Monitoring fires

GEOSAT is a geoinformation company unlocking earth observation’s full potential to understand our planet and transform it for the better. GEOSAT owns and operates two satellites, of which GEOSAT-2 (G2) has captured over half a million images since it was launched in 2014, and GEOSAT-1 (G1) has orbited the earth close to 65,000 times since 2009.

GEOSAT works closely with its partners using its high-quality imagery and analytical expertise to extract insights that help customers make the right decisions. GEOSAT's constellation of satellites provides full coverage and unique revisit capabilities and is able to capture any place with no restrictions.

GEOSAT’s extensive portfolio benefits worldwide customers and partners by providing reliable solutions that significantly accelerate decision-making in a great variety of fields.

GEOSAT is also recognized for its best-in-class service: data delivered in Near-Real Time (within 30 minutes).

From 2006, GEOSAT’s satellites have been delivering EO products and services to customers such as European Space Agency (ESA), European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Brazilian Airforce (BACE), GEOSYS and many others.

G1 and G2 have been participating in different projects on Remote Sensing in many sectors of the industry: Agriculture, Maritime, Land Administration & Mapping, Defense & Security, Civil Protection, Oil & Gas, Forestry & Environment, Emergency & Disaster Management, and more to come.

Monitoring the latest major fires around the world

GEOSAT was aware of the latest fires that occurred this summer in several places around the world due to strong heat waves and very high temperatures, much higher than normal, and an extreme dryness that experts attribute to the effects of the climate crisis.

GEOSAT launched a monitoring campaign with its two satellites, G1 & G2, in different parts of the world, which were able to successfully capture images that clearly showed the affected zones by the devastating wildfires that ravaged large areas of Canada, Turkey, Portugal, Spain and Italy during the months of July and August.

Castro Marim, Portugal. GEOSAT-1 Image. Aug. 28, 2021
Castro Marim, Portugal. GEOSAT-1 Image. Aug. 28, 2021

GEOSAT also activated its Emergency Service to monitor the recent wildfires occurred in Avila, Spain, which is specifically designed to provide imagery in near real time (within 30 minutes). With this imagery, decision makers were able to take immediate action.

When it comes to coordinating local authorities and making sure everyone has access to the most up-to-date information, the accessible, user-friendly format of our imagery is essential. It allows everyone to be as responsive and proactive as possible, through the whole disaster management cycle: from mitigation and preparedness, to response and recovery.

Avila, Spain. GEOSAT-1 Image. Aug. 17, 2021
Avila, Spain. GEOSAT-1 Image. Aug. 17, 2021

We live in a constantly changing world where a quick response often makes all the difference.

In an emergency situation, access to accurate information before, and as soon as possible after, a disaster is a matter of life and death.

GEOSAT's team of experts is able to provide the customer with accurate and scientific-quality imagery, helping the customer to make reliable decisions for impact mitigation and emergency response under time pressure.

Manavgat Dam, Turkey. GEOSAT-2 Image. Aug. 4, 2021
Manavgat Dam, Turkey. GEOSAT-2 Image. Aug. 4, 2021