Search
  • 4EI

New Satellite Services Company 4 Earth Intelligence Provides Smart Data for the Planet

Bristol, UK, 13 January 2020 - Advances in technology for observing the earth from space have resulted in the formation of a new company which will bring a range of innovative satellite intelligence and data services to market. 4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) has pioneered the use of satellite data for smart monitoring and analysis creating city, region and countrywide data solutions for applications such as air quality, asset management, ecology and urban heat monitoring.


With offices in Bristol, UK and in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 Earth Intelligence has been established to focus on new sectors and technical innovations using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to provide smart data - in particular for global environmental applications.


David Critchley, CEO

“Over the years our technical team has been at the forefront of the development of new techniques in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence used to process data collected by satellites which are equipped with increasingly sophisticated sensors,” says David Critchley, CEO, 4 Earth Intelligence.

“Having witnessed an exponential increase in the demand for new solutions to address a variety of issues affecting the planet we will lead the way in the use of space and remote sensing technologies to address challenges such as climate change, pollution and population pressure.”


With several flagship projects already completed around the world, the company has set a new course and 4 Earth Intelligence will capitalise on this pioneering work. Projects to date have included the development of a new global air quality index, the creation of multiple iterations of the satellite environmental inventory of Abu Dhabi, innovative data fusion techniques in detecting soil quality and climate resilience analysis for Local Authorities in the UK.


Using consistent and repeatable spatial data derived from satellites, 4 Earth Intelligence can provide insight about a wide range of measurable impacts using a variety of data analysis techniques and show change at very regular intervals. The company will work collaboratively with commercial companies, agencies and governments to help improve decision making.


“With the varied earth observation and intelligence work we already have delivered a number of industry first projects around the world. We’ve created the new 4 Earth Intelligence brand to reflect the repositioning of the business and underpin a significant growth plan for the global marketplace,” Critchley concluded.


Sentinel 2 (c) ESA/ATG medialab

CONTACTS:

Robert Peel, Spatially Aware PR, robert@spatiallyaware.co.uk, +44 (0)1666 823306

Donna Lyndsay, Commercial Director, 4 Earth Intelligence, +44 (0)117 933 8562, dl@4ei.co.uk

www.4earthintelligence.com


NOTES :

4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) is a specialist in earth observation intelligence and data services. Built on decades of earth observation excellence, geospatial expertise and data analytics experience, 4EI creates data products, services and insights that enable organisations to manage risk and make informed decisions to improve outcomes.


With a focus on customer need 4EI designs solutions to solve core problems while ensuring data quality is proven, consistent and repeatable. 4EI has worked with government and commercial organisations, and leading academic institutions to complete a range of products including a new Global Air quality index, wide-scale habitat mapping and the use of machine learning for urban heat mapping.


4 Earth Intelligence will focus on new sectors and technical innovations using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to provide smart data for global environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution and population pressure.

For further information www.4earthintelligence.com


WHAT IS EARTH OBSERVATION?

Earth observation is the collection of information about the physical, chemical and biological systems of the planet via remote sensing techniques; in other words measurement or information gathering from a distance. Earth observation includes monitoring and assessing the status of, and changes in the natural and man-made environments. Techniques and technologies used for earth observation can range from floating buoys used to monitor ocean currents, temperature and salinity right up to sophisticated satellite sensors.


It is currently estimated there are in the region of 2,000 artificial satellites orbiting the earth designated into separate categories or roles; including communications, navigation and Global Positioning Satellites (GPS). This classification also includes the overarching definition of remote sensing satellite which can itself include a wide variety of sensors, and therefore data captured, including imagery, radar and non-imaging sensors such as infra-red and hyperspectral.


Recent estimates suggest that there are around 700 earth observation satellites, a staggering growth of 250 percent in just four years, which allows for the globe’s entire landmass to be imaged, in its entirety, every day!

0 views