How Tremap is using Satellite data to ‘improve life on earth’

Trees are vital to life on earth as they help combat climate change, purifying the air we breathe, sequestering carbon, maintaining biodiversity, and healthy ecosystems.

The battle against climate change has become a vital initiative for companies and governments around the world.

However, many tree planting initiatives have become ‘scams’ and a form of greenwashing.

Tremap, a global tree database, based in Cornwall, offers ground-truthing transparency and accountability tools for project stakeholders and the public in its simple, but powerful map interface.

Tremap uses space assets such as GPS and Earth observation to map and monitor tree health and preservation around the world. The speed at which Tremap can monitor the spread of diseases in trees and collect the data for their stakeholders, makes it possible to predict and pre-empt the spread of harmful pests and viruses before they cause severe damage, such as destroying entire blocks of commercial plantations or regional ecosystems.

Tremap’s visual, map-based tree tracking enables the public to ‘see’ exactly where trees have been planted and verify their survival rates and sustainability over time.

Tremap uses the same space assets (GPS and EO) to harness the resources of qualified citizen scientists in supporting budget strapped and often understaffed local and regional authorities.

It allows citizen scientists to help share the burden of surveying, monitoring and performing initial tree-care triage tasks by giving them the data and tools they need, right in their smartphones.

Tremap brings its tech to the fight against climate change, offering powerful tools for transparency, engagement and ground-truthing of tree planting and tree care tasks.