Satellite Monitoring For NGOs And NPOs
Driven by the mission to solve planetary crises, non-governmental and non-profit organizations often have a lot on their plates and a gaping hole in their budgets.
Applying the art of geospatial analytics on a daily basis is a shortcut to rationalizing efforts and accomplishing goals. With EOSDA, you can become an agent of change in environment protection, sustainable agriculture development, and other key areas, exploiting the gifts of space for the planet's good.
Promote sustainable development
Preserve fertile soils and environment
Fight rural poverty and protect farmer rights in developing countries
Trace climate change and its impact on the environment
Educate on sustainable practices
Environmental NGOs and NPOs play a crucial role in tackling global warming, pollution, biodiversity loss, resource deficit, and other climate issues. They are the catalysts of change empowering communities to live sustainably through practical solutions, awareness-raising activities, and environmental educational campaigns.
With a rising population, depleting arable lands, and resource-intensive farming in place, famine is already at the door. Agricultural NGOs and non-profit organizations are acting as intermediaries struggling to band governments and communities together to grow a more resilient and sustainable global food system.
EOSDA Crop Monitoring
A one-stop tool allowing to monitor fields, analyze historical weather and vegetation data, and promote sustainable practices that are beneficial to farmers. Agriculture NGOs can monitor:
- crop health;
- crop cover;
- crop development.
EOSDA Custom Solutions
For agricultural development initiatives, NGOs can rely on our advanced AI solutions:
- crop yield prediction;
- field boundary detection;
- advanced soil moisture data;
- crop classification.
It offers a huge pool of satellite data for non-governmental and non-profit organizations enabling:
- access to public data (Sentinel, Landsat);
- vegetation / forest cover detection;
- urban change detection;
- commercial high-resolution data.
Lack of accurate data and limited resources are common bottlenecks that keep non-profit and non-governmental organizations from delivering high-impact and sustained results.
A wealth of current and historical satellite data by EOSDA can help bridge the information gaps, ensuring greater confidence, precision, and timeliness of the decision-making process.
- Shape data-driven strategies and evaluate the outcome of interventions.
- Prove the viability and importance of your initiatives to partners, investors, states, or IGOs.
- Confirm the severity of environmental, agricultural, humanitarian issues.
- Showcase dramatic crop and forest cover changes caused by human action and climate change.
NPOs and NGOs require global data to scale up efforts and double down on their role as advisers and facilitators in global issues.
On a mission to provide collective goods to those in need, international NGOs undertake projects that require a global perspective or comparative analysis at various spatial levels. Our solutions are the answer to your scalability issues:
- Agriculture NGOs can integrate EOSDA Crop Monitoring in monitoring activities to remotely observe 93% of the world's croplands.
- Our bespoke services are empowering NGOs to positively impact food security at the regional, national, or continent level, e.g. predict yields to avert food shortages.
In an effort to train communities on using smart tech novelties to improve financial well-being and benefit environment, non-profit organizations often hit a brick wall of conservatism and distrust.
EOSDA Crop Monitoring comes in handy to bridge knowledge gaps and dispel concerns around satellite innovations within farming communities. The platform has intuitive interface and turns complex data into accessible insights about crop health, soil moisture, weather, and other agricultural variables, enabling better farming techniques. To educate growers on how to go off the beaten track and grow sustainably, NGOs and EOSDA can develop special training to accelerate technology adoption together.
Crop Yield Estimation:
EOSDA Crop Monitoring, rich in agri-data, can be used by agricultural non-profit organizations to assess crop yield and monitor crop conditions. Armed with the latest updates on vegetation levels and vegetation trends across seasons, you can run interventions targeting resource abuse, poor crop management, and other issues coming in the way of sustainable farming.
Accurate weather data is central to NGO programs helping agriculture communities become more climate-resilient. Utilize detailed weather forecasts on EOSDA Crop Monitoring to carefully plan for the coming weather and maintain sustainable yields, rain or shine. Weather-based approach increases crop management and disease risk management efficiency.
Thanks to EOSDA Crop Monitoring, NGOs can maximize efforts aimed at sustainable water use in agriculture. Having access to a sea of soil moisture data that dates back to 2002, users can dive deep into irrigation processes: evaluate the watering system efficiency, adopt variable-rate irrigation, and reduce environmental footprint.
Precision Agriculture Uptake:
Every inch of a field is rich in meaningful data, and EOSDA Crop Monitoring allows to access all of it in one place. Have vegetation indices, historical weather and forecasts, soil moisture, crop rotation and field activities data at your fingertips to implement precision farming practices, measure their progress and efficiency, and optimize management strategies.
Land Use Mapping:
EOSDA Crop Monitoring allows for cropland mapping and monitoring changes in cultivated land use. NGOs working in the agriculture sector can also build satellite-based vegetation and productivity maps for variable-rate application of inputs, more efficient soil sampling, and crop anomaly detection. What takes a few minutes of your time can translate into massive cost and resource savings.
Compensation for Crop Damage:
Agricultural non-governmental organizations and NPOs seek to develop insurance schemes that would buffer crop failures caused by weather shocks, pests, diseases, or wildlife migration and promote farmers' livelihood. Historical crop and weather data on EOSDA Crop Monitoring can be used to estimate risks and design payout grids, while the Scouting feature will be helpful in claim validation.
Given the major role soils play in feeding the world, NGOs put efforts into promotion of sustainable practices beneficial to farmers' income and soil fertility. With our platform's productivity maps, you can detect low-productive field areas for precise soil sampling, trace changes in soil productivity, and evaluate the efficiency of soil management practices to make productivity-enhancing amends.
Pest and Disease Control:
Effortlessly unlock a treasure trove of valuable crop health information with EOSDA Crop Monitoring to reveal pests and diseases before they cause major harm to plants. On the platform, non-profit agricultural organizations can regularly monitor crop conditions for timely response and proper allocation of crop protection agents, especially in regions with limited supply.
Working shoulder to shoulder with governments, donors, and educational institutions, NGOs aim to promote precision farming as the sustainable way forward in agriculture. Let EOSDA Crop Monitoring make a strong case for adopting better farming techniques: educate on how to leverage technology, prove the viability of novel methods with facts, e.g. vegetation maps of fields before and after the VRA use will say it all.
Disaster Response and Damage Assessment:
Satellite data enables rapid and accurate mapping and damage estimation that can be leveraged by non-profit organizations for humanitarian aid in natural disasters. Use EOSDA solutions to map ongoing calamities, predict their scale and path for timely warning and evacuation efforts; visualize and measure the damage caused for fundraising and recovery planning.
Measuring the Climate Change Impact:
Satellites help to chart climate-induced changes that can be swiftly visualized using our platform's Split View feature. By comparing a pair of satellite images from different dates, environmental NGOs can assess the impact of droughts, floods, wildfires, and zero in on vegetation changes with a set of vegetation indices (NDVI, NDRE, MSAVI, RECl, and NDMI).
EOSDA solutions are able to strengthen the environmental advocacy role of non-profit organizations by showcasing the scale of detrimental human impact on the carbon cycle, such as deforestation, fossil fuel use, and soil-disturbing farming practices, thereby promoting carbon-reduction policies and initiatives.
EOSDA ensures access to timely, reliable data and analytics tools that help NGOs in natural disaster studies and risk assessment. Analyze historical weather and satellite data on past storms, floods, wildfires, landslides, and other calamities to identify disaster patterns and risk factors, pinpoint and monitor areas at risk, and take preventive measures.
To overcome the limitations of ground observations, environment-focused NGOs turn to satellites for overseeing human impact on nature's ecosystems — deforestation, land use change, water and air pollution — to conserve natural resources and protect biodiversity. For instance, NDWI is ideal for water turbidity monitoring, while EOSDA Forest Monitoring informs on greenhouse gas levels and forest health risks.
By sharing access to EOSDA digital platforms directly or via API, environmental non-governmental organizations can contribute to a wide range of research and educational projects, e.g. monitoring forest cover changes or measuring climate impact on wildlife habitats. Use reliable satellite data to raise awareness, encourage research and development of game-changing environmental solutions.
EOSDA Crop Monitoring offers lavish historical weather datasets for monitoring and analysis of climate variables (temperature, precipitations, etc.). Based on it, non-profit environmental organizations can identify long- and short-term weather trends and correlate them to other ecosystem variations (e.g. vegetation dynamics), monitor droughts, floods, wildfires, etc.
Satellite-based services allow to monitor urban growth, land use, and urban impact on the environment as well as identify high-risk areas prone to natural disasters while planning new infrastructure. Equipped with a bird's eye view from space, non-profit organizations can foster more sustainable and safer cities responsive to human and environment needs.
