Founded and incorporated in 2010, the Environmental Pulse Institute (EPI) is a private not-for-profit research organization. It was established and incorporated in South Dakota. Click here to see our non-profit certification and click here for our articles of incorporation.
MISSION & GOALS
EPI focuses on using evolving technologies, earth observations and environmental analytics to address social benefit areas. Our goal is to bridge the gap between science and public policy related to climate change, energy, ecosystems, education, and health and transitioning society towards a low carbon economy. By drawing on expertise in earth sciences, social sciences, and information technology, our organization assists in communicating complex scientific information and best practices. With its base in the United States, it also acts as a facility and source of technical expertise for capacity development in developing countries.
We specialize in measuring and assessing environmental change. We are experts in communicating the results in a compelling way to stimulate action towards sustaining environmental quality. EPI staff and consultants have long-standing professional expertise in earth sciences (GIS, satellite imaging and remote sensing), State of the Environment (SOE) reporting and the identification and use of appropriate indicators of environmental change to help detect environmental and related social trends and provide early warning signals of emerging environmental problems.
We invoke and act on the challenge to achieve global environmental sustainability in recognition that human livelihoods and well-being depend on the sustained viability of ecosystems and their services.
EPI works with a network of experts and collaborates with the United Nations, governments, NGOs, and civil society in accomplishing projects towards environmental sustainability. It ensures a high-level of satisfaction by encouraging multi-stakeholder participation and constantly consulting with its clients in the design and preparation of projects and reports that respond to the needs of the users.
EPI is committed to constantly improving the way it communicates the results of its research to reach the widest possible audience in a way most likely to transform the policies, behavior, attitudes and values of governments and civil society.
We are committed to working with utmost professionalism to produce accurate, superior-quality products and services in an efficient, timely, cost-effective and collaborative manner.
Consulting and Applications Functions
- State of the Environment (SOE) reporting; identification and communication of emerging environmental issues and solutions from local to global levels
- Development and production of environmental Atlases by integrating data from multiple sources
- Application of remote sensing, GIS and web based technologies for environmental monitoring and modeling
- Provision of data, indicators and indices about environmental issues related to energy, water, forests, the green economy, resource efficiency and other sustainable development issues
- Access and delivery of near-real-time monitoring data, including crowd-sourced data using smart phones and other devices
- Development of environmental knowledge management systems
- Performance monitoring and evaluation using rating and rankings
Advisory Services Functions
- Risk assessment due to climate change and loss of ecosystem services, specifically related to estimating carbon due to land-use/land-cover change
- Advisory services on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) related to sustainable development
- Training in State of the Environment reporting, REDD+, climate change adaptation and mitigation, Ecosystem valuation tools
- Training in strategic and change management, public relations, ethics, conflict resolution, competency based interviews, computer security, and communications for organizations involved in sustainable development activities
- Assistance in organizing environmental events
Think Tank Function
Research and Think pieces on contemporary sustainable development challenges.