Upstream Tech and the Center for Geospatial Solutions Announce Partnership

By Allegra Wrocklage on May 18, 2021

Center for Geospatial Solutions to Provide Additional Technology Services to Lens Community

The Upstream Tech and Center for Geospatial Solutions logos side-by-side.
The Upstream Tech and Center for Geospatial Solutions logos side-by-side.

Upstream Tech, a mission-driven environmental technology company, has announced a partnership with the Center for Geospatial Solutions, a part of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Together, Upstream Tech and the Center for Geospatial Solutions can offer a suite of geospatial services to land trust and conservation customers to support efficient, effective management and monitoring of conservation land around the world. 

Upstream Tech’s Lens is an application that combines best-available satellite and aerial data with an efficient monitoring workflow. Lens makes it easy to monitor a broad range of properties, no matter how large or remote. Land trusts, project developers, and conservation organizations collectively use Lens to monitor millions of acres of properties. The Center for Geospatial Solutions can help partners access the full power of geospatial technology, from initially mapping properties or easements for use in Lens to translating organizational strategic plans into a property-scale evaluation of conservation benefits across entire service areas. 

“Upstream Tech is committed to making sophisticated technology accessible to all conservation organizations without requiring teams to have any geospatial training or expertise,” said Marshall Moutenot, co-founder and Managing Director of Upstream Tech. “Lens offers remote monitoring capabilities to land trusts and conservation NGOs in a single, convenient application. Now, through our partnership with the Center for Geospatial Solutions, we can offer our Lens community access to a full set of geospatial support services to further enable and empower them in their conservation work.”

“Geospatial technologies can transform how organizations accomplish work and achieve larger goals, but fully realizing this potential can sometimes be a daunting challenge,” said Anne Scott, Executive Director of the Center for Geospatial Solutions. “Our mission is to help organizations get the best possible outcomes from using breakthrough technologies like Lens. From framing the relevant questions to creating actionable insights to building a sustainable data system within your organization, we are there to provide you with the tailored support that you may want.”

Satellite image in Lens.
Satellite image in Lens.

Upstream Tech is a US-based public benefit corporation with the mission to empower better decision-making and natural resource management through technology. The company creates decision-support technologies for environmental conservation and a 100% renewable grid. Lens enables efficient monitoring of environmental projects and properties. HydroForecast is an end-to-end modeling and decision support service that combines physical theory with AI and satellite imagery to provide accurate and reliable hydrological forecasts anywhere on Earth. To learn more about Upstream Tech, visit upstream.tech or follow them on Twitter at @upstream_tech.

The Center for Geospatial Solutions uses geographic information systems, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to provide people and organizations with actionable insights for managing land and water resources. The Center for Geospatial Solutions works with partners across the environmental field to support and augment existing capabilities and ensure that the full power of technology is accessible to inform management and decision-making, regardless of an organization's size. By offering inclusive access to conservation data tools and technologies, they support diverse organizations and individuals that seek to create equitable solutions to climate change and address habitat loss, water scarcity, and other challenges that threaten the quality of life for all people. The Center for Geospatial Solutions is a part of the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, a nonprofit private operating foundation. To learn more about the center visit: https://www.lincolninst.edu/center-geospatial-solutions