Proteus was awarded with the AGI Award for Excellence in Research & Development for the project Ecological classification and land use mapping from satellite imagery for Abu Dhabi emirate project, due for completion in December 2014.

The award was presented on Thursday 13th November with the judging panel commenting that “The scale of this project and the integration of land based / maritime satellite imagery to influence planning decisions / track carbon is ground breaking.”

Using Very High Resolution multi-spectral satellite imagery the entire Abu Dhabi Emirate is being mapped at 1:10,000 scale. 42 terrestrial and 12 marine habitats are being depicted together with Land Use and Land Cover data sets. This will become a fundamental data layer for all future planning and decision making related to sustainable development for many years and serves as a baseline for future monitoring and conservation.