast concept, based on the assimilation of near real time measurements of geophysical parameters into a hydrological model. The system made use of measurements derived both from Earth observation satellites (SAR and optical instruments for the retrieval of snow cover and temperature maps), and from in-situ sensors (for temperature, precipitations, soil moisture, solar radiation, water level). Satellite links were used to transfer information from the field (remote mountainous areas) to the processing centre. During a first phase of the activity, one basin in the Chilean Andes was equipped, and sound predictions were obtained. In partnership with Endesa and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and with the support of Hispasat and Future Water, Starlab demonstrated the real-time operational capabilities of the system. Energy, Infrastructure, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLINTOGENER - Demonstration Study on water flow monitoring and prediction servicesDemonstration ProjectCompletedLaurence DuquerroyStarlab (Spain)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewLatin America and the Caribbean
ISSN14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Maritime, Oceans, Oil & Gas, Security, Sustainability, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG14 Life below water, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG14 Life below water7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 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 ..., 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific informationESATIAEarth observation data to support environmental surveillance and safety offshore in particular related to oil spill, and search and rescue in remote areas The objective of the ISSN (Intelligent Sensor and Satellite Network) study, was the investigation of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of a flexible and reliable intelligent sensor network where satellites are among the nodes in the network. The services provided data from local sensor networks, satellite communication and Earth observation data to support environmental surveillance and safety offshore in particular related to oil spill, and search and rescue in remote areas. ISSN was used to provide an oil spill detection and monitoring service, which constituted the focus of the subsequent proposed demo project too. ISSN also provided an infrastructure for other (third party) services and had a number of potential application areas in connection with offshore oil & gas exploration and production, environmental surveillance in general, safety, search and rescue, transportation etc. The end users’ main concerns were oil spill detection, monitoring and minimising of the damage when a situation occurs. However, the same system could also be used for other applications such as search and rescue in remote areas or observation and monitoring for situational awareness using imaging technology and communication between the sensor network and the responsible parties. Energy, Maritime, Oceans, Oil & Gas, Security, Sustainability, TransportTitle - URLISSNFeasibility StudyCompletedRoberto CossuNorsk Automatisering ASThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ISSWIND Demo7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, Maritime, TIA, Wind, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 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.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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 ...ESATIAIntegrated supporting services for the wind power industry demonstrator Since 2019, global wind power capacity increased by 59%, with further growth expected to achieve carbon neutrality. The ESA-coordinated ISSWIND Demo project aims to provide atmospheric analysis for improved wind and power estimations to reduce planning and implementation costs. Source: Global Wind Energy Council The ISSWIND service aims to reduce planning and implementation costs, facilitate access to financing, optimize power trading activities, thanks to improved day ahead wind and power estimations and optimization of construction and maintenance activities. The service targets users within the wind power market such as on and offshore developers, on and offshore operators, transmission system operators, offshore construction and maintenance companies, and investors and insurance entities. The ISSWIND service uses two space assets: GNSS and satellite navigation are used for atmospherical analysis in order to provide input for weather numeric models, thus increasing the accuracy of weather prediction models; and Earth Observation data are used as input for weather numeric models. Energy, Maritime, WindTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intGMVIS Skysoft S.A. http://www.gmv.com.pt/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Leosphere WindcubeEnergy, ESA, Global, TEC, Technology Transfer, Weather, Wind, 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.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countriesESATECAeolus-borne lidar technology transferred to terrestrial 3D wind farm scanning to optimize operations Lidar – best understood as the laser equivalent of radar – is being harnessed by ESA’s ADM-Aeolus satellite to provide global observations of atmospheric wind fields. Leosphere is transferring this same lidar technology to optimise the setup and management of terrestrial wind farms as well as to related sectors such as climatology and environmental studies. ‘Windcubes’ placed on the ground perform 3D wind field scans. Leosphere is an alumnus of ESA’s Noordwijk Business Incubation Centre. Energy, Weather, WindTitle - URLLIDAR FOR WIND FARM MANAGEMENTTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Low-cost timers to the Moon and back7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Accuracy, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, HRE, Ongoing, Resilience, Time, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESAHRERadiation-proof ultra-accurate timers for scientific and energy use Add 14 digits to any clock in your house, and you will be able to measure one trillionth of a second. This is how extremely precise a timer developed in Europe will run aboard dozens of satellites. It is set to fly to the Moon, and its engineers hope to integrate it in the world’s largest particle accelerator one day. The device features one of the best time-tagging technologies in the world. It was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for future space missions. Eventech provides extreme timing accuracy using reliable and basic electronics. But how accurate? They are able to measure the time light takes to travel one centimetre. Accuracy, Energy, Resilience, TimeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
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
MELiSSA Air pollution, Emissions, ESA, Food, Global, HRE; TEC, Ongoing, Pollution, Productivity, Project, Sustainability, Water Treatment, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAHRE; TECMicro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative The driving element of MELiSSA is the recovering of food, water and oxygen from organic waste carbon dioxide and minerals, using light as source of energy to promote biological photosynthesis. Itis an assembly of processes (mechanical grinding, bioreactors, filtration, wet oxidation, etc.) aiming at a total conversion of the organic wastes and CO2 to oxygen, water and food. It is based on the principle of an "aquatic" lake ecosystem where waste products are processed using the metabolism of plants and algae which in return provide food, air revitalisation and water purification. Air pollution, Emissions, Food, Pollution, Productivity, Sustainability, Water TreatmentTitle - URLMELiSSA - Micro-Ecological Life Support System AlternativeProjectOngoingChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Micromega quieting wind turbines7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Energy, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, TEC, Technology Transfer, Wind, 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, Europe, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 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 ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATECLarge wind turbines now generating clean power without making a racket Thanks to expertise garnered by building space telescopes powerful enough to see exoplanets, large wind turbines are now generating clean power without making a racket. European wind turbine makers were confronted with a problem: their new clean-energy turbines were