Environmental Changes - UNDERSTANDING IMPACTS
What changes are occurring to air quality and greenhouse gas emissions?
Ricardo plays a vital role in helping governments to understand changes in air quality and greenhouse gas emissions. It uses ArcGIS to accelerate complex data analyses and share its critical environmental data more easily with government clients.
All around the world, governments need accurate, up-to-date information to evidence the need for policy changes and new initiatives to stem climate change. Ricardo is one of the leading organisations providing this evidence. It creates and shares data that can be used by air quality modellers, academics and policy makers to better understand climate change challenges and formulate the best new policies to improve public health.
In the preparation of its air quality and emissions data, Ricardo uses ArcGIS Pro to automate highly complex data analyses and create high quality, accurate data sets in cost effective, repeatable processes. For example, the company has allocated traffic emissions to Ordnance Survey’s Open Roads data, giving the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) a deeper understanding of the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and Britain’s transport infrastructure.
Ricardo also uses ArcGIS to publish its data and share it in interactive web apps with government departments in the UK and abroad. Recently, it created an online tool for viewing heat demand data across different postcodes and regions of Cyprus. Publically available, this solution enables government policy makers, businesses and citizens alike to explore heat demand data on interactive maps and make better decisions about how to conserve energy, reduce emissions and protect our planet.
“Our work estimating air quality is vitally important. ArcGIS Pro is helping us to create high quality data that can be used by governments to improve the world we live in for us, our kids and future generations.”
Ioannis Tsagatakis, Principal Environmental Consultant, Ricardo
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