Forestry & Environment
Five years ago, SPOT 6 entered orbit
SPOT 6 was the first satellite constellation entirely designed, financed, built and operated by a private company to enter the Earth observation market. This Airbus initiative is now repeated with the investment in the Pléiades NEO Constellation.
Innovation Benefiting Mapping and the Environment
Currently sea levels rise around 3mm / year on a global scale and the rate is expected to intensify in the future. Detailed elevation data of the coastal regions is needed to determine areas prone to inundation in case the sea levels continue to rise at the current scale.
WorldDEM™ Supports Identification of Hazard Zones
To date, Ghana has lost 90% of its native rain forest. TerraSAR-X's unique geo-location accuracy, very high-resolution and radiometric stability support the monitoring and mapping of even small-scale forest disturbances.
Monitoring Forest Degradation in Ghana
The Sargasse, a toxic seaweed, is invading and polluting Martinique beaches, impacting both the environment and local economic activity. SPOT 6/7 supported the detection and observation of this curse fed by climate change and oceans heating up.
Detection and Observation of Toxic Gulfweed using SPOT 6/7