ClearSky uses advanced technology to see through cloud cover and predict visible and infrared images of the Earth's surface, through applying artificial intelligence to synthetic aperture radar imaging obtained by the EU Sentinel-1 Earth Observation satellites.
In partnership with Agrimetrics, the University of Hertfordshire project will provide weekly cloud-free surveillance of the entirety of the UK. Satellite data is already being used in food and agriculture to make cost savings, reduce emissions and improve productivity; however, cloud cover has limited its potential effectiveness and applications. Cloud-free surveillance, combined with other Agrimetrics data, will enable users to more effectiveness innovate in a variety of use cases, including:
- Remote monitoring of crop health
- Monitoring and predicting crop growth rates
- Yield prediction
- Estimations of irrigation requirements
- Input optimisation
- Reduction of crop lodging risk