What We Do

WHAT WE OFFER

Our Services

Advice

The core of our work is supporting clients through advice – understanding the problem and then providing advice – from writing a report, a dashboard or building a solution

Our background in consulting, aerospace and data analytics means that we don’t start by promoting a particular solution, we work to address each problem individually.

Our client have needed advice on a wide range of subjects – from monitoring locations for security purposes to understanding national and internal trends post-COVID to monitor and predict macroeconomics.  In each we follow a process:

  • Understanding the Problem: We start by understanding the core problems
  • Driving Factors: Once we know the core issues, we look at what are the drive factor influence.
  • Data Sources: When the driving factors have been identified we then seek out the best data sources. This data can vary from pollution to population movements and includes –  radar, spectroscopy, drones, foot traffic data, travel data, elevation models, water usage,  lidar.
  • Advice: Once we under what is possible and how the problem can be resolved, we can then provide advice. How we present the findings will depend on the nature of the project – it could vary from a short presentation on how to address the issues to a full report with analysis to support the findings.
CASE STUDY

Case Study: Fish Farming

To better understand the risks to their stock a client wanted to combine satellite data with terrestrial data and historical reports - HSAT is able to pull together this data and use machine learning to better understand and manage the risks fo fish stock.

Intelligence & Research

Most businesses want to better understand the competitive and prepare the months and year ahead.  This information required will vary from industry to industry, examples of this include:

  • Farming – What is the product of crops in other countries, are they shifting from soya to corn or vice versa?
  • Food and Drink – Are the supplies of sugar, chocolate and wheat sustainable? Are the crops growing well in our primary buying regions? Has weather impacted the production, which will impact the pricing?  Should we hedge given how crops are performing in different continents?
  • Trading – How much grain or metal is stored at a warehouse? How many drill pads are in this region and are the wells active?

We support clients in conducting research from a unique perspective.

CASE STUDY

Case Study: Ports and Logistics

A client needed to understand the logistics and activities around ports - given the scale of the individual ports and their diverse locations around the world, it wasn't possible to manual check these. HSAT built a solution to monitor these locations and track the key movements, providing alerts when required.

Monitoring

Monitoring of locations, supply chains and sustainability is increasingly important. At a local and global level.

Farmers need to understand and manage their crops better, companies need to monitor their supply chain sustainability and global corporations and governments need to monitor products and entire industries on a global scale. Examples of monitoring projects include:

  • Precision Farming: Monitoring fields, at incredible detail, to identify how poor irrigation is impacting crop health and when to intervene.
  • Global Farming: Monitoring multiple countries to understand how land use is changing as farms move from corn to soya and vice versa
  • ESG: Monitoring farms and supply chains to monitor and manage ESG compliance.
CASE STUDY

Case Study: Crop Disease and Irrigation

A client needed to monitor crops for risk of disease and drought/poor irrigation. The scale of the fields and the land overall meant it was not possible to manually check all of the fields every day and drones would have been cost-prohibitive. For this reason, HSAT built a solution that looked at every 10mx10m of every field monitoring the crops health. 

Predicting

With enough data points and the right analytics, it is possible to predict certain events with very high levels of accuracy.

From predicting harvests across countries to predicting LNG pricing or currency fluctuations – satellite data can provide early insights – hours, days or even months ahead of the market. Examples of predictive  services include:

 

  • Harvests: Monitoring the crops of entire countries or even continents to predict the harvest weeks or months in advance of traditional reports. Macro Economics: By monitoring human activity – through pollution, traffic, and industrial activities certain market changes can be anticipated – e.g copper pricing linked to construction in China,
  • Advanced Warning: Where there are major events, e.g floods, droughts and earthquakes it can take months to understand the scale of the damage. Satellite data enables rapid understanding before any ground surveys can be undertaken, How much property damage? How much crop damage?

The rapid availability of data allows insurance firms and markets, to adjust to the new paradigm quickly ad efficiently,

CASE STUDY

Case Study: Soft Commodities

A client needed to understand the expected crops across millions of hectares - but there was no reliable data available. HSAT worked the client to produce a bespoke solution to monitor the region for the total area of crops planted, and the growth of the crops throughout the year.

How We Do It

We use satellites to collect data from around the world and we understand that data alone is not the answer.

Data needs to be turned into insight. Our team has decades of experience in analysing data for global projects and providing actionable insights.

Understand

We work with you to understand your problem

Analyse

We use computer vision, statistical models and machine learning

Insights

We provide clear answers