About us

African Geospace is an aerospace firm that specializes in space technology and big data analytics, pioneering intelligent decision-making for development, and climate action.

Company

We are a gathering of space scientists, and technologists building satellite data analytics and AI solutions.

We leverage the vast potential of space to build effective solutions aimed at facilitating space infused data analytics and enabling informed decision-making processes. Through sustainable solutions, we strive to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time, to save lives, improve livelihoods, and increase climate resilience. We partner with organizations and government institutions to deliver on our mission.

Why space

Potential to accelerate
global sustainability

Space is essential in providing critical information for climate analysis, resource management, and environmental monitoring. By utilizing space technology, we can make informed decisions and implement effective strategies to tackle global challenges and promote long-term sustainability.

Why AI

Data are the new gold in
our fast-changing world

In our rapidly evolving world, data has become a precious resource with transformative potential. AI serves as the key to unlocking the value hidden within this ocean of information. Through AI’s unparalleled ability to analyze, interpret, and derive insights from large datasets, we gain a deeper understanding of complex challenges and uncover innovative solutions to drive sustainable development. AI empowers us to harness the power of data across diverse industries, including agriculture, renewable energy, mining, urban development, and more.

Some collaborations

We've collaborated on projects at national level or with international organizations

We participated in the ‘Map for Preparedness’ project—a collaboration among the George Washington University Department of Geography, the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. The project’s objective was to map households located in floodplains across three African countries, enabling proactive flood prevention measures before peak flows occur.

Additionally, our team developed a cutting-edge digital platform using mobile phones to collect climate and hydrological data upstream of Togo’s Nangbéto hydropower dam. This data integrates seamlessly into FUNES, an award-winning machine learning tool. FUNES facilitates the linkage between Early Warning Systems (EWS) and early action initiatives spearheaded by the Togo Red Cross. This collaboration is proof of our leadership in high-level IT project management, even those upon which people’s lives and the safeguarding of their properties depend.

African Geospace have an extensive history of countrywide mapping projects with various clients. Our expertise has been leveraged in identifying necessary information to collect on critical infrastructures. Specifically, we have contributed to a national infrastructure mapping project in Togo. This collaboration involved validating data collection methodologies and tools, ensuring the quality of deliverables, offering guidance on data hosting, analysis, and visualizations, as well as working with stakeholder institutions. Coupled with other impactful mapping initiatives, these experiences have solidified African Geospace’s reputation as an authority in national mapping projects.

Thanks to the Reciprocal Exchange Award from the U.S. Department of State, as a component of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, we have collaborated with NASA’s SERVIR Global to design a Remote Sensing training program in Togo. This program helped train public institutions and Ph.D. candidates in Geography on using satellite imagery for agriculture and forest monitoring, as well as addressing water-related issues.

Theory of change

A new era of satellite imagery accessibility and analytics has just begun

The transformative shift in the domain of satellite imagery promises to reshape industries, enhance decision-making processes, and fuel innovations across various sectors. As satellites equipped with advanced imaging technologies continue to orbit the Earth, their data streams are becoming increasingly accessible to a wider range of users, from researchers and policymakers to businesses and individuals. This democratization of satellite imagery — information that was once confined to experts — paves the way for an unprecedented level of global understanding and collaboration, as people from diverse backgrounds gain the ability to harness pragmatic insights from space.

With this enhanced accessibility, the potential for data-driven insights and actionable intelligence grows exponentially. Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms can now process vast volumes of satellite imagery to detect objects, patterns, changes, and anomalies in near real-time. This analytical capability has the potential to revolutionize entire industries. For instance, timely detection of deforestation trends can empower conservation efforts, while monitoring urban expansion can guide sustainable development strategies. The newfound ability to observe and quantify dynamic phenomena on a global scale offers an unprecedented opportunity to address pressing challenges facing humanity.

Furthermore, the synergy between satellite imagery and artificial intelligence ushers in a new frontier of innovation. As more people and organizations gain access to high-quality satellite imagery, new applications are emerging, driving economic growth and societal progress. African Geospace is leveraging this data to create innovative solutions, and help organizations to optimize their operations by incorporating satellite insights. The possibilities are endless and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, where experts from different fields converge to derive comprehensive insights for the Global Public Good.