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

TCarta to use Capella Space’s 247, sub-daily synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery for detailed hydrospatial analysis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 13, 2024 – 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 247, 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.

About TCarta

With offices in the United States, Jamaica, and Canada, TCarta has built an inter­na­tional business on cost-effectively and safely deriving onshore and offshore data sets using multi­spec­tral imagery captured by Earth observation satellites – without negative impact on the natural habitat. TCarta products and services are relied upon by govern­mental, insurance, oil & gas, envi­ron­mental, and infra­struc­ture development clients in appli­ca­tions as diverse as natural resource monitoring, tsunami modeling, disaster & hazard response, and hydrologic studies.

The TCarta product lines include high-resolution satellite-derived water depth and seafloor map products as well as 90- and 30-meter GIS-ready bathymetric data aggregated from numerous information sources. TCarta has also recently unveiled the use of ICESat‑2 LiDAR data sets for use in SDB validation, and the TCarta Global Satellite Derived Bathymetry (G‑SDB) off-the-shelf products. G‑SDB is generated with Machine Learning and ICESat‑2 laser data at 10m resolution to depths of 30m depending on water clarity.

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About Capella Space

Capella Space is an American space tech company with data and satellite solutions for government and commercial use. A pioneer in the Earth observation industry, Capella is the first U.S. company with a constel­la­tion of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites, delivering the best quality, highest resolution SAR imagery commer­cially available. Capella provides easy access to frequent and timely information affecting dozens of industries worldwide, including defense and intel­li­gence, supply chain, insurance, maritime and others. Its market-leading SAR satellites are matched with unpar­al­leled data infra­struc­ture to quickly deliver reliable global insights that sharpen our under­standing of the changing world – improving decisions about commerce, conser­va­tion, and security on Earth. Head­quar­tered in San Francisco, California with additional locations in Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C.

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Sarah Preston

Capella Space Corp.