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06 | Satellite remote sensing for Utility Vegetation Management, Sven Pryzwara, CEO, LiveEO

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

We hope that you find this episode of The UVM Podcast insightful. If you have any feedback on the episode or suggestions for topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes, please feel free to get in contact at

Sven can be found on LinkedIN here and the LiveEO website is here.

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