Satellite data help in planning major projects: Understanding land use, supply routes, logistics, terrain, elevation and biodiversity before any extraction begins
Sites and plants around the world can be monitored to provide data on a wide range of areas including:
- Activities level at quarries and storage – including the changing depth of quarries
- Tracking ships – Even when ships AIS is turned off
- Movements in structures – looking for risks to structures .
- Activity at drilling sites – detecting movement and production
- Volume of stored materials – metals at depots and oil storage
- Shifts in ground – with millimetre accuracy. E.g when oil is extracted this movement can be detected.
- ESG – monitoring for emissions, pollution, water use
Satellite data, together with terrestrial data can help predict changes in supply and demand. From understanding the supply through the production of materials to the demand based on the level of activities of populations and industries.