Water scarcity is already affecting half a billion people, and it's only natural that NGOs seek tools for proper environmental resource management. EOSDA Crop Monitoring offers reliable plant and soil moisture data helpful in detecting areas at risk of water scarcity and measuring water supply and demand to ensure sustainable water use and water waste minimization.
Gain access to an impressive diversity of historical data sources meticulously collected by EOS Data Analytics:
- – Satellite imagery since 1982 till now from 9 providers (all operational Landsat missions starting from Landsat 4; Sentinel-1, 2, and more);
- – Soil moisture statistics since 2002;
- – Crop rotation data since 2017.
- – Harness the power of data to plot viable and sustainable NGO strategies for agriculture development and environment protection.
Advanced Vegetation Indices
Draw actionable vegetation insights using over 15 remote sensing indices on EOSDA Crop Monitoring. They cover an array of plant growth variables, which you can analyze across space and time at various scales. At request, we can craft custom indices that will help your NGO deliver on environmental or agricultural missions.
Find weak spots hampering crop production and craft a sustainable agriculture development plan addressing them. NGOs can use Zoning maps to detect high- and low-productive field plots and make farms more cost-, resource- and environment-efficient.
Vegetation maps are useful in evaluating the efficiency of field activities and calculating variable rates of inputs to apply.
Productivity maps are built with satellite data spanning across years to spot consistently underperforming zones.
Historical data is the key to understanding the coming weather and its impact, while forecasts are essential in forward-planning that helps fully prepare for natural disasters.
Equip your NGO with advanced weather intelligence to mitigate weather risks:
- – 14-day hyperlocal forecasts;
- – hourly weather updates detailing wind speed, air humidity, and other parameters;
- – on-field min and max temperatures in a selected period;
- – sum of active temperatures and accumulated precipitations recorded since 2008 (for specific fields — since 1979).
Visualize changes in croplands following the damaging floods, hail, and pest outbreaks, comparing satellite images from different dates and/or with different vegetation indices applied. This simple yet insightful function provides a better understanding of the external impact on vegetation — a critical input to environmental and farming NGOs’ efforts.
Work toward a common strategy by sharing valuable information with your partnership network on EOSDA Crop Monitoring. Non-profit organizations collaborating with the state, private sector, and NGOs may greatly benefit from the Team Management feature and its role-based access to a pool of valuable data. Use it to align efforts among partners and make sure you are on the same page!
Take field scouting to the next level with EOSDA Crop Monitoring mobile app. Spend minutes on dispatching scouts to check crop issues spotted by satellites and save hours of their work. Scouts can swiftly navigate fields even while offline, report on the results, and instantly share them on the team account.
The Scouting feature is a great tool for agricultural non-profit organizations that facilitates collection and storage of ground data, and decision-making.
Soil Moisture Data
Unlock critical insight into crop health and climate change effects with soil moisture data from EOSDA. You’ll have access to high-quality soil moisture observations at surface and root zone level since 2015 and get updates every 1-2 days following a satellite revisit. Make the best use of this information to address water scarcity through sustainable water management.
EOSDA Crop Monitoring API is another way to access reliable agri-data featuring an extended list of satellite imagery sources and vegetation indices, historical weather observations and forecasts. By integrating our API with in-house software, farming and environmental NGOs can enrich it with data and bring to life customized solutions for the communities' needs. Warning citizens of potential droughts or floods in their region, alerting farmers to crop threats that require immediate action are only some of the API data applications.
EOSDA delivers crop type maps with up to 90% accuracy for past and current seasons, enabling field productivity analysis and tailoring of sustainable management practices based on specific cultivated crops. Crop classification yields great value to agricultural non-profit organizations which can justify advice on crop rotation adjustments, assess financial feasibility of growing certain crop types, and analyze environmental impacts of crop cultivation.
Field Boundaries Detection
Accurate plot boundary data is a starting point for any field-level application of sustainable practices promoted by agriculture NGOs. Using field maps retrieved by our AI algorithms from spaceborne data, they can enhance crop health and productivity monitoring, oversee the efficiency of proposed farming strategies at individual plots, and unlock farmers' access to Payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs for additional income.
