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£390raised of £2,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £390 to detect plastic, pollution & pirates in the oceans

    Surrey, UK
    Funded on Monday, 2nd July 2018

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    Story

    Our company, Satellite Vu is preparing to tackle humanity’s global challenges using unique earth observation satellites to deliver unprecedented resolution and re-visit times, day or night for enhanced monitoring of the maritime environment.

    Inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s words:

    “Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about it.”

    Earth observation has become a key part of environmental monitoring, delivering a wealth of information using combinations of sensor data and high resolution imagery. Satellite Vu is poised to transform this market through the launch of unique and ground-breaking satellites that will deliver infrared imaging and hourly re-visit times, both day and night.

    Our planet is facing enormous global stresses that affect us all. In the last decade, we have produced more plastic than in the entire 20th century and plastic constitutes approximately 90% of all waste floating on the ocean surface. Pollution is one of the world’s biggest killers and affects 100 million people, worldwide. Piracy, arms smuggling, people trafficking and illegal fishing are all conducted by clandestine ships, that are currently hard to detect and identify. In 2017, there were 180 incidents of piracy at sea, putting thousands of seafarers at risk, and there are numerous occurrences of arms and people smuggling. Other issues related to population, natural resources and conflict are all matters of global concern, yet these occur prevalently in areas that are currently barely monitored by space-based systems.

    At present, methods used to monitor the Earth; shipborne, airborne or via satellite, are expensive, do not offer enough detail and are not able to deliver data 24 hours a day. Satellite Vu is poised to change this with affordable, near real-time data. Our theory is that if we can detect plastic, pollution and pirates, governments can take action to solve the problem. By measuring the debris in our seas we can determine its origins, whether the problem is escalating and where it ends up. This is not about naming and shaming countries, it’s about education based on science and technology.

    Using cutting-edge technology, Satellite Vu is looking forward to delivering transformative information that will enable users to see our world in a unique way and in more detail than ever before. By using the incredible technology we have created for the good of the planet, we are providing the facts for our leaders to make the world a better place for future generations.

    This crowdsourcing money won’t buy a whole satellite but it will get the ball rolling, We intend to find matching funds from grants and investors for any seed funds we raise. The funds will be used to create a sustainable business for a sustainable planet. We will become self-funded through our commercial applications of our technology, so we won’t be forever asking for donations. But in the meantime we need some help from the public. This is more than a simple donation. It is an investment in the environment.

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    • anthony Baker1 year ago
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      anthony Baker

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      While the crowdfunding has not been as successful as hoped, we have won an ESA competition, our exposure in the press is increasing and the technology for our satellite is being refined. Please take regular looks at our web page to follow our story.

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      1 year ago
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    Supporters

    11

    • Nastasja Scholz

      Nastasja Scholz

      Jun 15, 2018

      Thank you for joining the much needed effort and good luck with achieving your goals!

      £20.00

    • Janette Stewart

      Janette Stewart

      Apr 30, 2018

      Wishing you the best of luck with this!

      £10.00

    • Nicholas Baker

      Nicholas Baker

      Apr 27, 2018

      Keep up the good work.

      £100.00

    • Stephen Morgan

      Stephen Morgan

      Apr 26, 2018

      A great cause -- the Earth -- and a great approach to take-on some serious issues, rather than just talking about it.

      £10.00

    • Rory Haggart

      Rory Haggart

      Apr 25, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 25, 2018

      £30.00

    • Phil Arney

      Phil Arney

      Apr 25, 2018

      Happy to help you friend.

      £20.00

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    anthony Baker

    anthony Baker

    Surrey, UK

    I am the CEO of Satellite Vu, we want to use science and technology to make abetter world; we need some help to get started. I have worked on satellite projects in innovative companies all my career and have recently formed a new company focused on earth observation.

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