Infrastructure aging is becoming a popular topic since new disasters are reported on the news every day. Consequently, special attention goes to maintenance: reactive or proactive?

Quite surprisingly U.S. has been ranked with a C- on the status of its infrastructures by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Only considering roads and bridges, 1 out of 3 U.S. bridges need to be replaced or repaired, including 29 percent of bridges on the Interstate. According to the report, elements exhibit significant deficiencies in conditions and functionality, increasing vulnerability to risk.

Making things more challenging, the consequences of climate change are strongly impacting the aging of assets, whatever their origin, underground networks, buildings, railways, bridges, and roads.

We are experiencing a transition period as we move from reactive asset maintenance to preventive maintenance.

Utilizing new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), software, and sensors, including the internet of things (IoT) and digital twin (DT) can significantly reduce infrastructure maintenance.

How can satellite monitoring contribute to predictive maintenance?

While we monitor the assets more and more frequently, precisely, and smartly, how about the external interferences they receive? How do you analyze trends on threats and events effects before the sensor starts registering data?

Today satellite data empower the proactive maintenance approach with its specific features to make informed decisions and quickly mobilize resources: Long-term trends; Consistent and reliable; Vast and remote monitoring; Multispectral and radar data; Rapid response.

Read on to learn more about the potential of Earth Observation for infrastructure management.

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