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Space Cafe Radio – with Dr Daniel Eriksson of Transparency International

In this Space Café Radio episode, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Daniel Eriksson, Chief Executive Officer of Transparency International, about the use and potential of space technology to fight corruption and the danger of being a victim of corruption. Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. To end the devastating impact corruption has on men, women and children around the world, we bring people together in a powerful worldwide coalition. Transparency’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.

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Uzma and Satellogic to Advance Geospatial Capabilities in Southeast Asia

Satellogic image. Credit Satellogic

Uzma, a energy and technology company and Satellogic Inc, a Earth Observation (EO) data collector, announced on the 7th of December a new collaboration. The companies are aiming to evolve the landscape of satellite imagery capabilities and geospatial services in Southeast Asia. As part of the agreement Satellogic will design and manufacture a EO satellite. It is planned to be launched in the second half of 2024 as ‘UzmaSAT-1’ aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: EOs demand is growing – but for what?

During the World Satellite Business Week 2023 in Paris, players in the Earth Observation (EO) sector gathered together to look to the future. The “Leading EO Businesses Sharing Strategic Views” panel brought forth Brian O’Toole, CEO of Blacksky, Dr. Minda Suchan, VP of Geointelligence at MDA, Eric Even, Head of Sales at Airbus, Jon Love, VP at Maxar, Massimiliano Vitale, SVP Operations at Planet, and Paolo Minciacchi, CEO of e-GEOS to discuss their positioning within in the EOs sector, and how they are approaching various markets.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Can the Space industry help Australia be climate-ready?

A roadside fire danger warning sign in Australia. Credit: iStock/hidesy.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today, with its devastating impacts being felt globally. Art Cotterell discusses not only the important role the space industry and Earth Observation technologies can play in helping Australia and the world be climate-ready, but the need to better communicate this message so that when the general public, decision-makers, and the next generation workforce think of space, climate action is front and centre.

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Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West – a Conversation with James Slifierz

In a captivating interview with James Slifierz, Co-founder and CEO of SkyWatch, Dr. Jessica West delved into the rapidly growing world of commercial Earth observation (EO). The conversation shed light on the innovative role of SkyWatch’s software platforms in making accessible and useable the vast amounts of commercial EO data to individual and organizational users around the world – on demand – emphasizing the transformative potential of Earth observation data.

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NUVIEW on Mission to Map Entire Globe in 3D with LiDAR for First Time 

LiDAR facilitates precise mapping of terrain and infrastructure, providing critical data for efficient network planning. Credit NUVIEW

NUVIEW, an American Earth observation and geospatial technology company, announced on the 4th of May that it is building the first commercial LiDAR satellite constellation which will map the entire land surface of the Earth in 3D for the first time. The announcement was made during the Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has $1.2 billion dollars in early adopter agreements. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Have you thought about integrating Social Media and Satellite data for disaster management?

Landsat. Credit: Swarnajyoti Mukherjee

The Earth Observation (EO) market is expected to grow in the area of prediction and detection of risks, post-disaster rescue, recovery efforts, infrastructure planning, urban development utilities, and national mapping agencies. Satellite data can be integrated into system control to construct warning systems for assets management, to effectively decrease the response time in operation and increase management of precise and predictive maintenance. In other words, the growth of EO data creates a potential growth both in mitigating against climate damage and economic and efficiency growth across industries, across regions. But this potential will only come to fruition if utilized.

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