Our mission is to provide high quality geo-information services and IT solutions mainly based on satellite data. For our clients we offer a comprehensive and long-term support in developing their activities.
Wasat’s management team is comprised of experts with multi-year professional background in satellite applications and IT sectors. The company cooperates with many universities and research institutions in Poland and abroad, it is equipped with the state-of-the-art software and research infrastructure and it provides clients with advisory services and training possibilities.
Bartosz graduated in management from the University of Gdańsk and received postgraduate diplomas in satellite applications domain, he was awarded with fellowships from the British Council and ESA. As a manager he worked in the Polish Space Research Centre and in Polspace. Bartosz was a member of the EU Space Advisory Group and is a Board member of the Polish Space Agency. He is an expert in economics of satellite applications and in use of Earth Observation in agriculture and archaeology.
Remote Sensing Department Manager
Dominik graduated in geography from University in Lublin and completed postgraduate studies in remote sensing and GIS at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw. As a GIS expert he worked for several years in companies and public institutions in Poland. Since 2011 Dominik has been leading satellite imagery processing and analysis in Wasat, with a focus on agriculture, archaeology and environmental protection.
Navigation and Geoinformation Department Manager
Daniel holds degrees in IT and geodesy from the University of Olsztyn where he received a governmental award for his Master thesis. He was employed as an geoinformation expert in companies in Poland and in Ireland. Since 2010 Daniel has been leading software development projects in Wasat. He is an expert in satellite data management, mobile mapping, GNSS and indoor navigation.
Remote Sensing Department
Department’s staff develops methods and algorithms that form the backbone of services offered to the agricultural and environmental protection sectors and to archaeologists. The team acquires advanced knowledge and technical skills during implementation of R&D projects, and through contacts with experts from the European Space Agency. This results in a high-quality work as well as in many scientific publications and conference presentations.
Navigation and Geo-informatics Department
The Department creates new methods of searching, processing, distribution and visualization of satellite data. It also develops mobile mapping applications, solutions for autonomous navigation of planetary rovers and for indoor navigation. The tasks are implemented using the effective software development methodology based on standards promoted by international organizations.
Our booth at ESA Earth Observation ɸ-Week
Participants of ɸ-Week (12-16 November) in ESA-ESRIN http://phiweek.esa.int/ are invited to booth no. 10, where we present our IT solutions in the field of satellite data processing.
Space-based monitoring of invasive plant species
Wasat team supported by experts from the Regional Environmental Center (REC Polska) performs a comprehensive assessment of the use of satellite remote sensing in the detection of invasive plant sites and monitoring changes in their range in Poland. Invasive species of plants negatively affect the natural environment by displacing native species and changing habitats. They also cause economic damage and some of them pose a threat to human health (e.g. a hogweed).
The feasibility study commissioned by the European Space Agency focuses on exploring the possibilities of using satellite imagery, including free data available under the Copernicus Program, to identify and categorize invasive plant sites and channels of their expansion.
First results of the project indicate a great interest in the subject among employees of local government administration and national parks, but also limited use of free Sentinel satellite data in this area. The construction of a national-scale on-line service supporting a struggle against the problem of invasive plants would require many years of scientific research, while its operation would involve a purchase of very high resolution satellite imagery.
Conference presentations in the summer 2018
This summer we actively participate in research conferences, e.g.:
• in June, Daniel Zinkiewicz presented “The Idea of Integrated Development Environment for EO Data Processing” at the Baltic Geodetic Congress in Olsztyn, Poland;
• in July, Bartosz Buszke presented new trends in the use of satellite remote sensing in precision agriculture at the “Polish DIAS for Europe” conference in Warsaw;
• in September, Dominik Ruciński will deliver a presentation “Identification, documentation and monitoring of historic landscapes: new data, new challenges, old problems” at the Landscape Archaeology Conference in Newcastle, UK.
JupyTEP IDE available for test usage
Under ESA contract our team has developed a cloud-based IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building scripts, algorithms and also complete EO data processing chains. JupyTEP IDE is a software with preconfigured EO toolboxes (e.g. SNAP/Snappy and Orfeo ToolBox) and libraries for GIS processing (e.g. GDAL, Grass GIS, PostGIS). It is built as an extension of Jupyter environment and Docker engine dedicated to working with EO data and it is based on the notebook philosophy of scripting. JupyTEP IDE allows scientists, developers of satellite remote sensing applications and other professional or non-professional users to create their own isolated development environment in an easy way. The users are able to write algorithms choosing various languages (Python, R, etc.) and a wide range of tools and libraries. The results can be presented and shared in the interactive and common Jupyter notebook format.
If you are interested in the open and free JupyTEP IDE solution or you wish to test the current version please visit the project site https://wasat.github.io/JupyTEPIDE/ or contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
Wasat Sp. z o.o
Office in Gdańsk Science and Technology Park:
ul. Trzy Lipy 3 (budynek B)
Wasat Sp. z o.o.
Office in Warsaw:
ul. Żurawia 22
+ 48 600 253 700
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