We conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses and map representations showing visual geographical interpretations to explain patterns of social, economic and ecological human behavior and its spatial expression that contribute to understanding patterns of vulnerability to climate change.
OIKO uses climate data and research together with socio-economic and environmental information to understand and display how climate related hazards will affect some locations, some infrastructure, some people and some parts of the environment more than others. We are skilled at collating and integrating this information in spatial databases to generate simple map-based outputs for the end user. By overlaying multiple layers of data in a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform, we help our clients identify ‘hotspots’ of climate vulnerability.
We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.