Satellogic to Monitor Protected Forests in Climate Change Contract
Satellogic has won a contract to monitor all subnational protected areas on the planet through the new Green+ Jurisdictional Programme, the company announced Sept. 26. The provision of satellite data will be governed by the CC35 Capital Cities Secretariat, the Global Footprint Network and the Energy Coalition. Satellogic will collect high-resolution satellite imagery over all the Earth’s forests until 2025.
The data will be used monitor the compliance of signatory jurisdictions to avoid deforestation. In light of this new program, which aims to monitor all global subnational areas by 2023 and will be presented at COP27, governments such as Nuevo León, a Mexican state, have committed to increase their protected areas to 30 percent to reach the United Nations’ 30×30 goal by 2030 and support the new Race to Conservation campaign.
Satellogic has also recently confirmed that SpaceX will continue to be its preferred vendor for rideshare missions, announcing a new multiple launch agreement for 2023 and beyond, reserving launch capacity for its next 68 satellites. It is working towards building the capability to capture every square meter of the Earth’s surface daily in high-resolution for better decision-making at every level around the world.
“This important agreement will make critical information on the loss of our planet’s biodiversity more widely accessible, and thus promote the development of solutions to reverse it. We are confident that our Earth observation capabilities will help this program accelerate analysis and contribute to positive results for a more sustainable future,” Emiliano Kargieman, CEO and co-founder of Satellogic, said in a statement.