Environmental, Social and Governance action can all be enhanced by a global satellite IoT network
The philosophy behind Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts is a reaction to years of inattention to some core pillars of what can make our planet a better place to live. ESG is typically thought of in terms of what’s happening here on Earth, but the fast-growing amount of activity in space — particularly in low Earth orbit (LEO) — is giving rise to the idea that the ESG concept must also be applied to space.
At E-Space, we see the challenges presented by the growing number of satellites and other objects in LEO giving rise to major concerns about space pollution. But we also see the opportunity today to get ahead of the situation by focusing on what can be done if we take the active role of stewards focused on protecting the near-Earth environment rather than accepting it as it is.
As stewards of space, we are committed to setting the standard in the design, build and deployment of sustainable satellite constellations. We also recognize the data captured from our global space systems can provide incredible insights into the human impact on our environment.
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Widespread use of E-Space Internet of Things (IoT) sensors connected by satellite can help drive clear ESG decisions to protect our planet by enabling advanced knowledge of Earth’s most sensitive resources.
Real-time data intelligence
Data captured from billions of E-Space devices around the world can provide immediate environmental insights into humanity's impact on oceans, rivers, polar and glacial ice, wildlife and forests. For social issues, space-connected devices can deliver instant information on global challenges related to healthcare, education and safety while satellite IoT aids governance by enhancing data related to water and supply chain management to sustainability reporting and emissions reduction.
Here's a closer look at some of the ways the next generation of satellite-connected IoT sensors will improve ESG across the world:
• Energy efficiency: Devices can monitor and control energy consumption in buildings, factories and in transportation to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs.
• Resource management: By optimizing resource usage in agriculture and industry, connected sensors help reduce waste while conserving resources.
• Waste reduction: Smart waste management systems enabled by IoT helps optimize collection routes to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
• Healthcare: By monitoring patient health remotely, IoT helps improve access to healthcare by reducing the need for physical visits.
• Safety: Real-time monitoring, emergency alerts and predictive maintenance are all enhanced with data collected by IoT sensors and analyzed in real time by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools.
• Education: Underserved populations can benefit greatly by IoT to enable remote learning and improving access to education resources regardless of location.
• Transparency: By providing real-time data on operations and supply chains, IoT enhances transparency and accountability.
• Compliance: Companies can gain a clearer picture of their compliance with environmental and social regulations by using IoT data for monitoring and reporting.
• Renewable energy: By optimization of renewable energy sources into the grid, IoT aids in increasing the share of clean energy.
This is just a small sampling of the ways in which ESG can be promoted and enhanced by IoT that’s connected globally by the E-Space satellite constellation. We also envision many more use cases that have yet to even be imagined. Our enabling technology holds great promise by providing the tools to collect data in real time, coupled with AI at the edge, to deliver actionable intelligence that leverages space to confront ESG initiatives on Earth.