efficient, effective and state-of-the-art – but they were too noisy. It turned out that ESA’s advanced Darwin planet-hunter study provided a smart answer: using the same approach that keeps multiple telescope mirrors precisely aligned to cancel out turbine vibration before it becomes noise. Wind turbines produce two different kinds of noises. The first is the motorway-like drone from the blades. The other is ‘tonality’ – an irregular shriek from the gearbox. Tonality is even more annoying than broadband whirring noises, so governments regulate these noises very strictly. Often, the only way to keep a shrieking wind turbine from disturbing the peace of an idyllic countryside is to operate the machine at less than full power. Micromega therefore drew on their work with ESA to solve the problem quickly. In the case of the shrieking wind turbine, the company looked back to its work on Darwin. For this to work, the mirrors of each small telescope had to be in constant alignment. To move the mirrors, Micromega developed a high-precision mechanism using magnetic bearings. This mechanism would adjust the mirrors under the exacting circumstances of space, which required that the bearings work with high precision, zero friction and at very low temperatures. Darwin was not selected to make it into space but the space simulations developed by Micromega came in handy as they set about designing an actuator to quieten the wind turbines. The knowledge developed for space made it faster to come with an answer for the wind industry. Generating a counter-vibration – with the same size as the vibration producing the tonality, but in the opposite direction – proved to be the answer: the vibration is killed before it reaches the surface where it becomes sound. Micromega has been working on several ESA projects activities involving magnetic-bearing suspension systems, which has put them at the top level of European industry capability for such a complex technology. The turbine manufactures appear to be happy, too. 24 large turbines retrofitted with Micromega’s technology have already been sold and many more are contracted. Energy, Infrastructure, WindTitle - URLKEEPING ENERGY CLEAN AND THE COUNTRYSIDE QUIETTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal, Europe
Modelon system simulation without boundaries 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Economic growth, Energy, ESA, Global, Innovation, TEC, Technology Transfer, Transport, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 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.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATECModel-based simulation and control of physical systems for automotive & aviation industries deriving from development of space robots Computer simulation of multi-physical technical systems is a new technology of wide promise derived from DLR’s development of space robots and other robotics applications. Modelon – an alumni of ESA’s Bavaria Business Incubation Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen – is engaged in a technology transfer of the simulation focused on electric and hybrid cars. Prestigious reference customers include Audi, BMW, Daimler and MAN. Economic growth, Energy, Innovation, TransportTitle - URLCOMPUTER SIMULATION FOR MULTI-PHYSICAL TECHNICAL SYSTEMSTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingModelonThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MOWGLI7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Rural development, Smart Cities, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG1 No poverty, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, Asia Pacific, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG1 No poverty, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 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 ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing 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 ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ...ESATIAMicro renewable grid for rural indian areas Around 30 million people in India did not have access to electricity in 2019. ESA-sponsored MOWGLI aims to use EO, telecommunication and navigation satellite technologies to optimise microgrid life cycles, enhancing access to electricity and renewable energy sources in rural India. Source: World Bank The MOWGLI service is a satellite-based product aiming at providing a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing, and operations and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries. The product particularly focuses on rural Indians areas. The service targets the whole rural microgrid community such as the decision makers, the microgrid designers and developers, the microgrid owner operators and the end-users benefiting of high-quality and reliable energy availability at reasonable costs. The service uses a plethora of space assets: EO satellites used as a remote and reliable source of data for energy assessments, real-time monitoring and forecasting inputs; telecommunications satellites used as complementing solutions where local connectivity is not reliable or not available at all; and navigation satellites used to pinpoint the geolocation of local mobile-phone users and to understand their specific behaviour and needs. Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Rural development, Smart CitiesTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intI-EM S.R.L. https://www.i-em.eu/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAsia Pacific
Next-generation power converters Economic growth, Energy, ESA, Global, Innovation, TEC, Technology Transfer, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 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, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and productionESATECA low-cost power converter with accurate over voltage protection and a telecommand interace DC/DC power converters are widely used in space platforms and payloads, and are normally tailored to mission needs. The main concern is to obtain a sufficiently high level of reliability, which can be difficult considering the relatively low production values and highly challenging space environment. To reduce costs, off-the-shelf hybrids can be used and adapted to space applications. Through the ESA Technology Research Programme (TRP), RUAG has assessed the feasibility of a low-cost European alternative to current non-European suppliers. A competitive 10W converter has been developed for standard and digital electronics. While the converter is very thin, it nevertheless accommodates many convenient features, including spacecraft protection, accurate over voltage protection, a flexible telecommand interface and so on. Economic growth, Energy, InnovationTitle - URLEFFICIENT LOW COST POWER CONVERTERTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
NOFB - European Fuel Blend development7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Oil & Gas, TIA, 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 ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 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, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action7.1 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 ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 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, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ...ESATIAPotential of an excellent low cost, durable and green replacement for hydrazine The objective of the NOFB project was to obtain European experience in propellant composition, handling, operating and integration of NOFB propulsion technology. Nitrous oxide fuel blend (NOFB) propellants offer the potential of bi-propellant performance with mono-propellant system complexity. Nitrous oxide and the potential fuels that makes NOFB are all considered ‘green’ and the chance that the use of these components will be restricted by REACH legislation is negligible. Energy, Oil & GasTitle - URLNOFB - European Fuel Blend developmentFeasibility StudyCompletedFerran Valencia BelTNO Information and Communication TechnologyThe NetherlandsThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Off Grid Energy Systems3D printing, Energy, ESA, Global, HRE, Innovation, Public Private Partnership, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESAHREOff-grid, carbon-free electrical energy produced by solar panels and electrolyser/fuel cell system The European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne is currently establishing a simulator (analogue) of a lunar surface and an associated habitat. This habitat will be supplied with off-grid, carbon-free electrical energy produced by a solar panel and electrolyser/fuel cell system, which corresponds to an energy generation and storage system that can be expected for a human outpost on the Moon. The system is currently being established in an international public-private-partnership. This specific application is an obvious "island-solution" and as such offers technological synergies with terrestrial "island" applications. Moreover, the thematic context of human space exploration offers a significant outreach/promotion value for such kind of clean energy solutions. 