Satellite Analysis & Monitoring


World's highest resolution satellite analysis and monitoring services

Using data captured by the world’s highest resolution commercial satellites, Eden PA provides the most detailed satellite analysis and monitoring services on the market. With ground resolutions as sharp as 31cm per pixel, right through to broad-scale analysis at 30m per pixel, there are options available for all agricultural and environmental management applications.

Satellite analysis can provide a wealth of information about vegetation that you simply can’t see from the ground. By analysing the wavelengths outside the visible spectrum – the red-edge, near-infrared and shortwave infrared bands – it’s possible to estimate and map chlorophyll content, leaf moisture, damage from diseases such as phytophthora, and many other specific variables and characteristics.

While drones can capture imagery at higher resolutions than 31cm, imagery acquired using drones is typically much more expensive and much less accurate compared to Eden PA’s satellite analysis services. Another benefit of using satellite imagery over drones is that satellite archives are available dating back several years, allowing analysis of longterm trends.

Eden PA’s satellite analysis services are more than just imagery – the process involves radiometrically correcting the imagery to compensate for atmospheric effects and other interference, processing to create colour-coded analysis maps using a range of spectral indices commonly used in environmental monitoring and change detection, fine-tuning of colour coding in order to display the full extent of variability across the target area, and production of high quality digital maps. Eden PA’s satellite data processing workflow ensures you receive high quality, accurate and reliable analysis which you can put to use immediately. Raw imagery suitable for third-party processing using appropriate software can also be supplied.
 

Broadacre Crops

Eden PA offers a range of high-quality satellite crop analysis and monitoring services, which provide accurate and practical information that farmers and agronomists can use to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability in broadacre crops. Applications include analysis of biomass, crop vigour, crop stress, chlorophyll concentrations, crop growth and predicted yield, soil moisture and waterlogging, and crop damage due to pests or diseases.
 

Pastures

Using high-resolution satellite data, combined with a small amount of ground truthing, it’s possible to estimate and map feed on offer (FOO), pasture growth rate (PGR) and many other specific characteristics within a paddock. Poorly performing areas within paddocks can be detected through once-off satellite analysis long before the problem becomes visible from ground level, and corrective management actions can be trialled and evaluated on the fly using satellite monitoring.
 

Orchards & Vineyards

For useful assessment of orchards and vineyards, image resolution is the key. While drones can capture imagery at higher resolutions than is currently possible using satellites, imagery acquired using drones is typically much more expensive and much less accurate compared to Eden PA’s satellite analysis services. With ground resolutions as sharp as 31cm, Eden PA’s satellite analysis services are an ideal and cost-effective alternative to time-consuming and expensive drone flights. Another benefit of using satellite imagery over drones is that worldwide satellite archives are already available dating back several years, allowing analysis of longterm trends.
 

Environmental Management

In addition to crop and pasture management, Eden PA offers a range of satellite environmental analysis and monitoring services, which can be used by land managers to improve environmental management work and sustainability outcomes. Applications include forest monitoring, vegetation change detection, soil moisture analysis, detection and assessment of damage from pests or diseases, and mapping and valuation of damage following fires or floods.
 

Grounds Maintenance

Using data captured by the world’s highest resolution commercial satellites, you can divide your turfgrass surface into a 31cm x 31cm grid, and manage each ‘cell’ in the grid independently. If you notice a nitrogen deficiency in three or four cells in the grid, you can go out with a GPS and apply nitrogen to just those cells, rather than blanketing a wider area and spending a lot more than necessary on fertiliser.
 
For more information, click on any of the headings above, or contact Eden PA now on 0448 209 975 or via service@edenpa.com.au.