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S1E1: A Closer Look at Earth Observation with Joe Morrison

February 15, 2021 Aravind Season 1 Episode 1
TerraWatch Space
S1E1: A Closer Look at Earth Observation with Joe Morrison
Chapters
1:23
Joe's Story
7:50
Defining Earth Observation
11:24
What's New about Observing the Earth from Space Today?
17:40
Can you Look into Someone's House with Satellites?
22:05
Ethics of Earth Observation
24:25
Applications of Earth Observation
30:05
Challenges in the Earth Observation Sector Today
37:40
How does Umbra Fit into the Future of Earth Observation
42:55
How to Enter the Earth Observation Sector
46:10
Why Invest in Earth Observation?
51:06
What Joe Is Most Looking Forward to in Earth Observation
TerraWatch Space
S1E1: A Closer Look at Earth Observation with Joe Morrison
Feb 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 1
Aravind

In this first episode, I am stoked to have Joe Morrison on the podcast to talk about all things Earth Observation - the domain of space tech related to collecting data about the Earth through sensors in satellites. 

Joe and I discuss what is Earth observation (EO), its applications for Earth, the ethics of EO, the challenges in making sense of satellite data, the future of  EO and how Umbra fits into the picture as well as why investors have a huge role to play in defining the future of EO.

About Joe Morrison

Joe is the Head of Product Success and Impact at Umbra, a space tech startup based in California that is building a constellation of microsatellites with radar sensors, to produce all-weather day-night imagery, sub-meter resolution for low-cost distribution via an integrated web platform.

Joe writes some super interesting blogs. Check out his newsletter: https://joemorrison.substack.com/

Chapter References

  • 01:23: Joe's Story 
  • 07:50: Defining Earth Observation
  • 11:24: What's New about Observing the Earth from Space Today? 
  • 17:40: Can you Look into Someone's House with Satellites?
  • 22:05: Ethics of Earth Observation
  • 24:25: Applications of Earth Observation
  • 30:05: Challenges in the Earth Observation Sector Today
  • 37:40: How does Umbra Fit into the Future of Earth Observation
  • 42:55: How to Enter the Earth Observation Sector
  • 46:10: Why Invest in Earth Observation?
  • 51:06: What Joe Is Most Looking Forward to in Earth Observation

Thanks for listening and see you for the next episode!

Show Notes Chapter Markers

In this first episode, I am stoked to have Joe Morrison on the podcast to talk about all things Earth Observation - the domain of space tech related to collecting data about the Earth through sensors in satellites. 

Joe and I discuss what is Earth observation (EO), its applications for Earth, the ethics of EO, the challenges in making sense of satellite data, the future of  EO and how Umbra fits into the picture as well as why investors have a huge role to play in defining the future of EO.

About Joe Morrison

Joe is the Head of Product Success and Impact at Umbra, a space tech startup based in California that is building a constellation of microsatellites with radar sensors, to produce all-weather day-night imagery, sub-meter resolution for low-cost distribution via an integrated web platform.

Joe writes some super interesting blogs. Check out his newsletter: https://joemorrison.substack.com/

Chapter References

  • 01:23: Joe's Story 
  • 07:50: Defining Earth Observation
  • 11:24: What's New about Observing the Earth from Space Today? 
  • 17:40: Can you Look into Someone's House with Satellites?
  • 22:05: Ethics of Earth Observation
  • 24:25: Applications of Earth Observation
  • 30:05: Challenges in the Earth Observation Sector Today
  • 37:40: How does Umbra Fit into the Future of Earth Observation
  • 42:55: How to Enter the Earth Observation Sector
  • 46:10: Why Invest in Earth Observation?
  • 51:06: What Joe Is Most Looking Forward to in Earth Observation

Thanks for listening and see you for the next episode!

Joe's Story
Defining Earth Observation
What's New about Observing the Earth from Space Today?
Can you Look into Someone's House with Satellites?
Ethics of Earth Observation
Applications of Earth Observation
Challenges in the Earth Observation Sector Today
How does Umbra Fit into the Future of Earth Observation
How to Enter the Earth Observation Sector
Why Invest in Earth Observation?
What Joe Is Most Looking Forward to in Earth Observation