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May 14, 2024
By: CATALYST

Enhanced Licensing Tools Coming Soon!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you. In the upcoming release of our CATALYST Professional, CATALYST Enterprise and CATALYST OnBoard software, we are introducing new licensing tools alongside a major versioning change that […]
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May 13, 2024
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By: CATALYST

Mine Shift: Monitoring subsidence risks of longwall coal mining

By the very nature of its method, longwall coal mining can create a risk of major subsidence. Open voids – once filled by massive coal deposits – are deliberately and safely collapsed as the mining moves […]
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April 26, 2024
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By: CATALYST

CATALYST workflows are now OnBoard!

CATALYST Microservices is now CATALYST OnBoard. CATALYST OnBoard represents the value of incorporating our sensor-agnostic workflows earlier in the satellite design phase to increase imagery yields and commercially ready data products, avoiding costly post launch delays. Several key […]
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October 26, 2023
Aerial mage of the Cadia Tailings Dam
By: CATALYST

The Warning Signs At The Cadia Tailings Dam

Late on Friday 9 March 2018, a portion of the wall connecting two tailings storage areas at the Cadia gold mine ‘slumped’. There had been no previous warning signs or cause for concern until earlier the […]
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July 11, 2023
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By: CATALYST

Mine Shift: The Landslide at Anargyroi

After receiving news on Saturday 10 June 2017 they would need to evacuate their homes, the lives of the Anargyroi community were completely transformed just hours later when 80 million cubic meters of earth travelled 3km […]
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April 27, 2023
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By: CATALYST

Mine Shift: Coherence: The ‘Always On’ Monitoring Solution for Decision Makers

There are, though, growing applications among non-traditional industries. One of which is Coherence data. This powerful solution, which provides near-real time monitoring of output and personnel activity levels is increasingly being used by financial decision makers, […]
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March 6, 2023
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By: CATALYST

Mine Shift: The Collapse of the Jagersfontein Diamond Mine Tailings Pond

On 11 September 2022, the south east side of the Jagersfontein tailings pond collapsed. The resulting tidal wave of grey sludge slammed into the neighbouring environment and communities, wiping out properties, polluting waterways and claiming the lives of two people. 40 more were injured.
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February 25, 2023
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By: CATALYST

Analysing ground changes surrounding the largest oil pipeline leak since 2010

On the evening of Wednesday 7 December 2022, a massive leak was detected on the north-eastern Kansas stretch (Phase 2) of the Keystone pipeline, spilling more than 14,000 barrels of crude oil into the surrounding environment.  […]
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January 27, 2023
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By: CATALYST

The Jeffrey Asbestos Mine, Quebec

At its height, the Jeffrey mine in Asbestos, Quebec, produced halfof the world’s asbestos. It was the largest open pit asbestos mine on the planet, driving much of Canada’s growth to the largest world asbestos producer […]
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December 13, 2022
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By: CATALYST

Mine Shift: The Williamson Diamond Mine In Tanzania

On Monday 7 November 2022, a significant 150m wide breach impacted the eastern wall of the tailings storage facility at the Williamson diamond mine in Tanzania.
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December 9, 2022
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By: CATALYST

CATALYST Simplifies Access to Science Ready SAR Data on Microsoft’s Planetary Computer

In 2022, CATALYST and Microsoft announced an exciting new collaboration. One that would see more scientists, researchers, and decisions makers around the world get access to earth observation data than ever before. This is the story […]
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October 15, 2022
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By: Kevin Jones

Ortho Mosaicking with Geomatica

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October 12, 2022
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By: CATALYST

Providing landslide early warning data in La Baie using CATALYST InSAR

When authorities in Quebec were alerted to the significant risk of landslides in the La Baie area, they immediately set in motion measures to protect lives, property and infrastructure. The problem was, the warnings were only […]
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October 12, 2022
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By: CATALYST

How a new Microsoft & CATALYST collaboration is changing the way earth data is accessed around the world

This is the story of how Microsoft and CATALYST changed the way scientists, researchers and decision makers around the world could access earth data visualisation and analysis. It was achieved through a truly collaborative approach in […]
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September 27, 2022
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By: CATALYST

CATALYST Simplifies Access to Earth Data and Analytics through Collaboration with Microsoft

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2022 /CNW/ CATALYST today announced that it is enabling simplified access to earth data through Microsoft’s critical initiative, AI for Earth. This collaboration has allowed Microsoft to leverage CATALYST’s trusted science to derive foundational, […]
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September 18, 2022
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By: CATALYST

KSAT advances to sensor agnostic automated services to support multi-mission projects

Looking to modernize delivery of high quality imagery faster, KSAT found their solution with CATALYST. Developing a brand new, custom ortho-mosaicking workflow, with pan-sharpening capabilities – CATALYST was able to quickly deliver an efficient solution. The […]
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August 25, 2022
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By: CATALYST

PG Ventures Harnesses CATALYST Data Through AWS Data Exchange to Build Innovative Environmental Monitoring Tool

PG Ventures, the digital innovation arm of TSR Poland, discovered the powers of CATALYST’s ground displacement data when exploring solutions to address issues related to abandoned mines. What followed was a collaboration – made possible through […]
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January 25, 2022
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By: Erica Lemieux

Top three ground displacement risks we uncovered in Miami, Florida

Earth Data, Simplified Check Out Our Preprocessed Interactive Demonstrations We continue our Eastern Seaboard Monitoring Project and are pleased to publish our results on the city of Miami. This is the third city we are monitoring […]
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January 6, 2022
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By: Erica Lemieux

Top three discoveries from monitoring Atlantic City with Satellite Radar

Earth Data, Simplified Check Out Our Preprocessed Interactive Demonstrations As part of our Eastern Seaboard Monitoring Project, we reviewed Atlantic City for potential ground displacement and discovered the following:  We continue to review key cities along […]
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December 6, 2021
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By: Erica Lemieux

The Top Three discoveries from Monitoring Washington DC with Satellite Radar

Earth Data, Simplified Check Out Our Preprocessed Interactive Demonstrations As part of our Eastern Seaboard Monitoring Project, we reviewed Washington DC for potential ground displacement and discovered the following: A few months ago, our team began […]
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