A long-term partnership with Microsoft empowered The Nature Conservancy to use an innovative approach that combined traditional, academic research with big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and social media inputs to map, in high resolution, the full value of coral reefs to tourism, highlighting the incentive for sustainable reef management.
In the coastal city of Semarang, Indonesia, we’re harvesting Twitter data to better inform local disaster managers of where floods are happening and how to use nature to minimize damages.
TNC-led science uses insurance industry-based models to show nature is very cost effective at reducing risk from storms and sea level rise.
The Peel-Harvey Estuary Coastal Resilience project was launched, in partnership with the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council and Greening Australia, to improve the health of the Serpentine, Murray, and Harvey Rivers in the internationally recognized Peel Harvey Estuary.
A new study from the University of California-Santa Cruz and The Nature Conservancy shows that the loss of coral reefs – these natural shoreline defenses — leads to severe coastal impacts. The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, demonstrates that the degradation of reefs in Grenville Bay, Grenada, is instrinsically linked to the coastal erosion and flooding in surrounding communities.
The ambitious portfolio of work within the TNC-Microsoft partnership is part of the reason that Coastal Resilience was awarded this year’s Geospatial World Excellence Award for its state-of-the-art mapping technology.