The overpopulation, degradation, depletion and contamination of land, soils, natural and water resources, vegetation, ecosystems and biodiversity are omnipresent problems that are being exacerbated by climate change. Based on integrated geoinformation and abundant EO data, it is now possible to monitor processes and change in dense time series to identify when and where problems occur, and to understand why they happen and how they interact with natural and human-made conditions. This allows for the creation of a basis for sound environmental management and spatial planning using a combination of near-real-time Earth observation data, automatic/semi-automatic image analysis and supplementary information.
GAF geodata can be used to help monitor natural resources, as well as their condition, changes and resilience, and to protect them by identifying illegal activities or environmental hazards. With good working knowledge in numerous climate zones and ecosystems of the world, our experts can assist in reliable base data collection, analysis and monitoring, planning and governance for the protection of natural resources, thereby enabling sustainable land use, agroforestry and infrastructure development through cost-efficient, area-wide monitoring of land and natural resources.