The European Commission has contracted with EOS Data Analytics, a satellite analytics company founded by Max Polyakov, to develop technologies for the monitoring and analysis of mining sites across Europe. The three-year project, called Goldeneye, has a total budget of €8.3 million.
The project will develop solutions that improve safety, environmental impact, and profitability of mines by creating a platform that combines Earth observation technologies with on-site sensing.
“With Goldeneye, we are not solving just one problem. Our goal is to bring together different technologies in a platform that can offer innovative solutions to both businesses and governments and have a positive effect on the mining industry as a whole,”
says the project coordinator Marko Paavola of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
The Goldeneye project will target five mining sites across Europe: Pyhäsalmi mine in Finland, Trepča Mine Complex in Kosovo, Erzgebirge district in Germany, Panagyurishte district in Bulgaria, and the Roşia Poieni district in Romania.
Under the terms of the Goldeneye program, EOS Data Analytics will provide satellite data processing.
Space is, first of all, the knowledge that helps humanity to respond correctly and in a timely manner to changes in the environment. Therefore, we are focused on developing such technologies. At EOS Data Analytics, we have more than 20 scientific and industrial verticals, where we create tools to monitor various processes on Earth
We are delighted to have a synergistic partnership with the European Commission and are confident that the resulting analysis will be another technological step towards the conservation and optimization of natural resources
Max Polyakovfounder of EOS and Noosphere Ventures
The project is being coordinated by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the consortium consists of 16 European companies and research partners. The consortium is working together in platform development and in bringing together the work of sensing experts, solution providers, and European mines.
Natalia Borotkanych has been working in the space sector for more than 15 years now. Her experience includes working in business, science, education, and government projects.
Natalia has a PhD in space history, Master’s Degree in Foreign Policy from the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, as well as Master’s Degree in Public Management and Administration from National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.
Building upon her experience of working in the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Natalia now specializes in helping the state bodies and NGOs to implement the satellite monitoring technologies for solving real-world problems and for smart decision-making.
Natalia is an active science communicator. She is a scientific editor at The Universe. Space. Tech magazine. She also teaches a “Space diplomacy” course at the National Aviation University.
Natalia's experience in project coordination and scientific expertise in the space sector are much appreciated at EOS Data Analytics.