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Wed, Feb 15



The Role of Satellites in Water Risk

A discussion of where and how satellite imagery and synthetic aperture are helping us see water risk, plus how satellites are helping connect field sensors to the cloud.

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The Role of Satellites in Water Risk
The Role of Satellites in Water Risk

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Feb 15, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

The Democratization of Satellite-sourced Data & Insights

Satellites have been helpful to industry and society for decades; however, the resolution of geospatial sensing has improved significantly in recent years, and coupled with breakthroughs in AI, one of the best ways we can understand water quantity and quality risks is via satellite-sourced data and insights.  What used to be expensive is now rapidly becoming democratized - enabling farmers, conservation groups, small town utilities, and the rest of us to understand water risks as well as government and consultancies.  

Up to space, then down to the cloud

Of equal importance have been the improvements in using low-orbit satellites to get field sensors up to the cloud.  While LoRaWan has tried to bring value to remote sensing, the promise of LoRaWan remains elusive.   LTE (cell tower) remains the go-to way to get data up to the cloud, but LTE still faces widespread barriers to adoption.   Could low-orbit satellites more efficiently help industry and society get water data from remote locations up to the cloud?  

Moderated, but Unscripted

Join this repartee-style webinar to listen in on our featured guests share their thesis, taxonomy, and specific areas of focus on the role satellites play in managing water risk for utilities, agriculture, mining industries, and public health and safety risks (ie: flooding).    Moderated, but unscripted, this discussion is sans-powerpoint, and will offer attendees high-calorie insights on where and how innovative companies and organizations are accelerating satellite-tech innovations in agriculture, including technology, engineering, financing, and planning.  If you are focused on water-related risks, this discussion if for you. 


1. Featured Participant Introductions (confirming)

- What's your view on the trend of where/how satellites will play a growing role in monitoring water-risk

- What specific satellite-related applications relating to water risk do you find most compelling?

2. Technology Showcase - 3 early-stage companies with satellite-sourced data and insights informing water risk management


Kevin Sofen, Dir of Innovation, WS Darley

Featured Participants

Nadav Nachshon, CEO, Gorilllalink

Marshall Moutenot, CEO, Upstream Tech

Kolbeinn Ísak Hilmarsson, CEO, Svarmi

Dr. Marnix Laanen, Founder, Water Insight BV

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