Cloud strategy and digital transformation specialist Cloud Digital is forging ahead with its new project, Earth Vision, after being awarded almost £100,000 funding from AeroSpace Cornwall.
Earth Vision intends to integrate the web of space data harvested from satellites into mainstream software offerings.
Examples would be using the software to help construction businesses to identify areas prone to flooding, which could impact property developments and prices. In retail, companies could analyse foot traffic around shopping centres in real-time, giving an increased overview of how customers behave.
To ensure secure data transmission, Cloud Digital is planning to create a cybersecurity centre for satellite and space operations from Cornwall.
To make the data transmitted more accessible, as an accredited partner of Google, Cloud Digital will be leveraging their big data and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to manage complex space data structures.
Beginning the process, Cloud Digital has been working with Goonhilly Earth Station as a strategic partner over the past several months; benefitting from its technical expertise to revolutionise the gathering and application of data transmitted from space.
James Fairbairn, business development manager at AeroSpace Cornwall, said: “We’re very excited to welcome Cloud Digital to Cornwall. Opening up space data to the commercial market will offer a huge advantage for businesses. With their experience and accreditations, Cloud Digital is uniquely positioned to deliver this offering safely and securely. This is another great benefit to the growing UK space sector.”
Jonathan Palmer, co-founder at Cloud Digital, added: “We’re so glad to be a part of the space network in Cornwall. We want to transform the way businesses use data, and space is the key to unlocking this potential. We’re looking forward to helping secure space and satellite communications through the progression of Earth Vision.”
The portal will be developed throughout 2021 to go to market by the end of the year.