Ground deformation processes can be measured continuously with millimeter accuracy and you don’t even need to be in the field, you can do it from space.
Remember Kyrill? That heavy storm that moved over Europe in January of 2007. It was the first storm in my lifetime (that I remember) which had catastrophic effects. This cyclone killed 47 people and led to damages of about 8 billion euros. Kyrill destroyed 60 million trees, unroofed houses, destroyed bridges and power pylons. Maximum wind speeds of up to 200 km/h were measured.
Since the year 2000, wildfires caused economic losses of around 149 Billion US-Dollar worldwide, with 2018 being the most extreme with damages exceeding 20 billion US-Dollar (Aon plc. 2019). Besides dry conditions and exceptional heat, many wildfires are caused by vegetation growing in the vicinity of power lines.
More than 2000 years ago Socrates already envisioned earth observation from above. But before we could monitor earth from space via satellites, the development of photography, aeronautics and electromagnetism were important steps in the field of remote sensing.
Recently, our co-founder Sven Przywarra had the pleasure to talk to Geoff Zeiss from the blog “Between the Poles” about our company LiveEO and he wrote a great article.Make sure to give it a read!
Thank you CDM Smith for the cooperation! On CDM Smith’s Website you can find an article and read all about LiveEO working with CDM Smith and how our solution helps them to improve their product performances. It’s all about supporting each other to push us further!