Biodiversity Monitoring Solutions
Biodiversity is the variability within and between living organisms and the ecosystems they are part of. Businesses depend on biodiversity, either directly for natural resources such as water, fibre, and fuel; or indirectly for ecosystem services, such as pollination, pest and disease control, prevention of soil erosion and floods, and regulation of the climate.
- Detect and monitor ecosystem conversion within sourcing landscapes in real-time.
- Identify high biodiversity ecosystems, and assess biodiversity loss risk.
- Combine real-time alerts and risk assessments with habitat and species range data, and generate insights for proactive and reactive mitigation to reduce biodiversity loss.
We combine satellite data with supply chain linkage data to provide insights on performance of agricultural production and supply chain risks.
1. Satellite data
We use ESA and NASA optical and radar satellite data from 1984 to the present day (Landsat programme, MODIS, Sentinel 1 Radar and Sentinel 2). Radar images allow us to see through the clouds. Our Forest Loss Risk Index (FLRI) incorporates accurate forest and other land cover and deforestation information, enables identification of risks in the entire landscape, and informs where to focus programmatic intervention.
2. Supply chain data
We have an up-to date database of millions of geolocated farms, concessions, mills, factories, refineries, ownership, group structures, TTP and supplier linkages. We can profile supplier risk and performance to the farm or aggregate level (group, district, cooperative).