3D printing, Energy, InnovationTitle - URLOff Grid Energy SystemsPublic Private PartnershipAidan CowleyThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Panoblade Energy, ESA, Infrastructure, TEC, Technology Transfer, Wind, Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESATECSoftware developed to handle distortions in satellite images is optimizing the search for cracks in wind turbines During winter 2013, using a new system built around software developed for space, the French company Cornis inspected 100 wind turbines in France. A turbine's three blades can now typically be scanned for problems in less than two hours – far faster than traditional inspection methods, which can take up to a whole day. And instead of climbing on the blades and working at risky heights, inspectors can now safely do the job directly from the ground. As Thibault Gouache, CEO of Cornis, explained, it is not possible to inspect turbine blades during the winter using standard manual techniques: “The days are too short, and the winds and cold make it impossible for climbers.” But the new approach changes that. For the first time, wind turbines can be inspected for cracks and monitored to track how well they are ageing, year-round, simply by snapping a few photos from the ground. Energy, Infrastructure, WindTitle - URLSharper images, better bladesTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Pims7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, TIA, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAPipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS) in Space Based on EO, SatCom and SatNav data, the PIMS in Space Feasibility Study analysed how space technology can improve Pipeline Integrity Management. The involved users were GasUnie (NL) and Sasol Gas (SA). EnergyTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intS&T BVhttps://stcorp.nl/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
PIMSIS Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Infrastructure, Security, TIA, Africa, Europe, 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, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATIAPipeline Integrity & Safety Management from Space The PIMSIS project’s objectives were the development, integration, validation and pre-operation of a decision support service to monitor the integrity of oil & gas transmission pipelines and to demonstrate the added value of space assets. Energy, Infrastructure, SecurityTitle - URLPIMSIS - Pipeline Integrity Management in SpaceDemonstration ProjectCompletedOliver BecuS[&]T Delft; Orbital Eye NLThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
Plant-powered sensors send signal to spaceConnectivity, Device, Energy, ESA, Global, IoT, Ongoing, TIA, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.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 ... technologiesESATIA The extremely low power device sends signals at radio frequencies that are picked up by satellites in low Earth orbit. It was developed by Dutch company Plant-e and Lacuna Space, which is based in the Netherlands and the UK, under ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES). The device can inform farmers about the conditions of their crops to help increase yield, and enable retailers to gain detailed information about potential harvests. It transmits data on air humidity, soil moisture and temperature, enabling field-by-field reporting from agricultural land, rice fields or other aquatic environments. Plants produce organic matter through photosynthesis, but only part of this matter is used for plant growth. The rest is excreted into the soil through the plant’s roots. In the soil, bacteria around the roots break down this organic matter, releasing electrons as a waste product. The technology developed by Plant-e harvests these electrons to power small electrical devices. Connectivity, Energy, IoTTitle - URLARTESDeviceOngoingFrank ZeppenfeldtLacuna Space (UK; https://lacuna.space/) & Plant-e (The Netherlands; https://www.plant-e.com/)Friday, 26 June, 2020 - 16:14viewGlobal
PlatoonfinderCompleted, Energy, ESA, Global, Kick-start Activity, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Europe, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIATruck platooning, i.e. the fully automated, compact driving of trucks in a convoy using an electronic fork will probably be the first application of automated driving to be realized in a few years. In addition to the technical development and testing, the legal basis for enabling truck platooning in real operation is currently being developed across Europe. However, in order for truck platooning to actually take place in practice and thus the potential advantages (e.g. fuel savings, increased traffic safety, positive effects on the working environment of truck drivers) can be used effectively, suitable business models are also required. "Platoonfinder" is a research project funded by the ESA (European Space Agency), which deals with the development of coordination and information service to support spontaneous truck platoon building and joining, strategic planning of road transports, general information about platooning on public and private roads to support optimised truck transports, contributing to reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, increased traffic safety, and optimised road utilisation. Energy, TransportTitle - URLBASSKick-start ActivityCompletedRoberta MugellesiAlexander Fürdös; fuerdoes@gmail.comWednesday, 5 August, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal, Europe
POWORGANIC2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Agriculture, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Health, Ongoing, TIA, 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 ..., 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, 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, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contaminationSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 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 ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 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 ..., 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy servicesESATIASpace-based services for local agriculture monitoring The Poworganic project aims at developing a micro-credit model which uses satellite imagery to give farmers instructions on how to apply fertiliser. It also aims at tackling three main challenges: decrease the level of indoor air pollution due to domestic energy production; decrease the level of environmental pollution due to toilet waste; and increase crops yield and production without increasing the areas of cultivable land. The service targets small-scale farmers. It uses Earth Observation satellite imagery to improve local agricultural and environmental conditions and to help farmers better understand the health of their crops. Agriculture, Energy, Food, HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyOngoingbusiness@esa.intPOWORGANIC https://www.poworganic.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Project TAPIO6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, Environment, ESA, Finance, Global, Infrastructure, Insurance, Investment, Logistics, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, Wildlife, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 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 ...ESATIAIntelligent geospatial risk management service for vegetation The Project TAPIO aims at improving the risk management of encroaching vegetation regarding the supply of electricity to critical national infrastructure. Its objective is to help users answer to four questions: which trees are posing a risk to my infrastructure now? have the trees which posed a risk to my infrastructure been cut correctly? when and where will trees next pose a risk to my infrastructure? do I need to collect LiDAR again to identify infrastructure risk? Main users are critical national infrastructure providers including electricity, railways, highways, water and other sectors. The service uses Earth observation which offers very high spatial resolution imagery of the network apparatus and encroaching vegetation in order to verify the performance of the vegetation growth model. It also uses satellite communication which allows the download of data at any time and even when there is no cellular signal. Finally, it uses position, navigation and timing technologies in order to provide more accurate surveys and more efficient vegetation location and reporting. Energy, Environment, Finance, Infrastructure, Insurance, Investment, Logistics, Smart Cities, Transport, WildlifeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedGonzalo Martin De MercadoPOINT4 https://point4geo.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal, Europe
