Intelligence Channels

Channels are ongoing monitoring programs based on region, theme, conflict, event, infrastructure and industry

AllSource’s global network of geospatial and industry subject matter experts are constantly proposing and building new channels based on current events, high value themes, relevant issues and monitoring ongoing change that perfectly align with their professional expertise and your business needs.

Customers often fine-tune existing channels or create private channels to address specific business needs. Private Channels help you synthesize your data inputs with open source and commercial inputs, allowing you to VISUALLY verify, clarify or deny other sources.

Working directly with analysts to pinpoint your questions, you will gain an AllSource Analysis Unique Advantage over the competition.

  • AllSource Analysis Geospatial Intelligence Channel

     

     

  • Geography
    Global

    Frequency
    Weekly

    Channel Theme 
    The AllSource Channel is the most impactful Channel report of the week selected from across the analyst Channels

    #Geospatial Intelligence #AllSource #Global #Security #Insurance #Competitive Intelligence #Financial

    The AllSource Analysis Geospatial Intelligence Channel is a collection of the most compelling content coming from all of our Channels. Each week, AllSource selects one report that is being delivered as part of our network of channels. Whether it is an emerging event, a financial market report, or a global security issue, our Analyst network is ready.
    Our Analysts are watching local, national and global activity and delivering geospatial intelligence every week. Their combination of geospatial data, technology and years of experience, allow our Analysts to provide you with your very own expert in the field.
    The AllSource Analysis Geospatial Intelligence Channel is delivered through a subscription to our Geospatial Intelligence Marketplace.

    Subscribe to the Geospatial Intelligence Marketplace and have access to all of our historic analytic content plus the weekly AllSource Analysis Geospatial Intelligence Channel. 

  • South Asian Missile Facilities

    Ian Armstrong

  • Geography
    India and Pakistan

    Frequency
    Quarterly or Monthly or Weekly 

    Channel Theme
    Security – Arms Control

    #Missiles #Nuclear weapons #India #Pakistan #Proliferation #Test

    As nuclear weapons states locked in historically antagonistic relations, India and Pakistan are two nations with active missile facilities of major significance for both regional and global security. The South Asian Missile Facilities Channel will monitor these facilities to offer insight on their activities and the subsequent geopolitical implications. Analysis may include, but is not limited to, capabilities assessments, forecasts regarding missile testing, and updates on facility construction. The Channel will rotate coverage of Indian and Pakistani missile facilities and may offer additional targeted assessments on an ad hoc basis.

  • Kashmir Regional Security Intelligence

    Daniel Urchick
     

  • Geography
    Regional: Jammu-Kashmir, Gilit-Baltistan, Aksai-Chin

    Frequency
    Quarterly or Monthly

    Channel Theme 
    Security & Defense, Military Infrastructure

    #India #Pakistan #Kashmir #Frozen conflict #Military #Terrorism #Vulnerability assessment

    This channel provides imagery analysis on events and infrastructure in and around the contested region of Kashmir, including along the line of control between India and Pakistan but also the line of control between India and China. The channel will provide updates on operations in the region, installations, new equipment, vulnerability analysis, and order of battle in order to provide a high level of situational awareness.

  • Egypt’s Natural Gas Renaissance

    Evan Accardi

  • Geography
    Egypt

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Oil/Gas, Energy

    #Gas #LNG #Zohr #Egypt #Siemens #Eni

    Eastern Mediterranean gas deposits are sparking a revolution in extraction and power generation development in Egypt. The 2015 discovery of the Zohr field by Italian supermajor Eni is projected to almost double Egypt’s proven gas reserves and dramatically change the country’s prospects.

    These shifts are evident in the construction of three enormous combined-cycle gas turbine power plants led by the German firm Siemens, which will allow Egypt to burn clean natural gas to meet its growing electricity demand. Each of these plants will be the largest in the world when they are constructed. There is also a marked uptick of LNG cargo shipments from Egypt’s two export terminals, bringing much needed foreign currency into the country. And finally, Eni is constructing two new natural gas processing plants to service the Zohr field’s output, and the stated goal of starting production by year-end 2017 requires a greatly accelerated construction timetable for the plant.

  • Middle East Armed Drone Proliferation 

    Ian Armstrong

  • Geography
    Middle East

    Frequency
    Quarterly or Monthly 

    Channel Theme
    Security/Defense/Aviation

    #Middle East #Drones #UAVs #Foreign arms sales #Arms control

    The next decade will see the number of countries possessing armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) increase significantly, and in no region is there greater demand for such a capability than the war-torn Middle East. While the costs and associated technological demands of armed drones have previously limited ownership to an exclusive club of major world powers, rapidly decreasing costs are allowing countries such as China to offer comparatively low-cost armed drone variants to countries seeking an unmanned strike capability. In fact, Beijing has already sold armed UAVs to countries including Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, violent non-state actors in the region are weaponizing unarmed drone variants as a core facet of their military and terrorism strategies.

