Content to: Drones and Satellites for Good

Interview: Can Radar Technology Help Rescue Refugees at Sea?

Every year, thousands of people drown while fleeing across the Mediterranean. A radar detector should enable sea rescuers to react more quickly. An interview with Peter Lanz.

Satellite Technology Expose World’s Methane Leaks at COP27

Bloomberg has teamed up with an emissions monitoring organisation to expose the extent of methane leaks across the globe.

Open Source AI Platform Calculates the Carbon Within Every Individual Tree

Many national governments lack the tools, or will, to accurately assess their reforestation efforts. CTrees is a platform aiming to provide transparency and accountability.

Rainforest Alert: Combining Technology With Indigenous Rights to Help Protect the Amazon

Satellites have long been used to monitor deforestation, but how can that data be used to actively create results on the ground?

How AI Can Advance Sustainable Logging and Cut Back on Deforestation

Trees are essential to our environment, but they're also a much needed building material. A German team is looking to use AI and data to create more sustainable forestry.

Ororatech: The Orbital Oracle Predicting Forest Fires

Munich-based start-up Ororatech uses nanosatellites to collect and aggregate images to warn of forest fires worldwide.

Peruvian Project Uses Drones to Map, Protect and Strengthen Informal Urban Settlements

A Peruvian programme is using drones to help put urban settlements on the map (quite literally), in a bid to improve housing rights and climate change resilience for underserved local residents.

WeRobotics: Drone Technology for More Empowerment in the Global South

Non-profit organisation WeRobotics is harnessing the power of technology transfer, knowledge sharing and local expertise - working together with people in the Global South to use drones for positive impact.

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Bluefield: Using Satellites to Detect Methane Leaks From Space

Leaks in natural gas pipelines often cause methane to escape undetected into the atmosphere, where it fuels climate change. Bluefield is using satellites and optical sensors to detect these leaks from space.