The Essential Role of Satellite in Combating Climate Change

A collection of Via Satellite stories showing the power of satellite data.

The relationship between the satellite industry and improving life on Earth has been fundamental for decades. However, in recent years, the relationship has moved to a new level given the rapid changes the world is experiencing with climate change.

Earth Day takes on more meaning every year. Our planet is seeing more natural disasters than ever before. Flooding is becoming the norm in many parts of the world. The impact of higher temperatures is becoming ever more apparent. We have entered an era where extreme weather and temperatures are part of the fabric of daily life.

The world is looking for solutions to safeguard the planet for future generations. Satellite and satellite technology will be on the frontlines in the battle against climate change. The Earth Observation (EO) sector is one of the most vibrant in satellite as companies and governments around the world start to see the benefits of satellite imagery and data. EO can impact everything from improving weather forecasts, cataloging changes in crop health over time, to quickly assessing damage when a major weather event happens. As extreme weather becomes the norm, data is becoming an increasingly important currency as governments and commercial customers use satellite data and imagery more and more in their decision making. Satellite technology saves lives. It can also help governments take preventative measures.

To celebrate Earth Day, Via Satellite has curated an exclusive collection of stories looking at how satellite technology can make a difference to life on Earth and the role it will play as we adapt to a changing climate.