    The spread of armed UAVs to states in the Middle East is creating radical shifts to the power dynamics between countries in the region, and will continue to do so with escalating intensity as drones become more readily available. This channel will monitor the proliferation of drones in the Middle East and focus on producing intelligence on typically secretive armed UAV sales between countries. This will include specifics regarding the model, quantity, and deployment location of armed drones coming into the ownership of Middle Eastern states, as well as non-state actors. From these details, analysis will be provided regarding the intended use and impact of drones newly acquired by particular countries on a case by case basis.

    Studies can follow the transfer and deployment of particular armed UAV sales, domestic development of armed drone capabilities (such as the Iranian drone program), or significant events involving armed UAVs. Reports will provide imagery of Middle East airfields with before/after analysis demonstrating drone procurement, analysis of model-type, analysis of modifications or added capabilities, and order-of-battle. The channel will combine this imagery with open source reporting to offer subscribers with a deeper understanding of Middle East drone proliferation and national UAV capabilities.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Military Aviation

    Daniel Urchick

  • Geography
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Defense-Military Hardware

    #Aviation #Sub-Saharan Africa #Military #Security

    This channel provides imagery-based intelligence on the various air forces of Sub-Saharan African militaries, with a focus on new deliveries/retirements and tracking fleet numbers of the larger air forces. Reports will be a quarterly, monthly or weekly aggregation of imagery for several air bases.

  • Middle East Refugee Camp Over-watch

    Daniel Urchick
     

  • Geography
    Middle East

    Frequency
    Quarterly or Monthly

    Channel Theme 
    Human Security, Development

    #Human security #Development #Conflict analysis #Refugees #Security 

    The Refugee Over-watch channel tracks the activity, growth, and security of refugee camps around the world focusing on camps in the Middle East. The channel will rotate coverage of major camps and additional assessment on smaller camps in an ad-hoc manner.

  • Asia Security Intelligence 

    Renny Babiarz PhD

  • Geography
    East Asia

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly or Real Time 

    Channel Theme
    Security

    #Asia #China #North Korea #Japan #Nuclear Weapons #WMD #Space #Maritime Territory Dispute #Silk Road #Political Unrest

    The Asia Security Intelligence channel provides geospatial intelligence analysis of security issues throughout East Asia, focusing on China, Japan, and North Korea. Security-related subjects of analysis include weapons of mass destruction, South and East China Sea territorial disputes, China’s Silk Road infrastructure investments, domestic political unrest, and the space industry. This channel will integrate analysis of geospatial intelligence with multiple sources of information to provide customers with deeply contextualized intelligence products.

  • Syria Current Events 

    Scott Conner

     

  • Geography
    Syria

    Frequency
    Monthly or Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Current Defense, Military and Humanitarian Issues

    #Syria #Military #Humanitarian #Security

    The “Syria Current Events Channel” will provide an unclassified imagery-based intelligence and analysis of current military activity (disposition of forces), emerging human rights situations and high-interest activity in Syria. The analysis reports will be produced as events warrant, but at a minimum, one Analysis-level report per month to summarize significant activity observed on imagery in the country.

  • China Nuclear Intelligence

    Renny Babiarz PhD
     

  • Geography
    China

    Frequency
    Weekly or Monthly

    Channel Theme 
    Civilian and Military Nuclear Issues

    #China, #Nuclear #Nuclear Energy #Nuclear Weapons #Security 

    The China Nuclear Intelligence channel provides geospatial analysis of civilian and military nuclear issues in China. Subjects of analysis include nuclear energy plants, fissile material production facilities, nuclear weapons production facilities, and deployed nuclear weapons systems. This channel will integrate analysis of geospatial intelligence with multiple sources of information to provide customers with deeply contextualized intelligence products. China’s nuclear weapons program has incrementally advanced over the last 20 years, to include the recent initiation of nuclear deterrence patrols by China’s most recent class of nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). Monitoring these and other nuclear weapons program developments and properly analyzing their strategic import remains an important issue for many research communities.
    Additionally, China’s civilian nuclear energy program is dramatically expanding to meet China’s energy needs. China has set a goal of increasing nuclear power plant electrical power output to about 70,000 MW by 2020, and is building 29 new reactors and planning as many as 35 additional nuclear power plant reactors. Geospatial analysis of this construction will provide insight into China’s energy industry. Additionally, this analysis could provide information for researchers of China’s nuclear weapons program, since a portion of spent fuel from these power plants could be reprocessed for use in China’s nuclear weapons program.

