April 3, 2019 – Maxar Technologies today announced that Vulcan Inc. has signed a multi-year EarthWatch subscription, a cloud-based product for viewing, streaming and downloading Maxar’s industry-leading geospatial data, which will be used to develop solutions to Vulcan’s impact projects which address some of the world’s toughest challenges, like detecting and identifying illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing for law enforcement. The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization.
By using EarthWatch, Vulcan Domain Awareness Systems will have access to the highest resolution and most accurate optical satellite imagery commercially available, which will be key to supporting impact projects like:
- Enabling strategic intelligence and trafficking analysis for anti-poaching activities.
- Providing a broader understanding of the complex reef ecosystems for protecting these vital environments.
- Bringing reliable power and connectivity to underserved areas.
“EarthWatch allows us to easily incorporate Maxar’s industry-leading imagery into our various Impact programs,” said Art Min, Vulcan’s Vice President of Impact. “By combining our technology with EarthWatch, we’ll deliver actionable insight into the hands of decision makers faster so they can make choices with confidence to create societal and environmental benefits here on Earth.”
“Vulcan’s varied use of EarthWatch demonstrates the value of satellite imagery to a large number of different industries where accuracy and resolution matters,” said Paul Granito, Maxar’s Vice President of Global Sales. “Through this partnership, Maxar will help protect savannah and marine habitats and the livelihoods of millions of people, fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World.”