Environmental Intelligence (EI) is the key to integrating environmental data and knowledge with Artificial Intelligence to provide the meaningful insight that informs decision-making, improved risk management, and the technological innovation that enables sustainable interaction with the natural environment.
Together with the UK Met Office we have set up the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence.
Our Climate Impacts Mitigation, Adaption and Resilience (CLIMAR) framework, which will be featured at COP26, is using Data Science and AI to integrate multiple sources of data to quantify the risks of climate change on populations, infrastructure and the economy. By integrating models for climate related hazards with data for individual assets such as energy sources, roads and the vulnerable population, we’re assessing exposure and vulnerability to those hazards. This knowledge and capability are vital to designing pathways to NetZero and enhancing our resilience to climate change across many sectors.
By 2025, Spaceport Cornwall aims to create 150 jobs and add £200 million GVA to the economy.
We are also developing climate critical tools such as ENDGame, a critical component of the Met Office’s weather and climate prediction models, essential to refining and enhancing global and local weather forecasts and set to deliver around £1.5 billion in benefits to the UK economy.
We are helping to tackle the most important environmental risk factor to global health: air pollution. Our innovative work on DIMAQ, the Data Integration Model for Air Quality, is informing the work of the WHO, the UN and countries around the world, and is being used to track progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals that call for international action to reduce air pollution by 2030.