EarthDaily Analytics Corp. today announced the hire of Dr. Keith Beckett, Ph.D., as the new Head of Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val). EarthDaily Analytics is a data and analytics company that develops world-first technologies in data services, satellite processing, machine learning, and actionable insights. EarthDaily Analytics offers customers across multiple industries the ability to verify, validate, predict, and forecast using advanced earth observation imaging and enhanced geospatial analytics.
Dr. Beckett has more than 20 years of experience leading innovative calibration and validation solutions for many satellite systems.
“EarthDaily Analytics is committed to its mission of providing the world’s best earth observation services that helps minimize risk, reduce costs and increase ROI,” said Don Osborne, CEO of EarthDaily Analytics. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Beckett join our team to join us on our mission.”
With his extensive experience in Cal/Val and Product Management, Dr. Beckett has developed a thorough understanding of the value of analytics ready data to the end customer. He will be applying his expertise to offer world-leading EarthPipeline services to satellite operators and towards the upcoming EarthDaily constellation in 2023.
Dr. Beckett studied at the University of Victoria, and did his PhD at the University of Liverpool. His extensive career includes underwater acoustics, airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and a multitude of international space-based earth observation missions. He has previously worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at MDA where he led the Calibration and Validation of the RapidEye Constellation, and at Planet as Principal Remote Sensing Scientist and Senior Product Manager.
The Head of Cal/Val will be responsible for the architecture, development, and management of calibration and validation services that guarantee optimal sensor characterization and calibration of the EarthPipeline supported suite of sensors within the EarthDaily Analytics Engineering Department.
“I am honored to be joining a world’s leader in earth observation,” said Dr. Beckett. “EarthDaily staffs some of the most talented minds in the industry and I am looking forward to being part of the team. Being able to help bring science-grade, optical and SAR imagery to a broad range of markets will change the earth observation game.”
For more information about EarthDaily Analytics visit, www.earthdaily.com.
About EarthDaily Analytics
EarthDaily Analytics (EDA) is a Canadian company with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, providing evidence-based, actionable insights for addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges, from sustainable agriculture and disaster management to climate change monitoring and forestry protection, among many others. Its Geosys division, with operations in Minneapolis, USA, and Toulouse, France, has more than thirty years of AgTech experience analyzing weather and satellite data for agriculture, serving stakeholders across the agricultural value chain with proven solutions for monitoring and benchmarking crops throughout the growing season.
EDA has developed EarthPipeline, the world’s first Ground Segment as a Service, that uses proprietary algorithms combined with the latest advancements in computer vision and machine learning to produce scientific quality Analytics Ready Data in the cloud at a massive scale for “big data” infrastructure and geoanalytics. This fully automated processing pipeline is used with data from a number of satellite sensors to power the geoanalytics services of its Geosys division and is now being offered commercially. EDA is also developing the EarthDaily Satellite Constellation to image the Earth’s landmass and large maritime areas every single day, with the data being processed by EarthPipeline to produce scientific-quality superspectral imagery that will power groundbreaking innovations in a wide range of AI and machine learning applications. For more information, visit www.earthdaily.com.
Geosys is the first global digital agriculture company founded by agronomists. With 30 years of industry experience, Geosys provides customers with the data, analysis and knowledge they need to make more efficient and effective decisions. B2B services range from global risk management and monitoring of agricultural commodities to the marketing of inputs and precision agriculture consulting, using the latest research in agronomy, information technologies and remote sensing. Geosys also develops highly customized business solutions for agricultural lenders, insurers, input suppliers and food companies, with easy-to-use analytics, that help reduce the daily risks of agriculture. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices in Europe, Australia and Brazil. Geosys a division of EarthDaily Analytics provides space age data and analytics for the organizations and people who feed the planet. For more information, visit www.geosys.com.
About Antarctica Capital
Antarctica Capital is an international private equity firm headquartered in New York with assets under management in excess of $2 billion as of December 31, 2020. Antarctica Capital is a registered investment advisor and is dedicated to investments in private markets and real assets and the establishment of long-term capital vehicles to leverage this investment focus. Antarctica Capital’s investment approach is active ownership with an inherent focus on sustainability and to provide more than capital to develop companies. The firm has an absolute return focus, which leads the firm to rigorously evaluate and build conviction around idiosyncratic investment opportunities and build value through the implementation of its investment strategies, such as SIGA®, SARO® and SEREY™.