Google Cloud signs sustainability agreement with Saudi’s SDAIA and MEWA

Google Cloud signs sustainability agreement with Saudi’s SDAIA and MEWA

Google Cloud collaborates with the Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), and Climate Engine to launch the Earth Observation and Science Program.

The program will help the Saudi government address environmental, water, and agricultural challenges resulting from climate change, and paves the way for SDAIA and MEWA to lead climate action using artificial intelligence.

The Saudi government has placed environmental protection as one of the strategic components of its Vision 2030.  Accordingly, SDAIA, MEWA, and Google Cloud established the Earth Observation & Science Program, which relies on earth observation technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide sustainability solutions that will address climate change risks and enhance the protection of the environment in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

The program focuses on five key areas to create a more sustainable environment: environment preservation, pollution monitoring, sustainable agriculture, climate and nature protection, and water & food security.

SDAIA and MEWA in collaboration with Google Cloud and Climate Engine are launching a new sustainability research center. The center will use AI technologies to develop impactful use cases and knowledge transfer through a series of training and workshops.

Google Cloud will lead efforts at the center to train scientists to apply technology from AI, Climate Engine, and Google Earth Engine to drive sustainable initiatives.

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