McKenzie Intelligence Services partners with Fugro

Expansive geospatial image specialist McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS) has formed a strategic partnership with geo-data company Fugro.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fugro will provide MIS with high-resolution aerial imagery immediately after a disaster. 

The dataset will complement MIS’s existing imagery and data sources and feed into its damage assessment work in the delivery of catastrophe-coded event property loss analysis to the global insurance market via the MIS Global Events Observer (GEO) platform. 

MIS provides insurers, including the Lloyd’s market, with intelligence to respond to catastrophes. GEO, MIS’s AI-powered product, uses a combination of machine learning and expert analysis to deliver a detailed digital representation of global perils.

Recent events covered by GEO include flooding in Queensland and New South Wales, the Ukraine conflict, cyclones in Central and Southern America, flooding in Brazil and wildfires and tornadoes in the United States.

Forbes McKenzie, CEO and founder of MIS (above) commented: “We are constantly seeking the insights our clients need faster and with the most accurate detail possible and are delighted to be partnering with Fugro ahead of the start of the North Atlantic Hurricane Season. This agreement will enable us to enhance the real-time analysis we provide to the Lloyd’s and wider company marketplaces.”

Keith Owens, commercial director, Americas Remote Sensing/Mapping for Fugro, added:  “The combination of Fugro’s Geo-Data to create a safe and liveable world with MIS’ actionable insights to make better decisions is a partnership of complementary expertise.”