PlanetWatchers Announces Breakthrough SAR Analytics Platform
by Staff Writers
San Francisco CA (SPX) Sep 06, 2018
PlanetWatchers has developed a new multi-source Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) platform that utilizes multiple SAR sources to deliver actionable insights without the usual delays due to weather, time of day, and environmental conditions. Natural resource managers will now receive enhanced risk management and analytical data from the new platform.
World-renowned remote sensing specialist Professor Dirk Hoekman recently joined PlanetWatchers' radar team and directs the company's new SAR initiatives. With global experience stretching across North America, South America, and Asia, he is committed to maximizing the efficacy of research into the physical aspects of remote sensing and microwave remote sensing, and developing effective remote sensing applications in forestry, agriculture, agro-hydrology, and environmental change climate studies.
Dr. Hoekman actively engages with PlanetWatchers' clients in forestry, sugarcane, energy, and agriculture. "Natural resources managers are now highly dependent on data, analytics, and insights to help make better informed business decisions and address risk effectively," he observes.
"I look forward to collaborating with the team, leading the new SAR initiatives, and working with our growing client base around the world to deliver meaningful, actionable business intelligence."
Ariel Smoliar, CEO of PlanetWatchers, adds, "Managers base key decisions on data. Until recently, their ability to gather useful data was constrained by environmental factors such as massive cloud cover and heavy prolonged rains; smoke, gases, and wildfires; poor light conditions for satellite imagery; availability of airborne systems and drones; etc.
"After studying the issue extensively, we have developed a new proprietary solution with Artificial Intelligence proven to overcome these challenges.
"Data can now be obtained, as needed, without having to wait for optimal visibility. Analytical insights can be implemented right away--to stop a bad situation from getting worse."
PlanetWatchers has already successfully completed a number of major engagements around the world using its SAR-based Analytics Platform in a variety of vertical industries including forestry, sugarcane, and energy. "Numerous clients received exceptional field intelligence, and implemented it with measurable gains," says Smoliar.
The SAR Analytics Platform tasks multi-source SAR sources combined with optical imagery and AI-driven analytics to provide the 'Last Mile of Analytics, - actionable intelligence critically important to operations, supply chain, risk management, and planning departments at natural resource companies.
The platform identifies a wide array of parameters, such as crop uniformity and environmental damage caused by wildfires, pests, and weather anomalies that directly impact yield, risks, and profitability.
Ocean satellite Sentinel-6A beginning to take shape
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) Sep 04, 2018
The integration of Sentinel-6A, the first of two satellites to continue measuring sea levels from 2020, has reached a new milestone and its critical phase: the propulsion module has been "mated" with the main structure of the satellite at Airbus. In a complex operation, the Airbus satellite specialists hoisted the approximately five-metre-high satellite platform with pin-point precision over the drive module, which had already been positioned. The two components were then fixed in place and assemb ... read more
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.|