Google Helps Organizations Improve Sustainability
October 12, 2021
Google Cloud started a new partnership initiative with leading data and
application providers that will help global businesses and governments
accelerate sustainability programs, inform decisions on future growth,
and better understand the impacts of climate change.
Through this new program, leading sustainability-focused companies CARTO,
Climate Engine, Geotab, NGIS, and Planet are bringing their core
applications—and more than 50 petabytes of satellite imagery,
demographics, mobility, and telematics data—to Google Cloud.
This will enable customers to not only deploy these new solutions at
global scale on the industry's cleanest cloud, but also help them
accelerate their sustainability initiatives with partner data using
Google's BigQuery, machine learning (ML), and Earth Engine products:
CARTO's Spatial Extension for BigQuery enhances BigQuery with spatial
data, analysis, and visualization. With CARTO, customers can leverage
data from Google Earth Engine, perform Spatial ML with Vertex AI, and
overlay all that in rich 2D or 3D using the open-source data
visualization library, deck.gl, and Google Maps Platform's Maps
available in BigQuery, so customers can access pre-processed spatial
data without needing to extract, transform, or load it, or to perform
complex spatial transformations for analysis.
Climate Engine delivers actionable earth insights to customers to help
them solve some of their biggest climate risks. Climate Engine will
bring its datasets on water use, agriculture, storm risk, and wildfire
spread to Google Cloud, helping organizations such as financial services
institutions, consumer packaged goods companies, manufacturers, and
governments better plan for the risks brought on by climate change.
Geotab's fleet telematics application, MyGeotab, helps companies and
organizations manage vehicle fleets more efficiently and accelerates
their shift to electric vehicles through the use of data. Processing
more than 40 billion data points every day from millions of connected
vehicles around the world, Geotab's transportation analytics platform,
Altitude, provides access to comprehensive traffic insights to enable
governments and businesses alike to make data-driven decisions to help
support sustainable community development.
NGIS' platform, TraceMark, maps and monitors sustainability in
global supply chains. Through satellite imagery and mapping, TraceMark
enables organisations to take a data-driven approach to global supply
chain sustainability, delivering transparency and traceability to enable
organizations to address their climate commitments.
Planet's daily imaging of planet earth (PlanetScope) as well as its
high-resolution, tasked satellite imagery (SkySat) enables fast, global
access of this data to businesses and governments. This ever-growing set
of satellite images can also be directly integrated into existing and
future Google Cloud solutions, crossing multiple industries where the
impacts of climate change may be felt, such as supply-chain-reliant
organizations, agricultural businesses, and more.
In addition, Planet, Climate Engine, and NGIS will integrate growing
datasets on topics like water availability, agriculture, weather risks,
daily satellite imagery, and more into Google Earth Engine and Google
BigQuery, providing customers with a more comprehensive view of our
changing planet and enabling them to ensure their businesses are
operating in sustainable ways.
"We are committed to helping customers meet and exceed their
sustainability goals with the industry's cleanest cloud and through
solutions that will help customers across industries make more data- and
sustainability-driven decisions," said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice
President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud. "These partnerships will
help businesses and governments take action and accelerate their
sustainability initiatives. We're proud to work with these leaders and
to support customers on their sustainability journeys."
This initiative expands upon other environmentally focused products and
services launching at Google Cloud Next, including Carbon Footprint
Reporting, a new partnership with Salesforce's Sustainability Cloud,
updates to the Active Assist Recommender service, and an
enterprise-grade preview of Earth Engine for Google Cloud customers.
Customers can access partner solutions today via the Google Cloud
Marketplace or through a Google Cloud or partner representative.
is fundamental to the study of sustainability, but the industry's
current knowledge of it is very limited. Organizations, both public and
private, will need better data and analysis to help them adapt their
processes quickly," said Luis Sanz, CEO at CARTO. "CARTO's spatial
analytics platform brings together the best of Google's geo partner
ecosystem and the power of BigQuery, to provide the data, computing
scalability and interoperability required to tackle some of the world's
most challenging sustainability problems."
"The planet is changing at unprecedented rates. Building a more
sustainable future depends on our ability to understand, predict, and
react to these changes," said Jamie Herring, Ph.D., CEO at Climate
Engine. "Google Cloud's unparalleled computing capacity for geospatial
data available through Earth Engine allows us to leverage the wealth of
data we have about the planet and convert it into actionable insights
for companies and governments."
"At Geotab, we believe it is our collective responsibility to leave the
world a better place than how we found it," said Neil Cawse, CEO at
Geotab. "Whether it is providing cutting-edge technology that better
enables an electric vehicle future or ensuring companies around the
world are able to benefit from technology that helps them run their
businesses better, Geotab is passionate about working together to make a
"NGIS is thrilled to work with Google Cloud and its partners to enable
business accountability for sustainable practices at all levels of their
supply chain. Google Earth Engine provides unique geospatial capability
that enables our global approach to accelerate these initiatives, giving
leaders visibility and control over their environmental footprint and
that of their suppliers in a way that was not previously possible," said
Nathan Eaton, Executive Director, NGIS.
"The challenge of our age is the environment and achieving
sustainability," said Will Marshall, CEO at Planet. "Planet's universal
dataset and Google Cloud's scalable computing power will enable
businesses and governments globally to achieve their sustainability