Maral Bayaraa

Earth Observation Specialist
Satellite Applications Catapult

Maral is an Earth Observation Specialist at the Satellite Applications Catapult, focused on remote sensing solutions within different parts of the mining life-cycle, including mineral exploration, tailings dams monitoring and environmental assessment. She has technical expertise in multi-spectral and SAR remote sensing leveraging latest analytical techniques such as Object Based Image Analysis and Machine Learning. Prior to her current role, Maral has been a Remote Sensing analyst at Airbus Defence and Space, developing innovative applications both within operational and R&D settings. Maral holds a MSci (Hons) in Geology from the University of Bristol.

Satellite enabled Extractive Industry

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created by the UK government to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications.

The global nature of satellites makes them a perfect tool for providing a timely and relevant insights about the world around us. Satellite remote sensing can support the extractive industries at any stage of a project’s lifecycle, from exploration to production/ waste management (tailings dam monitoring) to environmental and social impact compliance.