22 May 2024

New partnership will accelerate wireless soil and water optimisation solutions


Sensoterra has announced it has joined the Inmarsat Application and Solution Provider (ASP) Programme, an ecosystem for providers of software, hardware and solutions, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in commercial land markets. As an ASP member, Sensoterra will gain access to Inmarsat’s global L-band satellite connectivity network, ELERA, and worldwide reach to scale its solutions into new sectors and geographies.

Based in Utrecht and operating in 30 countries, Sensoterra’s mission is to improve water management worldwide by providing detailed insights in soil moisture. Its simple, robust and low-cost wireless soil moisture sensors generate over 60 million global data points. These smart soil moisture measurements empower better decision making for land management resulting in tangible productivity gains and ultimately, more sustainable outcomes.

Sensoterra’s approach is built on combining high-quality, durable, easy-to-install sensors with an open-API platform to allow customers to create the water management insight solutions that meet their requirements. These sensors help users save water, increase yields, prevent drought damage and use land and natural resources more efficiently. Able to adapt to 14 different types of soil moisture conditions customers will encounter across the globe, it has developed its sensors and API platform in such a way that a network of multiple sensors forms a fine-meshed ‘sensor ecosystem’.

Commenting on Sensoterra’s membership in the ASP, Mike Carter, president, Enterprise at Inmarsat, said: “Inmarsat is pleased to welcome Sensoterra to our ASP programme and to be working with them to support their ambitious growth plans. Innovative solution providers like Sensoterra are using leading-edge technology to help industries respond to some of the biggest global challenges. Inmarsat stands ready to support their journey through the provision of reliable connectivity through our industry-leading ELERA narrowband network, as well as go-to-market alignment and support.”

René Voogt, commercial director, co-CEO, Sensoterra comments: “As Sensoterra, we want to be the global go-to brand for anyone who wants to measure soil moisture as part of their water management solution. Partnering with Inmarsat’s ASP Programme not only gives us the connectivity solutions to enable that with our API platform, but also a partnership ecosystem we can leverage to power our ambitious growth plans. We’re thrilled to join Inmarsat’s ASP programme because we need reliable, global connectivity and a trusted partner to bring our wireless soil and water optimisation solutions to new markets, so we can aid better decision making for water management through smart soil moisture measurements where it is most needed.”