Hydrosat Featured in SpaceNews
posted on July 11, 2023
Hydrosat is shaking up the Earth observation scene with their thermal imagery tech, making waves in investments and snagging contracts. Hydrosat isn’t just in it for the tech buzz – they’re on a mission for sustainable agriculture and fighting climate change, using their thermal data to spot droughts early and help cut down on carbon emissions. In this SpaceNews feature, Escalate PR client Hydrosat’s CEO and co-founder, Pieter Fossel, discusses how the acquisition of IrriWatch allows customers to identify areas they can reduce water usage and see benefits such as offsetting electricity use, carbon reduction, and improving production.
In a lot of parts of the world, reducing water use means less electricity for pumping that water out of the ground, less electricity for operating that mechanized center pivot irrigation system. And if the irrigation system is being run on diesel fuel, that’s a direct, measurable carbon reduction for the farm in addition to improvements in production, the boosting of yields and the reduction of water.
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