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18th April 2019Blog

Why satellites are the future of urban planning

Aerial data has been a method of monitoring land use and tracking urban growth for many years. But the use of Earth Observation satellites and remote sensing for urban planning is now gathering pace as the application of big data and very high-resolution imagery allows for information to be gathered more swiftly, more cost effectively… (continued)

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15th April 2019ACCORD

Training Kenyan agronomists to deliver ACCORD in the field

By Jonathan Sumner, Business Development Director Today we reached another important milestone in the roll-out of the ACCORD programme. Training of the field agronomists at our programme partners – Coffee Management Services (CMS), began in Nairobi. Led by David Mills and Graham Mills of ACCORD technology partner WeatherSafe, the training will equip the agronomists (and their… (continued)

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10th April 2019ACCORD

Creating greater predictability for farmers in an uncertain climate

Climate change is having an impact everywhere and causing changes across many areas. Sea levels could rise by as much as 50cm by the year 2100, and average global temperatures have been forecasted to rise by around 2.5 degrees Celsius over the same period. The issue is so significant that the UN Sustainable Development Goal… (continued)

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10th April 2019Blog

Satellites versus scammers – modern ways to fight insurance fraud

The global economic loss from natural and man-made disasters in 2017 totalled over $306 billion. The conditions around certain legitimate insurance claims are often extremely difficult to substantiate from fraudulent ones. With the use of very high-resolution satellite data and remote sensing, insurance fraud can be much more easily identified, particularly on claims around crop… (continued)

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8th March 2019Blog

Earth-i Supports International Women’s Day

The UK Space sector now employees over 41,900 people and directly contributes £5.7bn to the UK’s GDP. At Earth-i, we are certain that the UK space sector would not be where it is today without strong leadership, clear vision and world-class innovations driven by women in the sector. To support International Women’s Day, we’ve collected… (continued)

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21st February 2019ACCORD

Why technology, sustainability and women’s rights are at the heart of quality African coffee

By Jonathan Sumner, Business Development Director  21st century Africa was on impressive display in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, on 12-15 February at the African Fine Coffees Association conference. The event was a microcosm of the rapid development of modern Africa, and as a delegate to the conference on behalf of Earth-i’s ACCORD programme, I was… (continued)

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