ABOUT US

We know satellite data. And how to transform it. Into information. Into knowledge. Into answers. We add value.
We understand the risks and impacts affecting people, the environment and businesses.
We know Forest and Land Use Change. Biomass. Agricultural crop performance. Floods and Drought.
We help make a positive, sustainable impact on biodiversity, water, agriculture, climate, and people. By capturing historical to near real-time changes, patterns and trends. Timely, accurately, always up to date.

Approach

We adopt an iterative approach that starts with listening to you. Based on your needs and questions we shape the intelligence that you need.

We feed our analysis reports and maps into your existing decision making processes in order to support you managing ecosystem services and risk.

SERVICES

The key to successful earth observation is converting raw data from satellites and other sensors into useful content and actionable information, validated by local measurement on the ground. We have been on the ground all over the world since the 1990’s.

We cooperate with industry experts and leading academic institutions such as Wageningen University and Research and Delft University of Technology on free and open source data, machine learning, and big data processing and analytics.

We provide advanced services and products for semi-automated near-realtime multi-sensor radar and optical satellite monitoring of land and water dynamics over large areas at high spatial detail (250, 30, and 5m).

  • Land use and biomass

    Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry, Vegetation Biomass e.g. maps and derived statistics of land cover types, area and condition, deforestation and forest degradation, above ground biomass and carbon stocks, and changes therein.

  • Agriculture

    Agricultural Crop Performance Monitoring e.g. maps and derived statistics of cultivated area, crop type, area and condition, crop growth stages and phenology, biomass and yield, crop damage, and changes therein.

  • Water

    Wetland status and Floods Disaster Risk Response and Preparedness e.g. maps and derived statistics of water reservoirs and flooding, drought, wetland land cover types, area and condition, and changes therein.

PROJECTS

We help Solidaridad and Utz to increase the productivity of smallholders in the cocoa, coffee, tea, and palm oil sectors and include them in sustainable supply chains;

We help large palm oil companies such as IOI Corporation achieve traceability and sustainable supply chains, by reducing the negative impact of deforestation, fires and encroachment and timely implementation of prevention measures.

We provide forest and land cover information to leading environmental organizations such as World Wide Fund for Nature and Wetlands International to support the management of protected areas and improve the design of landscape conservation and sustainable management approaches;

Clients
Together with European Space Agency, we provide development banks including WorldBank, Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank with information on crop productivity and the status of water reservoirs, historical and current flood events, to design new disaster finance approaches and increase the impact of their interventions.

We help large agribusinesses such as Loc Troi Group and ACI Agribusiness Ltd to further increase their impact on sustainable agriculture sector development by reaching millions of farmers with information to improve their efficiency and reduce production risks;

We support initiatives to improve food security in Burkina Faso, Mali, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, as part of the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) managed programme Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs

We love being able to share our fascination for earth observation with people ranging from children to ministers to astronauts.

Let us know if there is any way we could help you!

Ecosystem services

Poorly managed ecosystem services not only become an ecological liability, but a social and economic liability too. Working against nature by overexploiting Natural Capital can be catastrophic not just in terms of biodiversity loss, but also catastrophic for humans as ecosystem productivity and resilience decline over time and some regions become more prone to extreme events such as floods and droughts. Ultimately, this makes it more difficult for human communities to sustain themselves, particularly in already stressed ecosystems, potentially leading to starvation, conflict over resource scarcity and displacement of populations.
source: natural capital forum