sustainability and United Nations Race to Zero

Spottitt commits to the Race to Zero

In Frebruary 2022, Spottitt has formally committed to the United Nations Race to Zero. Sustainability has always been a key driver for Spottitt, being a core part of our mission and our product development efforts. Indeed, with our satellite analytics services we provide infrastructure owners with the only net zero solution to monitor their assets at scale. With our flagship “Pipeline Shield” and “Line Shield” services, we help utilities all over the World protect their networks, preventing losses and detecting harmful water and methane leaks. Moreover, as many companies are already facing the effects of climate change, we help them monitor the impact of severe weather conditions, floods and land movements on their remote assets. 

At Spottitt, we know that avoiding global warming higher than 1.5°C requires immediate and coordinated action and we are lucky to work closely with companies that can make a huge impact on our environment. This is why we are happy to see that more and more utilities start to see themselves as “land owners”, willing to track the impact of their activities on their natural capital. For them, Spottitt developed a specific service called “Biodiversity Watch”.

“We want Spottitt to play its part in contributing to climate action. That’s why we’ve signed the SME Climate Commitment and are using its new collection of tools to plan our sustainability strategy. In H1 2022 we will be calculating our Scope 1 and 2 emissions and understanding what the main sources are for Scope 3 emissions, H2 2022 will see us develop, commit to and start implementation of our sustainability strategy.” says Lucy Kennedy, co-founder and CEO.

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Spottitt Provides a Solution to Automatically Detect Changing Conditions on the NSW Road & Rail Network

Spottitt became Finalist in Transgrid’s Challenge for real-time insights for company’s easement route planning and Champion for Transport for NSW Challenge for tracking safety of roads and railways using satellite data.

The New South Wales network includes 6,800 route kilometres of operational rail lines and 17,600 km of state roads and highways.

TfNSW has identified Earth Observation satellites as a valuable addition to the monitoring technologies currently deployed and was looking for innovation to automatically detect changing conditions of network and potential risk modelling.

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Deciding Between Satellites and Drones for Geospatial Data Collection: A Comparative Analysis

In recent times, the landscape of asset monitoring has witnessed a transformative shift with the emergence of advanced technologies, particularly satellite and drone systems.

The utilization of Earth observation satellites for monitoring purposes began gaining momentum in the late 20th century. Free government programs, such as those initiated by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), played a pivotal role in providing open access to satellite imagery. These programs not only facilitated scientific research but also allowed industries to leverage satellite data for monitoring critical infrastructure and environmental changes.

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Spottitt to Collaborate with Transgrid and Transport for NSW

Spottitt has been selected by Transport for NSW and Transgrid to apply satellite-based and AI-powered technology to automatically detect changing conditions in the NSW road and rail network and to provide real-time insights for Transgrid’s easement route maintenance and planning, respectively.

These projects will be conducted within the GRAVITY Challenge 06 program led by Deloitte Australia, an initiative that brings together start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and universities to address real industrial and environmental problems using space data. The Collaborate Phase will continue until mid-March 2024.

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Weathering the Storm: Climate Change Threats to Power Grid Infrastructure

As our global climate continues to undergo profound transformations, the challenges posed by climate change are increasingly felt across various sectors of society, including critical infrastructure.

Climate change, characterized by rising temperatures, increased occurrences of extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns, have exposed vulnerabilities within power networks. Often designed under the assumptions of historical climate patterns, now they are increasingly susceptible to the new normal of extreme weather, prolonged heat waves, and more severe freezing.

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InSAR Analysis and Corner Reflector Experiments for Infrastructure Stability Monitoring Using Sentinel-1 Imagery

National Grid Energy Transmissions (NGET), which owns and maintains the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, conducts invasive analysis annually to monitor the towers most at risk of movement. Moreover, the NGET inspection teams perform annual line walking activities and monthly substation inspections during which they visually assess the presence of asset motion. These interventions are crucial to avoid issues which may cause expensive assets replacements or reconstruction. It costs NGET over £6 million per year to monitor only 1% of their most at risk assets.

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Utilizing Satellite Data to Mitigate Pipeline Failures and Risks

The operation of oil and gas transmission pipelines entails inherent risks associated with the potential for unintentional product releases. Oil and gas product releases have traditionally been treated as safety issues due to the risk of explosions and asphyxiation, but increasingly, the environmental impact of unintentional product releases is fast becoming the key risk to be reduced and avoided via Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs.

We won’t stop until satellite analytics become the norm for large and small businesses Worldwide, to monitor their assets at scale in a sustainable way.

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