San Diego, March 22, 2022 – As demand increases for ASTERRA’s Earth observation technology, the company continues to add jobs, which has led to an expansion in San Diego. The new space allows for continued growth and is positioned close to UC San Diego in the University City area.
“The new location for ASTERRA’s North American headquarters accommodates the needs of the many existing and new members of our team. Its central location offers more options for employees and guests,” said Executive Vice President James Perry. “The newly completed trolley extension, upgraded Westfield UTC mall and restaurants, and being situated at the intersection of three main highways, are all benefits.”
ASTERRA’s products use synthetic aperture radar (SAR) from space-based satellites and their patented, artificial intelligence-powered algorithm to determine the locations of subsurface moisture, contributing to the global effort of sustainability. Since 2017, the ASTERRA Recover product has saved over 169,280 million gallons of potable water, and the MasterPlan and EarthWorks products are used for infrastructure monitoring in multiple verticals.
Recently, Recover was awarded the innovation award by the American Water Works Association and it was used in Toyota City, Japan, where a similar award was presented by the Japanese Water Works Association. ASTERRA is currently undertaking a project in conjunction with the San Diego County Water Authority.
In April, ASTERRA will report on findings and positive outcomes realized by a California Energy Commission water leak detection study when Perry serves on a panel discussion in San Diego at the P3 Water Summit. “We are pleased that these water industry experts will gather to stress the importance of bringing innovation through public-private partnerships to the water industry,” said Perry. “The state of California were real trailblazers in funding the study of water innovations for the sole purpose of saving electricity.”
We’re excited about the expansion in San Diego and our new ASTERRA office is located at 4180 La Jolla Village Drive. A grand opening open house is planned for the fall of 2022.