The mission of Green City Watch is to radically change the way nature and biodiversity is valued, to bring transparency to local government, and to regenerate cities. The technology combines ecological science, emerging data sources (high-resolution satellite data), and innovative technologies (machine learning and AI) to measure the quality of urban nature. Green City Watch’s products have endless applications for municipalities, foresters, and planners in conducting inspections faster and more efficiently than ever before. Green City Watch relies on Sentinel-2 MSI (MultiSpectral Instrument) for vegetation analytics, Sentinel-1 SAR imagery to assess urban flood risks, Planet’s SkySat, RapidEye, and ±2x daily revisit times to map illegal tree removal and much more.
Together with cities, Green City Watch is attacking green space management head-on, sketching out concepts, and reducing the turnaround time required to get ideas implemented. The technology is faster than manual assessments, operates in nearreal time, and is temporally and spatially scalable.
“At Planet, we love helping businesses disrupt their industries through the use of daily data, and we’re proud to be working with Green City Watch. Their mission is to revolutionise the way we value nature, bring transparency to local government, and regenerate our cities. This speaks to Planet’s values and we can’t wait to see what will come out of our collaboration.” – Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Senior Director Governmental Affairs, Planet