DigitalGlobe has joined a public-private partnership that aims to help low-lying coastal countries address their climate adaptation and sustainable development challenges through the use of technology.
The company said Monday the Blue Guardians consortium seeks to leverage big data platforms and other informational tools to support ocean and coastal management and clean energy initiatives of Small Island Developing States.
“Outcome-based partnerships like Blue Guardians can benefit SIDS by laying a data, policy and management foundation that enables a global process for climate smart planning, adaptation and mitigation,” said Taner Kodanaz, director of DigitalGlobe’s Seeing a Better World Program.
Kodanaz added he believes satellite imagery and geospatial analytics technology have the potential to help developing island nations manage their environmental resources.
Other members of the Blue Guardians include the Clinton Foundation, World Bank, Conservation International, GRID-Arendal and The Nature Conservancy.
SIDS governments formed the consortium through a United Nations-backed renewable energy project designed to connect the energy and financial services industries.
DigitalGlobe supports Blue Guardians as a commitment to action for the Clinton Climate Initiative.