Who we are
Salo is a conservation analytics & monitoring company. Our mission is to enable sustainable ecosystem management by improving how landowners invest in conservation. We develop analytics products by combining ecological science, satellite imagery & artificial intelligence. You can read more about our analytics approach on our services page, and about the team on our company page. Please connect with us if you are interested in working together.
What we do
Identify conservation opportunities
Investing in nature-based solutions is a crucial yet challenging task. Governments and NGOs must balance the competing demands of environmental sustainability and economic growth. Striking this balance requires making tough choices about where to invest in each. With our analytical and policy expertise, Salo helps identify priority conservation areas to maximize return on investment within the complex frameworks of environmental regulations.
Monitor ecosystem health
Changing management practices and protecting habitats are the first steps towards sustainable conservation. Next is to ensure these changes are effective. However, few organizations can comprehensively monitor the impact of these investments; most rely on expensive, labor intensive field surveys. Salo develops satellite-based ecosystem monitoring products to comprehensively assess conservation effectiveness at low cost over large areas.
Predict environmental change
Organizations want to reduce uncertainty prior to investing in conservation—to ensure they will be resilient to future change. Yet an old axiom persists: it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. This is especially true with climate change. Salo supports conservation planning by developing predictive analytics from historical data, climate models & artificial intelligence, reducing uncertainty around future change.
Why conservation analytics
Because the future is green. Sustainability and conservation are now recognized as the foundation of our future—as essential for stable economic growth, food security & wellbeing. National parks generate more revenue than Hollywood; countries get more water from forests than from filtration plants; mangroves protect more coastline than levees. The world is developing nature-based solutions to man-made problems—and investments in land management and conservation are soaring. This is the transition from grey to green.
Yet these investments carry uncertainty—will natural ecosystems remain resilient under our changing climate? Answering this question remains a major challenge. Nature is a complex, interconnected system. To better understand it, we need to derive new knowledge from global data and analytics. Salo develops these insights by combining ecology, satellite imagery & artificial intelligence to envision a more colorful future.
You can read more about why we founded Salo here.
Where we work
Salo develops mapping and monitoring products worldwide. Please connect with us to learn more about working together.
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