We have developed, in partnership with Ecometrica, a new and innovative cloud-based data platform which enables us to gather multiple layers of environmental data. The software utilises collated research resources from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, SimAMAZONIA, PRODES INPE and CGV project data.
This innovative tool can illustrates historic & predicted levels of deforestation, existing sequestered carbon stocks & biomass density and the future risk of deforestation on a five-point intensity scale. In addition, the use of our Geospatial Platform will enable a more time-efficient process in the development of the often arduous, but mandatory Project Design Document (PDD), for each project.
This unique CGV software provides us with the ability to quickly determine the location where illegal deforestation is occurring, by identifying changes in the data collected. This results in vastly reduced response times, and enables the rapid redistribution of resources to counteract the threats to the affected region within the project area.
In conjunction with the Geospatial Platform, we are also utilising another technology-driven system to ensure we remain at the vanguard of the REDD+ industry. The online PDD system or Project Design Platform (PDP) was developed by Climate Projects and is used as an integral feature of the NFS.
It will provide an optimised online PDD system, which allows all interested stakeholders to access information about each of our natural capital conservation projects, via two access routes. The first is a general, transparent public access, granted to anyone who has an interest in our projects, and wants to discover more. The second is a more specialised, login access for the third party validators, the third party verifiers and the NFS themselves. This will contain the PDD in its entirety, including commercially sensitive information.
This streamlined, multi-way communication system allows the standard, under which the project’s credits are issued; the validators and the verifiers to receive an email alert, once a new additional section, chapter or other document update has been uploaded by CGV, the project developers.
These innovative advancements in technology resulting in a more efficient PDD consultation and approval process have resulted in vastly reduced project lead times, due to the more enhanced and effective communication between the related stakeholders for each conservation project; as the entire process becomes more streamlined, cost effective and therefore desirable for all stakeholders.