In this issue there is an update on our Data Services provision, another trip to the Caribbean this time to the island of Montserrat, ecosystem services assessment in Norfolk, a successful planning application for a hydro-electric scheme in Wales and the launch of our new ethics policy. We wish you all a successful 2018 and look forward to catching up with you soon. View and download the PDF here.
We have just published the Autumn 2017 edition of our Sphere Newsletter. In this issue there’s news of a recent project for Bristol Water where we used our SENCE toolkit to map ecosystem services to enhance water regulation and biodiversity. News too of our Data Services API – built on an open API standard it is now possible to directly access all the services we have on offer. We are spending more time in Latin America thanks to the EO4cultivar project and we attended our first Agricultural trade show in Colombia. You can download the newsletter from here.
The latest edition of our Company newsletter, ‘Sphere,’ has been published and you can download it from here.
In this issue of Sphere there’s news of two projects focusing on Ecosystem Services, plus an R&D project that uses our data processing expertise to monitor agricultural productivity. There’s an update of our Data Services Platform which now provides a ‘Premium’ option enabling subscribers to select precise areas of interest and the time of data capture. Sentinel-2 data will join Sentinel-1 data and be available later this year.
We have published the Spring 2017 edition of our newsletter which you can view and download here.
In the last issue of Sphere we reported our intention to deliver a data service based on Copernicus Sentinel data. Today you can try it for yourself and if you read on, you can find out more about our plans for the future. Elsewhere in this issue there’s news of new projects in South America, and Africa where Earth observation is very much to the fore. Back at home our Ecology Services Team has been busy with a planned hydropower project in Mid Wales.
Environment Systems has recently joined two organisations as partners.
The Natural Capital Coalition is a global multi-stakeholder collaboration that brings together leading global initiatives and organisations to harmonise approaches to natural capital. The Coalition is made up of almost 250 leading organisations united under a common vision of a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital. The Coalition’s strength comes from its diversity, and from a shared belief that more can be achieved together than alone. Find out more here.
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. It is a rapidly growing group, with nearly 500 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint ‘Statement of Purpose.’ Find out more here.
Avon Wildlife Trust has won the Dame Mary Smieton Research Award 2016, which is administered by the Wildlife Trusts, for its State of Environment and My Wild City mapping and associated project work. Environment Systems is proud to have been closely involved in this work and of the recognition it has received.
“The Wildlife Trust’s Strategic Development and Research Committee, felt that your research into ecological network and ecosystem mapping in Bristol and across the West of England was of a very high quality and of potentially great significance to the movement.”
You can find out more about My Wild City – in our case study.
You can find out more about our ecosystem mapping for the West of England Nature Partnership in this case study.
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