EOSDA extracts reliable harvest statistics, creating room for optimizing operations and costs. Improved logistics and on-time harvesting are just a tiny bit of the benefits it can bring. Based on cross-season harvest analytics, non-profit organizations can build environmental-friendly farming strategies and manage available resources wisely, e.g. protect high-yielding plots and convert the low-yielding ones into wildlife corridors or construction sites as per needs.
Advanced Soil Moisture Analytics
Knowing what's going on in the soil is key to improving things above the ground. Thanks to the scalable EOSDA solution, your NGO can keep tabs on surface- and root-level soil moisture, helping farmer communities reach agricultural and environmental goals. Stay updated on drought trends and flood risks, optimize irrigation, select the best crops and dates for planting, and predict climate change patterns to craft mitigation strategies.
Our AI-based yield predictions achieve 85-95% accuracy, empowering non-profits to address major food security issues at various scales. Identify potential food-related risks in the region, establish yield gaps, and come up with effective solutions to drive sustainable intensification of agriculture. Crop yield forecasts prove instrumental in ensuring better post-harvest management, access to fair markets and prices for smallholder farmers, as well as in-depth analysis of factors hampering crop productivity.
White Label service is a shortcut to getting yourself a viable tested product at zero development cost. Our team will customize what's above and under the hood and help you kickstart your own precision ag platform.
Joining forces with a mission-driven EOS Data Analytics team can take your NGO a long way in bringing sustainable development goals to the masses and showcasing the many environmental and agricultural benefits they provide.
Our demos, webinars, training, and all-around tech and marketing support will help your team and partners befriend satellite technology and make it work for you!
EOSDA solution for environmental protection agency in Wyoming, USA
- A spike in landowner claims of crop damage caused by big game increased the agency's workload, encouraging them to find a reliable data-rich monitoring solution that would automate daily operations and facilitate claim validation.
- The agency enhanced claim processing with our Scouting feature. Now, workers mark vegetation anomalies on a field map and assign scouts to check the area. The data collected by scouts on site (damage type, crop density, soil moisture), vegetation maps, and photos of the damage are further added to the claim verification report and presented to the agency committee and landowners.
Stage 1: Agency workers spotted areas with lower vegetation compared to the rest of the field.
Stage 2: A scout was assigned to inspect problem areas and determine what might have caused the issue. Photos made in the field were attached to the scouting report on EOSDA Crop Monitoring.
Cost, time and resource saving while handling crop damage claims. The agency cut down fuel expenses and saved scout labor by dispatching workers to problem areas only. Based on the photos of elk damage to crops, the environmental protection agency was able to identify areas prone to wildlife damage and suggest installing fences to protect future yields.
EOSDA Solution For The Georgian Farmers' Association
- Georgia's irrigated lands are shrinking due to climate change, urging farmers to move away from traditional water-intensive farming toward precise irrigation. Moreover, the lack of historical vegetation data from past seasons makes it difficult to locate field issues.
- By utilizing vegetation indices on EOSDA Crop Monitoring, the association compared vegetation and plant moisture values across seasons: before and after they optimized their precise irrigation system.
NDMI map — June 23, 2020 vs June 23, 2021:
BEFORE and AFTER precise irrigation system optimization
NDVI map — June 23, 2020 vs June 23, 2021:
BEFORE and AFTER precise irrigation system optimization
2020's maps highlight areas with low NDMI and NDVI values, indicating a lack of plant moisture and low vegetation accordingly. The decision to optimize irrigation turned out beneficial to crop development and yields as proven by higher NDMI and NDVI values in 2021.
Oil Spills In The Amazon: A Never-ending Tragedy
EOS Data Analytics interviewed victims of the 2020 oil spill in Ecuador’s Amazon, monitored the situation around the latest incident, and analyzed satellite imagery to assess the negative impacts of the 2020 spill on the flora of the affected area.
Change And Flood Detection In Northern Kazakhstan
Data scientists at EOS Data Analytics have validated a proof-of-concept project by training a custom neural net for predicting seasonal floods in one of the Kazakhstan regions.
How Gold Mining In Brazil Destroys Local Nature
The Munduruku people in the state of Pará, Brazil, are suffering from the detrimental effects of gold mining that poisons the soil and local rivers. In this case study, EOSDA assessed the scale of the problem from space.
EOSDA Solution Improves Operations In Nature Agency
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department leverages satellite image analytics from EOSDA Crop Monitoring to reduce expenses and save time on scouting and handle crop damage claims more efficiently.