Meet Sobolt: bringing a sustainable future closer

by | Jun 24, 2019 | Earth Observation, ESA BIC

Sobolt founders Danny Hetharia and Jeroen van Zwieten.
Danny Hetharia and Jeroen van Zwieten

Recent reports conclude that if CO2 emissions keep going at the pace they are now, the global warmth induced by human beings will increase with 1,5 degrees in 2040. It is time to stop endangering future generations.

Sustainability is the process of maintaining change in a balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.

Sobolt, founded by Jeroen van Zwieten (developer) and Danny Hetharia (AI scientist), offers earth observation based (EO) solutions for sustainable cities. By combining AI, physics and EO, they explore sustainability solutions contributing to create a greener world and a better future for our planet.

Improving decision making

Using remote sensing data and high-resolution satellite imagery, Sobolt collects enough data to identify opportunities and turning them into actionable and measurable solutions.

Municipalities and governments can develop new policies and urban development techniques using data and monitoring their proposals having reliable data to trust. Also private companies can benefit. Consumers are more likely to choose a sustainable brand over a non-sustainable one, recent studies have shown. Sustainability (luckily!) affects our purchase intention.

So Sobolt makes companies avoid inefficient decisions. Decisions that are usually accompanied by intensive, expensive and time-consuming labor. At the same time it helps them being more socially responsible in their production process.

Countless possibilities

Sobolt counts on several solutions such as SolarSearch, Green Rooftop Monitoring, Bikeability, LandLoupe, HeatBrain and much more!

Today many green initiatives related are monitoring manually. This is an expensive an inefficient process. Automation and deeper insights are truly the future. Sobolt will show the world that its solutions help smart cities move further. It will prove that sustainability is not a possibility, but a reality.

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