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Where the New Container Ships Are Built

Capacities are tight, and for once money is not, so shipowners are ordering new container ships. The shipyards in Asia are happy about the orders. But when the new freighters are seaworthy in a few years, there could be too many ships. “Economy from Above” is a collaboration with LiveEO. …

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 …

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Germany’s Most Controversial Highway Is Being Built Here

Each kilometer of this highway expansion costs a three-digit million sum. This makes the A100 in Berlin probably Germany’s most expensive and controversial road. Nevertheless, the expansion is progressing, as our satellite images show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the …

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This bypass road circumvents an entire country Copy

The Pelješac Bridge was not exactly without controversy: the project was financed by the EU. European construction companies were nevertheless disappointed because the contract was awarded to a Chinese state-owned company. More crucially, a country loses contact with Europe in one fell swoop, satellite images show. “Economy from above” is …

Drones & Satellites: FuVeX and LiveEO Demonstrate Tech Complementation for Vegetation Management and Powerline Inspection

In the joint project ‘ROM(EO)’ within the framework of the PARSEC accelerator program, long-range drone manufacturer FuVeX and satellite analytics company LiveEO demonstrated the value of complementing their technologies to facilitate savings in utility vegetation management and inspection.  To bring together the best of both worlds was the project’s goal. …

entire country bypassed

This bypass road circumvents an entire country

The Pelješac Bridge was not exactly without controversy: the project was financed by the EU. European construction companies were nevertheless disappointed because the contract was awarded to a Chinese state-owned company. More crucially, a country loses contact with Europe in one fell swoop, satellite images show. “Economy from above” is …

Tiny House Cultures in Comparison – Germany, USA, Netherlands

Anyone who wants to build a Tiny House must comply with building regulations – regardless of whether they set up their mini house in the USA, Germany or the Netherlands. But there are some differences between the countries, our satellite images also show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between …

LiveEO Launches Grid-Wide Vegetation Monitoring for E.DIS

Following the completion of a successful pilot project, Earth Observation company LiveEO and German grid operator E.DIS announce the rollout of LiveEO’s satellite-based vegetation monitoring solution to the entire medium-voltage network of the E.on subsidiary.  LiveEO’s software uses artificial intelligence to analyze satellite images of the entire network and automatically …

See Tesla’s Gigafactories in Austin and Berlin Racing for Completion

Tesla’s pace of plant construction in Grünheide, close to Berlin, Germany, is baffling politicians, lobby groups and trade unionists alike. But in Austin, Texas, things are moving even faster, as exclusive satellite images show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the …

Here, illegal gold mining is destroying the Peruvian rainforest

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed thousands of hectares of tropical forest in Peru in the past. Although this form of mining has since been curbed, new illegal hotspots are still popping up in areas where mining is not authorized. Exclusive satellite images show this. “Economy from above” is a collaboration …