UrtheCast is committed to fostering global education and relief eﬀorts worldwide, using advanced Earth Observation technology. From helping students detect geographical changes, to providing crucial footage for aid organizations responding to a crisis, UrtheCast will soon provide a powerful tool for change.
Aimed at encouraging global citizenship and engagement, UrtheCast works in partnership with educational, scientiﬁc, environmental, humanitarian, governmental and corporate organizations across the planet.
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During times of crisis, UrtheCast will use its Earth Observation technology to aid local, state, and federal agencies throughout all stages of humanitarian relief — from monitoring disaster conditions, to planning aid missions.
Near real-time satellite video and imagery will provide crucial warning before natural disasters strike, and will become a valuable tool when rebuilding communities.
"Having spent 188 days on the Space Station and being a UNICEF Ambassador, it is very gratifying to know that this platform — which is bringing together partners from around the world — can help protect and support the most vulnerable people, especially children and women. The ISS and its partnership is truly a contribution to the future of Humanity"
Frank De Winne, European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, UNICEF National Ambassador for Belgium, and the ﬁrst ESA astronaut to command a space mission.
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Satellite video and imagery of Earth will support scientiﬁc research in ﬁelds such as cartography, phenology, and Geographic Information Systems.
UrtheCast is committed to providing universities with aﬀordable satellite video and imagery to help them conduct a wide variety of research projects.
"I use change detection and vegetation index to more accurately monitor and research the cycles of plants & animal migrations, and how they affect the Earth's climate."
- Phenology researcher
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Researchers and conservationists studying habitat loss will soon beneﬁt from additional imagery and video of inaccessible areas.
UrtheCast provides governments, commercial organizations, and conservation groups with data to support natural resource management — from monitoring agricultural crops, to detecting deforestation.
With over 7 billion people on Earth, near real-time satellite imagery can provide historical insight into the eﬀects of hazards like air pollution and overpopulation.
"I use satellite imagery overlays for watershed and vegetation analysis to safely mine controlled properties."
- Surface mining worker
UrtheCast partners with teachers and professors who are passionate about empowering students to explore and embrace our evolving planet.
Curiosity begins in the classroom, where bright young minds can begin to understand the world and how it changes over time.
"I will use UrtheCast in an agroecosystems course to visualize land forms, vegetative land cover, and how it changes throughout the seasons."
- University professor
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