Having a greater understanding of the economic benefits of openness to trade would help governments better plan future spend and answer crucial questions around international tariffs and satellite data can help.
Satellites provide an economic option to monitor across large and remote areas and can be invaluable in assessing change and understanding trends for such things as drought assessments or river overflow effectiveness.
Most models for particulate matter distribution are built for the global scale, making it difficult to assess exposure at the city level. This is why Henze and his team are working on improving the models’ precision – down to 10 km – for the UN Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
Poor agricultural data can lead to disastrous misallocations of resources and unsuccessful policies, as well as having a dire impact on populations and farmers alike. Satellite data can provide us with a cost-effective tools for gathering crop information.
Spatial resolution is the size of one pixel on the ground. With a 30 cm resolutions means each pixel represents a 30 x 30 cm area on the ground, allowing you to distinguish details, such as houses or cars.
Using high resolution satellite data, statistical models, and custom algorithms, Peter Fretwell and his team were able to take a census of fin whales in the Mediterranean sea and emperor penguins in Antarctica.
Tomasz Stepinski worked for years mapping craters on Mars. Now, he moved on to racial diversity in the United States. Learn about how an astrophysicist realized a single map was the most effective way of converting Census data into actionable knowledge.