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How EO Analytics Can Support
Corporate Risk Management

Satellite data is an innovative and proven source of value for risk mitigation strategies
across diverse sectors and business application

Explore why and how
Why Now?
How Businesses Use EO Data
Benefits to Business in 2024

We Are Now in the Era of Faster, Lower-Cost Satellite Data for Business

The Earth Observation (EO) industry is expanding at an incredible rate.

Over the past decade, technological advancements have powered a rise in new satellite providers that are now launching more EO satellites than ever before.

As a result, precise and cost-effective satellite data has been made accessible for integration into operational and strategic planning processes across a wide swath of applications.

Efficient analysis remains vital to harnessing this EO data. CATALYST works with businesses across diverse sectors — from construction, mining and energy to capital markets and government agencies — to unlock actionable insight from high-resolution satellite imagery, empowering businesses to make more informed decisions rapidly.

Our geospatial experts work with decision makers to help build proactive risk management strategies whether related to extreme weather events, structural shifts, dynamic market conditions and more, while creating safer and more efficient working environments.

Keep scrolling to learn how.
Earth Observation Industry
1000+ Active
EO Satellites
Millmetric-Level Site
& Asset Monitoring
Vegetation Health Monitoring Capability
65% increase in commercial EO market
Image Frequency
Organic vs Manmade Material Differentiation
10x Cheaper
Launch Costs
65% increase in commercial EO market
Defense Remains Core Market. ($2bn in 2022)
~26K smallsats launched by 2034


New EO Satellites
$6.9 Billion Private
in 2022
100 New
since 2000
More Applications are
now Feasible/Possible

Exponential Growth Of Active Satellites

Active Satellites

The Cloud & Machine Autonomy: A Powerful, Cost-Effective Combination

Today, fewer resources and technical know-how are required to extract critical information from EO data.

By harnessing cloud-based platforms, seamless machine-to-machine integrations and API-enabled automation, businesses can now access dynamic, scalable geospatial systems enabling decision makers to extract and deliver accurate insights on their projects and assets in near real-time.

Cloud, M2M and AI innovations allow CATALYST clients greater accessibility to structural and environmental data, including subsidence alerts due to ground displacement, vegetation health monitoring and water pollution measurements, resulting in enhanced decision-making with unprecedented speed and precision.

User Friendly, Actionable Data For All

Thanks to continued innovation, the need for specialist expertise when translating raw satellite data into insights has been drastically reduced.

Having matured over decades and been validated through peer-reviewed scientific research, complex data analysis can now be quickly catalyzed into actionable insights and delivered as straightforward reports.

Risk levels are displayed via an intuitive, informative dashboard so businesses of all technical proficiencies can easily extract clear, insightful recommendations for faster and better-informed risk management decisions.
User friendly EO data

Climate Challenge Navigation with Proactive Risk Management

Intensifying extreme weather events and environmental shifts will continue to challenge governments and businesses in the future and require a proactive stance on risk management.

EO imagery available at varying resolutions and increasing temporal frequencies enables the strategic capture of satellite data in precise locations at optimal times, meaning it’s possible to respond promptly to dynamic climate-related events as they impact operational sites and critical infrastructure assets.

For businesses, it’s a powerful innovation in an unpredictable climate future, - equipping decision-makers with a panoramic view of these events and facilitating measures to effectively mitigate associated risks.
How Earth Observation Works

How Businesses Are Using Earth Observation Data

CATALYST works with clients to use Earth Observation data as part of a diverse range of risk management applications, from proactive and responsive risk strategies to always-on monitoring of sites and climate resilience planning.

Take a look at some of the key use cases by using the drop-down menu.

If you would like us to send you a specific case study, please get in touch.

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Compliance Assurance

Using Earth observation data with CATALYST’s image processing and analysis of sites can help ensure regulatory adherence and safety throughout a project’s lifecycle.


  • Environmental Surveillance: Maintain vigilance against inadvertent ecological damage with regular vegetation analysis, habitat mapping and water turbidity monitoring.
  • Regulatory Vigilance: Carry out meticulous inspections of project and operational activities using analytical capabilities to ascertain conformity against regulatory requirements and minimize the risk of inadvertent breaches.
  • Reclamation: Augment site reclamation projects and stay compliant by creating baseline environmental impact assessments and monitoring land, soil, vegetation and water changes over time.

How it works

InSAR, or Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, may sound like science fiction, but it’s a powerful tool that peers down at Earth from satellites, unravelling intricate details of our planet’s surface.

Here’s a more detailed look at how InSAR works.
Benefits To Business In 2024

Benefits to Business in 2024

Earth Observation (EO) solutions can redefine how businesses navigate challenges, offering a panoramic view of key assets and delivering meaningful, proactive operational and strategic efficiencies.

No More Blind Spots

Always on, always alert, Earth Observation data equips decision-makers with the ability to see through the clouds and beneath the Earth’s surface, offering unparalleled visibility of key sites anywhere in the world.

Whether it’s augmenting manual inspection schedules, monitoring live risks, or responding to major failure events, CATALYST’ analysis delivers actionable insight throughout an asset’s lifecycle for better, faster decision-making.
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Extreme Climate Event Protection

Our changing climate shows no signs of letting up.

Extreme wildfires, flooding, storms and volcanic events are expected and present major risks to infrastructure, communities, operations and personnel safety.

Armed with Earth Observation insights, Owners and Operators of critical infrastructure have more data to proactively mitigate these types of risks, safeguard assets and ensure operational continuity.

Boost Sustainability Strategies

Integrating EO data into sustainability frameworks offers a dynamic new approach to environmental stewardship.

The technology's ability to monitor changes over time ensures adaptive and responsive sustainability practices, aligning operations with evolving environmental standards to meet and exceed regulatory expectations while fostering a resilient and environmentally conscious corporate identity.

Unlocking These Benefits for Better Business Decisions: A How-to Guide

With our clients, CATALYST takes the complexity of the technology and science behind EO analytics to deliver it in a simple, cost-effective, user experience:

Step 1: Subscribe to an Area

Tell us the location of your site, anywhere in the world. CATALYST will identify the satellites and data sources most suitable and best placed to capture the data needed for the precise area.

Step 2: Define the Settings

Tell us what you want to monitor and when. CATALYST will tailor the frequency and density of measurements to suit precise monitoring needs.

Step 3: Access the Feed

Once processed, access data on CATALYST’ visualization layer or via an API integrated into your company portal.