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Spatial analytics for resource management

SEI researchers use geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools to study and develop solutions for a broad range of water and natural resource management issues. We apply spatial techniques and visualization tools to analyze and communicate changes in the natural environment and share information about the risks climate change poses to water and biodiversity.

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With the rise in the quality and quantity of spatial data readily available, the importance of GIS and geodata for environmental sciences and resource management is becoming increasingly apparent. SEI’s spatial analytics work covers not only data extraction, processing and geostatistics, but also the development of mapping and visualization tools. We focus on understanding spatial and temporal changes in natural resources caused by climate change. We also aim to share knowledge and support decision-making in a variety of contexts. Applications range from providing data input for basin modelling studies worldwide to forest fire mapping in the Amazon rainforest and sustainable wetlands management in North and South America.

Spatial data analysis contributes to SEI’s priority of exploring sustainable resource use and resilient ecosystems, as well as to the holistic water management approach at the SEI US Program on Water for Ecosystems and Livelihoods.


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