CybELE aims to use satellite data to empower experts, especially in the private sector (law firms and insurance), with the management of their legal environmental cases. The global cost of environmental criminality has been estimated to be USD between 91 and 258 billion in 2016.
CybELE provides quick access to reports of these crimes that include an analysis of satellite data from Sentinels-1, -2, -3 and -5 depending on the case. These reports are drafted to be presented in the frame of judicial proceedings like litigation or dispute settlement. They constitute a crucial evidential basis to prove infringement of environmental laws or assess the cost of environmental damages.
This enables companies or their clients to alleviate the time and money consuming research required to support their cases. The reports will also further improve the legal predictability of environmental cases and strengthen the client’s environmental claims.


Environmental damage in Italy, Copernicus Sentinel-2 picture

 

Customer benefits

CybELE enables companies or their clients to alleviate time and money consuming research to support their legal cases. In addition to efficiency benefits, they further improve the legal predictability of environmental cases and strengthen the client’s environmental claims.

Expertise

“CybELE shows a very innovative field of application for Copernicus data, by using and combining them for law enforcement in environmental crime. The products and services which CybELE will deliver, have potentially a significant impact on criminal investigation and jurisprudence in the mid-term.” – Hugo Zunker, Policy Officer, European Commission

 


Robin Bouvier, Romain Torres

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