At the NGIS Group, we want to help our clients invest in a more sustainable future. We achieve this through leveraging and deploying geospatial solutions that address UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as invest in capacity building opportunities for local communities and minority groups, globally.
Through the NGIS Group child companies, NGIS Australia, EO Data Science
, our team has built strategies and implemented a range of projects that tackle issues in sustainable development.
Read some of the sustainability projects our team has been involved in below:
Community capacity building
Group on Earth Observations (GEO) - Google Earth Engine (GEE) Program with EO Data Science
EO Data Science
joined forces with GEO and GEE to award USD $3 Million over two years towards 32 projects that are using open data to tackle pressing global issues such as climate change and disaster monitoring activities. The EO Data Science team is providing public project updates
and launched a virtual meet up for project teams to share knowledge on particular sustainability themes. The meetups are publicly available here
To learn more about the GEO - GEE Program, read EO Data Science’ full announcement here
Indigenous Mapping Workshop with Winyama
is an Indigenous-owned geospatial consultancy that leads the Indigenous Mapping Workshop Australia
and Indigenous Mapping Workshop Australia - On Demand
. These workshops are designed to empower local communities to protect their lands, waterways, rights and interests within the community and external stakeholders, through workshops that build capacity using different geospatial technologies.
Learn more about Winyama here
Sustainable solutions building
Coastal Risk Australia with NGIS Australia
Visualising the impact of sea level rise within our own backyard can help Australians understand the effects of climate change. NGIS Australia built Coastal Risk Australia which processed petabytes of historical sea level rise data to predict potential water inundation levels by 2100.
Check out the Coastal Risk Australia tool here
Remote monitoring of Australia’s protected water resources with Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and NGIS Australia
The DWER team supports and manages the environment and water resources, and wetlands across Western Australia.
NGIS Australia was engaged to verify and quantify the retraction of lakes within the Yalgorup National Park that are identified as significant sites of conserving biological diversity under the Ramsar Convention. The team built a solution that can now be used for future planning and decision-making of these lakes, based on historical satellite imagery spanning the past 55 years. Read the full case study here
Sustainable supply chain monitoring
Spatial finance with EO Data Science
Socially conscious investors in the private and public sectors use the environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in place to screen their assets and make informed decisions based on the impact their investment has on the people and lands. EO Data Science has put together an article to help investors understand how and where spatial finance can be applied when monitoring property assets. Read the full article here
talk about your next project
Do you want to find out more about how Earth Observation mapping technologies can make your geospatial project sustainable for the future? Get in touch with our team.