Fargo, N.D. (September 12, 2019) – SkySkopes, one of the world’s premier Drone Service Providers (DSP), announced it has opened an office in Fargo, ND.
The Fargo office, located at the NDSU Technology Incubator, will be home to a critical data processing component for SkySkopes’ growing operation. Processing and analyzing terabytes of data in a timely and efficient manner is crucial for delivering actionable insights to clients enabling timely, data-based decisions.
“It’s exciting to be able to provide support to Skyskopes, and the other companies, that are located at the Research & Tech Park. Access to NDSU students & staff as well as a business-friendly environment make the RTP a great place to be,” said Brian Kalk, Executive Director of the NDSU Research and Technology Park
Drones often serve as a tool for gathering data more safely, affordably, and efficiently than traditional methods. The drone analytics market covers a wide range of use cases including agriculture, forestry, construction, insurance, mining, utilities, telecommunications, oil and gas, and scientific research and is expected to grow from a $1.17 billion industry in 2016 to a $5.41 billion by 2022 according to a recent report by MarketsandMarkets Inc.
“The Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC is excited to welcome SkySkopes, to the Fargo Moorhead region,” said Joe Raso, President & CEO, GFMEDC, “their presence in Fargo is a direct reflection of the community’s leadership in software and technology and also demonstrates our growing role in supporting the expansion of the UAS industry in the state.”
SkySkopes is recognized for its leadership and capabilities in a variety of industries through its innovative approach to deploying drone technologies including, LiDAR mapping, power line “sock” pulling for utilities, and Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) in the oil and gas industry to name a few. Frost and Sullivan recently named SkySkopes one of five best innovation- and growth-balanced global UAS operators.
“Opening a Fargo office is a huge strategic step for SkySkopes as the need to accurately and quickly process large data sets becomes more critical to the success of our global operations.” Said Matt Dunlevy, CEO of SkySkopes “Fargo is a hotbed of technical talent and so it made a lot of sense to make this our next location.”
SkySkopes has additional offices including offices in Grand Forks, Minot, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.