How green is Satellite Monitoring? Let’s do the Math

As more and more satellites are launched to Space, there are concerns about rocket launches’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this article, we attempt to break down the rocket’s emission into more feasible chunks per satellite. We take a look at the concrete use case of vegetation monitoring and compare …

5 UVM Problems and How LiDAR and Satellite Solve Them Together

While it might seem intuitive to focus on either LiDAR or Satellite Imagery for vegetation management programs, sometimes utilizing both can be beneficial. Vegetation management use cases for satellite and LiDAR grow as quickly as these technologies continue to advance. 1: Understanding the Big, and Small, Picture As mentioned above, …

Global Coverage through Satellites

Satellite Insights at the Intersection of Megatrends

by Sven Przywarra Global issues need global solutions. Global questions need global answers. Global answers require global data sets, data sets from space. Here’s why satellite analytics could be one of the keys to living more prosperous and sustainable lives. Satellite data is available in abundance today. When made usable …

Hurricanes and Near Real Time Storm Damage Detection

Between 2010 and 2020, there were 19 tropical cyclones that caused $502.1 billion in total damages and resulted in 3,653 deaths1. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Rockport, Texas, inevitably causing $136.3 billion (CPI adjusted) in damages1. The rainfall caused by the …

Remote Sensing and Vegetation Management

A combination of natural processes and people’s activities is causing the global landscape to change rapidly.  In order to ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources, monitoring systems have become a necessity. Remote Sensing makes it possible for us to monitor large areas, for these abrupt (and sometimes, not …

Post Wildfire Recovery with Satellite Analytics

Wildfires are a major concern for power line operators. Region, weather conditions, land cover, vegetation type, and other factors can affect the intensity of wildfires. Unfortunately, the effects of climate change in certain regions will only continue to enhance their severity. While wildfires continue to become more widespread, their impact …

How do we identify Tree Species with Satellite Imagery?

Knowing what kind of tree grows where is extremely valuable information for utility vegetation managers for several reasons: It enables them to determine high-risk species with rapid regrowth rates and helps to control invasive species. Differentiation between softwood and hardwood allows improvements in work & cost planning. Combined with tree …

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The Earth Observation Revolution

Seeing things from a higher vantage point is what we humans tend to do when we need to solve problems that are large-scale in nature. So it is not surprising that Earth observation is one of the most vital applications of space technology. Modern Earth observation began as early as …

Case Study US Grid

Case Study: Entire US Transmission Grid Analyzed

LiveEO analyzed the US electric power grid – the largest machine on Earth – for exposure to vegetation. The groundbreaking analysis was conducted using AI-powered machine learning algorithms and satellite imagery. Vegetation is the Main Cause of Outages Reports of power outages caused by storms, hurricanes, wildfires, or minor events …

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How accurate is satellite imagery for vegetation detection?

We have all seen those movies – The hero (on the run) tries their best to go undetected. Hat and sunglasses are their instruments of choice to escape suspicious glances from people nearby. Taking shelter from the open sky is another to prevent being seen from afar – knowing well …