Sustainability services

At NGIS Group, including EO Data Science, 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 and investing in capacity building opportunities for local communities and minority groups, globally.

Through the NGIS Group, 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

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.

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.

Cyclone Pam with NGIS Australia 

In 2015, Vanuatu was ravaged by Category Five severe tropical cyclone, Cyclone Pam. In response to this natural disaster, NGIS Australia partnered with Google, CRCSI and DigitalGlobe to create a crisis map to provide imagery and population data of affected areas to help aid agencies prioritise, target and manage affected communities. 

Read more about NGIS Australia’s international development work 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 their 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. Our team 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.

Working with partners that align to our sustainability efforts

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 our team here.


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. 

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