  • China
    Political
    Intelligence 

    Renny Babiarz PhD

  • Geography
    China

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Internal Security and Stability

    #China #Stability #Ethnic #Geo-Political #Counter Terrorism #Economic Development #Energy #Financial #Industry

    The Chinese Political Intelligence channel provides multi-source analysis of China’s domestic political situation, from periodic geospatial analysis of key areas to an in-depth assessment of major political issues in China. Since China’s domestic political legitimacy is closely tied to its national economic development, subjects of analysis will include internal economic strategies, energy/industrial sectors, ethnic unrest, counter-terrorism strategies, and national political strategies. This channel will integrate analysis of Chinese language sources, geospatial intelligence, and academic sources to provide customers with deeply contextualized intelligence products. China’s domestic political landscape is defined in terms of stability for the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), especially as this relates to territorial integrity, where geospatial analysis can be especially useful. These may be divided into two broad categories: current separatist issues within China, and ongoing territorial claims between China and other states. Separatist issues typically involve Tibetan Buddhist religious activity in China’s west/southwest provinces of Xizang (Tibet) and Sichuan, and terrorism/counter-terrorism activities in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang. Additionally, China has outstanding territorial disputes along the India-China border, in the Spratly Islands area of the South China Sea among various Southeast Asian states, and in the Senkaku Islands area of the East China Sea. Further, China claims Taiwan as a province, and seeks to politically reunify Taiwan. Each of these issues is of critical importance for understanding China’s overall goal of long-term political stability, and geospatial analysis of these territorial areas provides essential insight on these issues.
    China’s economic development also strongly factors into assessments of the CCP’s political stability, and aspects of China’s economy are well-suited for geospatial analysis. China’s economy continues to undergo dramatic changes; for example, China’s broad shift towards a service-based economy has dislocated manufacturing industries as it has expanded its domestic travel and tourism sectors. Additionally, anti-pollution efforts have led to an expansion of nuclear power plants in China’s energy sector. Yet aspects of China’s manufacturing and energy industries have been slow to adjust, producing staggering amounts of pollution along with some severe economic inefficiencies. From charting airport construction to monitoring coal-fired and nuclear power plants, geospatial analysis adds an important layer to our understanding China’s ongoing economic development, all within the context of CCP political stability.

  • Phosphate Extraction 

    Evan Accardi
     

     

  • Geography
    Morocco, Western Sahara, North Africa

    Frequency
    Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly

    Channel Theme
    Financial

    #Phosphates #Mining #Commodities #Extraction #Morocco #Western Sahara #North Africa

    Phosphates are a key ingredient in fertilizers and are usually the limiting factor in agricultural soils, bounding maximum yield. Morocco’s largest export is Phosphates, and that country dominates the global market for the commodity. Moreover, the King of Morocco personally oversees more than half of the world’s total reserves.

  • South China Intelligence 

    Renny Babiarz PhD

  • Geography
    South China Mainland, Taiwan, South China Sea

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly, or Real-Time

    Channel Theme 
    South China Political, Economic, and Security Issues

    #China Politics #South China #South China Sea #Maritime Disputes #Security #Taiwan #Hong Kong #Macau

    China’s domestic political landscape is defined in terms of stability for the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), especially as this relates to territorial integrity, where geospatial analysis can be especially useful. These may be divided into two broad categories: current separatist issues within China, and ongoing territorial claims between China and other states. Separatist issues typically involve Tibetan Buddhist religious activity in China’s west/southwest provinces of Xizang (Tibet) and Sichuan, and terrorism/counter-terrorism activities in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang. Additionally, China has outstanding territorial disputes along the India-China border, in the Spratly Islands area of the South China Sea among various Southeast Asian states, and in the Senkaku Islands area of the East China Sea. Further, China claims Taiwan as a province, and seeks to politically reunify Taiwan. Each of these issues is of critical importance for understanding China’s overall goal of long-term political stability, and geospatial analysis of these territorial areas provides essential insight on these issues.

