Spatial Analysis and Mapping to Advance Socially Just Conservation

Maps make for transparency and promote democratic decision-making. We use the most suitable modeling techniques and tools to diagnose ecological problems and recommend strategies making equitable solutions possible.

CBI’s team of highly skilled spatial analysts empower clients through high-end spatial analyses and artful map products to allow them to visualize and communicate complex conservation issues. Our GIS staff works closely with our senior scientists and software engineers to produce innovative map content of high scientific quality that can be readily used by decision makers.

We use the highly transparent logic model (EEMS) to help communities more effectively plan and prioritize land-based interventions. We harness the power of Google Earth Engine and AI where necessary to analyze complex spatial data.

Online map depicting an EEMS model for offshore wind planning along the Western Coastline of the United States (https://osw.eemsonline.org/.)
Sea turtle swimming above a beautiful green and yellow reef in the ocean
Spatial analysis allows us to avoid key marine habitat when planning for offshore wind installations

what we offer

Cost-effective, advanced spatial analytics and intuitive online mapping solutions

  • Advanced geospatial modeling, data integration, decision-support systems
  • Remote sensing, Google Earth Engine,Landsat, Sentinel, MODIS, GEDI, Planet
  • Machine learning for mapping and monitoring
  • Build statistically robust species distribution models SDMs.
  • Spatial data processing and management
Big, beautiful blue whale doing a slight back-flip out of the water. Hazy hills of what looks like pine trees behind it.

It is no exaggeration to say that the precise mapping and analytical work performed by CBI serves as a critical foundation for NRDC’s work throughout the Southeast.

Allen Hershkowitz, PhD Senior Scientist, Natural Resource Defense Council