Rezatec, the leading provider of geospatial data analytics to the Forestry sector, today announced that it is to provide its forestry attribute data products to the BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS), the not-for-profit society enabling … Continue Reading
Rezatec announces completion of £2m financing to expand delivery of geospatial data analytics to customers worldwide
Rezatec closes £2m financing round and focuses on accelerated sales of Rezatec satellite-driven data analytics to customers in Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific. Harwell, Oxfordshire, 14th February 2018 – Rezatec, the leading provider of geospatial data analytics to the Infrastructure, Forestry and … Continue Reading
ForestTECH is one of New Zealand and Australia’s most popular forestry conferences and has finally arrived in Canada! Event Name: ForestTECH Location: Vancouver, Canada Date: 7th March 2018 Website: https://foresttechx.events/ Join us in March for ForestTECH, Vancouver to hear about … Continue Reading
Rezatec, leading geospatial data analysts, has recently been awarded Phase II funding for the development of geo-spatial big data analytics products that can identify and monitor plant health on a large scale. The funding from the Space for Smarter Government Programme (via the UK Space Agency), is the result of a competitive application process through Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), following an initial feasibility project (Phase I) to ensure the commercial value of the products and services under development by Rezatec. … Continue Reading
Rezatec announces 1m+ pound seed funding round to deliver satellite data analytics to customers worldwide
Run Capital leads £1m+ round to fund continued expansion of Rezatec’s global sales of satellite-driven data analytics to customers in the Utilities, Agribusiness and Energy sectors. Rezatec, the leading provider of satellite-driven data analytics for users in the Utilities, Agribusiness and Energy sectors, announced today completion of a £1m+ seed financing round. Run Capital led the round with support from the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and existing shareholders. Rezatec will use the capital secured to expand its sales and marketing teams worldwide as it continues to expand its global customer base. … Continue Reading
South West Water looks to Rezatec to provide satellite-derived data analytics to understand peatland on Bodmin Moor
Rezatec has been using cutting edge Earth Observation techniques to assist South West Water on a project to map and understand the condition of its peatlands. South West Water is working with partners in its Upstream Thinking Programme to improve drinking water quality and reduce treatment costs through improved catchment management around Bodmin Moor and Exmoor.
For South West Water and the Mires Partnership on Exmoor understanding the underlying peatland structure and integrity is crucial for restoration planning. The identification and subsequent blocking of drainage ditches allows the moor to hold more water and to release it more slowly, thereby reducing flood risk and improving water quality. Post restoration monitoring studies on Exmoor have shown that restoring peat bogs that had previously been drained resulted in a third less water leaving the moorland during rainstorms than had done so three years before.
With this in mind, Rezatec is applying its proprietary analytics to provide South West Water with comprehensive Landscape Intelligence maps for Exmoor and Bodmin Moor. Processing a variety of Earth Observation data such as optical, near-infrared, thermal and Lidar, Rezatec derives high-value Data Products, accessed via an online portal, that allow the company to understand the location, structure, and function of peatland in its drinking water catchments.
Rezatec’s work with South West Water support the water company’s ‘Upstream Thinking’ programme, designed to make environmental improvements to increase water quality in river catchments, thereby reducing water treatment costs, use of chemicals and energy consumption. The scheme, which covers nine of South West Water’s key river catchments (including the Exe, Tamar and Fowey), is restoring raw water sources and keeping them free of pollutants using better land management techniques to improve water quality and quantity at its source – reducing the cost of water treatment.
Dr David Smith, Upstream Thinking Manager for South West Water, commented: “Our work with Rezatec is of great value to our business because it will allow us to better understand peatland on Bodmin Moor, which will steer our restoration planning efforts and ultimately reduce the costs of water treatment while improving the quality of water we can offer to our customers.”
Philip Briscoe of Rezatec added: “We are using proven techniques to map, measure and monitor peatland for South West Water, and are confident that the unique data and insights we are providing will inform effective decision-making across these catchments to drive cost efficiencies and environmental advances.”
The work is the latest in a series of projects undertaken by Rezatec to provide Earth Observation Data Products to the UK’s water companies, such as pipeline leakage detection and agriculture diffuse pollution mapping. The South West Water project is part of a wider project with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will see the development of a new spatial planning and knowledge management tool that provides critical support for organisations with environmental risk and landscape management challenges.
Rezatec uses Earth Observation to measure peatland integrity and inform restoration prioritization for Northern Ireland Water
Rezatec, the innovative landscape intelligence company, has been working with Northern Ireland Water to undertake an innovative study of its Dungonnell catchment, on the Garron Plateau, to the North of Belfast, using its cutting edge Earth Observation (EO) techniques. The aim of the project is to look at the integrity of peatland in the catchment area and its risk to water quality, as well as to provide a prioritisation assessment for restoration activities.
To measure peatland integrity Rezatec used a range of Earth Observation sensors from high resolution satellite imagery to ground based peat depth measurements, to analyse numerous aspects of peatland structure including the depth and volume of organic soil, the classification of vegetation types and the identification of man-made disturbances such as peat cutting and ditching.
With this focus on peatland degradation and disturbance and their subsequent threat to water quality, the project has provided Northern Ireland Water with risk assessments of the catchments to understand the extent to which the elevated quantities of carbon often found in degraded peat are contributing to the level of water treatment required to achieve Drinking Water Standards. Ultimately, this understanding will enable Northern Ireland Water to make decisions that will result in lower costs and better water quality.
Roy Taylor, Catchment Manager for Northern Ireland Water, commented: “This project has been a unique new opportunity to use cutting edge earth observation techniques to understand our water catchments. The project with Rezatec is giving us new insights into the environment from which we take our water supply, and how we can improve water quality and ultimately reduce water treatment costs by implementing the most effective restoration activities.”
Philip Briscoe of Rezatec added: “Our EO techniques have proved extremely useful in meeting the challenges of peatland management, giving Northern Ireland Water quantified information on ecosystem integrity presented through an online, interactive geospatial portal.”
Rezatec uses advanced, scalable techniques to offer what it has termed ‘landscape intelligence’, which takes large volumes of Earth Observation data and uses it to analyse environmental risk and changes in agricultural land use. Rezatec now works with five UK water companies, including Scottish Water and Bristol Water, leading the market in supporting catchment management by identifying potential threats to water supply, in particular from different sources of diffuse pollution such as degraded peatland and agricultural land use.
Rezatec featured on Farming Today, Radio 4 in response to big data release annoucement by Liz Truss, Defra
In response to the announcement today from Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for Defra, Rezatec featured on Farming Today, Radio Four to comment on the news that huge amounts of free environmental data to be released to help stimulate the farming and environmental sectors. Great for Earth Observation (EO) companies, such as Rezatec, who will be able to develop many more cost-effective apps for agri, water & environment sectors from yield optimisation to water and soil management. You can listen here: https://lnkd.in/ePxuCjx ‘More Turbulence for the Dairy Industry, Farming Big Data & Giant Hogweed’ starting at 2mins 57secs.