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Vietnam Increases Fortifications on West Reef In 2020

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VIIRS reveals illegal fishing in the South China Sea

Asiatic squid vessels are constructed from marine steel, usually weigh between 800-1000 gross tons, and are outfitted with automated jiggers that use up to 150 incandescent lamps to attract squid to the surface. Credit: Simon Ager https://youtu.be/8zbWF1LqZd0 According to Global Fishing Watch, “each night, its nighttime surveillance system is detecting 10,000 to 20,000 boats, or …

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Using Free Low Resolution SAR and Optical Imagery To Detect Destruction

In this blog post we’ll demonstrate how relatively low cost and low resolution SAR imagery can help governments and other organizations monitor wide areas so that they can be alerted to significant events. On September 14, 2019, at approximately 4am local time in Eastern Saudi Arabia, a group of precise drone strikes attacked these oil …

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New Earth Day UP42 Post Reveals Deforestation in Romania

In co-operation with UP42 we published this overview on how you can use satellite imagery + analytical AI software to detect deforestation in Romania… or anywhere on Earth for that matter. The idea for the step-by-step post started thanks to this article from OBC TransEuropa entitled Timber Mafia and Deforestation in Romania, which mentions: “With …

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Can AI and Satellite Imagery Detect the End of Covid-19?

Many states in the US are under “shelter in place” guidelines and as a result, most businesses are closed. The most talked about economic topic on most financial networks is will we see a V, U or L shape recovery when the shelter in place guidelines are lifted? No clear consensus has emerged yet because …

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SAR Change Detection Detects Iraqi Camp Construction in 13 Seconds

The challenges in using satellite and drone imagery to detect unusual changes (using historical imagery) include: The frequency (cadence) of the images can be too infrequent Dependency on daytime images relatively free of cloud cover For more regular and consistent monitoring of areas around the world, a better solution would be to use more frequent …

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Pixel-level Coregistration Algorithm Now Available

Co-Registration Now Available – At Pixel Level Change detection algorithms are quite noisy, because they detect ALL the changes between 2 images. When imagery is not aligned, the results of change detection can be much worse, and can even result in unusable output as the two input images are no longer able to relate to …

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Watershed for 18 Million People Under Attack: Using AI To Amplify Environmental Threat Detection

Almost 18 million people rely on the Angat-Umiray-Ipo Watershed, which supplies 98% of the water that goes to Metro Manila, Philippines. According to the WWF, from June to August of 2018, a series of typhoon events led to the disruption of water services and subsequent shortages throughout much of Metro Manila caused by deforestation in …

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Revealed: AI Uncovers Residential Construction Detection

A Melbourne man faced an expensive dilemma when he purchased a home that he later discovered contained illegal additions. This sad but fascinating story was published in the ABC’s News in September 2018, as the screenshot from the story shows below. Illegal construction is a massive and expensive problem worldwide. At Simularity, we were curious …

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