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Banner Year for Earth Observation/in GeoOptics News /by Don DeBlasio
The commercial earth observation sector continues to expand its capabilities in providing technologies and services that are critical to daily life on our planet. Technologies from GeoOptics and others have improved the frequency and resolution of data, resulting in increasing accuracy in predicting, monitoring, and mitigating threats to our nation’s infrastructure, the environment, and critical industries. For example, measuring and monitoring the atmosphere, space weather, water, and drought are critical to government and private sector scientists, operations decision makers, climatologists, and other stakeholders in predicting weather systems and preparing for the impact of climate change.
It’s been an extradinordinary 2022 for our company which included the formation of GeoOptics’s unified Earth observatory that will allow governments, industry, and individual stakeholders to monitor and prepare for the many impacts of climate change. GeoOptics was awarded a contract to provide space weather data from its earth observation satellites for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Commercial Weather Data Program.
In early November, GeoOptics was awarded a contract to provide NASA with the high-quality data from its radio occultation satellites for evaluation to determine their suitability for advancing NASA’s science and application goals. The data will be available for NASA researchers looking into climate change, weather, space weather, and other applications.
The GeoOptics teams in the U.S. and in Lausanne, Switzerland have been preparing for these expanded services and our ongoing work to ensure continued accuracy, timely monitoring and analysis of Earth observation data. This includes generating Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation (GNSS-RO) data from our CICERO satellites and providing real-time monitoring data to government agencies and commercial customers around the globe.
2023 will hold countless new opportunities as we continue to develop advanced technologies and services that will expand capabilities even further.
We wish all our customers, partners, colleagues, friends, and families best wishes for the holidays and a prosperous New Year.