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Energy & Infrastructure
Today most believe the credo: the more data the better. The question is how to extract intelligence from vast data series and how to translate this into value. This is where Survey Intelligence comes in: we help our clients in the energy sector to visualise, identify and understand their data by developing software and services to analyse time-series.
At Survey Intelligence we assist the energy sector with the transition to renewable energy. First, we help the industry to reduce its impact on the environment by increasing its efficiency and the quality of its decisions. Second, we facilitate the knowledge transfer from fossil energy production to renewable energy production by integrating subsurface and earth observation information for H2 or CO2 storage, geothermal activity and water resources management.
Survey Intelligence uses advanced geo-statistical methods for the interpretation of remote sensing data. Our mission is to make EO data indispensable for reservoir production and monitoring. Copernicus data is an essential part of our services for monitoring reservoir integrity, because it allows our clients to supervise large areas efficiently and prevent safety issues. The Copernicus Incubator will help us to further develop and integrate EO data into our services.
Vypno provides deep learning solutions for asset tracking and object detection tasks, with a focus of using synthetic data. They have developed Deep Data Engine, which is an innovative product that generates high-quality training data efficiently for deep learning tasks, with precise labeling. Vypno uses Copernicus satellite imagery data to extend Deep Data Engine so that it simulates and synthesizes realistically-rendered satellite and drone images.
The Copernicus Incubation Programme will help Vypno to extend their product and support more use cases required by customers. Through Copernicus network, Vypno also wants to reach to more global customers and partners.
German LiveEO is helping infrastructure companies to monitor their infrastructure networks in the domains of oil & gas, electricity and railways. With the data of earth observation satellites, LiveEO analyses the situation alongside the grids of these infrastructure networks, based on completely automated methods in the cloud.
LiveEO has been supported by the Copernicus Programme since the beginning. They have won the Copernicus Masters, they’re part of the Copernicus Acceleration Programme and they are using the data of Copernicus as the core of their analytics. The Copernicus Incubation Programme is enabling them to accelerate their development progress, improve their technology and bring their solutions to the market. LiveEO will get the support of the Technical University Berlin.
Geomatic Ventures Limited is a British start-up operating in environmental safety and security. They possess a system that can identify and monitor very precise surface ground movements as an early warning system for industries like infrastructure management, natural environment, rail & road, mineral extraction and energy extraction and storage.
Geomatic Ventures wants to establish itself as a supplier of land-deformation data to the European rail industry. Copernicus Incubation Programme will support their market and business development. Geomatic Ventures wants to reach out to the European rail industry through the provision of funding to cover the traveling to meetings, the creation of marketing materials, the equipment for data processing and the support for producing legal agreements, accountant reports and contracts. GVL gets the support of the University of Nottingham.
British startup, Deep Planet’s mission is to boost global sustainability goals. The company aims to empower businesses with actionable insights derived from satellites and machine learning. Deep Planet is led by an experienced team of research and business professionals – Natalia, Sushma and Dave who met at Oxford University. The company specializes in computer vision for satellite imagery. It has developed a state-of-the-art AI system that can detect and track changes by leveraging satellite data, complementary sensors, economic indicators and human intelligence. Some of Deep Planet’s products include vineyard monitoring, soil moisture monitoring, gas Leak monitoring, etc.
Copernicus data will strengthen Deep Planet’s product portfolio and improve customer cost benefits. With the Copernicus Incubation Programme, the company will speed up its development progress and ability to bring solutions to market. Deep Planet is supported by ESA BIC UK.
GMATICS applies the newest deep learning architectures and remote sensing techniques to automatically process massive amounts of Earth Observation satellites data and generate timely alerts and rich data visualization for large infrastructure operators. The NetMoA (Network Monitoring and Alert) service is conceived to be fully integrated within customers’ operational workflow to support their field workforce in managing planned maintenance and emergency situations.
Copernicus will be a key enabler of NetMoA and of its upscaling at world-wide level through high frequency free data, contributing mission data and “pay per use” DIAS services. The Copernicus Incubation Programme will speed up GMATICS activities for the integration and validation of the new service workflow as well as for marketing the service in Italy and in Europe. GMATICS is an Italian start-up incubated at ESA BIC Lazio, hosted by LAZIO INNOVA.
Terramonitor is the world’s most up-to-date and comprehensive map of the globe, which is created by Finnish start-up Satellio. Terramonitor makes space data maps reachable to anyone. Smart space data means that it is easy to use and access by anyone via browsing web interface or integration to any GIS (Geographic Information System). Their technology is based on artificial intelligence and machine learning processes, which combines satellite data to multi-source data. The processes use Copernicus data (Sentinel-2) as the primary satellite data source.
Copernicus satellites provide frequent data updates with high spatial and radiometric resolution, which is suitable for monitoring the forests. With the help of the Copernicus Incubation Programme they are able to develop their services further for forestry and scale the service globally. ESA BIC Finland will incubate Terramonitor.
Sensar develops an enterprise platform for monitoring millimeter-level deformations in civil infrastructures from satellites. Sensar’s platform allows civil engineering professionals to harness the power of Earth Observation to manage risks related to ground subsidence or structural weakness. The platform provides easy access to high quality data products based on complex satellite radar data – bringing these “InSAR” capabilities to the masses. Using the platform, enterprises can develop their own service offerings or business applications that leverage the operational use of satellite monitoring.
Copernicus is an important enabler for Sensar. The consistent and global availability of both Sentinel-1 radar data and ERA5 weather data has created a huge opportunity to provide the infrastructure monitoring “platform-as-a-service” to civil engineers across the globe. With the help of the Copernicus Incubation Programme, Sensar will further develop the technical capabilities and user experience of the platform as well as expand the marketing and sales team. Sensar is part of ESA BIC Noordwijk.
SuperVision Earth is a German startup with a mission to improve the safety of gas infrastructure. They use satellite images and other data to identify risks, such as third-party construction, ground movement and vegetation, which would otherwise go unnoticed for a longer time. Their product is an automatic monitoring service, which seamlessly integrates into the customer’s pipeline management system and provides timely, actionable warnings. By using their service, gas pipeline operators reduce the risk of gas leaks, curtailing the costs connected with such incidents.
The availability of Copernicus data is a critical component of their service, allowing cost-efficient monitoring of thousands of kilometers of pipelines. Thanks to Copernicus Incubator, they will be able to rapidly improve their detection methods and bring their service to more customers. SuperVision Earth is incubated by ESA BIC Darmstadt.