Who We Are
Salo is a geospatial analytics and consulting company. We analyze satellite imagery to identify conservation opportunities, monitor ecosystem health, and predict ecosystem change. For each of our customers, we aggregate unique data products, develop custom algorithms, and perform geospatial analyses.
Governments and corporations are promoting investments in natural ecosystems to mitigate the impacts of climate change, improve food security, and protect biodiversity. However, major challenges remain. Where can investments in ecosystem conservation provide the best return? How will institutions maintain compliance in new regulatory environments? And how can stakeholders be certain that ecosystem investments will not be at risk from future environmental change?
Salo uses a combination of satellite imagery, field data, and cutting-edge analytical techniques to identify conservation opportunities, monitor ecosystem health, and predict ecosystem change. Our ecosystem-scale analyses will help our customers locate and optimize investments in natural habitats and understand how our environment is changing.
Salo provides high resolution environmental monitoring services and geospatial analytics, helping stakeholders make environmentally-informed planning choices based on the best-available information. We help landowners, communities, businesses, and governments connect the scale of their property to the context of their surrounding ecosystems, and to the risks these systems face at the human-climate interface.
Identifying Conservation Opportunities
Accurately quantifying and mapping carbon stocks is crucial to the success of emissions reduction policies and practices. Many governments and businesses will rely on ecosystem conservation to i) meet their regulatory obligations, ii) reduce compliance costs, and; iii) mitigate climate change impacts. With our analytical and policy expertise, we can help identify locations for conservation planning projects to maximize carbon sequestration within the complex policy frameworks of carbon markets.
Monitoring Ecosystem Health
Using high-frequency, multi-resolution satellite imagery, we can rapidly identify forest degradation, quantify its impacts, and provide near-real time alerts. Salo leverages multi-resolution data, multi-sensor fusion analytical techniques, and cutting edge algorithms to provide accurate and current maps of habitat quality and forest degradation.
Predicting Ecosystem Change
The pressures of habitat fragmentation, agricultural intensification, biodiversity loss, and climate change are altering ecosystem structure and functioning worldwide. Salo leverages long-term historical data, mechanistic ecological modeling, and climate forecasting to predict how ecosystems will respond to the unique pressures they face. Combined with assessments of potential policy outcomes, Salo helps provide clarity for long-term conservation investments.
Salo is a geospatial analytics and consulting company. We develop scalable and modular software and data products that reduce costs for our customers and limit operational overhead. For each of our customers, we aggregate unique data products, develop custom algorithms, and perform geospatial analyses.