Environment Systems is an environmental and agricultural consultancy. We are trusted providers of evidence and insight to governments and industry.
A team led by Environment Systems is working on the production of a National Ecosystem methodology with Ecosystem Services maps for Ireland. The work is being carried out for the National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The methodology will focus on a number of prioritised and agreed services, which could be mapped based on data currently available.
Ecopotential is a four-year Horizon 2020 project funded by the EU. The project consortium comprises 47 European and international partners spanning research institutes, universities, national and European space agencies, international bodies and SME’s. The project responds to the EU’s call: “To make Earth Observation and Monitoring Data usable for ecosystem modelling and services.”
FLARE is a feasibility study that will seek to improve the efficiency of loss adjustment and claims management in forestry insurance. The project will establish the technical practicality as well as the economic and operational viability for using space and airborne data assets, within an integrated system.
We have won three SSGP(Space for Smarter Government) projects funded by the UK Space Agency. SSGP is a strategic, national, programme established and led by the UK Space Agency in 2014 and delivered in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult to drive the uptake and use of space products, data and services across government departments.
Environment Systems was commissioned by Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol City Council to produce a number of environmental opportunities maps which cover the greater Bristol area to coincide with Bristol being the European Green Capital in 2015. The maps were produced from over 200 different datasets, including satellite and aerial imagery, soil and habitat data.
We have now embarked on a third phase of work for DEFRA and JNCC. This new phase will establish the range of uses of EO for informing policy and practical land management decision making. Further technical development will be focused on upland areas. We will also be taking on a co-ordination and information exchange role.
Book-a-bat service launches
Environment Systems recently launched its 'Book-a-bat service. Our fast-track Preliminary Bat Assessment service (sometimes known as a scoping survey or initial assessment) is designed to enable homeowners, architects, property developers and others to get a price and book a rapid assessment of buildings, which require surveys for planning permission.
Sphere Newsletter – Spring 2016 Edition Published
In this issue we are focusing on Earth Observation - how we marshall a unique blend of satellite and other remotely sensed data to provide unique insights and mapping of habitats and ecosystems. Our monitoring work continues to spread across the globe from tropical forests to the precious habitats of islands in the South Atlantic. We are also focusing on our expanding range of Ecological services, complete with a new Ecology Calendar to help you find out when to plan different species’ surveys.
North West Coastal Habitat Maps Go Online
We are currently completing work on our second coastal habitat mapping project project which is focused in the South West (see Sphere Winter 2015). Meanwhile our work on the first project, the habitat mapping for the North West coast is now available to view and download here.