Orbital Eye on Climate Change
Byline: By DAVID JONES Business Correspondent
IMAGES taken by satellites are being used by an innovative mid Wales company to identify habitats remotely from space and help monitor climate change.
Environment Systems specialises in aerial and satellite image classification, 3D geoprocessing and visualisation, and GIS data capture and analysis.
The company, based on Cefn Llan Science Park, Aberystwyth, provides consultancy and services to clients in the environment, agriculture, land and property sectors.
It is putting the finishing touches to a satellite map of Welsh habitats for the Countryside Council for Wales to update information a decade old.
Steve Keyworth, one of three directors of Environment Systems, which was formed four years ago, said: "By being able to identify and assess habitats remotely from space, we can provide an exciting new baseline of Wales and support a range of environmental policy activities including closely monitoring the effects of climate change."
Environment Systems is taking part in a major exhibition in Builth Wells this weekend. …