The Alan Turing Institute is joining forces with UK earth science artificial intelligence start-up Cervest to help communities and organisations understand and measure the effects of climatic events through a new research and development programme.
Designed to plug the gaps in certain data which forces some countries to rely on fragmented information and high-level predictions on climate and extreme event exposure, the programme is aimed at helping land management, asset planning, and optimising investments.
The two organisations will work together to create high resolution images of areas of land, by integrating information and evidence from multiple resolutions across space and through time.
It is hoped that by integrating this data from sensor networks, organisations and communities will gain a greater understanding about what is happening to the world around them and identify what this means on a unique, personalised level.
This is the first of many projects that Cervest and The Alan Turing Institute plan to work on together, with their shared values to use technology for good - helping to protect the future of the planet.
Cervest founder and CEO Iggy Bassi said: “Our goal is to empower everyone to make informed decisions that improve the long-term resilience of our planet, and this collaboration brings that mission another step closer. With The Alan Turing Institute, we want to use this new, cost effective methodology and technology to help communities and organisations quickly understand more about their land-based assets and how it will change in the future to ensure informed and timely decisions.
“The Alan Turing Institute is known worldwide for pushing the boundaries of science and a number of the Cervest team have worked on their own research there, so it was a natural fit to collaborate. We look forward to seeing the valuable impact this will have on communities all over the world.”