Geoffrey Craig
China’s Auto Manufacturing Index foreshadows broader slowdown

A sharp drop in our China Auto Manufacturing Index in June preceded economic data showing a slowdown in the country's manufacturing & services sectors.

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Geoffrey Craig
An economic scorecard: China, Europe, US

Data derived from satellite imagery can offer fresh clues about the relative economic conditions in China, Europe and the US. The standings of these economies have emerged as a key issue in 2020, driven by the winding global path of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Ursa Team
Story map: Tracking Amazon Deforestation

Has there been an increase of deforestation in Pará? Where is there significant activity that may be indicative of deforestation? Ursa is monitoring these areas to gain insight into the effects of new highways, relaxed regulations, and the effects of COVID-19 on enforcement efforts within

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Ursa Team
Story map: How crude inventories help predict shipping rates

What is the relationship, if any, between crude inventories and tanker freight rates? The possibility that a connection might exist is straight-forward. When inventories drop, oil shipments follow, just like an empty fridge foreshadows a trip to the grocery store. As more oil is

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Geoffrey Craig
North Dakota equipment yard shows effects of drilling slowdown

The downturn in oil prices in 2020 dealt a severe blow to US shale producers, resulting in less drilling, job losses, and a decline in output. The US oil sector is hardly alone. Even Saudi Aramco, a famously low-cost producer, reportedly cut jobs after seeing a 25% reduction of net income

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Ursa Team
Video: Ursa's Oil Inventories Country Level Capacity Dashboard

Ursa is monitoring oil storage around the world using SAR satellite data. Watch this video tutorial to learn more about the different features you can access on our dashboard.

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