Earth Knowledge was founded out of the profound knowing that how we as humans interact with our earth matters and that to be the most socially and economically successful, we would need to mitigate impacts and partner with our planet. Since our conception in 2003, Corporations have gone from seeing the environment under `Social Corporate Responsibility` to `Chief Financial Officer` and `Chief Risk Management Officer` to a large majority of shareholders of publicly traded companies requesting reports of Global Change Risks, like climate and water. Earth Knowledge has stayed steady with globally respected domain expertise and Earth Knowledge Network, integration of environmental data (sensors to satellite), our platform technology and collaborative process.
We are one of the most trusted environmental IT firms, sought out at the highest levels, as we know the information that industries who rely on the earth need, innovate at a global scale and we really care about our customer’s and our world's economic, social and environmental success and legacy.
This is why we’re here:
The Earth is highly complex, constantly changing, and communicating with us.
Industries that depend on the Earth for their success are faced with an increasing array of information that is growing by the day, hour, and even minute.
Environmental data can be confusing, fragmented, and overwhelming and it resides in government agencies, academic institutions, NGOs, and private companies all over the world.
Earth Knowledge manages this complexity of information by first integrating and then analyzing the sometimes subtle, yet interconnected, signals hidden in this massive volume of Earth data.
The Earth’s language is interconnected and multidimensional…
A “weather or water app” is just a small piece of the solution and provides a fragmented picture, rather than a Whole Understanding.
Earth Knowledge translates what it learns from this complex language into useful and actionable information and tools about the whole Earth system affecting your operations to better guide you in making decisions that are right for your specific needs.
The Earth Knowledge Network Translates the Data and Assists in Piecing Together the Whole Picture. Since 1990s Earth Knowledge leadership has been Collaborating with and Building a Global Network of Brilliant Experts: Nobel Laureates, Academic, Government, Nonprofit and Industry Experts.
Earth Knowledge Provides a Whole Understanding of Earth & Environmental Data,
Integrated with Important Information about your Specific Business Processes,
Simplifying their Complexity.
Providing You with Solutions that Help you make the Best Decisions.
- Build a More Sustainable World
- Inspire, Innovate & Transform how Decisions are Made Solving Real World Problems
- Build Trusting Relationships at the Core of Our Work
- Integrity in all that We do
- Courage to Break thru Barriers for Necessary Change
For more than 25 years, Earth Knowledge leadership has built a comprehensive global network of authoritative organizations, industry leaders, and subject-matter experts that provide vast data, content, tools, expertise, reach, and brand recognition to our efforts in the key vertical markets that we address.
These groups and experts include esteemed Universities and Nonprofits, Corporate C-Level Executives, influential Public-Private Partnerships, and Nobel Laureates.
Our Earth Knowledge Network relationships and collaborations exist at the highest levels including global technology leaders like Google, NGO’s across the United Nations complex, and leadership at the White House.
Earth Knowledge Portal: Our Network in Action
An important early success of the Earth Knowledge Network was the launch of the Earth Knowledge Portal, an early implementation of the Earth Knowledge Platform. Sponsored in part by the Fortune 500 Company Apollo Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, the EK Portal was used by the University’s 900,000 students, staff, and faculty.
The EK Portal was a first-to-market Global Sustainability Information Curation, Management, and Mapping Hub created in partnership with Google, BBC, Guardian, Reuters, WWF, Global Heritage Fund, NASA, NOAA, a host of universities and many more sciences organizations and media companies providing 24/7 Natural, Social, and Economic Information from around the globe.
The EK Portal’s success was exceptionally global attracting accolades from news outlets and bloggers around the globe and in many languages lauding and discussing its breadth of purpose, great design, and innovative functionality. The Portal was highlighted in a segment of “Going Green” that aired on CNN and other news outlets.
Earth Knowledge partnered with Google following the 2006 launch of Google Earth and has since incorporated the innovative product into the Decision Tools platform. Today, Earth Knowledge designs ways to integrate Google Products into its technology offerings.
The collaborative partnership has produced several successful projects:
- 2007-2013: A global information hub known as “Earth Knowledge Portal & Virtual Globe,” provided 24/7, live-streaming multimedia content that was categorized and searchable in partnership with Google Earth Outreach, United Nations, NASA, BBC, Guardian, Reuters and World WildLife Fund.
- 2010: Earth Knowledge tested and built the Haiti Earthquake Virtual Globe which was a key use-case Daniel Chu emphasized when announcing the release of the Google Earth API plugin into the Maps API Premier product.
- 2011: In partnership with the Google Earth Outreach team, a new version of the Earth Knowledge Portal & Virtual Globe launched utilizing semantic tagging, auto-categorization, geo-tagging and a number of narrated Google Earth Tours.
The Earth Knowledge Platform isn’t just any tech analytics platform, it’s an Earth Analytics Platform conceived, designed, and built specifically for earth and environmental related data.
For three decades, Earth Knowledge leadership and its collaborative Earth Knowledge Network have focused specifically on using and understanding the Earth, its environment, and the communities and industries that rely on it.
Environmental data is truly unique, and there are many decades and many billions of dollars of Outstanding Research conducted by Brilliant People within Universities, Private Companies, Government Agencies, and Nonprofits all over the world.
Unfortunately, most of this data and information is fragmented, widely-dispersed, overwhelming, and quite frankly, confusing to many people.
There is not one single trustworthy source for earth knowledge.This simple fact has been our inspiration.
Earth Knowledge actively creates partnerships and multi-organizational collaborations to collect, integrate, analyze, and translate data, information, and research from some of the most brilliant people in the world to transform how industries and communities make decisions.
We have had tremendous success building collaborations from local to national to global scales. Our ways of working to innovate and mobilize change are unique qualities that are sought after at the highest levels of communities and corporations.Integrating Data means Integrating People, Processes, and Paradigms.
Clearly, the many people and organizations studying the Earth are as diverse as the Planet they are trying to understand.
They have different ways of communicating, different organizational processes, and completely different paradigms under which they operate.
Fact is: Community and Corporate Leaders, living in the trenches, facing real and often rapid Global Change, need the collective knowledge of all of these smart people, their complex processes, and their unique paradigms to inform their everyday decisions.
That is why we are here.
Earth Knowledge doesn’t try to change those people and organizations because they are different, we have learned how to embrace and leverage those differences
Working with and respecting these unique paradigms, honoring and crediting these brilliant researchers is central to Earth Knowledge values and strengths and the power of our Earth Knowledge Network.