Activeeon Contributions Selected by European Space Agency for Marine Environment Monitoring Through onboard Satellite AI (IRMA Project from IRT Saint Exupery)

Activeeon, a key partner in the innovative technologies sector, is proud to announce that the IRMA (AI for Mission Reactivity based on Image Analysis) project, led by IRT Saint-Exupéry, and where Activeeon has been contributing, was selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to integrate its technologies aboard the Φsat-2 satellite.

IRMA, an initiative led by the IRT Saint Exupéry, focuses on enhancing the reactivity of satellite constellations and meeting the evolving needs of the Earth observation market by converting raw imaging data into interpreted information using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Activeeon, alongside other partners such as Thales Alenia Space, Geo4i, and Jolibrain, is part of the €3.5 million, two-year project, which aims to revolutionize environmental monitoring capabilities from space.

At the core of IRMA’s recent efforts are the ‘OrbitalAI’ challenges, two competitions organized by ESA’s Φ-lab to promote Edge Computing in orbit. Activeeon’s involvement in these challenges highlights its commitment to developing AI solutions that address societal, economic, and environmental challenges in Earth observation.

This innovative IRT Saint-Exupéry approach, recognized by ESA, requires minimal annotated data and is capable of operating on various low-power embedded targets. Following a rigorous selection process, the IRMA project’s proposal was chosen to be onboard the Φsat-2 satellite.

The Φsat-2 satellite, a 6U demonstrator satellite by ESA, equipped with a high-resolution camera and advanced onboard computing capabilities, represents a significant step forward in applying AI to space observation and environmental protection.

Through its participation in the IRMA project, Activeeon reaffirms its commitment to open science and ecosystem preservation, demonstrating the positive impact of technological innovation on our planet.

Read the article about this topic on the ESA website: “Φsat-2 gets two new AI apps

For more information about IRT Saint-Exupéry, visit the IRT Saint-Exupéry website.

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Published on May 2, 2024