  • Oklahoma STACK Play 

    Tellus Geospatial
    Julie Parker

  • Geography
    Oklahoma

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Oil and Gas

    #Oil #Gas #Energy #Tellus Geospatial #U.S. #Shale #Competitive Intelligence #Financial

    Introduced in 2013, Oklahoma’s STACK play has the potential to become one of the industry’s most economical (and prolific) liquids plays rivaling the Permian and Delaware basins. This channel will provide analysis, maps, and downloadable, map-ready data derived from imagery such as lease roads, pads, plants, facilities, and other oilfield infrastructure. As development in the play intensifies, we’ll inform subscribers of changes that have taken place in the area, keep an eye on notable construction projects, as well as monitor pilot well and pipeline projects. 

  • North Africa and the Sahel 

    D.J. Mallmann

  • Geography
    North Africa and the Sahel

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly, Real-Time

    Channel Theme
    Military, Security and Financial

    #Security #Financial #Energy #Order of Battle #Oilfield Support #Military Equipment #Morocco #Algeria #Tunisia #Libya #Egypt #Mauritania #Mali #Niger #Chad #Sudan #South Sudan

    Establish baseline reporting on North African and Sahel countries, either country and order of battle wide or select facilities (i.e. underground facilities, tank garrisons, naval bases, etc.). Monitor major (and minor) military bases. This includes providing updates on new military hardware deliveries. All military orders of battles (AOB, NOB, MOB, GOB, EOB). Also include identifying new base construction. Identify and monitor key I&W facilities. Baseline and monitor oilfields and oilfield infrastructure – to include offshore platforms. Monitor improvements (degradation) of export facilities. All of these countries have the potential to affect US foreign policy and that of our regional allies. Creation of an imagery report, supplementary to the DoD Country studies, is possible for a longer term project. Imagery confirmation of oilfield activities (past and current expansions) and confirmation of pipeline routes, pump stations and refineries produced.

  • Oil and Gas Custom Field Reports 

    Tellus Geospatial
    Julie Parker

  • Geography
    United States

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly or Real-Time

    Channel Theme 
    Oil and Gas

    #Oil #Gas #Energy #Tellus Geospatial #U.S. #Shale #Competitive Intelligence #Financial #Event #Inventory

    This is a custom channel providing insights, analysis, and data within the oil and gas producing areas of the U.S. You provide the area of interest or subject, your timeline, and the deliverable you need, and we’ll do the rest. The custom channel is ideally suited for EHS desktop reviews, baseline characterization, emergency response, competitive intelligence, due diligence, activity reporting, damage assessments and equipment inventories. Let us be your eyes in the field.

  • Russian Military Activity/Eastern Europe

    Desmond Bouchard

  • Geography
    Russia, Baltic, Crimea, Eastern Europe, Ukraine

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly or Real-Time

    Channel Theme
    Russian Military Activity and Security

    #Security #Russia #Baltic #Covert #Crimea #Eastern Europe #Military #Troops #Ukraine #Spetsnaz

    The “Russian Military Activity in Eastern Europe Channel” provides updates of Russian military activity such as combat operations, covert actions, deployments, military installations, new equipment, order-of-battle, and other significant events. This channel will integrate analysis of both open source reporting and the most current available commercial imagery to provide the consumer with an enhanced situational awareness of Russian military activity in Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States and Ukraine.

  • Russian Naval Activity 

    Desmond Bouchard 

  • Geography
    Russia, Arctic, Atlantic, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly or Real-Time

    Channel Theme
    Military, Intelligence and Security 

    #Russia #Navy #Deployments #Disposition #Order-of-Battle #Security

    The “Russia Naval Activity Channel” provides updates of Russian naval deployments, order-of-battle, and significant events at naval facilities. This channel will integrate analysis of both open source reporting and the most current available commercial imagery to provide the consumer with an enhanced situational awareness of Russian naval activity.

  • Major Chinese Seaports

    Gus Harrington

     

  • Geography
    China

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly or Real-Time

    Channel Theme 
    Chinese Seaports, Shipping and Financial

    #Chinese Ports #Chinese Waterways #Chinese Lines of Communication #Merchant ships #Military Ships #Beihai #Dalian #Dandong #Fuzhou #Guangzhou #Haikou #Hankou #Huangpu #Jiujiang, #Lianyungang #Nanjing #Nantong #Ningbo #Qingdao #QQinhuangdao #Rizhao #Sanya #Shanghai, #Shantou #Shenzhen #Tianjin #Weihai #Wenzhou #Xiamen #Yangzhou #Yantai #Zhanjiang

    This channel will provide studies of major Chinese seaports. The Channel can focus on one area of a port, or entire port depending on the requirement. Using high resolution images to detail such port features as infrastructure, wharfs, docks, warehouses, quays, cranes, activity in shipping channels and anchorages, military and commercial ships using the port, rail lines and highways as well as rivers serving the port.

