SCS Space works with governments and satellite infrastructure investors within three sectors to take advantage of its global network of government access, technology advances and partnerships with service providers in specific vertical markets. These three economic sectors are of particular importance to developing countries. They are:
The primary purpose of Earth Observation data across the various applications are for improving yield through fast reaction to pests and optimal utilisation of water. Various monitoring programs for the environment and natural resource management is mostly for government users.
Satellite Earth Observation is suited to monitoring large scale environmental areas and large-scale farming across multiple farms. Higher resolutions are needed to support precision farming to make better decisions regarding crop yield, irrigation, fertilisation, harvests, early detection of crop diseases and more.
Apart from monitoring Climate Change, Earth Observation data analytics are useful for Agricultural policies and insurance claims, Forestry (inventory, illegal logging, vegetation health) and management of water levels.
The main purpose for monitoring the maritime domain lies in supporting shipping or freight transport. The key drivers consist mainly of global trade and border monitoring.
Medium to high resolution data is needed for sea ice detections, ship tracking and maritime transport, surveillance and logistics. Data and services are also used for ocean environment assessments in support of the aquaculture industry.
There is a demand for near real-time data delivery for tracking, surveillance ad ship routing monitoring, in particular for wide areas such as the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), 200 nautical miles off the coastline.
Critical Infrastructure Monitoring covers engineering through urban planning and construction, communication and utilities planning (for e.g smart cities).
The main applications for EO data address:
Urban development: Chart development, cartography, density maps
Telecom Utilities: Evaluate existing network performance, feasibility studies for new networks
Transport/ Infrastructure planning: Identify underlying surfaces, obstacles, subsidence environmental impact. Elevation modelling is used for road, railway, bridge and other networks
Smart City: Monitor air quality; traffic flow; new urban services for e.g route optimisation