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Supply Chain Monitoring

In Southeast Asia’s Oil Palm Fields, Orbital Insight Teams with Unilever to Fight Deforestation

Palm oil is an ingredient in many U.S. food products, an important biofuel in Europe and one of the world’s most widely-traded commodities. More than half the 70 million tons of palm oil produced annually is consumed in five regions — India, China, the European Union, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Humanitarian

Analyzing the Beirut Explosion with Geospatial Analytics

At least 135 people were killed and 5,000 wounded as of August, 5 2020 in the Beirut explosion. Orbital Insight's analyst team applied its commercial product to help first responders, government agencies, and NGOs understand the extent of the damage with rapid geospatial analytics from Airbus SPOT imagery.

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Real Estate

Orbital Insight Launches its Real Estate Foot Traffic Analytics Product

Purpose-built for data-driven decision making, GO Property is the next generation solution for asset management, diligence, and property marketing.

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COVID-19

Tracking the Coronavirus: Auto Plant Restarts

Orbital Insight has been closely monitoring US and international auto production, plant by plant, to help investors quantify the economic impact of COVID-19 on the autos sector and recovery by geography and brand.

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COVID-19

Signs of Life at China's Belt and Road in Laos

In the last week of April, Orbital Insight observed a 65% week-on-week surge in activity at Boten, indicating a resumption of construction activity in the Boten SEZ. While the activity levels are not as high as what Orbital Insight observed in October 2019, it represents a return to pre-COVID levels as engineers and construction workers return to Boten.

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COVID-19

Tracking the Coronavirus — Part One: Chinese Energy Trends

Since we woke up to the sheer disruption of life and travel in China from the coronavirus, the one question that remains unsatisfactorily answered is what is the actual impact on energy from the pandemic.

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