Scotland’s Space Company Looking To Boost Space Opportunities5th May 2021
Omanos Analytics, a Scottish space company, aims to make a difference in the environment and societies by using EO (earth observation) data. As of now, the organisation is working to prevent land grabs by large companies in Asian and African countries. According to the co-founder, Clelia Davies, there is a huge potential in using satellite data in cases involving arbitration and legal.
Steve Greenland, the business partner of Davies, states that the organisation aims to improve accountability and transparency by focusing on regions where EO data is not currently being used. The company’s main aim is to merge international development with space systems; Davies wants to combine human and automated analysis to create the data.
What Are Some Works Done By this Scottish Space Company?
Omanos Analytics has done quite some impressive work. Apart from stopping land grabs, this Scottish space company has also helped to prevent deforestation in the Amazon and combat pollution in the Caspian Sea. Davies also states that the work done by this Scottish space company has had a positive impact on indigenous communities.
One interesting project taken by this organisation was in Kenya. Here, investment in renewables was compromised because of poor monitoring of social and environmental standards. Davies explained that this particular phenomenon costs governments and businesses a lot of money, as well as being extremely harmful to the environment.
Scotland’s space firm used the EO data to provide a solution. This data assisted in monitoring and forecasting risks, with new information being a decisive factor in the existing assessments.
What Is The Future Of Omanos Analytics?
This Scottish space company has been using data to provide support to communities all around the world. The organisation has worked with a wide range of international NGOs to provide relief from environmental degradation, forced displacement of locals, etc. This Scotland’s space organisation is now building its systems for wider commercial deployment.