With another 2billion mouths to feed by 2050, the world faces a significant challenge if it’s to avoid higher levels of poverty and starvation.
There’s pressure on governments to meet the demands of a growing global population while also seeking to reverse the effects of climate change.
There’s a desire for a more efficient use and management of land, better water and food security, greater efficiencies in energy use and the need for smart cities to make communities resilient and adaptable.
Until recently, earth observation (EO) was a comparatively obscure discipline, of interest only to a few scientists in some niche areas of study.
The challenges we face have propelled the processing and understanding of satellite imagery to the forefront of scientific endeavour as well as to the heart of global policy making.
Understanding how land-based assets can best serve and support us means having a plentiful supply of reliable data from satellite imagery, on-field sensors, aerial drones and weather instruments.
Bringing those together to generate actionable insights, leading to improved yield quality, quantity and resource utilization, requires advanced software and world-class expertise.