In this episode we interview Sven Przywarra, Co-Founder of LiveEO, to discuss satellite remote sensing for Utility Vegetation Management. In recent years, the privatization of space and a reduction in the costs of accessing space has led to a proliferation in the number of earth observation satellites and the capabilities of these constellations. This raises the question of whether the T&D industry, and in particular the vegetation management community, can benefit from the technology. It’s a hot topic - with several presentations exploring different aspects of the technology at the recent Trees and Utilities conference. In today’s episode we cover a range of topics including:
An introduction to satellite remote sensing
Legacy practices for inspecting vegetation
Sven’s background & how he became involved in space technology
The economics and technology trends reshaping space
UVM use cases for earth observation satellites
Satellite vs. LIDAR - are they competitive or complementary?
Limitations of satellite datasets
What LiveEO has built for the UVM community
The benefits of satellite imagery for vegetation managers
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