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Project: LDA

Large Scale Demonstrator in Athens



European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance: Phase II

Extension focusing on the
use of information from GMES, the

European Earth monitoring programme, and
signal from Galileo and EGNOS, the European GNSS

42/G/ENT/CIP/12/C/N02C02

Strand 2: Large
-
scale demonstrators in support of GMES and GNSS based services



Report on Best Practice

Deliverable No.

D
1
.
1

Workpackage
No.

WP
1

Workpackage Title

Analysis of the framework
conditions for mobile services based
on GMES and GNSS

Authors

Atlantis Consulting S.A.

Contributors

LDA

Consortium

Status

Draft

File Name:

D1.1 Report on Best
Practice_v1.docx

Project start date and duration

29
th

April

20
13
,
24

months

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Table of Contents


1

INTRODUCTION

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3

2

OVERVIEW OF THE LDA
PROJECT

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4

3

OBJECTIVES OF THE BE
ST PRACTICE REPORT

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5

4

METHODOLOGY

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4.1

S
OURCES

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6

4.2

S
ELECTION CRITERIA

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8

4.3

D
O
CUMENTATION OF BEST
PRACTICES

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5

BEST PRACTICES IDENT
IFIED

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10

5.1

A
PPLICATIONS USING
C
OPERNICUS DATA

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10

5.2

A
PPLICATIONS USING
GNSS

DATA

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20

5.3

L
ARGE
-
SCALE DEMONSTRATORS
ON SERVICES BASED ON

C
OPERNICUS AND
GNSS

DATA
FUNDED UNDER
EMMIA

44

5.4

L
ARGE
-
SCALE DEMONSTRATORS
ON OTHER TYPES OF SE
RVICES FUNDED UNDER
EMMIA

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49

5.5

T
ESTING OF INNOVATIVE

SERVICES IN A REAL
-
LIFE ENVIRONMENT

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56

5.6

U
SES OF
C
OPERNICUS BASED SERV
ICES IN
R
EGIONS

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1

Introduction


The Deliverable
1
.1 is a
report on best practices

in the use of services based on data from
Copernicus (formerly GMES) and GNSS in regions.

The main aim of the
Best Practice Report
is to
identify and present best practices in
the use of services based on data from Copernicus
(formerly GMES) and GNSS in r
egions. In the context of the LDA project, a “Best Practice” is a
service that is based on Copernicus or GNSS data which has already been tested (or has the

potential to be tested) in a real
-
life environment, and addresses societal challenges. The best
pra
ctices are collected in order to acquire
knowledge about what works in specific situations
and

contexts
. Examples of Large
-
Scale Demonstration of innovative services that are not
based on Copernicus or GNSS data are also included, as they can be interestin
g in the aspect
of setting up and evaluating a pilot.

The sources from which best practices were collected are:



Copernicus Masters 2013 Competition



European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013



Projects funded under the European Mobile and Mobility
Industries Alliance



FP7 projects



Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform



Citymart.com



GMES4Regions initiative

Best practices were selected according to
the following

criteria
:
Relevance
,
Societal impact
,
Effectiveness / Efficiency
,
Potential for duplication /
scalability,
Sustainability
,
Involvement
of stakeholders / end users
, Political commitment.

In order to ensure a homogeneous and concise presentation of the best practices, they are
presented according to a specific following format which has been designed
.

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Overview of the LDA project


The project aims at implementing on a large scale, and in a real life test bed, innovative
services based on GMES and GNSS that will address specific societal challenges and facilitate
the emergence of new industries in the

Metropilitan area of Athens, Greece, through
tangible and scalable results. Athens is a region of more than 3 million inhabitants with an
extended seafront and surrounded by mountain ranges, and an area with intense activity in
mobile services.

The specif
ic objectives of the project are:



To analyse the framework conditions for mobile services based on GMES/GNSS and
to collect good practice



To identify the available services and select the most relevant for participation in the
demonstrator



To develop an in
tegrated platform for the large
-
scale demonstrator



To create a favourable ecosystem for innovative mobile services based on GMES and
GNSS by bringing together all public and private actors



To test the use of the platform in a real
-
life test bed involving a
ll relevant actors



To monitor and evaluate the operation of the platform



To document the results and experience obtained and assess the potential for
scalability and transferability to other regions, and to perform mutual
transnational policy learning act
ivities


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Objectives of the
best practice report


The objective of the
Report

on
Best Practice
is to identify and present best practices in
the
use of services based on data from Copernicus (formerly GMES) and GNSS in regions.

In the
context of
the LDA project,
a “Best Practice” is a service that is based on Copernicus or GNSS
data which has already been tested (or has the potential to be tested) in a real
-
life
environment, and addresses societal challenges.

The best practices are collected in or
der to
acquire
knowledge about what works in specific situations and

contexts, which can be use
ful
in the following activities of the LDA project:



Definition of services: SMEs can use the best practices as an inspiration for
developing new services, and ca
n understand better the possibilities provided by
Copernicus and GNSS data



Definition of the specifications for the Large Scale Demonstrator in Athens: The LDA
consortium can learn from
successful applications and avoid duplication of effort



Synergies:
Stakeholders that can be involved in the transfer of results may be
identified

Best practices are not ranked in order of importance, as the objective is not to identify those
that
stand out, but to point out the elements in each one of them that have contr
ibuted to
their success.
Each best practice can provide lessons in different areas
, and to different
actors who are involved in the activities of the LDA project, so they are all considered to be
equally important
.


Examples of Large
-
Scale Demonstration of

innovative services that are not based on
Copernicus or GNSS data are also included, as they can be interesting in the aspect of setting
up and evaluating a pilot.


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Methodology

4.1


Sources


In order to identify relevant best practices the following sources

have been used
:

Copernicus
M
asters 2013
C
ompetition

T
he Copernicus Masters innovation competition was initiated by the European Space Agency
(ESA), the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the German Aerospace Center

(DLR), and T
-
Systems in 2011 with endorsement of the European Commission. It is also supported by
dedicated Challenges sponsored by European Space Imaging GmbH and Astrium Services. In
2013, the BMW Group Research and Technology and GEO magazine have join
ed the
competition as new supporting partners. In BMW's ConnectedDrive Challenge, the
Copernicus Masters was looking for ideas that would either bring a thrilling new service into
the car using Copernicus data or unleashes novel business potential using cr
owdsourced,
high
-
value Earth
-
monitoring data.

Participants in the Copernicus Masters 2013 had the
choice from a total of nine Challenges covering topics such as environmental monitoring,
cloud computing, and mobile services, as well as the innovative use o
f radar and very high
-
resolution satellite imagery.



European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013

Having started in 2004 with three partner regions, the European Satellite Navigation
Competition (ESNC) has since grown into a leading global network of in
novation and
expertise in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with more than 20
regions and more than 200 industry and research experts around the world. The key to
its

success lies in collaborating closely with regional, institutional,

and industrial partners with
one common goal: promoting innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit along the GNSS
value chain to benefit the citizens of Europe and the rest of the world. Since its first round in
2004, the ESNC has received a total of almos
t 2,400 submissions from 4,263 registered
teams, resulting in a total of 204 winners. Many of these business cases have already been
implemented and successfully brought to market.

Being held for the 10th time in 2013, the European Satellite Navigation Com
petition (ESNC)
was looking for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in
everyday life. The ESNC partner regions and key institutional and industry stakeholders are
awarding prizes worth around EUR 1 million
-

including

cash prizes, business incubation,
coaching, patent consulting, prototyping and marketing support, access to customers and
user communities, and publicity in the world's leading satellite navigation network.

With a
total of 130 partners involved in the com
petition, 25 Regional Prizes and 7 Special Prizes
were awarded at the ESNC 2013.


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Projects funded under the European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance

This category includes the other projects selected under the EMMIA II call (
Large
-
Scale
Demonstrat
ors in support of GMES and GNSS based services
), as well as the Large
-
Scale
Demonstrator projects of the Phase I of EMMIA

(
CULTWAyS, LIMES, SAFER, and Grow
Mobile
).


FP7 projects

European funded projects relevant to the Large
-
Scale Demonstration of innovat
ive services
in cities with a societal value.


Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform

The Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform initiated by the European Commission (http://eu
-
smartcities.eu/) with the dual aim of i) identifying and spreading relevant information
on
technology solutions and needs required by practitioners and ii) providing information for
policy support to the High Level Group and the European Commission. It is both a web
-
based and physical Platform open to anyone who registers on it. Backbone is

the
contributions by stakeholders in a bottom
-
up way, owned by the stakeholders. The Platform
is one of the two governance bodies of the Smart Cities and Communities European
Innovation Partnership (EIP).


Citymart.com

Citymart.com is a market place for t
he most innovative solution companies and visionary
cities on the planet.

In 2008, Living Labs Global was formed as a non
-
profit association in
Denmark with the focus on building a global marketplace for innovations in cities.
Citymart.com was launched as
a technology start
-
up in January 2011. Since November 2012,
Citymart.com supersedes the Living Labs Global brand to be followed by the integration of
both organisations into a single legal entity by May 2013.


GMES4Regions initiative

The GMES4Regions initi
ative is implemented by the GRAAL (project number 263186) and
DORIS_Net (project number 262789) projects,

which are funded by the European Union
under the 7th Framework Programme.

Both projects have similar overall objectives and yet
very different approac
hes.

Their synergies and mutual ambitions have resulted in this
GMES4Regions portal, a gateway to GMES for European local and regional authorities
.

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4.2


Selection criteria


The
applications / projects identified were screened in order to select as
best practices
those
which fulfill as many as possible of the
following criteria:



Relevance: The proposed practice
should

imply the use of innovative services
(ideally services based on
Copernicus/
GNSS data) in a real
-
li
fe environment



Societal impact: Impa
ct of the
practice on societal challenges



Effectiveness / Efficiency: The proposed practice should produce measurable results
with a reasona
ble level of resources and time



Potential for duplication / scalability: The proposed practice should have the
poten
tial to be transferred to other geographical locati
ons or sectors, and be
scalable



Sustainability: The proposed practice should have the potential to be implemented
over a long period of time without the need for s
ignificant additional resources



Involvemen
t of stakeholders / end users: The proposed practice should involve
satisfactory collaboration between several stakeholders / end users /
communities



Political commitment: The proposed practice should have support from the relevant
national,

regional, or
local authorities

The best practices selected fulfil, as a minimum requirement, the “relevance” and “societal
impact” criteria. It was not necessary to fulfil all criteria, as the objective is to use them for
applying the lessons
learnt,
which may
apply to

different areas.



4.3


Documentation of best practices

The best practices identified have been grouped in the following categories:



Applications using Copernicus data



Applications using GNSS data



Large
-
scale demonstrators on services based on Copernicus and
GNSS data funded
under EMMIA



Large
-
scale demonstrators on other types of services funded under EMMIA



Testing of innovative services in a real
-
life environment



Uses of Copernicus based services in Regions

In order to ensure a homogeneous and concise present
ation of the best practices, they are
presented according to the following format:

Title

A

concise title which reflects the practice documented.

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Short description

A short description of the practice, which gives an indication of its content.

Detailed Desc
ription

The detailed description aims to provide answers to as many as possible of the following
questions:



What services are being
developed /
tested?



What are the main activities carried out?



Are
Copernicus /
GNSS data used? If yes, explain in detail



W
hen and where were the activities carried out?



Location /geographic coverage



Who are the key stakeholders involved?



Who are the beneficiaries or the target group?



Who are the users of the good practice?



What is the nature of their involvement?



What methodology has been used or experimented with? What has been the
process, and how was participation of stakeholders / end users achieved?



How many stakeholders / end users are involved?



How is the initiative funded?



What are the benefits achieved?



H
ow is sustainability ensured?



What are the opportunities for and feasibility of up
-
scaling the good practice? What
would be the challenges to be aware of, and conditions to put in place, to up
-
scale the good practice?



Has the good practice been
successfully transferred in other contexts?



Success factors



Obstacles and problems encountered



What are the key messages and learning to take away from the good practice
experience?

Impact
-

benefits



What has been the expected / reached impact on the targ
et groups?



what were the concrete results achieved in terms of outputs and outcomes?



What has been the impact on societal challenges?

Further information



Links



Contact information

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5

Best practices identified


5.1

Applications using Copernicus data



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EyeOnMalaria

Africa
-
wide monitoring of environmental suitability for
malaria transmission


Environmental factors are key in affecting the transmission of malaria, which can be monitored by Earth
observation. EyeOnMalaria aims to develop an
operational monitoring system to continuously assess the
environmental suitability for malaria transmission throughout the African continent based on new
European EO capacities and expert epidemiology models. The service will directly support targeted
mala
ria control at the necessary times and locations in Africa. The goal is to provide maps (updated
monthly) of environment’s aptitude for malaria transmission, which will directly support targeted malaria
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Impact


Benefits

A huge amount of
international funding is
allocated for malaria control (US$1.6 billion
per year). Using this EO service, national
malaria
-
control programmes will be able to
apply their malaria control activities to the
necessary times and locations, thus improving
the cos
t
-
effectiveness of interventions.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners.html&anzeige=winner_ideas2013.html

Contact information

RSS
-

Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH

Dr Jonas Franke and Team

www.rssgmbh.de

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Dr Penelope Vounatsou and Team

www.swisstph.ch


Source

Copernicus Masters Competition


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CHEETAH


Taking on a billion
-
dollar problem in Africa

Chains of Horticultural Intelligence
towards Efficiency and
Equity in the Agro
-
food Trade along the Trans
-
Africa
Highway


Cheetah amplifies the voices of relevant entities (transporters, consumers, growers, officers from public
and private agencies) by allowing them to report shortcomings in
their value chain. The app also enables
these players to tap into chains of horticulture intelligence, which leads to better
-
informed decisions,
reduced costs/higher profits for businesses, lower market pric es for consumers, fairer prices for growers,
low
er post
-
harvest losses, and better interventions by public/private agencies. Cheetah explores how data
collected by the human
-
vehicle sensor web (on border delays, for example) can be integrated with new
information obtained by Copernicus. Cheetah Food obt
ains crop
-
sourcing information from Copernicus
Sentinel
-
2 (and MERIS) on land cover and crop phenology products. Market price information is partly
crowd
-
sourced and augments existing third
-
party services related to crop market value.


Impact


Benefits

A full one
-
third of global food production is
lost post
-
harvest. To address the global food
security issue, Cheetah's novel approach
combines crowdsourcing with Earth
observation data and a particular focus on the
production and transportation of
crops in
Africa.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners.html&anzeige=winner_esa2013.html

Contact information

Alain van Hanegem, Decos Information Solutions B.V.

Alexander Popp, Technical University of
Munich

Stephen Trainor, Crookneck Consulting LLC

Valentijn Venus, University of Twente


Source

Copernicus Masters Competition


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URBAN ANALYSER

A city development tool offering high resolution
information on global urban development.


In
order to avoid infrastructural and environmental problems that can result from the poorly regulated
and unplanned growth of suburban regions, timely data on the dynamics of urban development are
needed. The proposed service would offer high
-
resolution info
rmation on global urban development
based on Sentinel
-
1 data. The emphasis is on the mapping of fine temporal dynamics, which makes it
possible to ascertain changes at intervals shorter than one month. This would produce the fastest and
freshest informatio
n source on urban developments. The service would also help to extrapolate and
estimate urbanization trends with high accuracy.

Data used is: New time series for 2014: Copernicus Sentinel
-
1 Interferometric Wide (IW) swath (IW).
Archived time series for 197
0
-
2013: Landsat, Envisat ASAR, and ERS SAR.

Urban Analyser is the winner of the DLR environmental challenge of the Copernicus Masters 2013
Competition.



Impact


Benefits

The European Commission, environmental
agencies, and large municipalities

will have
fresh and accurate information about urban
area growth, which will aid in planning
policies for environmental protection and
infrastructure development.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners
.html&anzeige=winner_dlr2013.html

Contact information

University of Tartu

Kaupo Voormansik and Team

kaupo.voormansik@ut.ee

www.ut.ee



Source

Copernicus Masters Competition


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Operational Satellite
-
Derived Bathymetry Service

Cloud computing
methods with full mission access can
map bathymetry continuously all over the world, which is
the objective of this service.


Mapping bathymetry (water depth) on a global scale would be desirable for many applications, but is not
possible due to the limits

of traditional methods. This idea focuses on a novel satellite based approach as
a solution for optical shallow
-
water areas. Recent developments indicate that an operational approach to
mapping bathymetry is possible with a cloud
-
based method that process
es repeated satellite recordings.
This can also mitigate shortcomings faced in many coastal areas where changing turbidity has impeded
the few methods applied so far to derive satellite
-
based bathymetry.

The Sentinel
-
2 and Landsat 8 satellite missions are

most applicable to this approach due to their coverage,
repeat cycles, and spectral/spatial resolution.

EOMAP is the winner of the T
-
Systems Cloud Computing Challenge of the Copernicus Masters 2013
Competition.



Impact


Benefits

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Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners.html&anzeige=winner_t
-
systems2013.html

Contact information

EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG

Thomas Heege and Team

heege@eomap.de

www.eomap.com



Source

Copernicus Masters Competition


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CAMEA
-

Certification of Agronomy for Marketing
Environmentally Friendly Agriculture

Certification service for environmentally friendly
agronomic activities that produce crops with a smaller
ecological
footprint.


The CAMEA project proposes a certification service for agronomic activities that leave a smaller ecological
footprint. Currently, such activities are hindered by the lack of a quality

assurance service for agronomy, which prevents their added v
alue from being internalised into crop
prices. The CAMEA label will thus be assigned to farmers who follow green practices. The label and the
agronomic quality it represents will be supported by Sentinel
-
1 and VHR remote
-
sensing techniques,
which will moni
tor 30% of CAMEA farmers every year. If an activity cannot be verified remotely, a field
visit will assess whether the farmer should retain the CAMEA label. Meanwhile, parcel maps created from
the monitoring datasets will help plan agricultural activities
for the future. CAMEA will thus propagate
sustainable agronomy and support its spread with quality
-
based marketing tools.

CAMEA is the winner of the European Space Imaging high
-
res challenge of the Copernicus Masters 2013
Competition.



Impact



Benefits

With the support of CAMEA, the added value
of agricultural products will be increased even
as the ecologic footprint of agricultural
production is reduced. Ideally, the market will
learn to favour CAMEA
-
labelled farmers.


Further i nform
ati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners.html&anzeige=winner_eusi2013.html

Contact information

Corvinus University of Budapest

Györk Fülöp

gyork.fulop@uni
-
corvinus.hu

www.uni
-
corvinus.hu


Source

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WaveCERT
-

Wave + Current Energy Reporting Tool

Remote modelling for the prediction, monitoring and
surveying of tidal and wave potential anywhere in the
world.


With new renewable efforts focusing on the untapped potential of our seas, wave
and tidal technologies
are becoming a major source of future energy. WaveCERT extends Astrosat’s “CERT Suite” of renewable,
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Impact


Benefits

WaveCERT provides the new wave
and tidal
energy industry with a completely novel and
remote means of surveying, monitoring, and
reporting on site potential and existing
infrastructure.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
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anzeige=winner_astrium2013.html

Contact information

Stevenson Astrosat

Steve Lee

steve.lee@astrosat.biz

www.astrosat.biz


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Landmark Navigation
-

With Radar Fix Points from
Satellites

A vehicle
navigation system that utilises innovative
remote
-
sensing mechanisms and crowdsourcing.


The idea is for a new vehicle navigation system that works independently of Global Navigation Satellite
Systems (GNSS). It will navigate by landmarks that are easily
visible from the vehicle, whose positions will
be derived precisely from radar remote
-
sensing satellites. Tropospheric delay correction has made it
possible to determine the coordinates of radar fix

points in the centimetre range. With space radar missions

like TanDEM
-
X and Sentinel
-
1, a global fix
-
point
database can be set up and kept up to date. Modern cars with driver assistance systems have a variety of
sensors on board


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Impact


Benefits

The combination of this technique with GNSS
will lead to higher system integrity and
reliability, which is important in applications
requiring a high level of safety (e.g.
autonomous cars). It can be
used in ships,
road and off
-
road vehicles, and planes.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners.html&anzeige=winner_bmw2013.html

Contact information

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Hartmut Runge

hartmut.runge@dlr.de

www.dlr.de



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HAB Forecast
-

Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast

Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms


Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) are sporadic, unpredictable, and may seriously disrupt the
production plans
of fish farms. These blooms add costs not only by causing fish to die, but also through prolonged bay
closures, subsequent waste disposal of fish, and increased insurance deductibles. Since they are part of
nature, they cannot be prevented
; with the right technology and know
-
how, however, they can be
predicted. The ASIMUTH project has taken up this forecasting challenge. It hosts a monitoring service that
provides a weekly regional alert on HAB via a web
-
published bulletin (www.asimuth.eu).

The service is
designed to combine all of the available information from Earth (in
-
situ monitoring stations), space
(satellite data) and in
-
silico (biological and physical oceanic models) sources for the northeast Atlantic
Ocean. ASIMUTH thus provides the

aquaculture industry with an overview of areas at risk of a HAB event.

Data in Use: Ocean colour and SST products retrieved from the MyOcean catalogue, and in
-
situ data to
forecast blooms. ESA Sentinel
-
3 OLCI will provide Sea Surface Chlorophyll continuit
y of the ENVISAT MERIS
sensor. ESA's SMOS
-
BEC will define important thermo
-
salinity fronts that influence the transport of HABs.

HAB forecast is the winner of the Best Service Challenge of the Copernicus Masters 2013 Competition.



Impact


Benefits

This warning system enables shellfish farmers
to adapt their production schedules to suit
each HAB situation and finfish farmers to
install appropriate aeration systems to
combat oxygen depletion during a bloom.
Before ASIMUTH, no such options wer
e
available to farmers.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?kat=winners.html&anzeige=winner_bsc2013.html

Contact information

Daithi O'Murchu Marine

Research Station

Julie Maguire

julie.maguire@dommrc.com

www.asimuth.eu


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SmartIrrigation
-

Satellite monitoring for agriculture

A tool for better management, optimal production across
large spans, and efficient use of water for irrigation.


The
SmartIrrigation solution measures soil moisture and plant health by taking satellite data and
integrating it with weather information and measurements from in
-
situ soil moisture sensors. This
provides agricultural managers and decision
-
makers with fundamen
tal information that facilitates better
management, optimal production across large spans, and efficient use of water for irrigation.

Data in Use: ASAR data and in situ measurements taken by sensors for soil moisture for NDVI. MODIS and
AVHRR for NDVI. The

launches of Sentinels 1 and 3 will be crucial for the provision of soil moisture and
NDVI monitoring services, respectively. Revisit times of 2
-
3 days for both are a great asset for service
provision.

SmartIrrigation is the 3rd place winner of the Best Se
rvice Challenge of the Copernicus Masters 2013
Competition.



Impact


Benefits

The service can help farmers achieve optimal
agricultural production with an efficient use
of water for irrigation.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.copernicus
-
masters.com/index.php?anzeige=winner_3rd
-
bsc2013.html

Contact information

Starlab Barcelona SL

Elizabeth Gil
-
Roldán

elizabeth.gil
-
roldan@starlab.es

www.star2earth.com/smartirrigation



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Applications using
GNSS

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KINEXON: Precise Localisation and Monitoring for Sports
and Healthcare

A secure cloud
-
computing platform with a smart analytics
application. It transforms big sensor data into valuable
information in real time.


Many applications require tracking solutions that are precise, but at the same time affordable and small.
KINEXON’s new precision tracking solution fulfils these needs perfectly. The KINEXON CELL is a
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Impact


Benefits

Coaches can measure, analyse, and improve
athletes' performance to reach their full
potential. Meanwhile, dedicated statistics
help prevent injuries and support the
rehabilitation process.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.kinexon.com/

Contact information

oliver.trinchera@kinexon.com


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Sensovo Navipal

A New Way to Feel Directions with a Wearable Tactile
Navigation System


Sensovo is working on the world's first tactile navigation system that is both wearable and commercially
available. The preliminary
operational prototype utilises a smartphone as a medium to run a navigation
application that allows the user to specify destinations based on the mobile phone's internal GPS receiver.
The app communicates via Bluetooth with the wearable accessory, a waist
belt that is equipped with eight
vibration motors placed at equal distance from each other. The belt provides tactile navigation by
vibrating one or more motors in the target direction. The vibration intensity and duration changes
according to the distance

to the next destination point. Through sensory substitution, the human brain
has the ability to incorporate this additional tactile information, which makes the device a "sixth sense"
for the wearer. The product is a technical intersection of geolocation
(GNSS), navigation, wearable
technologies, mobile phone accessories, sensory enhancement, tactile feedback, and ubiquitous
computing.

Sensovo is the 2nd place winner and the winner of the ESA Special Prize of the European Satellite
Navigation Competition 2
013.



Impact


Benefits

Many people can benefit from this innovative
way of navigation, such as tourists,
geocachers, emergency services, cyclists,
motorcyclists, and the visually impaired.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.sensovo.com/

Contact information

jan.walter.schroeder@sensovo.com


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AlarmApp

Location
-
based Emergency Notification System


Most of the fire departments in Germany rely on volunteer

fire fighters. In case of an emergency, these
fire fighters leave their homes or workplaces, drive to the fire department, man a fire truck, and drive to
the scene of action. Currently, alarms are transmitted via one
-
way communication systems. While this
can
result in fire fighters receiving emergency calls in time, their emergency control centers may not have
information about the participating fire fighters. This can be a problem if too few fire fighters answer a
call. To solve this problem, we developed

AlarmApp
-

a smartphone
-
based fire fighter notification system.
In the event of an emergency, the system notifies fire fighters by smartphone and asks them to explicitly
accept or reject the call. The system then transfers the information on the participa
ting forces back to an
online alarm management server, which enables the emergency control center in question to access it.
Many other civil protection organisations (including some German Red Cross departments), security
services, and other companies are
already using AlarmApp to alert their members.

AlarmApp is the Regional Winner for Hesse / Germany of the European Satellite Navigation Competition
2013.


Impact


Benefits

AlarmApp will help to better coordinate the
costly human resources
involved.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.alarmapp.org/

Contact information

support@alarmapp.org


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Ampido

A parking application


Ampido is the first German parking lot finder
that enables owners of driveways, garages, or parking lots to
rent out their spaces on a flexible short
-
term (instant booking) or long
-
term basis. Using the app (iOS) or
the responsive mobile website www.ampido.com (Android/Microsoft), users can find the n
ext free
parking space in a few seconds and pay easily online. After the start of their closed beta in May 2013, they
were covered by many German TV channels (ARD, ZDF, WDR, RTL, Sat.1, N
-
TV, etc). They were also
recognised by the German government as a so
lution for the issues of future cities ("Land der Ideen") and
won the Vodafone Smart Solution Award. In addition to having been part of the first ProSiebensat.1
accelerator class (p7s1accelerator.com) in Q2 2013, they received EUR 100,000 in funding from M
onkfish
Equity, the founders of trivago. Next, they will integrate their solution into their first car park in Cologne,
Germany, which will use ampido to optimise revenue. They are also discussing possible ampido
cooperations with the municipal authorities

in Cologne and Düsseldorf in the context of their respective
Smart City projects.

Ampido is the Regional Winner for North Rhine
-

Westphalia / Germany of the European Satellite
Navigation Competition 2013.


Impact


Benefits

Ampido facilitates
drivers in their search of a
parking space and provides a new business
model for parking owners.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.ampido.com/

Contact information

contact@ampido.com


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JOHAN

The Digital Oracle for Field Sports, Including GNSS Player
Tracking in Real
-
Time


The idea is to develop a system to track players real
-
time during field sports by the use of the EGNOS
system and, in the future, Galileo. Existing tracking technologies are too expensive (video
-
based systems)
or not precise enough (GPS
-
based systems). By
making use of the EGNOS system and Galileo, greater
precision (< 1 meter) and reliability can be achieved. The system must be affordable, portable, small, and
robust. In this way, it will be an improvement on existing technologies in terms of both precisio
n and
costs. In the concept, every player will wear a GNSS device to track his or her movements, accelerations,
and heart rate. The data will be transferred wirelessly to coaches' laptops and processed into useful
information, such as on distances run, spe
ed (minimum, maximum, average), collisions, and maximum
heart rate. The data can also be viewed online or on a mobile app after matches. This kind of system is
highly valued by sports teams and academic institutes.

JOHAN is the GSA Special Prize Winner of

the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

The information can be used to analyse each
player's performance and as a form of tactical
support. The development of this system will
be relatively cheap and feasible
because it
only uses existing technology.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.johan
-
sports.com/

Contact information

jellereichert@gmail.com


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WinterVision

Winter Road Safety and
Emergency Location Through
Augmented Reality (AR) and GPS


During severe winters, roads can become buried under snow to such an extent that drivers, pedestrians,
and road workers find using and maintaining them extremely difficult. Accidents and incidents
of people
becoming stranded are major concerns under these conditions. Methods to mitigate these problems
would therefore be a positive step forward. Our WinterVision system is designed to offer two new service
options that will allow a safer use of road n
etworks following occurrences of heavy snowfall.

Driven by GNSS positioning data, the primary element of the system will offer an Augmented Reality
overlay to drivers by projecting the exact edge and path of the road. This will enable users to drive even
w
hen the road is buried and thus indistinguishable under the snow.

The secondary use of the system involves utilising the distress messaging feature present in GNSS to call
for help when a severe collision is detected. In addition, the beacon can be used by

search
-
and
-
rescue
teams (and perhaps an extended version of Astrosat's Augmented Reality system) to help locate stranded
travellers or other emergencies should it become buried under snow.

WinterVision is the METAIO Special Prize Winner of the European Sa
tellite Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

WinterVision allows a safer use of road
networks following occurrences of heavy
snowfall and can help search
-
and
-
rescue
teams to locate emergencies.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.astrosat.biz/

Contact information

steve.lee@astrosat.biz


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GeoAgenda

This project offers a new agenda concept that, based on
the perception of the environment, can remind a person
what needs to be done in the right time and place.


GeoAgenda combines GNSS data and POI database information to provide reminders and warnings about
what needs to be done when and where. For instance, if you need to buy milk, how can you set a
reminder to

alert you at the right moment? GeoAgenda will connect the act of purchasing milk with
supermarkets and display a corresponding reminder to the user when he or she is near a supermarket
location. GeoAgenda can also deal with meetings by, for example, alert
ing the participants to the delays
others may be facing. Using GNSS signals and the Google Maps API, GeoAgenda can calculate the delays of
each person (e.g. resulting from traffic jams) and allow the others to better manage their waiting time.

GeoAgenda is

the University Challenge Special Prize Winner of the European Satellite Navigation
Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

GeoAgenda improves time management for
users


Further i nformati on

Links

www.outcapsa.com

Contact information

geral@outcapsa.com


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Physiotrack

Sport Performance, Functional Readaptation, and Training
Monitoring System


It is not easy to monitor physical activity or control recovery during a sequence of sporting exercises. The
answer: Physiotrack, a predictive monitoring system for multiple activities. Physiotrack provides realistic
predictions of physiological parameters

and energy consumption during outdoor activities. It uses both
Galileo and physiological sensors to monitor the performance of the user on a track in real time.
Physiotrack: much more than a sport watch. Through the combined analysis of physiology and pla
nned
activity, Physiotrack helps the user choose the right track and/or intensity of effort. The system provides
an estimation of duration, power, speed, energy, or water consumption. While using Physiotrack during
an activity, the user is advised in real
time how to safely reach the end of the track with the best
efficiency. This is an innovation no other system can claim.

Physiotrack is the Regional Winner for Aquitaine / France of the European Satellite Navigation
Competition 2013.


Impact


Benefits

Physiotrack makes comprehensive health
improvement possible during outdoor
activities. Convalescent, athletes who want to
respect their limits or improve their
performance, professionals looking to take
full control of their training…


Further i nformati on

Links

www.cnes.fr

Contact information

sebastien.rouquette@cnes.fr


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ENViGUARD

A system for dealing with pollution that endangers the
environment and public health.


No
matter if the problem is illegal dumping of waste, oil spills or even unexploded ordinance, ENViGUARD
is the first point of contact for citizens. The primary intent of the system is to form a link between citizens
and authorities charged with keeping the e
nvironment clean and safe. Citizens can use the web app on
their smartphones to determine the location of a hazard using GNSS and a compass, classify it, and
document it by taking a photograph. The app automatically transmits the report to the authority
re
sponsible for the case of pollution in question. In cases involving potentially hazardous waste, citizens'
reports will trigger professional intervention by the authorities responsible for disposal. The system aids
the professionals by displaying the situa
tion and providing guidance, while the citizens interested receive
progress reports. If the pollution is not hazardous, the system encourages the citizens to deal with it by
pointing them to the next waste bin or organising a waste collection party. With E
NViGUARD, we can all
be guardians of our environment.

ENViGUARD is the Regional Winner for Austria of the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013.


Impact


Benefits

Increases citizens’ awareness on
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Further i nformati on

Links

www.strauss
-
hollinger
-
geoit.com

Contact information

office@strauss
-
hollinger
-
geoit.com


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SaltHawk

Self
-
learning Swarm Intelligence for Winter Road Service


Winter road service is an important issue in the field of traffic safety. It is also a cost
-
intensive endeavour,
however, meaning that any optimisation is beneficial for both the environment and pub
lic expenditure.
Currently, drivers select their dispenser's settings on their own depending on their individual experience.
Road conditions, temperatures, and so on can nonetheless vary locally and be subject to sudden changes.
Since no global and central
ised "boss" can be appointed to control everything, we decided to find a
different approach. This led us to investigate how ants would behave if they were given this task, and thus
was the SaltHawk swarm born. The idea behind SaltHawk involves forging a gr
oup of individual dispensers
into a swarm of computers with local intelligence using an artificial intelligence approach and
communicating over a secure and reliable network. The swarm learns from experienced drivers, weather,
and road topology; each on
-
bo
ard computer knows its EGNOS/GPS location and decides on its own if and
when to share information with the others.

SaltHawk is the Regional Winner for Baden
-
Württemberg / Germany of the European Satellite Navigation
Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

Improved traffic safety.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.afusoft.com

Contact information

erich.franke@afusoft.com


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Mobilly

A Next
-
Generation Travel Planner


Mobilly is the
first geolocation
-
based aggregator to combine hotels, private rentals, and daily deal offers
for travel and other purposes. Our mission is to give the individual traveller full control over the flow of
information on accommodation offers. We promise you'll

be able to travel and never miss a deal. Mobilly
allows for more intelligent travel that will eliminate more than half of the 9.5 research sessions currently
required on average for planning. It has several innovative features, two of which can clearly di
stinguish it
from competitors. One is myMobilly, an algorithm that allows users to set deal alerts for a specified area
of travel. The other is the 3Check algorithm, which corrects inaccurate/missing geolocation info in deal
feeds. No service like Mobilly
exists at the moment due to different data feed formats, incompatibility,
and GNSS issues (incompatible longitude/latitude data and low accuracy). The closest example is the US
-
based Hipmunk, which aggregates hotels and private rentals but not travel deals

from providers like
Groupon and Living
-
Social. Mobilly will be available as a web service and through mobile applications for
Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

Mobility is the Regional Winner for Bulgaria of the European Satellite Navigation Competition 20
13.


Impact


Benefits

Improves travel planning and reduces
research time.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.mobilly.me

Contact information

nikolay@fwdventures.net


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NAVMATE

Wearable Personal Assistant for Collaborative Navigation


Based on the integration of GNSS and wearable and wireless communication technologies, NAVMATE
implements an innovative, low
-
cost solution that allows a group to move safely in mountainous and other
natural scenarios, even without mobile coverage. This ena
bles your own colleagues to make an initial
emergency intervention or rescue if necessary. Each person provided with a NAVMATE user terminal will
be able to share his or her position, receive the positions of other members, and implement specific
functiona
lities based on the processing of the shared information, which will facilitate faster and more
effective emergency procedures. The user terminal is a dedicated electronic unit that integrates a low
-
cost GNSS multi
-
constellation receiver (GPS/GLONASS/Galil
eo/EGNOS) for accessing raw GNSS data and
implements advanced relative and absolute navigation performance in combination with motion and
orientation MEMs sensors (MARG [IMU+Mag], barometric altimeter, three
-
axis accelerometer, giros and
magnetometers).

N
AVMATE is the Regional Winner for Catalonia / Spain of the European Satellite Navigation Competition
2013.



Impact


Benefits

NAVMATE makes it possible to achieve
accurate relative navigation even in hostile
environments and conditions.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.gekonavsat.es

Contact information

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Augmented Prague

Augmented Prague is an adventurous quiz game with
elements of Augmented Reality.


Through smartphones and tablets, a new dimension of reality is being opened by this AR application. It
displays 3D objects in the real world against the background of Prague's Renaissance story in the time of
Rudolf II. GNSS navigation is utilised as a tou
rist guide in the city's mysterious and scenic Old Town. In the
role of alchemists, tourists can explore the area and try to discover the stone of a wise man. Instead of
being focused solely on foreign tourists with access to modern technologies, Augmented

Prague caters for
schools (history gameducation) and businesses (corporate marketing and team
-
building). Thanks to its
multiplayer functionality, it can enable families, friends, and larger groups to play on one device. The app
also allows for more freedo
m in tourism by offering the chance to choose your own path
-

no opening
times or poor guides, just a new and exciting experience in a new city. Augmented Prague represents a
first step toward creating a universal game platform for other cities that attrac
t a large number of tourists.
Augmented Cities will be an exciting way to discover new places.

Augmented Prague is the Regional Winner the Czech Republic of the European Satellite Navigation
Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

Augmented
Prague is an educational game,
and enables tourists to choose their own
path.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.beinteractive.cz

Contact information

info@beinteractive.cz


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LAISIK

A Smart

Way to Optimise Children's Physical Activity
Schedules and Computer Time


This solution helps raise children by allowing them to earn computer time with physical activity. It aids to
prevent and relieve computer addiction. Rather than being based on conti
nuous prohibition by parents,
LAISIK helps children to make their own choices. It connects two components, one of which is a child's
GPS
-
enabled smartphone. The corresponding app registers physical activities like cycling, walking to
school, running, or pl
aying outside and marks it on a calendar. The computer the child uses then receives
this information and adds it to his/her account. A program calculates the activity data into minutes and
allows the amount of computer time earned. Parents can also add wee
kly activities like piano or
swimming lessons into their child's LAISIK schedule. Children who are not active enough but do not have a
smartphone can use the program as part of scheduled book club meetings, physical training, etc. If using a
computer every

day is important to them, children will be willing to walk, run, and play outside to earn
computer minutes. Problems like nervousness, obesity, and laziness will diminish.

LAISIK is the Regional Winner for Estonia of the European Satellite Navigation Com
petition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

LAISIK is a guide towards physical activity,
health, and calm family life.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.ttu.ee

Contact information

mari.loorman@ttu.ee


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Winnetou

An Easily Installable, Solar
-
Powered Tracker for Freight
Wagons


Winnetou is a new solar
-
powered device for tracking individual freight
-
railway wagons. It will
continuously:

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Impact


Benefits

Winnetou enables efficient tracking of freight
-
railway wagons .


Further
i nformati on

Links

www.qraqon.com

Contact information

info@qraqon.com


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BimOn!

A Location
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Based AR Application for Visualising BIM/IFC
Models on Construction Sites


BimOn! is a location
-
based
Augmented Reality application that makes it possible to visualise 3D
representations of buildings and their components in their exact positions on construction sites. It has
been designed to serve every stakeholder in the construction sector, including arc
hitects, engineers,
construction companies, real
-
estate developers, and facility managers. BimOn! is made possible by a
combination of high
-
precision Galileo GNSS, location
-
based Augmented Reality, the hardware capabilities
of current mobile devices, and a

BIM (Building Information Modelling) / IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
open data model. It is offered as a web application that takes advantage of modern browser technologies
like HTML5 and WebGL. The user just needs to upload an IFC/BIM model to a serv
er; once he or she is on
the construction site in question, the app will display an Augmented Reality image of the building.

BimOn! is the Regional Winner for Gipuzkoka / Spain of the European Satellite Navigation Competition
2013.



Impact


Benefits

BimOn! helps to improve the construction
management process by facilitating decision
making and enabling users to detect problems
at early stages, which ultimately leads to
significant savings of time and financial
resources.


Further
i nformati on

Links

www.onsitebim.com

Contact information

info@onsitebim.com


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CarSafari

An Interactive GNSS Guide that Entertains and Educates
Car Passengers.


Inspired by the need for
alternative means of entertaining children on long car journeys, CarSafari is a
unique way for passengers
-

both young and old
-

to interact with the locations and environments they
travel through. Using a combination of current in
-
car entertainment and GN
SS technologies, CarSafari will
encourage interactivity with local landmarks and other geographical and historical features. As the car
moves along a route, CarSafari will prompt passengers to react to points of interest determined by line
-
of
-
sight analysi
s and the vehicle's horizontal and vertical position, thus providing users with information
about their surroundings. CarSafari will overlay topographical base maps with geographic data that has
already been accumulated by third parties. This is primarily
an open source, and includes information that
has been created by the public through a web map. With its patent currently pending, CarSafari will be
piloted in Ireland in 2014 and rolled out globally by 2015.

CarSafari is the Regional Winner for Ireland of

the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013.


Impact


Benefits

CarSafari will provide visitors with personal
experiences as they drive through an area and
expose them to plenty of local information
not currently available with in
-
car
entertainment or satnav technologies.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.car
-
safari.com

Contact information

info@geomanics.com


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COPPI

Cycling Observed with a Positioning Prototype of
Innovation


Professional cycling teams pay a great deal of attention to technological innovation in terms of both their
principal work instrument
-

the bike
-

and accessories, seats, helmets, and lenticular wheels. Recently,
their focus has increased on al
l technologies that help improve team management during races and
enable team directors to check predetermined tactics and take prompt decisions based on real
-
time
strategic advice. COPPI is an innovative system for real
-
time monitoring and tracking of cyc
lists during
training and competitions. Some of the key parameters are: Positioning and kinematics (speed,
acceleration, vibrations, slope), bike telemetry (cadence, power on crank, gearing), biometry (heart rate,
temperature, breathing frequency) and envi
ronmental (wind pressure and direction, barometric pressure,
humidity, external temperature). A multi
-
constellation (Galileo + GPS/EGNOS) receiver is used for
positioning and kinematics, and also DGPS corrections are broadcast for increased accuracy.

COPP
I is the Regional Winner for Lombardy / Italy of the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

COPPI addresses many potential markets,
such as athletes in training, television
(telemetry, statistics, and real
-
time
tracking),
anti
-
doping monitoring, tactics and strategy,
betting, and video games.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.spaceexe.com

Contact information

info@spaceexe.com


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Integration of
AMBER Alerts through GNSS

A protocol that broadcasts information about missing
children in order to enable society to help find them.


Missing persons represent a serious problem around the world. AMBER Alert is a protocol that broadcasts
information
about missing children in order to enable society to help find them. The integration of GNSS
with the AMBER Alert protocol would function as follows: If a parent is unable to locate his/her child,
he/she will immediately open the AMBER Alert application an
d enter a recent photograph of the child,
his/her dress and facial features, and the location where he/she was lost. From this location, the proposed
system will disseminate the information to users with the application, social media, and police officers
w
ho are close to the position. This information should also be disseminated to bus stations, airports, and
major road access points. Anyone who locates the child within the radius in which the alert was issued will
be able to report it via the application o
r alert a police officer within the warning area.

AMBER Alert is the Regional Winner for Mexico of the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

With reports prompted by possible sightings
of the child and the
implementation of
estimation algorithms similar to those used in
GNSS navigation, police officers will be able to
follow potential paths and track down the
missing child with this application.


Further i nformati on

Links

http://www.galileo
-
masters.eu/index.php?anzeige=mexico13.html

Contact information

vgaticaa1300@alumno.ipn.mx


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Anti
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Spoofing GNSS Receiver

A GNSS received for encrypted communication


The
idea comprises hardware and an operational concept. The hardware will contain a small module with
an antenna, flash memory, a battery, an A/D converter, and an interface that can be utilised in a covert
fashion. The operational concept involves employing t
his module to record periodically encrypted signals
in space using the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS), and over time, enabling customers or other
governmental agents to read and decrypt the data. Agents will then be able to confirm manifests by
com
paring them with actual location data. The module's key features include the ability to record
encrypted PRS signals over time and decrypt them with a PRS test user receiver at an early stage, which
will ultimately be possible on
-
site. For purposes of veri
fication, open signals will also be recorded.
Customers will be provided with proof that their data is authentic based on the comparison of both of the
positions in question. The form factor of this module should be approximately equivalent to a small GPS
receiver, such as the Bad Elf GPS Receiver for iPod.

Anti
-
Spoofing GNSS Receiver is the Regional Winner for the Netherlands of the European Satellite
Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

Extensive other uses are possible, from
maritime, aviation, and road containers to
rental equipment (boats, planes, and cars),
fisheries, and electronic tagging.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.folkline.nl

Contact information

willem@folkline.nl


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Real
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Time Solutions for Public Transport Passengers Based
on Bus and Smartphone Locations

Real
-
Time Solutions for Public Transport Passengers Based
on Bus and Smartphone Locations


Except for in very large cities
-

such as
Paris
-

public transport is neglected in favour of individual cars,
resulting in painful congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in cities and their surroundings. The main
hindrance expressed by those who would otherwise make use of public transport is an
ignorance of
schedules, stops, lines, and connections, which leads to a total lack of control of travel time. Cars and their
navigation systems, meanwhile, offer total comfort with guidance and time
-
of
-
arrival functions that are
becoming ever more precise.

This advantage is critical in a professional context. The solution will provide:

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-
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Impact


Benefits

The project aims to provide solutions that
free travellers from problems and make
public transportation more attractive by
emphasising the space and freedom available
during trips without the stress of traffic jams.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.instant
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system.com

Contact information

yann.hervouet@instant
-
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Satellite Navigation as a Core Technology for Do
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It
-
Yourself
Insurance Claims on Smartphones

Satellite Navigation as a Core Technology for Do
-
It
-
Yourself Insurance Claims on Smartphones


Using a smartphone app, insurance clients can
provide trusted and reliable loss notifications. When
integrated into claims management, this reduces processing costs, time, fraud, and ultimately the cost of
insurance. First deployed to manage traffic accidents in Thailand, this system also covers domes
tic claims.
The estimated annual cost of claims management is EUR 37 billion. We work with the second
-
largest
players in Europe and Thailand and are connected to the US market. The main requirement is trust in
claim correctness. Along with accurate time
-

a
nd geo
-
tagging via GNSS, fast, robust communications for
interacting in real time and the ability to study regions of interest at a high level of quality (e.g. for tags
and information details) are key. The idea is based on professional disaster management

and
crowdsourcing. Trusted observations are used to validate satellite images. Rapid and robust transfer
functionality was developed to facilitate working anytime and anywhere. We are now also working with
the United Nations and the World Bank to provide
rapid damage estimates after major disasters. Farmers,
for example, can receive lost crop compensation quicker than they do today.

The application is the Regional Winner for Norway of the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact



Benefits

Insurance clients can provide trusted and
reliable loss notifications. When integrated
into claims management, this reduces
processing costs, time, fraud, and ultimately
the cost of insurance.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.ansur.no

Contact information

harald@ansur.no


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PingPal

Privacy
-
Protected Positioning of Friends for Any Mobile
App


Knowing where our friends and family are is a basic human need. If nothing else, the

many related apps
and services available today serve as proof of this point. But positioning can also be misused. Posting
updates on social media with location tagging has become a stalkers favourite tool, and let's not forget
the never
-
ending debate on g
overnment agencies spying. There is clearly a need for an easy
-
to
-
use,
privacy
-
protected alternative.

Positioning as a dialog
-

a revolutionary but simple positioning technology: Positions are only shared when
requested and only between two mutually consen
ting pals. No constant tracking. No central storage. Just
people meeting their basic need to know where others are.

Maximum privacy
-

protected positioning: We only store phone numbers on our servers as user IDs.
Positions, pings, and so on are never store
d unless they are needed for technical purposes. The pinged
end
-
user controls when and with whom his or her positions are shared.

Cross
-
plattform, Cross
-
App positioning: The PingPal API has been implemented with native modules for
iPhone, Android, and web
technologies with fully transparent functionality. Any platform or PingPal
-
based
app can ping any other.

The application is the Regional Winner for Øresund / Denmark & Sweden of the European Satellite
Navigation Competition 2013.



Impact


Benefits

The application provides position tracking of
friends and family, respecting the privacy of
users.


Further i nformati on

Links

www.pingpal.se

Contact information

fredrik@pingpal.se


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Large
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scale demonstrators on services based on Copernicus
and GNSS data funded under EMMIA


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Seamless Cities

Seamless Navigation Services for Urban Areas in Support
of COPERNICUS


SeamlessCities is a large
-
scale demonstrator of intermodal transpor
t services that provide seamless real
-
time navigation and environmental information.

It aims to facilitate applications for seamless localisation and navigation services for European urban areas
and to boost the use of Earth observation data provided by th
e European programme Copernicus in
mobile services.

An intermodal transport service app (incl. multimodal routing and booking) will be developed as a large
-
scale demonstrator by the consortium for the City of Nuremberg, which aims to roll out the service