    As needed, bathymetric data on water depth is provided. Studies can focus on the condition of the port facilities and the need to renovate or rebuild. Studies also can focus of how the port and port facilities can be expanded. We will also highlight physical security observed at the port, as well as security patrols, guard posts, etc.

  • Surface Water Monitoring

    Tellus Geospatial
    Julie Parker

  • Geography
    Global

    Frequency
    As Requested

    Channel Theme
    Oil/Gas, Financial and Agriculture

    #Energy #Water #Risk Mitigation #Resources #Competitive Intelligence #Financial #Agriculture

    Significant water withdrawals from areas considered excessively dry or in drought may pose financial and operational risks to oil and gas companies, farmers, manufacturers, or anyone using water on a large scale. Periodic measurements of surface water areas via satellite provides indications of water availability for operations. This channel will monitor select surface water locations and provide downloadable, GIS-ready water delineations (polygons), areal measurements, and maps depicting fluctuations in surface area over time.

  • Infrastructure Bank Projects

    Evan Accardi

  • Geography
    Global

    Frequency
    Quarterly Monthly and Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Financial and Insurance

    #Banking #Infrastructure #Investments #Finaicial #Insurance #Asset monitoring #Project Monitoring

    GEOINT of industrial, power, and civil engineering projects financed by EBRD, EIB, AIIB, etc. As of 2013, EBRD alone was involved with approximately 4000 projects totaling around $250B. Analysis of project sites with before, after, change detection, status and on-going monitoring to assess events/facility security.

  • Libyan Infrastructure

    Evan Accardi 

  • Geography
    Libya

    Frequency
    Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly 

    Channel Theme 
    Financial and Infrastructure

    #Infrastructure #Investment #Post-Conflict Development #Oil #Gas #Transport #Libya

    GEOINT of Imagery of airports, ports, border posts, and oil and gas facilities in Libya. Investment is pouring into Libya from numerous sources despite the two-and-a-half competing central governments. Russia, Gulf Monarchies, and European countries are all trying to out-maneuver each other for influence in the post-Gaddhafi space.

  • South America Criminal Intelligence

    A. Turci, PhD

  • Geography
    South American countries (e.g., Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, etc).

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Criminal and Security

    #Guerrillas #Drugs #Weapons #Airfields #Murders #Robbery

    The South America Criminal Intelligence Channel provides insights and intelligence of illegal and criminal activities in South American countries (e.g., Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, etc) by detecting and monitoring the following targets: 1) Drug statistics; 2) Guerrillas operations/confrontation with Police and Armies; 3) Drug related big crimes (murders, robbery, etc) and 4) Clandestine airfields used for drug and weapons trafficking;
    This channel will integrate GEOINT with other sources of intelligence (like OSINT and SOCMINT) to provide customers with better analytic products.

  • South America Environmental Intelligence

    A. Turci, PhD

  • Geography
    South American countries (e.g., Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, etc).

    Frequency
    Monthly, Weekly

    Channel Theme
    Environmental and Security

    #Amazon #Environment #Forest #Deforestation #Mining

    The South America Environmental Intelligence Channel provides insights and intelligence of illegal activities in South American countries (e.g., Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, etc) by detecting and monitoring the following targets: 1) Deforestation and 2) Mining activities.
    This channel will integrate GEOINT with other sources of intelligence (like OSINT and SOCMINT) to provide better analytic products.

  • Russian SIGINT Capability Activity

    Desmond Bouchard  

  • Geography
    Russian Global

    Frequency
    Weekly or Monthly

    Channel Theme 
    Russian Cyber, Satellite, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Telecommunications Capabilities

    #Russia #Computer Network Exploitation #Cyber #Hacking #Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)

    The Russian SIGINT Capability Channel provides updates of Russian cyber activity, cyber-related installations, government and military signals intelligence (SIGINT) assets and facilities, and satellite monitoring stations. This channel will integrate analysis of both open source reporting and the most current available commercial. imagery to provide the consumer with an enhanced situational awareness of Russian cyber activity and capabilities. 

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    AllSource Analysis has developed partnerships with the leading commercial satellite imagery, geospatial data, and various real-time data feed providers from around the world. Our network of spatial and industry experts source, research, merge and extract the most important critical information based on your specific requirements.

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    Timelines are an important component when extracting the right information about defined geographical areas, specific events or designated activities. The AllSource team matches your required timeframes to the best AllSource product to provide the intuitive, timely and actionable intelligence needed to achieve your goals.

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