RE-SATCompleted, Digital Platform Services, Energy, Infrastructure, Solar, UKSA, Wind, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, Africa, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, Asia Pacific, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mixUKSARenewable Energy Space Analytics Tool  RE-SAT provides advanced data analytics to help energy planners and investors to locate renewable energy generators in order to optimise the amount of renewable energy generated, minimise their environmental impact and maximise the return on investment. The product has the ability to model a range of renewable energy resources including solar, wind and wave devices using high-resolution computer simulated data. RE-SAT enables users to define a collection of renewable energy installations, producing a detailed energy performance analysis per generator and for the scenario as a whole using high-resolution computer simulated data. RE-SAT provides information for improved renewable energy planning through high-resolution estimates of power availability from renewable sources and increases the chance of investment in new renewable energy infrastructure through more accurate energy projections. It further allows stakeholders to optimize the location of renewable energy infrastructure by integrating GIS layers such as protected areas, proximity to the existing energy infrastructure and road networks. Energy, Infrastructure, Solar, WindTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedInstitute for Environmental Analytics https://www.the-iea.org/Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 14:41viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
RESUCI7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 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, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 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 environmentESATIASpace-based services to support resilient and sustainable critical Infrastructure The RESUCI product uses EO and GNSS data to support resilient and sustainable critical infrastructures. The service aims at monitoring obstacles and detecting human activity through the recurrent mapping and monitoring of powerlines protection corridors. It also aims at providing tools for field maintenance operations management and control in order to allow for the continuous verification of the field maintenance work and to provide support to improve planning and prioritizing of the effort needed for the field maintenance work. The product mainly targets energy network operators managing critical infrastructures such as powerlines and gas pipelines. The use of space-related data present several advantages compared to traditional monitoring methods. It allows the study of certain chemical and physical properties of objects that are not understandable to the naked eye, the understanding of the relationship between the different components to be analysed and the surrounding landscape, the ability to obtain data at a distance, the possibility of temporal analysi, and the analysis of results in a fast and automated way. Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intGMV Innovating Solutions Limited Portugal https://www.gmv.com/pt/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
River Nexus13.1 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, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Kick-start Activity, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 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, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 1.5 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, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 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.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 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 ..., 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., 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, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATIACommercial climate service  Each year, floods cause over €35 billion in damage around the world. ESA-backed River Nexus uses GNSS, satellite communications and EO services to establish a network of energy-independent measurement stations, improving early warning systems and resilience to water-related hazards.​ Source: OECD The River Nexus project's objective is to tackle climate change effects causing water-related disasters and destroying food supplies through the establishment of a network of 2,200 energy-independent satellite-based measuring stations. This network will provide a hybrid solution of products and services urgently needed by local communities like ice for food preservation, and river data for real-time flood warnings and water management. The project focuses on the tropical Rain Belt Region because its population is one of the most vulnerable to climate change effects. The service mainly targets riverside communities in the Equatorial areas, aiming to improve their resilience to water-related hazards, and their food supply. Main users are water authorities or national and local hydrometeorological service providers; international organisations such as WMO and UNESCO Water; environmental scientists and hydrologists; insurance companies; local population; and dairy and fish cooperatives. The service uses GNSS, SatCom as well as EO data. Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intE.RAY Europa GMBH https://www.e-ray.eu/?lang=enThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
S4CI - Support for Critical Infrastructure7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 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, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 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 environmentESATIASpace-based services to support resilient and sustainable Critical Infrastructure The S4CI service aims to offer increased protective and incident response measures for high value critical energy sites involved in the processing, refining, storage and distribution of oil, gas and electricity. The use of Earth Observation data and insitu devices with wireless technology and satellite communications allows to monitor Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) including power plants and pipelines, to detect and prevent leaks, and to improve safety of the workers. The service targets the Civil Nuclear and Energy sectors' users such as operational actors, enterprise risk management actors, regulation and policy making entities and industrial advisory groups, emergency management services, and industry consultants. Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intTelespazio Vega UK https://www.telespazio-vega.