Soil moisture and the value of free data
Robbert Mica is co-founder of Vandersat, a Dutch company that takes data from various Earth-monitoring satellites and uses this data to create useful information about soil moisture. Dull as this may sound, this is of vital importance to agriculture worldwide, keeping people's feet dry and the insurance business.
Fun fact: the data that is Vandersat's raw material is free since governmental space offices love to have their work put to good use. This enables them to secure new funding. Join us as we discuss with Robbert lots of recent developments in spaceflight.
Timelapse of the Universe - Melodysheep
India shoots down satellite
Mission to Neptune's Moon Triton
Big solar storm hit the Earth
Data Becomes Cash Crop for Big Agriculture
Robbert Mica previously at BNR (in Dutch)
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