Our expanding human footprint and rapidly changing climate are driving widespread environmental impacts at rates and scales that often exceed our ability to monitor, assess, and respond accordingly. A 10-year management plan based on a static map can become quickly outdated by the cumulative effects of our rapidly changing world, limiting its effectiveness in achieving conservation goals. Despite the many conservation successes over the past century, the hard truth is that we continue to lose biodiversity globally.
- Human activity has altered over 75% of all ice-free land and 66% of our oceans, with the majority of impacts occurring over the past few centuries.
- This has led to the loss of over 80% of wild mammal and 50% of native plant biomass, much of that in the past 50 years.
- Nearly 30% of mammals are now at risk of extinction, and 41% of mammals are projected to lose half of their habitat with +3C warming.
The future is not yet written. We can still act to conserve and restore our natural heritage. But we must act strategically with great awareness and foresight. The status quo in conservation is clearly not sufficient to avert a biodiversity crisis. Static plans based on outdated maps in a dynamic world is not the answer. We need greater capacity to monitor, assess, and communicate the impacts of environmental change at the scales and pace required, anticipate future risks from climate change, and know where to strategically invest limited resources to most effectively address rapidly emerging threats.
Working Together to Find Solutions
TerrAdapt offers powerful new capabilities to:
- Dynamically monitor and assess regional landscapes over time, using automated cloud-based workflows that continuously provide managers with up-to-date information to drive decision-making
- Project future risks and opportunities under future scenarios of climate change
- Prioritize optimal locations for implementing measures like habitat protection, restoration, and barrier mitigation based on TerrAdapt's monitoring data and future projections
Tell compelling spatial stories to motivate action
Through lasting partnerships, we co-develop cutting-edge tools that use the latest remote sensing and cloud computing technologies to offer unprecedented situational awareness, enabling modern and effective adaptive management plans and compelling communications strategies. These capabilities can help managers keep up with our rapidly changing world and meet their conservation mandates.
How We Work
Every organization has a unique set of challenges in achieving their mission, unique values and perspectives, and unique approaches to working together and solving problems.
Our approach to partnering starts with listening
We Work With You
We co-develop tools and datasets to meet your needs, then provide training and mentoring to use our tools in adaptive management programs, large landscape conservation designs, and communications strategies.
Co-development starts with clearly defined objectives to meet your goals
We Maintain and Support
We maintain and support our tools and datasets over time, keeping them effective, up-to-date, and responsive to changing needs.
We keep our tools and data up-to-date and adapt them to stay relevant
What We Do
We build dynamic tools and datasets that help you track the changing regional landscape, anticipate future threats, prioritize where to respond to maximize impact, and communicate the need for action.
Our tools and datasets are developed within a cloud-based workflow that dynamically links remote sensing and other data to the powerful spatial analysis and remote sensing capabilities of Google Earth Engine. Every year, the data you use to inform and prioritize your management decisions, report on status and trends, and communicate the need for action is updated automatically.
Our data pipeline feeds automatically into our dynamic map and dashboard portals where you can visualize historical, current, and projected future conditions, calculate metrics of change over an area and period of interest, and create custom images, videos, and reports. You can also access our data via an API, direct download, or through web mapping services to view in Google Earth and GIS platforms.