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SatApps 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Cities, Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, Maritime, Security, TIA, Transport, 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 ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 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, 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, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 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, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 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 ..., 9.4 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 ..., 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, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and productionESATIASpace Technologies for energy-autonomous operating sensors that provide dedicated status information in Machine-2-Machine communications In both, railways and waste containers management, there is a stringent demand for energy-autonomous operating sensors that provide dedicated status information. Three large system operators explained their interest in supporting the study. Both user groups require dedicated status information of their stationary (infrastructure) and mobile (wagon) devices or waste containers. The Eureka system integrator and service provider for energy autonomous telematics units, sensors and data operation as GSOC collaborate free of charge. For use in railways or in container monitoring as it is done for recyclable waste, the M2M data to be transmitted are in the area of position / localisation, time, system status, aberrations or “anomalies” of the to be monitored device as well as of critical infrastructure that is required for e.g. seamless transport chains (e.g. bridges, railroads, etc.). An operational scenario for e.g. railway application has already been evaluated in detail within the GP-AIMS project. The most stringent user needs are global 24/7 availability and service, extremely low communication cost, very small bandwidth per sensor, extremely low available energy at the sensor device/energy-autonomous operation, able to work in harsh environmental conditions. Agriculture, Cities, Energy, Infrastructure, Maritime, Security, TransportTitle - URLSatApps - Space Technologies for Machine-2-Machine ApplicationsFeasibility StudyCompletedVolker SchumacherSat4M2M (CH)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SatBAMS7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Application, Completed, Energy, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Smart Cities, TIA, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 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 ...ESATIARemote user interface trial of Satcom enabled Battery Array Management System Battery arrays are difficult to set up, use and service. Existing standards call for regular maintenance and accepting a limit on lifespan and service dependability. Using SatCom data, BAMS uses advanced energy management controller technology to offer clients better access, control and utility of stored power. Energy, Infrastructure, Smart CitiesTitle - URLApplicationCompletedbusiness@esa.intDIGITAL ARRAY CONTROL SYSTEMS (DACS) LTDhttp://www.dacs.ieThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SCCO (SJ-10 Experiment)Energy, ESA, Experiment, Global, HRE, Oil & Gas, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESAHRESmall containers of crude oil experimented with onboard a satellite to improve our understanding of oil reservoirs buried kilometres underground The SCCO experiment took place on Chinese Shijian 10 Satellite in April 2016. Possible future flights are discussed. The exoerunebt measured thermodiffusion in ternary mixtures representative of deep oil fields. Active participation of TOTAL and Chinese oil company (RIPED). Energy, Oil & GasTitle - URLSCCO experiment on Chinese SJ-10 (april 2016), plus possible future flightsExperimentBalazs TothThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SEWISS7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIASpace-enabled wind installation site screening Due to the fact that the onshore wind market should grow strongly over the coming 10 years, and that developers looking to profit from this will need to increase automation so that they can increase their project throughput, SEWISS study aims to reduce time to market and make better site selection/ site purchase decisions thorugh space enabed wind installation site screening. To develop and deliver this service/system, SEWISS must have access to two space assets, earth observation data and satellite navigation (GPS). Energy, Environment, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intPROFESSIONAL SERVICES WESTAEDT, A DIVISION OF OPTIMIZE GROUP NVhttp://www.optimizegroup.beThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SHARPERSAT Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, TIA, Transport, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESATIAMaintenance and recovery of high voltage electricity transport systems The SharperSat project was dedicated to design, develop and validate integrated solutions for transmission system operators (TSOs) and distribution system operators (DSOs) aimed at significantly improving the maintenance and recovery of their overhead assets and reducing related operational costs. This involved the need for rapid recognition of damages after a storm, clearance need detection and prioritisation of areas, supervision of vegetation clearance, and analysis of the cost efficiency of new methods. To meet these user needs SharperSat used satellite EO supported by remote sensing and airborne data gathered by remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and its own software solutions to provide a new level of accuracy and faster time-to-results. Software automatically analysed data and identified the need for corrective actions in the field. The service was integrated within the end users processes and the analysis resulted in a maintenance plan with economic optimisation of the actions related to detected issues. No single data gathering method could solve all the needs of end users. Therefore the solution of power line inspection problems was combined with several inspection methods that complement each other in such a way that the inspection results met the needs of the customer in a cost-efficient manner. The primary market was European TSOs/DSOs, secondary market was Northern American TSOs/DSOs including USA and Canada. The overall logic behind the service concept was to provide OPEX cost reduction to end users. This was achieved through always using the most economic method for analysis and to determine accurately where more expensive and accurate inspection methods should be used in order to minimise unnecessary cost of inspection and maintenance work. The proposed integrated solution included two relevant space assets, namely satellite Earth observation and Global Navigation Satellite System. SatEO is is able to deliver wide coverage, low cost data over the power line network and related vegetation frequently. This enables optimising the timing and frequency for inspections and potentially replacing partially traditional inspection methods. Therefore, costs for maintenance inspections can be sufficiently reduced. The dominating remote sensing method used relied on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), based on the satellite positioning system GNSS, due to its cost-efficiency, availability and support for both LiDAR and visual imaging. Energy, Infrastructure, TransportTitle - URLSHARPERSAT - MAINTENANCE AND RECOVERY OF HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICITY TRANSPORT SYSTEMFeasibility StudyCompletedDonata PedrazzaniSharper Shape Ltd (Finland)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Shrub Mapping15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG15 Life on landSDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG15 Life on land7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 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 ...ESATIAForest management service Conifer forest planting and ensuring optimal growth is costly and time-consuming, the most critical phase for young seedling growth being the 10 years after planting. The main reason for a poor growth or even destruction of the seedlings is the rapid growth of leaf plants, which hamper the vitality and growth of conifer plants. One of the biggest challenges is that the forest areas are huge and forest owners or forest management organisations do not know the locations of these critical areas or the optimal period for forest management work. The Shrub Mapping service offers up-to-date data about the shrub situation for large geographical areas using EO data. The main user segments are forest owners, forest management companies and system and applications providers for forestry. Energy, Environment, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intTERRAMONITOR (SATELLIO OY)www.terramonitor.com OTSO METSÄPALVELUThttp://www.otso.fiThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
SmartGrids7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Ongoing, TIA, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIASpace-based services for distributed energy networks The SmartGrids product aims to identify how space-based assets (satellite imagery, communications, navigation etc.) can be utilised for the benefit of stakeholders in the energy network sector. The objective is to develop services which can improve energy network performance, reduce costs, and mitigate problems which arise from the management, maintenance and operation of energy network infrastructures. Services are targeted at users with needs arising from management, maintenance, and operation of energy networks. The service uses space assets in three main areas: satellite imagery, GNSS, and satellite communications. The space assets, coupled with technologies such as cloud computation and deep learning, allow substantial reduction in monitoring costs, enhanced efficiency and agility in resource deployment, early identification of problems, increased resilience, augmentation of existing practices with new capabilities, and strong scalability. EnergyTitle - URLFeasibility StudyOngoingbusiness@esa.intGMV Innovating Solutions UK https://www.gmv.com/en/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
