CGI and Ordnance Survey develop water pollution predictive tool
CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm, in partnership with Ordnance Survey, has developed an initiative designed to remotely detect sewage overspill events from space.
The project will utilise a newly created artificial intelligence (AI) model that can predict with high levels of accuracy the conditions most often associated with pollution events.
This is the latest project undertaken by CGI’s Sustainability Exploration Environmental Data Science (SEEDS) programme, a research initiative designed to challenge the thinking and practice around sustainability in partnership with academia, launched with the United Nations last year. SEEDS operates across multiple sectors, and nations, addressing multiple challenges with several partners.
After an initial first phase, the project will provide a proactive approach to environmental management and nature protection in the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere reserve. The biosphere covers 55 square miles and is centred on Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system in England.