London, 1 December 2023.- UP42, a geospatial developer platform and marketplace, and OroraTech, a space-based thermal intelligence company, announced on the 30th of November that they have signed an agreement to grant access to global high-resolution thermal-infrared imagery.
OroraTech is joining UP42’s growing marketplace of nearly 80 data and processing partners. The company has recently launched its thermal sensor: FOREST-2. Through UP42’s marketplace the company offers on-demand tasking for near real-time data access globally with 400 km coverage and 200m resolution on a daily basis. Customers will also be offered access to a future archive of thermal imagery for past event analysis.
UP42 tasking provides capabilities such as order tracking, automated delivery, and support for complex and multi-geometry Aeronautical Operational Information Systems (AOIS). OroraTech’s tasked data is managed in UP42’s STAC-compatible storage, simplifying the search and management of data for easier processing and integrations.
“As global temperatures rise, wildfires and heat waves are having an increasing impact on people, the environment, and economies. In 2022 alone, heat waves accounted for 99% of all climate-related deaths in Europe,” said Sean Wiid, CEO of UP42, referring to a recent World Meteorological Organization report. “Expanding our offering with OroraTech’s thermal-infrared data will help our customers build early-warning and monitoring systems to help us mitigate the impact of these climate-related emergencies.”
OroraTech’s thermal data serves customers on six continents, ranging from forestry and utility companies to governmental organisations, under the new agreement OroraTech aims to improve access to their imagery.