SENSCITY

We believe Climate change is the single greatest threat to urban life this century.

With over half of the world’s population living in dense (and mostly coastal cities) around the world, the consolidation of assets, people and economic power are centered in areas that are the most vulnerable to extreme impacts brought on by climate change, such as flooding, heatwaves, and poor air quality.

Governments and organizations lack the tools and resources to effectively identify and analyze localized climate change impacts, monitor the resilience of their assets, or the effectiveness of their actions in our cities.

We want to change this by ensuring those who need climate data to inform their decision making have access to the best available information and tools to understand how climate change will impact them and how resilient they are to future change.

SensCity is an integrated decision support platform that provides urban climate intelligence, for organizations to assess their climate risk, impacts and monitor the environmental and climactic performance of infrastructure assets, from green to grey.

Our software supports users in producing visual evidence for investment decisions, impact assessments, and to share findings for sustainability compliance purposes.

How we do it

What we assess

Heat Stress, Impact, and Risk

Flood Risk

Coastal
Inundation Risk

Air Quality
Conditions

Green Infrastructure
Performance

The types of data we collect

Hyperlocal and Real-time data from IoT sensors collecting micro-climate meteorological conditions.

Remote Sensing from satellites that provide a macro-scale analysis of an area and its impacts (a range of different types of data).

We blend these real-time and near real-time data with other open and proprietary datasets to model climate change impacts, physical risk and monitor the performance of assets to understand their adaptative response and resilience to extremes.

Our core features

    ↳ Real-time environmental and climactic monitoring

    ↳ Trend analysis and predictive analytics to assess key climate, impacts and risks

    ↳ Generating reports based on performance and anomalies

    ↳ Visualizing data at an urban scale in a 3D environment

Services

We work with data and sensor suppliers to collect different climactic resolutions of data, from hyper-local microclimatic conditions, where we can install wireless Sigfox and/or LoRaWAN enabled meteorological sensors, to macro climate analysis, where we use remote sensing and historical datasets to collect data on a variety of regional conditions.

MONITOR

We aggregate and collect Real-time > Near real-time and historical data to monitor at a hyper-local, precint and regional scale.

ANALYZE

We develop insights and detect anomalies by pairing real-time monitoring with historical and remote sensing data to understand trends, assess risks and analyze climate impacts

VISUALIZE

We provide a dashboard with reporting features that allow users to analyze and visualize climactic data and share results.

Use Cases

Asset and infrastructure owners

Asset and infrastructure owners, who require oversight of the systemic climate risks they are facing, to better prepare for disasters or optimize their assets to ensure stronger resilience to said impacts.

Insurers

Insurers, who need to set premiums based on the assessment of risks to their assets, to create new risk-informed investment opportunities that are based on real-time climatic conditions and forecasts.

Urban planners

Urban planners, who need access to data that allows them to plan infrastructure, inform strategic planning and policy decisions.

Sustainability consultants

Sustainability consultants, who need baseline and continued monitoring of projects, programs, and assets to inform compliance decisions across a spectrum of different sustainability standards from the property, financial and insurance sectors.

Green Infrastructure asset installers

Green Infrastructure asset installers, who want to monitor the performance of their assets, better inform maintenance and provide their clients with the assurance their assets are healthy and thriving.

Engineers

Engineers, who need access to real-world performance data to enable impact and resilience to be correctly addressed at the design phase.

Policymakers (Government)

Policymakers (Government), who need to create and apply interventions that lead to increased resilience.

Researchers

Researchers, who need a data collection, analysis and visualization platform that pairs with an array of different sensors.

About Us

SensCity’s founders — five urbanites living in cities around the world—have seen destructive climate change first-hand, from deadly Australian heatwaves to post-hurricane New York City. Now they’ve set out to revolutionize the way cities prepare and adapt to climate change. Drawing on their research backgrounds, the team is committed to sharing knowledge for a sustainable future.

JOSEPH
GLESTA

CEO

DANIEL
SAUTER

CTO

JASKIRAT RANDHAWA

Lead Data Engineer

DR TIMON MCPHEARSON

Director of Research

SHAUN
BURRISS

Lead Software Engineer

Partner

Some of the organisations we are collaborating with to improve our cities. If you are interested in making a change, partner with us.

Arcadis | Techstars
CSIRO Data61
Dott
Arcadis
ISCA
Carto
202020 Vision
Impact Academy
RMIT
Moreland City Council

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