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January 15, 2020
New Satellite Services Company 4 Earth Intelligence Provides Smart Data for the Planet

Bristol, UK  – 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.

“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 have already 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.       

 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.

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