Advanced Earth Observation Technologies

UrtheCast is developing advanced cameras and sensors flying on a constellation of 16 satellites orbiting the earth in tandem pairs. The unprecedented data set requires innovation in advanced earth observation algorithms and applications, which will require novel techniques for analysis, simulations and advanced “big data” processing. The objective of this project is to put this data to good use. Never before has the world been viewed with such detail and precision. The opportunity to accurately study forest biomass, species mix, agriculture productivity, plant yield and water resource management is now a possibility, if we can innovate with new algorithms and infrastructure to process this data effectively.

Lukas Schreiber
Robert Skelly
Geoffrey Quinn
Derek Jacoby
Hassan Anavar
Faculty Supervisor: 
Olaf Niemann
Nicholas Coops
[Monica] Yvonne Coady
British Columbia
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