Close this search box.


Earth Observation

Skytek works to understand the world in which we live by viewing it from the sky above.

Machine Learning & Earth Observation

  • ML is training a computer to understand an asset
  • Detect damage due to wind damage, storm surge forest fires etc.​​
  • Change detection-Pre/Post event imagery compared
  • Algorithm to assess damage over large areas
  • Complements modelling, by providing real-time data on damage
  • Available 2/3 days post event
  • Ideal for immediate pre-claim stock market notification & supporting claims process 
maui-pre-001 maui-post-001

Satellite imagery and ML damage detection overlay: Lahaina city, Maui, August 15th, 2023

ESA Atmospheric Validation Data Centre (EVDC)

Skytek developed and maintains a software platform for European Space Agency that supports Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val) activities for a new and upcoming ESA satellite missions. Currently Skytek is heavily involved in preparations for launch and commisioning phase of EarthCARE – the biggest ESA atmospheric mission so far.

We help ESA with monitoring peformance of their missions and satellite products development by providing:
  • Fast catalogues and archives of satellite data
  • Cal/Val Data submission facility and processing tools
  • Fast catalogues and archives of correlative data harvested from multiple data centers
  • Enforcing standardization of metadata formats (GEOMS)
  • Orbit prediction and analysis tools
  • Cloud processing tools
  • Broad Documentation and Tutorials supporting Cal/Val teams

Skytek Augments EarthCARE Mission with Cutting-Edge Technology


Skytek has worked since 2019 with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

We provide technical and scientific support for its remote sensing and products division and is leading an international study taking validation measurements in the arctic.

Skytek is providing:

  • A service to support the development of the scientific activities for current and future EUMETSAT missions and the evolving product needs of the users, including dedicated support to the future Copernicus CO2M mission, which will map carbon dioxide emissions,
  • Collection and analysis of scatterometer measurements over snow and sea ice during the MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) campaign, to contribute to the validation of EUMETSAT, Copernicus and ESA missions
Earth Observation Web Portal by Skytek

Earth Observation Web Portal by Skytek

The European Space Agency’s range of Earth Observation satellites assist scientists in studying the earth. Skytek’s software solution is deployed to support the Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms (SPPA), the ESA’s Earth Observation division responsible for algorithm development, calibration and validation, and quality control. The SPPA web portal is designed to increase awareness of Earth Observation (EO) data capabilities and performance status within the Earth Observation user community.

Benefits of mySPPA:

  • Improve access and use of SPPA outputs.
  • Support scientists and end-users familiarise themselves with EO data and data products