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.
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.
Coastal Resilience receives the the Geospatial World Excellence Award at the 2018 Geospatial World Forum in Hyderabad, India.
Microsoft’s AI model accelerates TNC’s conservation work by enabling communities to pinpoint the most effective green infrastructure options in minutes.
Microsoft announced that it will invest $50 million to provide cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology.