Yesterday saw the release of yet another disturbing report from the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), this time underpinning how critical human exploitation of land is a causal parameter of climate change.
The big takeaway is that while the UN has repeatably advocated for the reduction of the use of fossil fuels, this will not be enough to circumvent climate change and ensure a sustainable trajectory alone.
Unsustainable land use practices and a growing population has resulted in an ever-increasing emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change, which consequently worsens the state of the planet – making it largely uninhabitable in many areas.
However, while the exploitation of land, and unsustainable land use practices is a big part of the problem, contributing almost 25% of global greenhouse emissions, it is also a major part of the solution.
In DHI GRAS we have a long history of almost 20 years, developing transformative applications based on satellite-data to provide critical information on the state of our planet, ecosystems and dynamics which can be used to mitigate the impacts of climate change and contribute to increase efficiency and effectiveness in our land use systems.
Using advanced machine learning algorithms and high-resolution data from the Sentinel satellites, we can measure and monitor a long range of parameters which can be used to optimize agricultural production systems and land use practices.
Besides contributing with data and information relevant for the optimisation of land production systems, we deliver critical data which can be used to monitor the effects of climate change and mitigate impacts.
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