EarthDaily Analytics this week announced the appointment of James Tansey as Vice President of the company’s Carbon Analytics initiatives.
The Vancouver-based EarthDaily is a vertically-integrated data processing and analytics company pairing big data tools with Space technologies. Tansey has twenty years of experience applying cutting-edge academic research to solve challenges facing the world, with a particular focus on the use of technology to achieve impact and sustainability.
“We’re thrilled to welcome James Tansey to the EDA team, where we believe that he can play a major role,” said Don Osborne, Chief Executive Officer of EarthDaily Analytics. “James fills a critical role for us in bringing endlessly scalable, AI-driven data analysis capabilities to a highly attractive new business vertical.”
In his role at EDA, Tansey will lead the development and deployment of a service offering utilizing both existing satellite-derived geo-analytics capabilities and the forthcoming EarthDaily Constellation. The Constellation will provide corporations, investors, and government regulators with the ability to monitor regulatory compliance globally with data updated on a daily basis, according to the company.
“I am excited to be able work alongside the world-class team at EarthDaily Analytics,” said Tansey. “I look forward to building on and broadening the commercial and technological leadership that EDA has already established across diverse sectors.”
Most recently, Tansey served as founder and CEO of Canvas Impact Advisors. Earlier in his career, Tansey founded and led TSX-listed NatureBank Asset Management, the largest carbon market development company in Canada, which delivered the world’s first carbon-neutral Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver.
EarthDaily was formed by private equity firm Antarctica Capital through buying parts of UrtheCast after it sought creditor protection in 2020 to avoid bankruptcy. Last year, EarthDaily Analytics became an Independent Software Vendor Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.
“With AWS, we can help satellite operators reduce their up-front capital and routine operational costs while adding immediate value to their end customers,” noted Chris Rampersad, Vice President of Engineering for EDA, at the time of the announcement.