SnowSense9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Natural resources, Safety, Security, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, Europe, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, North America, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATIAUsing satellite navigation, communication and remote sensing for timely access to high-quality and reliable information on snow SnowSense will develop new in-situ equipment that will provide and communicate snow data even in remote regions. The integration of the snow data in a hydrological model and spatial observations from EO will offer an end-to-end service to flood forecasts authorities and hydropower companies. SnowSense is designed to provide a dedicated commercial information service to water authorities and hydropower companies to support their daily operations. Energy, Environment, Natural resources, Safety, Security, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intVISTA GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FERNERKUNDUNG GMBHhttp://www.vista-geo.deThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope, North America
SnowSense DP13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, Environment, ESA, Natural resources, Safety, Security, TIA, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, Europe, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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 ..., North America, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 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 countriesESATIAIntegrated service for runoff and hydropower assessment and forecast related to snow cover dynamics in remote aeras The SnowSense DP service aims at improving the measurement of the water stored in the snow cover in remote areas. It uses a GNSS based in-situ snow monitoring system in combination of existing technologies such as EO and water balance modelling in order to fill the gaps of knowledge of the SWE (Snow Water Equivalent) and Liquid Water Content measurements in remote or mountainous areas. The service targets operational hydrological users in areas where snow has significant impact on the run-off generation such as commercial users in charge for Renewable Energy Production by managing hydro power plants or public users in charge for public safety by early warning. The service uses several space assets such as EO, GNSS and satellite communications in order to improve snow monitoring. Energy, Environment, Natural resources, Safety, SecurityTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intVista Geowissenschaftliche Fernerkundung https://www.vista-geo.de/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope, North America
SODI-DSC (ISS Experiment) Energy, ESA, Experiment, Global, HRE, Oil & Gas, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESAHREDiffusion and Soret Coefficients Measurement for Improvement of Oil Recovery allowing the characterisation of an entire reservoir using a reduced number of exploratory wells Diffusive processes are ubiquitous in daily life and in natural processes, and play a key role in the transformation and mixing of fluid mixtures. In this context, the term diffusion is used to describe the relative motion of a species with respect to the other and can be caused by a concentration (isothermal diffusion) or temperature (thermal diffusion) difference across the mixture or by a potential gradient (as sedimentation). A very peculiar natural laboratory where mixing processes in fluid mixtures have a high scientific and industrial interest is the one of oil reservoirs, where all the above mentioned effects contribute to the distribution of the component of the mixture that forms crude oils. Among them, a role is played by thermal diffusion caused by temperature gradient that develops inside reservoirs. The prediction of hydrocarbon composition is an important factor that contributes to the reservoirs exploitation strategies. Since the cost of resources increases with depth, the oil companies are interested in reliable thermodynamical models that allow the characterisation of an entire reservoir using a reduced number of exploratory wells. To better model the complex behaviour of crude oils, a better prediction of the thermal diffusion or Soret effect could be included. To this extent, there is a need of an experimental determination of the diffusion and thermal diffusion coefficients of crude oils. This is the goal of the Diffusion and Soret Coefficients Measurement for Improvement of Oil Recovery (SODI-DSC) experiment. The experiment will be carried out at very low gravity level in order not to perturb the long duration processes and to be able to obtain reliable values that can be used in numerical models. Energy, Oil & GasTitle - URLSODI-DSCExperimentOlivier Minstersvanvaer@ulb.ac.be zsaghir@ryerson.ca, Francois.MONTEL@total.com, calta@lmaster.u-bordeaux.fr, ash@kt.dtu.dk, jean-luc.daridon@univ-pau.frThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Space4Microgrids - India11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, TIA, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG1 No poverty, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, Asia Pacific, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG1 No poverty, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slumsESATIAIntegrated applications for microgrids in developing economies Around 840 million people worldwide were living without access to electricity in 2019. ESA-backed Space4Microgrids uses EO and communication satellite capabilities to support micro-grids development in developing countries and contribute to achieving universal access to electricity. Source: World Bank The Space4Microgrids projects aims at implementing viable and sustainable operational services for the benefit of society and more specifically at achieving access to energy for all. The specific aims of the Space4Microgrid – India project are: (i) to assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of satellite based services to support microgrids; (ii) to support the phases of strategic planning, operation and maintenance of microgrids; (iii) to engage and secure the buy-in and involvement of important paying customers and other relevant stakeholders of such services; and (iv) to establish the roadmap for service implementation through a potential follow-up demonstration project, with the goal of having a pre-operational demonstration project. The project mainly targets India and uses space assets in the form of satellite communication and Earth Observation. The effective use of earth observation is able to greatly reduce costs in the different stages of a microgrid life-cycle mainly due to reducing the number of visits required to microgrid sites and reducing the costs of these visits. The effective use of satellite communications is expected to improve microgrid performance and increase microgrid lifetime. EnergyTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intNEO Netherlands Geomatics & Earth Observation B.V. https://www.neo.nl/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAsia Pacific
SPACEGRID7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, TIA, Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAIntegration of state-of-the-art satellite telecommunication and Earth observation technologies with power grid management systems The aim of the study is to promote the integration of state-of-the-art satellite telecommunication and Earth observation technologies with power grid management systems. The main objective of the study is to assess the technical feasibility and economical viability of a specific core of satellite-based services and to define the roadmap to their pre-operational development and demonstration. EnergyTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intCARLO GAVAZZI SPACE SPAhttp://www.cgspace.itThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
