Deploy Solutions Founder & CEO, Nicholas Kellett presented the results of a multi-year research and development project alongside a demo of their brand new Climate Change Prototype at this year’s GeoIgnite — Canada’s National Geospatial & Location Technology Conference.
Following a careful review of the concerns surrounding climate change in Canada, Deploy Solutions steered their focus to the issues “on the ground”, drawing a conclusion that by resolving the gaps in communication between citizens and authorities, there would be a significant impact in curing the fallout, mitigating damage and getting people from a place of danger to safety at the time of crisis.
By means of identifying the specific problems facing Canadian citizens, Deploy Solutions undertook extensive primary research by interviewing several hundreds of citizens, NGOs, scientists and government officials to identify the top perceived climate change related communication problems.
The three problems identified were:
- Citizens feel overwhelmed
- Authorities have difficulty collaborating and sharing information with citizens
- Citizens receive information that is not personalized
After establishing the key problems in communication, Deploy Solutions were then able to work towards identifying potential solutions.
Using information gathered from citizens who have experienced a flood, Deploy Solutions developed a new prototype which Founder Nick Kellett unveiled at the GeoIgnite workshop “Using Software to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts and Natural Disaster: Deep Dive on our Research Findings and Software Prototype”. Using space data and AI to help overcome barriers to misinformation, Deploy Solution’s Climate Change Impact Planner offers easy to use and practical guidance which enables life-saving information to be presented in a timely manner to help protect citizens before, during and after hazardous events.
After successfully exploring the climate change research project prototype at GeoIgnite, Deploy Solutions intend to communicate their message to a wider audience, offering their software solution to make the planet safer for citizens around the world.
Want to learn more about Deploy Solution, our “software factory”, and our climate change work? Watch our 2-minute overview below: