Ecopia land cover data will serve as a critical tool for a myriad of stakeholders, including conservationists, policymakers, and educators to monitor and conserve critical ecosystems and communities. However, this is just the start of a general push towards industry modernization and equitable access to geospatial data. Resilience planning isn't confined to coastal states, and this type of data across all areas of the US can unlock new opportunities for all communities if made readily available by federal and state stakeholders.
“Ecopia is proud to support NOAA’s C-CAP program and all of the coastal communities that benefit from its data and services,” said Brandon Palin, Senior Director of Public Sector and International Development at Ecopia AI. “The scalability of our AI-powered systems enables us to keep land cover data up-to-date, accurately capturing land use change and providing communities with that critical information as they enhance their understanding of our dynamically changing climate. We are excited to see how this data empowers coastal communities to become more climate resilient through innovative geospatial analytics.”
To access NOAA’s new 1-meter resolution land cover data produced by Ecopia, visit the Digital Coast website. NOAA’s public press release about the availability of this data can be read here.
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About NOAA's Office for Coastal Management
“Coastal management” is the term used by communities and organizations working to keep the nation’s coasts safe from storms, rich in natural resources, and economically strong. The national lead for these efforts is NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, an organization devoted to partnerships, science, and good policy. This agency, housed within NOAA’s National Ocean Service, oversees major initiatives that include the National Coastal Zone Management Program, the Coral Reef Conservation Program, the Digital Coast, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Learn more at coast.noaa.gov
About Ecopia AI
Ecopia is on a mission to create a digital twin of the Earth. We leverage artificial intelligence to convert high-resolution imagery into high-definition (HD) vector maps. These maps form a digital representation of reality and are embedded into decision-making applications, offering unique insight at scale. Ecopia’s HD vector maps are leveraged for hundreds of commercial and government applications across over 100 countries around the world.