SPOTTITT15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, Environment, ESA, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, Africa, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, Asia Pacific, SDG15 Life on land, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG15 Life on land7.1 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, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESATIASpace-enabled wind installation site screening Relying on EO data and GPS, Spottitt service provides satellite-driven analysis for the optimal positioning of solar and wind energy installations. Spottitt provides an online portal with which developers can streamline and automate data/image search, purchase, and analysis in one tool. Developers can easily access recent medium, high and very high resolution EO data as well as other layers of relevant data. Energy, Environment, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intSPOTTITThttp://www.spottitt.comThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
State-of-the art solar cells Economic growth, Energy, ESA, Global, Growth, Innovation, R&D, Solar, TEC, Technology Transfer, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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 ... technologiesESATECEfficient, economic & mass-reduced solar cells  The current state-of-the art solar technology is based on the ‘lattice-matched’ GaInP/ GaInAs/Ge triple-junction solar cell. Worldwide, there are three major manufacturers of space solar cells based on III-V semiconductors, with Europe’s Azur Space GmbH in competition with the US Emcore and Spectrolab. The development process involves improvements and fine-tuning of the structure, which lasts more than 10 years. The maximum practically achievable efficiency for space is 30% at the beginning of life and 25% at end of life. In 2003 Fraunhofer ISE and RWE SSP realised the first generation of fully European triple-junction space solar cells in the RWE-27% class, with a second generation RWE-28% following in 2009 being employed by missions including Alphabus and Galileo. The current third generation RWE-30% class represents the final stage of lattice-matched triple junction solar cell technology. The next generation will target cost and mass reduction, and push efficiency up to 33%, with new technologies under study including lattice-matching on germanium, lattice mis-matching, quantum cells and thin cells. Economic growth, Energy, Growth, Innovation, R&D, SolarTitle - URLCOMPETITIVE SOLAR CELLSTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SUMO7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Aquatic, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Logistics, Maritime, Safety, Security, TIA, Transport, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG14 Life below water, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG14 Life below water7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 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 ...ESATIAPlanning and Monitoring Support of Marine Operations in Offshore Wind Farms SUMO is a service for planning and monitoring of marine operations for offshore wind farms. The users are the staff responsible for the management and coordination of offshore wind farm operations. SUMO uses a variety of space based assets for sensing, communications and location services (Satellite Positioning and GNSS, Satellite communications, Satellite Earth Observation data). Aquatic, Logistics, Maritime, Safety, Security, TransportTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intDEIMOS SPACE UK LTD.http://www.elecnor-deimos.com/ SATELLITE APPLICATIONS CATAPULThttps://sa.catapult.org.ukThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SURMONCompleted, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Global, Innovation, Oil & Gas, Sustainability, TIA, Transport, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean EnergyESATIAGeophysical survey (GS) and pipeline monitoring (PM) services to oil and gas exploration and production companies The key objectives of the project are to provide geophysical survey (GS) and pipeline monitoring (PM) services to oil and gas exploration and production companies, as well as mining exploration companies. The project aimed to introduce a disruptive technology based on light (<45 kg) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) using satellite communications and navigation services to enable the RPA to operate beyond line of sight, and yet remain in contact with the Ground Control Station (GCS). The periodic introduction of innovations would enable year – on – year GS and PM service price reductions. The demonstration concept involved the use of RPAs in a GS demonstration in the UK, so the data quality, the logistical requirements, the regulatory burden and all of the costs could be compared with equivalent metrics for manned aircraft performing the same task. The aim of the PM tests, which took place in Norway, and PM demo, which took place in Barcelona in Spain, was to evaluate the effectiveness of detecting anomalies on a road, during both day and night time. Energy, Innovation, Oil & Gas, Sustainability, TransportTitle - URLSURMONDemonstration ProjectCompletedLaurence DuquerroyBarnard Microsystems LimitedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Thermcert9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, TIA, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Europe, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 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, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action7.3 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 ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 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, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warningESATIACity-wide impartial situational awareness with regular data acquisition of the city’s thermal performance The European Directives on Energy Performance of Buildings and the Energy Efficiency, as well as nationally adopted Energy Efficiency Action Plans are the main drivers to monitor and reach legally binding energy efficiency targets by reducing the carbon emission footprint. Energy companies and local and National EU Governments are some of the user groups who have an obligation to comply with the stated regulations. The ThermCERT system allows for a city-wide impartial situational awareness with regular data acquisition of the city’s thermal performance. This allows the ineffective use of energy to be spotted. Conventional data aggregation methods lag in temporal resolution, spatial coverage, are resource intensive to implement, and do not provide the granularity to be able to spot problems on the ground. The output of the ThermCERT system is available through data aggregation and integration from multiple satellite sources. The ThermCERT system represents an opportunity to gain an impartial overview of the built environment by capturing the thermal performance of the whole city at consistent regularity. Additionally, the system enables the analysis of urban data acquisitions to identify problematic areas by a range of parameters derived from satellite observations. A high resolution in situ data acquisition is enabled for thermal inspection of building facades at a closer glance. The ThermCERT system makes use of Sentinels-1 & -2, WorldView, Pleiades, and other very high resolution multispectral satellite missions, in order to derive building parameters for the building stock classification purpose. Landsat 8 and Terra ASTER thermal bands will enable city-wide thermal energy intensity distribution analyses. Satellite navigation is deployed to geo-reference the data sets collected at the ground level for the relevant property objects. EnergyTitle - URLThermcertFeasibility StudyCompletedChristian WalterStevenson AstrosatThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Ti6-4Energy, ESA, Global, Oil & Gas, TEC, Technology Transfer, Europe, 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, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, North America, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all 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 cycle, 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and productionESATECAriane 5 rocket titanium technology benefiting the oil and gas industry A special kind of titanium and a manufacturing technique used to build the Ariane 5 rocket were studied as spin-off from Europe’s space programme, for the possible benefit to the oil and gas industry. Together with space sensor technology that could be used in new offshore drilling tools, these developments were the result of several technology demonstrator projects just completed for ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme (TTPO). The wider use of unmanned autonomous underwater vehicles in the offshore oil and gas industry calls for new technologies and advanced materials that can handle extremely harsh environments. ‘Ti6-4’ titanium is used to produce the hydrazine fuel tanks for the European Ariane 5 rocket, and when combined with the special ‘hot gas pressure forming’ technique, the result is a strong and extremely corrosion-resistant structure. The same material and process could help in solving corrosion problems encountered in offshore underwater equipment. Another spin-off with a big potential could come from the sensors carried by planetary landers to measure magnetic fields. This could lead to smaller sensors for oil and gas drilling tools that draw less power than those used today. Energy, Oil & GasTitle - URLTi6-4 – Ariane 5 rocket technology benefiting the oil and gas industryTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal, Europe, North America
