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Using open-access geospatial data to automate tailings dam management

1 Sep - 17:52 SAST
New monitoring models, such as the one discussed here, aid mining tailings-facility management and monitoring as well as ESG compliance.
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Combining Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-5P imagery for high-resolution methane emissions mapping and source attribution

1 Sep - 10:34 SAST
Until recently, no straightforward solution has existed to detect individual methane emissions and track them back to their original sources. Now, scientists from Kayrros have developed a tool that can accurately detect individual methane...
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Radiant Earth partners with Microsoft to accelerate earth observation solutions for local and global sustainability applications

13 Jul - 14:59 SAST
(AI) data, tools, and educational resources to address sustainability challenges.
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Carbon Mapper announces satellite program to pinpoint methane and carbon dioxide super emitters

15 Apr - 12:25 SAST
Carbon Mapper and its partners announced plans to deploy a hyperspectral satellite constellation with the ability to track point-source emissions.
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Trimble and Esri collaborate to bring location-based products and services to the global forestry market

2 Feb - 17:26 SAST
In a new collaborating Esri is integrating its Geospatial Cloud platform into Trimble's Connected Forest solutions to provide visibility and traceability for the forest industry.
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ESA releases long-term dataset to analyse global fire trends

21 Jan - 12:33 SAST
Maps of burned area derived from satellite data help improve fire-emission inventories to quantify the impact of fires on air quality, climate and its critical component, the global carbon cycle.
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WildTrack receives humanitarian award for conservation project using drones and artificial intelligence analyses

30 Sep - 12:58 SAST
WildTrack paired its footprint identification technique with statistical software and high-resolution drone imagery for non-invasive conservation monitoring.
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Deal unlocks universal access to high-resolution satellite imagery for anyone to monitoring tropical deforestation

23 Sep - 19:56 SAST
Universal access to high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics supports efforts to stop the destruction of the world’s rainforests.
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GHGSat’s greenhouse gas detecting satellite reaches orbit to establish new constellation

3 Sep - 21:34 SAST
GHGSat-C1, or “Iris”, was launched into an orbit of 515 km and is the first of a new constellation of satellites that detect emissions at a very high resolution. By the end of 2022,...
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Conserving our common heritage: The role of spatial finance in the protection of world heritage

21 Jul - 05:02 SAST
Spatial finance methods enable the systematic screening for industrial activities in World Heritage Sites, and thus allow responsible finance institutions to honour their commitments to protect World Heritage and other sensitive sites.
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Coalition formed to combine artificial intelligence with satellites to monitor global greenhouse gas emissions in real time

15 Jul - 21:20 SAST
The Climate TRACE tool will allow independently verified emissions monitoring to enable transparency and accountability, along with other applications and benefits.
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The role of spatial finance in the protection of world heritage

1 Jul - 04:39 SAST
Financial service providers can help prevent the exploitation of World Heritage Sites by using spatial analysis to gain a clear overview of economic activity in areas of global ecological significance.
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Planet announces 50 cm SkySat imagery, tasking dashboard and up to twelve revisits

9 Jun - 11:57 SAST
Planet has unveiled three new releases as part of its overall tasking offerings. Combined, these releases not only enhance the core imagery for analysis, but also reduce friction to acquire that data.
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Aiding healthy bee populations with advanced analytics, machine learning and mapping

20 May - 14:55 SAST
With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, SAS is using technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee...
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Using earth observation to head off a locust invasion

18 May - 13:48 SAST
NASA-funded scientists are partnering with the UN and relief organisations to better understand where locusts are likely to swarm. Using remote sensing observations of soil moisture and vegetation, researchers are tracking how environmental conditions...
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Aeolus wind data is now available in near-real time for numerical weather prediction

12 May - 18:53 SAST
ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission data is now being distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less than three hours of measurements being made from space.
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Online SAR tool allows free natural-hazard visualisation

28 Apr - 17:44 SAST
A team of scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Satellite Facility released SARVIEWS 2.0, a free online service to monitor and visualise data from earthquakes and volcanoes.
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Microsoft is building a planetary computer

15 Apr - 15:36 SAST
Microsoft is entering the next phase of its AI for Earth program, dedicated to building a Planetary Computer platform. This will provide the AI for Earth community (which includes nearly 500 organisations in 81...
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Golden Software simplifies Surfer workflows for faster gridding

14 Apr - 08:36 SAST
Golden Software, a developer of affordable 2D and 3D scientific modelling packages, has streamlined many workflows in the latest version of its Surfer gridding, contouring, and 3D surface mapping product.
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Cross-Atlantic partners use Earth observation solutions to reduce illegal gold mining in the tropical forests of Ghana and Peru

10 Apr - 12:33 SAST
SERVIR’s branches in Peru and Ghana are using Earth observation data for detection illegal gold mining to protect tropical forests in both countries.
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Phase One Industrial announces its 280 MP large format aerial solution

23 Mar - 18:32 SAST
Phase One Industrial has launched its 280MP Aerial Solution, a large format aerial imaging system that offers a high image capture rate and dynamic range, increasing overall quality and accuracy of the final photogrammetric...
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senseFly’s eMotion adds multispectral PPK for precision agriculture

27 Jan - 17:06 SAST
The latest update of senseFly’s eMotion flight planning software adds multispectral PPK functionality and an updated user interface.
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