Ursa delivers global economic insights to energy and financial enterprises, providing a reliable information source about areas of the world that are traditionally opaque.
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Use cases include: crude oil balance sheet, macro-economic analysis, systematic trading, physical commodities trading
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Examples include: refinery activity, new construction & repair, pipeline construction & repair
Ursa delivers valuable economic intelligence to decision makers. We make sense of space-based insights for enterprise customers.
Our observations help analysts fill in the gaps when there are no readily-available sources of information. We specialize in reliably delivering results on a weekly or on-demand cadence.
What makes Ursa so reliable? We use space-based data from radar satellites as the source of our timely reports. Radar works through clouds and at night, allowing us to collect information about activities on the Earth rain or shine. Using our established network of suppliers, we can deliver information about anywhere on the Earth, every 12 hours.
Ursa was founded in early 2015 by leaders in the satellite and computer security fields with the vision of serving customers with valuable insights derived from satellite imagery.
Ursa has released a Standard China Oil Storage Report, allowing an entry point for customers to leverage this new kind of direct observation data. Use the Standard Reports to validate monthly National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China measurements or more accurately reconcile crude oil supply and demand balances in China. […]
On Monday, 8/14/17, refinery runs data was released by the NBS of China, showing a 500,000 bpd drop, and the market has since reacted: Oil Falls on Strong Dollar and Continued China Demand Worry – Reuters Oil Slips as Chinese Demand Overshadows Libyan Disruption – Chron Even with imports data released last week, without reliable[…]
July data for China crude oil imports shows a noticeable drop from 8.79 mbd to 8.16 mbd, as noted in the media: China’s Crude Oil Imports Fell to a 7-Month Low – Market Realist A Red Flag For Oil? China’s Crude Imports Drop To 7-Month Low – OilPrice Want to know the whole story? Does[…]
Ithaca, NY – August 10, 2017 – Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa) today announced their planned expansion to provide the world’s first reliable, global oil inventory coverage. Building on Ursa’s ground-breaking China Oil Storage Report, Ursa will deliver Global oil storage reports on a region by region basis, starting with the Caribbean, Middle East/North Africa,[…]
Come visit us at booth 110T next week at Small Satellite Conference and see how we can turn your satellite data into global economic insights. Ursa Co-founder, Derek Edinger, will also be giving a talk titled “Small Sats + Big Data Analytics = Insights on Chinese Economy” on Thursday (8/10) at 8:30AM.
Ithaca, NY – June 9, 2017 – Join us at the BattleFin Discovery Day Intrepid on June 14, 2017 in New York City. Discovery Day is BattleFin’s premier private event where investors, managers, data providers and systematic & data-centric hedge funds come to find alpha, capital and funding. Matt Wood, Ursa’s VP of Sales and[…]
Ithaca, NY – June 6, 2017 – Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa) is pleased to announce a revenue sharing agreement and expanded collaboration with e-GEOS (a Telespazio/ASI Company), a leading supplier of satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. This agreement enhances Ursa’s global economic intelligence subscription products. “We’re very excited to expand our existing relationship[…]
Ursa is a member of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and will exhibit at USGIF’s GEOINT 2017 symposium June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The GEOINT Symposium is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in every facet of GEOINT, bringing together over 4,000 individuals from[…]
Ithaca, NY – May 23, 2017 – Along with shale oil production, crude oil inventories are playing a powerful role in determining global oil prices. Wall Street Journal’s “OPEC’s Foil: It Can’t Drain Enough Stored Oil”, explains the difficult time that OPEC has had in trying to balance oil prices by cutting output. Investors need[…]
Ithaca, NY – May 16, 2017 – A majority of the world’s crude oil futures contracts are based on two benchmarks: West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent. These contracts allow the buyer to receive a quantity of crude oil from the seller at a predetermined price at some point in the future. Traders attempt to[…]