Satellites for Batteries study: surveying for battery metals from space

Added: 9th December 2020 by CGG

CGG Satellite Mapping is playing a key role in an innovative new "Satellites for Batteries" study supported by the UK Space Agency that will develop advanced analytics to increase the identification of battery metals for mining companies.

The transition from conventional to fully electric vehicles will lead to a huge increase in demand for a number of key metals required for rechargeable batteries. Working as part of a consortium led by the Satellite Application Catapult, and involving Cornish Lithium, structural geologists, data scientists and developers at CGG Satellite Mapping will develop advanced mineral mapping and fault identification solutions that exploit the latest satellite imagery and elevation data.

The study is part of a £7 million UK Space Agency funding programme aimed at putting the UK at the forefront of the latest advances in space innovation.