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4 tech startups that are fighting for coastal climate resilience — and winning

Source(s):  GreenBiz Group

By Shannon Cunniff


1. Upstream Tech

California-based Upstream Tech uses satellite data and machine learning to show if a conservation project is delivering results. Environmental Defense Fund is exploring whether this tool can be used to validate the performance of wetland restoration in Louisiana, work now done by people in the field. Such independent validation is a key aspect of an environmental impact bond we’re designing; it ultimately will determine the interest rate paid to investors.

2. Jupiter Intel

Jupiter Intel’s models, satellite data and sensors help community planners, developers and city officials anticipate challenges such as sea level rise, erosion and impermeable pavement. The company, which has raised $10 million in venture capital funding so far, can predict flood risks down to specific properties, for the near future and years out.

3. Coastal Risk Consulting 

Coastal Risk Consulting is providing Florida property owners with actionable intelligence about flood risks. The company predicts tidal flooding, storm surge and heavy rainfall events now and 30 years out, and offers guidance on how to protect properties.

4. Green Stream

A small Virginia company, Green Stream, is specializing in low-cost flood sensor networks that use ultrasound to track water levels in real time. A dashboard that is free and open to the public shows where flooding is occurring, how deep the water is and when it recedes.


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  • Publication date 27 Jun 2018

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