Sustainability services

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 and Winyama, 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 

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.

Choosing technology and imagery partners

At the NGIS Group, we work with partners that strive for a more sustainable future as well. In our geospatial solutions, we leverage a number of technology and imagery providers that align to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more about our sustainable technology providers in the links below:

Google          Google Earth Outreach          Planet


How can we help?

Do you have a geospatial project that you would like to make more sustainable for the future? Get in touch with the NGIS Group team 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.