SatSummit 2024
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Aravind Ravichandran

Founder & CEO at TerraWatch Space. He/Him.


Aravind Ravichandran is the founder of TerraWatch Space, a strategic advisory and market intelligence firm specialising in Earth observation, satellite data and its applications. Aravind works on strategic assignments with space agencies, satellite companies and investors around the world, including advising enterprises across multiple sectors on strategies of adopting satellite data for solving climate, environmental and business challenges. He is also the author of the TerraWatch Space newsletter that provides insights and analysis on the EO market and the commercial use cases of satellite data.

On the agenda

  1. Satellite State of Play

    May. 16, 09:00am
    The Forum

    State of the Space Sector

    State of the Data

    State of Earth AI

    State of Application

    Since SatSummit last convened in 2022, we’ve seen large shifts and exciting new capabilities emerge. Constellations have emerged, and others have matured, notably in weather, SAR, hyperspectral, and GHG monitoring. Numerous Large Earth Models have been deployed, drawing on advances in Generative AI. The commercial space industry continues to work through its post-ZIRP (Zero interest-rate policy) hangover. As we witness an acceleration in climate change, our community is responding by setting new benchmarks in extreme weather monitoring and response capabilities. We are still determining how to gather the data to support new enforcement regimes designed to combat climate change.

    We will hear from individuals at the center of these movements. They will brief us on the current state of play and prospects for the future across the satellite sector, data, AI, and the application of EO data to social and climate issues.


    1. Ian Schuler


    1. Aravind Ravichandran
    2. Jed Sundwall
    3. Amy Larson, PhD
    4. Nicki McGoh

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)