Ecometrica wins space agency deal

They will assist in the monitoring of deforestation using satellite images. Picture: PA

They will assist in the monitoring of deforestation using satellite images. Picture: PA

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ECOMETRICA, the Edinburgh-based green software company, has won a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to help monitor deforestation using satellite images.

The university spin-out will support satellite monitoring and evaluation of forestry activities related to the UK’s International Climate Fund, a £3.5 billion commitment to support climate change mitigation in developing countries.

Three countries – Ghana, Nepal and the Cerrado region of Brazil – are covered in the initial project, which is set to take eight months.

Ecometrica said the deal was a “six-figure” contract.

Chairman Richard Tipper said: “This is a significant win for Ecometrica and a milestone in the development and growth of our space-related activities.

“We have had to pass detailed scrutiny and technical review by the ESA, and are delighted to say that we were the only applying provider deemed capable of handling this project.”

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