Improving human lives and the environment

Mission in Impact

Our priority is to carry out purely activities with a positive impact. Satellite data bring the measurable view into reality, bringing accountability to climate change and food security issues. We strive to regenerate environmental, economic, and social systems.

World from Space for Sustainable Development Goals

AgTech services of World from Space are designed to support food production increase and empower food security worldwide. Thanks to their affordable price they strengthen food production value chains also in developing countries. By per-hectare pricing basis, World from Space supports equitable growth, regardless of farm size.

As part of impactful projects, World from Space identifies large sources of air pollution countrywide and tracks its development over time. Beyond that, sustainability and ecosystem services of greenery are also assessed using Earth Observation data. That supports stakeholders in mitigation measures planning which contributes to improving public health and well-being by reducing air pollution, heat stress and enhancing the aesthetics of the location in line with SDG3.

SDG6 calls for reducing water pollution and improving water use efficiency, especially in agriculture which is responsible for 70% of global water consumption and pollution with excess agrochemicals. World from Space’s AgTech tools help farmers apply fertilizers only where needed by zoning the land. Thus it minimizes the release of hazardous chemicals, preserving soil and water quality. Moreover, EO-based soil and crop moisture monitoring help to optimize irrigation.

World from Space supports economic growth through its satellite technology solutions for agriculture. It helps farmers increase their productivity, income, and resilience by providing accurate and timely information. With per-hectare pricing, it pays off even to small-scale farmers leading to unselective equitable growth. Being involved in multiple ESA’s EO Clinics, World from Space provides EO in support for International Development. This supports SDG8, which seeks to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth for all.

World from Space is involved in R&D projects with universities and domain experts to foster innovation It is developing new algorithms and methods for processing satellite data and delivering insights. Its precision agriculture tools accelerate the modernization of the food production industry. Also, by designing satellite mission products, World from Space takes part in building reliable NewSpace infrastructure. This aligns with multiple subgoals of SDG9, which aim to empower scientific research, modernize technologies across industries, and improve access to data.

World from Space contributes to making cities more resilient and sustainable by providing insights on green infrastructure and urban heat islands using satellite data. Greenery provides ecosystem services such as heat island reduction, stormwater management, air quality improvement, carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, and mental health benefits. For Climate Change Adaptation Strategies, EO-based indicators are delivered to quantify these functions. Based on such insights, urban planning and greenery design become more effective to make cities more livable and climate-resilient.

Being the prime source of nutrients for most of the food we eat, the soil is the most precious natural resource. Yet, the industrialization of agriculture has led to massive soil depletion. World from Space’s AgTech tools prescribe agrochemistry application only where needed, thus reducing soil contamination and soil compaction from saved unnecessary machinery overpasses. Consequently, food products are cleaner for consumers’ health. Moreover, EO-based regenerative agriculture tools genuinely lead to long-term improvement of soil health, aligning with SDG12 which aims to achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

World from Space uses satellite data to support air quality monitoring, regenerative agriculture, climate change adaptation, drought resilience and reforestation. It can measure soil carbon, optimise manure use, detect intercropping or tillage practices, estimate crop biomass, and monitor water availability. For Climate Change Adaptation Strategies it provides satellite insights into green infrastructure, urban heat island, and the climate change vulnerability of cities. These and many more case studies align with SDG13, which calls for urgent action to combat climate change by strengthening adaptive capacity.

World from Space helps protect, retain, and restore terrestrial ecosystems by providing AgTech services that preserve soil from degradation - especially chemical contamination. With regenerative agriculture tools, it can also contribute to restoring soil organic matter, soil biota, and thus soil fertility. This reduces pressure on ecosystems, a decline in general biodiversity and the richness of wildlife. This aligns with SDG15, which aims to promote sustainable land management.

What makes us stand out

Country-scale air pollution

Experience in air pollution analyses for whole countries with vast impact

Data for sustainability strategies

Delivery of complex satellite data insights for data-driven climate change adaptation strategies

Environmental indicators

Tree area per capita, Greenery proximity to buildings, Active greenery proportion, Green roof suitability

Environmental responsibility

Internal sustainablity policies guarantying internal ESG policies

Satellite data help us to reveal air pollution and its causes in those countries where the state-run monitoring is unreliable. Thanks to the professional reports, Arnika helps partners in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan or Georgia to support technical and legislative solutions of protecting the environment and population health, and thus, it supports the voice of local communities.

- Martin Skalský

chairman of Arnika Czech Republic