Full situational awareness
Management of green spaces, parks or large nature reserves involves lots of data. Locations and boundaries of protected areas, desired ecosystem services, air quality measurements, water quality measurements, locations of protected plant species, tree maintenance plans, poaching or waste dumping reports and locations. Efficient management requires that employees can easily consult such data on a daily basis and use it to take relevant decisions. Nexus connects available data sources and make it accessible from a central location within an organization through a secure web-application.
Enriching internal data sources
Internal data sources become more valuable when combined with third party data. Daily meteorological measurements and satellite observations can be used to calculate drought risk and forest fire hazard maps. Effects of parks and greens space on air quality and urban heat islands can be monitored and predicted by combining such data sources. Social media feeds can provide useful intelligence on possible pollution sources and waste dumpings.
In places where nature is combined with groundwater abstraction, it is useful to know up-to-date locations of groundwater wells, and abstration rates. When new water quality measurements are conducted by a water authority, such data should automatically be shared with forestry management organizations. Nexus facilitates such information sharing between partner organizations, enabling closer cooperation and more effective forestry management.