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Orbital Eye covered in Pipeline Technology Journal

We are proud to be covered in the latest edition of the the Pipeline Technology Journal! In the article, written by Sven van Haver and Alexander Blauw, you can read about the operational performance results of our monitoring solution CoSMiC-EYE, based on several projects and studies conducted in 2020. The article can be found via this link. The […]

TPI Tuesday – Storage Activity Detected

This week in TPI Tuesday we show an example of where we detected a big pile of sand on top of the pipeline. Although the chance that the pipeline will be directly damaged by this is only small, the storage of materials on top of a pipeline causes increased stress on the pipeline, which can […]

TPI Tuesday – Groundworks detected

Today we show another example of a TPI that involves groundworks, which is typically the type of activity that forms the largest threat to pipelines. In many countries, companies or individuals are therefore required to request a permit for doing such activities. For example, in the Netherlands, activities that involve groundworks need to be registered […]

TPI Tuesday – Tree clearing detected

Welcome back to TPI Tuesday In this weeks episode we discuss a case of third party interference involving the clearance of trees. This type of activities can be particularly risky for underground utilities and critical infrastructure, especially when also the tree stumps are being removed. Although, vegetation and deforestation #monitoring are some of the more known applications of satellites in the context of third party risk management it […]

Orbital Eye at SpaceTechExpo in Bremen

This week, Orbital Eye can be found in Bremen! We are part of the ‘Innovatiemissie: Bremen’, organised by the NSO – Netherlands Space Office. Today, we had a very interesting day where we met all the fellow participants of the ‘Innnovatiemissie’ and exchanged ideas with several companies from around Bremen that are active in the energy […]

TPI Tuesday – Large Groundworks Detected

One of the largest threats to oil and gas pipelines are construction works that also involve ground works. CoSMiC-EYE is optimised to detect these activities, and we have detected numerous large groundworks already. In today’s GIF you can see an example of one of these detections; you can clearly see the works in the on-site […]

Orbital Eye’s Partnership with Skywatch explained

We would not have been able to develop and offer our monitoring services to our customers successfully without the longstanding partnership with SkyWatch. In this blogpost from Skywatch, you can read all about how Skywatch and Orbital Eye work together to ensure a smooth provision of high-resolution optical to our customers! We look forward to […]

TPI Tuesday – Shed Construction Detected

We often get the question what kind of activities we are able to detect with the CoSMiC-EYE monitoring technology and what the minimum size of an object should be before the radar satellite can detect an event. This question is very relevant, as the resolution of the Sentinel-1 satellite is 10 meter, which could make […]

TPI Tuesday – Pipeline Repairs Detected

Last week we showed you that we detected the collapsing river bank in Limburg. This week, we are showing the detection of the works that followed this collapse, which are also described in this post of Visser & Smit Hanab: https://lnkd.in/eeFX2Jpw: What do we see in today’s GIF? That repair works were detected at 4 different […]

Pauline Liaume joined Orbital Eye

Orbital Eye keeps growing, as this month we welcomed another new member to the team, Pauline Liaume. Pauline worked for the past year as a Young Graduate Trainee for Earth Observation Political Analysis and Engineering Management at European Space Agency – ESA – ESTEC after graduating from a Master of Science in Space Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit te […]