OroraTech provides Wildfire Intelligence from Space to Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
OroraTech has signed a partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) to provide a satellite-based Wildfire Detection and Monitoring Service in support of their ongoing effort to combat bushfires faster and more efficiently.
Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has the land management responsibility of approximately 51% of the state or approximately 2.9 million hectares. A significant percentage of this land is remote and has no formal bushfire detection network in place. Until now, PWS has relied on aerial spotter flight activity after a lightning event to detect bushfires. “This season Tasmania has undertaken an agreement with OroraTech’s Wildfire Service to assist in the monitoring and early detection of bushfires. Early indications are showing promising results with a number of unwanted fires being discovered and actioned.” said David Taylor, Strategic Fire Planning Officer. “We are looking forward to the utilisation and the validation of this system in the upcoming fire-season.”
“We are so thrilled to have Tasmania Parks and Wildlife onboard and look forward to establishing a long-term partnership to help preserve the unique natural environment in the region.” said Björn Stoffers, Co-founder and CMO of OroraTech.
OroraTech is providing a global satellite-based wildfire detection and monitoring service by processing data from a variety of available satellite sources. In parallel, the company is developing their own nanosatellite constellation specialized in wildfire detection, with the first satellite launch in 2021.