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Energy, Resources, and Environmental Management

Energy, Resources, and Environmental Management

Due to the wide perspective of Earth provided by some satellites, industries involved in energy, resources, and environmental management are benefiting from multiple new developments in satellite technology and services. The Earth’s environment is in constant flux as natural resources are consumed and renewed continually.


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Year: 2016
Country: United States
Companies are beginning to use better automated data analysis tools for satellite-generated data. A commercial data analysis company, Descartes Labs, is offering an alternative approach that may be more efficient.
Year: 2016
Gamers using satellite data are helping in the fight against illegal logging.
Year: 2016
The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A land and vegetation monitoring satellite is providing data for another mission in tandem with other agencies. Sentinel-2A carries a sensor payload that can detect and highlight algal blooms growing in the Earth’s water bodies.
Year: 2016
Ranchers and space technology work together to herd cattle.
Year: 2014
Country: United States
Water—either too much or not enough of it—can pose very different challenges to residents of certain regions in the world. There are satellites that measure the amount of water within the soil of the region and give a better idea if the observed ground is prime for flooding or drought.
Year: 2014
The August 2014 earthquake in Napa Valley, California prompted organizations from very different backgrounds to provide space-sourced data to the affected communities. The European Space Agency (ESA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and Google all provided information showing the...
Year: 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Satellite imagery continues to be used in surprising ways. One startup, Terra Recovery, is using satellite remote sensing technology in tandem with flying drones to find mining opportunities in the United Kingdom and North America.
Year: 2013
Country: United States
In 2008, the United States Geological Survey made Landsat data freely available, and the response greatly surpassed expectations. Image downloads from the satellite Earth observation and imaging program increased from an average of 38 per day to 5,700 per day, reaching 14 million downloads by...
Year: 2013
Monitoring the quality of water is a corollary issue to water availability. Methods of testing for contaminants in water supplies aboard the ISS that do not require incubators or other expensive instruments have been adapted for terrestrial use by the nonprofit organization mWater.
Year: 2013
NASA measures atmospheric nitrogen dioxide concentration using a sensor on the Aqua satellite, indicating the severity of air pollution. Applying these satellite measurements of air pollution to maps showing total population of urban areas, NASA scientists have identified a series of...

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