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Synspective Signs New SAR Contracts in Central Asia

By Mark Holmes | January 25, 2024

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Synspective is increasing its reach into key Central Asian markets. The Japanese SAR satellite data and analytics solution provider has entered into MoUs with Uzbekistan’s Center for Space Monitoring and Geoinformation Technologies and Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS), the national space agency of Kazakhstan. Synspective announced the MoUs, Jan. 25.

So, how will it work in the two countries? The collaboration w Uzbekistan is designed to carry out research and development for risk evaluation. Previous large-scale earthquakes and landslides in Uzbekistan and nearby areas have highlighted the pressing need for predicting and managing land disasters. SAR, a technology capable of yielding high-resolution imagery of the Earth’s surface, can be crucial for monitoring land displacement. This could aid in the potential identification of seismic risks in Uzbekistan, thereby aiding in disaster preparedness and mitigation. In Kazakhstant, Synspective and KGS in Kazakhstan will initially focus on developing new applications for Earth remote sensing and radar data, especially in disaster management, including the mitigation of landslides, mudflows, floods, and effective infrastructure management to reduce the impacts of climate change.

“Partnering with Uzbekistan’s Center for Space Monitoring and Geoinformation Technologies and the KGS in Kazakhstan marks another step forward in our mission to make SAR data accessible and beneficial across various global industries for challenging social issues with partners. We will contribute to building resilient infrastructure and promote the efficient and secure use of natural resources and energy in Central Asia and Japan, while consistently improving our technologies to support these initiatives,” Motoyuki Arai, the founder and CEO of Synspective, said in a statement.