Having recently joined Geospatial Insight, I was thrilled with the opportunity to attend Hexagon Live 2022 in Las Vegas. Coming from a Defence background, I have witnessed first-hand how advancements in data capture, GIS, remote sensing, and other related technologies have directly contributed to situational awareness and decision-making throughout all levels of hierarchy.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released their predictions for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season and based on their forecasts the season looks set to be the seventh consecutive year of above-normal hurricane activity, driven by several climate factors including warmer than average surface temperatures.
Millions of families in the UK risk being forced into fuel poverty after the energy price cap was increased in April leading to bills going up by £693 for 18 million households on standard tariffs. With further increases of up to £800 expected in October, when the energy price cap is next reviewed, it doesn’t appear there will be a reprieve any time soon. But what is specifically behind the energy crisis in the UK? What have other countries done to avoid similarly disastrous situations? What can the country do to mitigate the impact and help millions of citizens and businesses? And importantly, how can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels in favour of clean energy sources, such as solar power?
The safety issues surrounding tailings dams has been a hot topic over the past few years, with numerous failings causing catastrophic property and environmental damages. To minimise the occurrence of disastrous collapses in the future, there is a pressing need to understand the stability of these infrastructures and implement more efficient monitoring solutions.
In the aftermath of COP26, global leaders and their nations set to work to meet historic pledges to significantly reduce emissions and reduce fossil fuel reliance. The UK has previously committed to reducing emissions by at least 78% by 2035 and be net-zero by 2050 – so how can we ensure these targets are achieved?
The satellite Earth Observation (EO) industry is evolving incredibly quickly, as new satellites are being planned and launched, and leading-edge ML-based analytics developed and applied to open up new capabilities and markets. Nothing exemplifies this trend better than the partnership between Geospatial Insight and BlackSky, which creates a step-change in the potential for our customers to receive near real-time geospatial intelligence. This partnership has not happened overnight – we have been working alongside BlackSky for the last 7 years as both companies’ capabilities have developed and matured. With the growing capabilities of the BlackSky constellation, this close partnership has now crystallised as we become part of their reseller network, enabling Geospatial Insight to distribute their imagery to our clients worldwide in the insurance, finance, utilities and defence sectors.