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February 23, 2024

TCarta and Capella Space Partner to Leverage All-weather SAR Imagery for Coastline Management

TCarta to use Capella Space’s 24/7, sub-daily synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery for detailed hydrospatial analysis.

Capella Space Corp., an American space tech company with data and satellite solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced a partnership with TCarta, a global provider of hydrospatial products and services, to add high-resolution SAR satellite imagery to TCarta’s coastal monitoring and shoreline feature extraction solutions. This partnership will enable more consistent and reliable identification of coastline changes so coastal managers have the accurate and up-to-date information for mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Rising oceans and melting glaciers are quickly changing the geography of the world’s coastlines, reshaping ecosystems and threatening the livelihoods of coastal communities. This is especially prevalent in the Arctic with melting permafrost and sea ice. Understanding the rates and causes of shoreline change can help coastal managers better understand how to mitigate the hazards to local communities and their ocean economies. Reliably mapping coastal features and measuring shoreline change with traditional earth observation technologies can be difficult when having to consider variable conditions like changing tides, darkness and cloud cover. These factors are very persistent in coastal regions and at higher latitudes. TCarta’s innovative technology overcomes these challenges by leveraging Capella’s automated satellite tasking system to synchronize SAR imagery collections to precisely match up with real time tidal fluctuations with minute-based accuracy.

TCarta was as an early adopter of the Capella Space Analytics Partner Program looking to accelerate its research and development efforts with high-resolution SAR to enhance its state-of-the-art hydrospatial models. TCarta is now a Certified Analytics Partner, unlocking a wide range of exclusive benefits for the company which include opportunities for both product and market collaboration and continued access to Capella’s rich imagery archive.

“Being an early adopter of the Capella Space Analytics Partner Program just makes sense for TCarta’s mission to apply space-based technologies to enhance human understanding of and planning for climate change impacts,” says TCarta founder and President, Kyle Goodrich. “The implementation of Capella SAR in TCarta’s coastal datasets means more accurate and actionable information in the hands of our clients.”

“TCarta is a team with unmatched expertise in remote sensing and hydrospatial analysis. We are thrilled to elevate our partnership so coastline managers can leverage the full value of 24/7, all-weather SAR imagery and automated tasking to help mitigate the impacts of climate change,” said Dan Getman, Vice President of Product at Capella Space.

Source: Capella Space Corp.

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