Saving the environment
Vultus mission is to eliminate waste in farming. This will significantly reduce the negative environmental impact of farming, and ensure our ability to feed the world. Our main product, nitrogen recommendations, directly targets this mission, whilst several other projects help reduce and even revert environmental damage. Such projects include combating coastal erosion, toxic algae blooms, and drought through remote sensing and decision support.
Over 60% of nitrogen fertilizers go to waste, whilst being the most used fertilizer with the largest potential to pollute. This is causing huge emissions of Nitrous Oxide, a greenhouse gas 298 times more potent than CO2. Currently, even 7% of Sweden's total CO2 emission from Nitrous Oxide from farming. Furthermore, a large amount of nitrogen leaches out into our lakes and rivers, causing eutrophication, toxic algae blooms, and acidification. With our nitrogen analysis, it is possible to reduce nitrogen use by up to 40%, which drastically reduces nitrogen pollution.
Sand erosion monitoring
Coastal erosion is causing property loss, groundwater pollution and increases flooding, which consequentially costs countries billions of dollars. Vultus applying its remote sensing and GIS competencies to bring an integrated coastal monitoring solution to market, together with world-leading erosion experts and several coastal authorities, to increase our ability to deal with rising sea levels and other changes in hydrology stemming from global warming.
Using high-resolution spectral data Vultus is increasing water quality and reducing the risk of algae toxicity through monitoring. Our input data will be applied to three-dimensional simulation models for algae movement, that are connected to decision support for water companies. Vultus will partake in a project in this area together with a few researchers and water companies.
Drought is affecting billions of people worldwide. Around 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated. Vultus remote sensing talents are once again being applied to aid world-leading experts in wetland preservation to build a decision support to both preserve the environment, and most efficiently distribute water within communities.