NewSpace People Interview with SpaceAnalyzer

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What Is the Background of Spaceanalyzer’s Top Management?

SpaceAnalyzer is managed by Dr. Dimitris Sykas. Dimitris has been working on the field of Earth Observation since 2005. Started as a PhD student in the National Technical University of Athens at the Laboratory of Remote Sensing he researched and implemented novel algorithms to process multispectral and hyperspectral satellite images, resulting to more than 15 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications. Significant part of his research was the design and implementation of compression algorithms and spectroscopy applications. During his professional carrier, Dimitris worked in several Remote Sensing downstream service providers as an Earth Observation expert and project manager. He has participated in more than 11 funded EU and ESA projects in the field of Earth Observation.

What Is Spaceanalyzer’s Core Product or Service?

Spaceye. Our online Earth Observation platform provides timely and global access to advanced remote sensing products in various thematic areas, like Agriculture, Marine and Coastal Monitoring, Natural Hazards and much more. These products include multiple spectral indexes, classified maps, and physical parameters (chlorophyll estimation, crop stress, crop identification and growth stage, soil organic matter, etc). Currently Spaceye provides access to Landsat 5 & 8 (USGS NASA joint program), while we are planning to include data from the Copernicus Sentinels (EU ESA flagship Earth Observation program).

What Is Spaceanalyzer’s Unique Proposition to Their Market Sector?

We created from the scratch and keep refining an online platform, Spaceye, that enables our users to access a vast amount EO satellite products for nearly any place on the planet from 1985 to today. GIS users, remote sensing experts, agronomists, foresters, urban planners, environmentalists etc, can benefit from our platform, since we minimize the effort of pre-processing the data. Spaceye delivers GIS-ready information products to be used directly for mapping and monitoring applications mainly for the Agricultural, Forestry, Maritime and Natural Disaster verticals.
From this as starting point we are going to extend our tool to target decision makers, high level administration staff, and investors. 

How Does Spaceanalyzer’s Disrupt the Competitive Environment of Its Market with Its Product/Service?

SpaceAnalyzer strategically chose to create Spaceye by developing all the necessary software elements and hardware infrastructure “in house”. By doing so, we learned the “hard” way how to efficiently handle Big Space Data. The disruption in the competitive environment comes from the technologies that we produced to achieve the easy-access to EO products.

What Are Spaceanalyzer’s Growth Objectives over the next 5 Years?

We target to extend and develop novel features in our platform, integrate more EO satellites, and implement algorithms to deliver innovative, more useful EO products and information services.

What Competitive Changes Does Spaceanalyzer’s Envisage Within Key Markets over the next 5 Years?

Over the next 5 years we except high demand in online EO services, either in the form of data access or in the form of information services. The EO industry is moving from the traditional on-demand manual processes to more sophisticated and automatized services. The rapid expansion of other major technologies, like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing (and the abundance of computing resources), will also play a significant role in the formulation of online EO services.

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