UASatCom7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Infrastructure, Safety, TIA, Europe, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAGeophysical and Pipeline Monitoring Services The UASatCom project targets airborne geophysical survey and oil and gas pipeline monitoring services based on an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Equipped with suitable sensors and making use of satellite communication and navigation, operation of the UAS beyond line-of-sight is enabled. Energy, Infrastructure, SafetyTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intBARNARD MICROSYSTEMS LIMITEDhttp://www.barnardmicrosystems.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
Village Data Analytics7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Capacity building, Electricity, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Finance, Ongoing, Solar, TIA, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, Africa, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., Latin America and the Caribbean, 7.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, Asia Pacific, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 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.b Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ...ESATIAIntegrated applications for microgrids in developing economies The Village Data Analytics service aims at providing governments, development finance institutions, investors, solar home system companies and micro-grid developers with relevant information allowing them to better plan and implement their electrification projects. The service uses earth observation, big data and machine learning in order to extract meaningful information about the size of the communities, the level of access to electricity as well as their socio-economic health, which allow users to better characterise remote communities in developing countries and therefore allow them to develop wealth, economic and agricultural activities. Main users are governments and development financial institutions, micro-grid developers, off-grid energy product companies, and investors who are looking for financially viable energy access projects. The service uses Earth Observation data that allows to offer affordable services to the emerging micro-grid sector in developing countries in an up-to-date manner and to detect changes in rural communities and monitor vegetation vitality. Capacity building, Electricity, Energy, Finance, SolarTitle - URLFeasibility StudyOngoingbusiness@esa.intTFE Energy GmbH https://www.tfe.energy/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
Water for Power7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Energy, ESA, Global, TEC, Technology Transfer, Water, 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 ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.1 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 ...ESATECSustainable energy technologies such as hydrogen and fuel cells that can be used for oxygen generation equipment Developing high efficiency electrolysis and fuel cell equipment for terrestrial and space applications, the technology can for example be applied in oxygen generation equipment for human space flight as well as many non-space applications.The scientists and engineers of Ideevolutie have a long experience in developing innovative hydrogen and fuel cell products, such as proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems for stationary and mobility applications, electrochemical hydrogen compression systems and high pressure hydrogen storage. Currently the company is developing cutting edge hydrogen production technology based on the electrolysis of water. Energy, WaterTitle - URLWater for PowerTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingIdeevolutie (NL)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
WaterInfoDemonstration Project, Energy, Environment, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Ongoing, TIA, Water, Water Management, 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, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATIAService to improve monitoring of changes in water resources of individual lakes and reservoirs The WaterInfo service aims to improve monitoring of changes in water resources of individual lakes and reservoirs to support optimised hydropower production planning, more accurate electricity market and price predictions and increased knowledge on the environmental footprint caused by hydropower operations. The approach is to classify radar imagery covering lakes and distinguishing water covered area from land. Space assets used in the demonstration project will be primarily from Earth Observation Satellites Sentinel 1a/b. Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intEDINSIGHTShttp://www.edinsights.noThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Wixta heating and vaporisation system 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Energy, ESA, Innovation, Productivity, TEC, Technology Transfer, 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 7.3 Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, Europe, 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, 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, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, PlanetProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.3 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 ..., 9.1 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 ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 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, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleESATECAn innovative heating and vaporisation system used in the industrial treatment of swine sewage to break down ammonium nitrate An innovative heating and vaporisation system based on patented ‘hydrodynamic cavitation’ technology is being applied to the industrial treatment of swine sewage to break down ammonium nitrate with very high efficiency, following the recommendation of EU Regulation number 91-676-CEE to prevent nitrates entering the drinking water system. The system is dependent on advanced mechatronics used for mechanical ground support equipment for satellites, with hydrodynamic cavitation involving the formation and collapse of bubbles in a liquid via mechanical forces. The company involved, Wixta, is an incubatee of ESA’s Lazio Business Incubation Centre. Energy, Innovation, ProductivityTitle - URLHEATING AND VA PORISATION BASED ON HYDRODYNAMIC CAV ITATIONTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Zaptec: car chargers Energy, ESA, Global, Innovation, TEC, Technology Transfer, Transport, 7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ..., SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, PlanetPlanet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy7.a Enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency ...ESATECTransformers being developed for space drills used as efficient and safe chargers for electric cars While under contract with ESA to develop a new plasma drill to probe Mars and asteroids, Zaptec realised that the same transformers being developed for the space drill could also make the best chargers for electric cars. Car chargers are clumpy and impractical, even weighing up to 100 kg. Using the technology developed for the ESA space plasma drill, this charger got down to 2 kg, drawing on the same voltage as a vacuum cleaner, the charger can be plugged into any household socket without blowing a fuse. Energy, Innovation, TransportTitle - URLBoosting electric carsTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal