Management of Forest Fires
In recent years, the frequency of wild fires has increased significantly owing to a number of factors including the effects of climate change, urbanisation, poor landscape management and malevolent acts. These so-called “Mega-fires” are particularly destructive and difficult to control with the technologies and systems currently available to fire fighters and emergency agencies. The AF3 project sought to improve the efficiency of fire-fighting operations by developing innovative technologies in the area of early detection and monitoring, advanced aerial firefighting and major emergency co-ordination.
For more information see: AF3 Project
A range of AF3 project Webinars and presentations are on AF3 project Youtube channel: AF3
Federated Security Shield For Maritime Security
International co-operation is essential in order to effectively manage maritime waters. Numerous agencies are involved including coastguards, customs, maritime police, border police immigration office, fishery inspectorate etc. The main goal of FedSS was to provide an IT infrastructure to support the sharing of sensitive information on a secure need-to-share basis.
For more information see: ITEA-3
Data Analytics of Space Weather Events
The FOREST system was developed to support the study of the effects of the Sun on our Solar System. The project aimed at addressing some of the issues and limitations of current systems by enhancing the integration, searching and visualisation observations from different instruments on a single spacecraft and the more complex task of using multi-spacecraft observations.
ESA Portal Collaborative Working Environment
Skytek built a collaborative working environment (CWE) for ESTECs Concurrent Design Facility (CDF). This facility supports the design and development of large complex ESA hardware systems, by providing a facility where scientists and engineers can share trouble short and information on system design. Skytek’s Collaborative Working Environment (CWE) is a web portal designed to provide the CDF with the latest in collaborative and communication software and infrastructure to support the exchange of information between personnel both at the CDF and remote users.
For more information see: ESA