What is the role of AI in mitigating climate risks?

As climate change is impacting the global economy, companies worldwide are under increasing pressure from investors and regulators to understand and disclose how their business will be affected. It is essential for every company to disclose their climate risk and have a plan to mitigate the risks and adapt to the changes.


Discover the power of AI with

Minerva’s GAIA Climate Risk platform

Access decision-useful physical climate risk information in a dashboard
Load your assets and obtain risk scores for investment and regulatory reporting standards
Generate insights on how to reduce uncertainty in the risk score
Take action to increase your resilience to climate change

Industry Solutions

GAIA helps to improve our understanding of the impacts of climate change, to adapt and identify new opportunities for multiple industries.

Climate Risk

Climate change is impacting all business at all scales. We help understanding the impact of climate change to your business and take the appropriate steps to mitigate risks and understand opportunities.


With the emergence of Big Data and increased computing power, experts now have access to tools that evaluate risks at unprecedented accuracy. Communicating their findings to provide actionable insight, however, has remained a key challenge in disaster risk reduction for governments, insurers, and financial institutions.

Real Estate

Data aggregation at single building scale allows for analysis of natural hazard risks affecting the property accounting for current and future climate scenarios.

Linear Infrastructure

Pipelines, power lines, roads and railways cross thousands of kilometres of rugged terrain subject of various natural hazards. Identify where landslides, erosion or other hazard may jeopardize pipeline integrity before it happens can save millions and protect the environment.

Minerva’s GAIA Climate Risk empowers business owners, investors and portfolio managers to the impact of climate change to your business.

Our Work

Explore our demonstration projects to see us in action.

Landslide Risk Index  |  Sea to Sky Highway, BC, Canada

Landslides cause in excess of $1 billion in damages and 25-50 fatalities every year in the US alone.

Minerva’s landslide risk index is backed by cognitive AI and helps you understand which assets are more likely to be impacted by landslides now, and under different climate change projections. Check out our Sea to Sky map to see how it can assist in the prevention and mitigation of landslide risks.

Flood Risk Index | North Vancouver, BC, Canada

45% of flood damage to buildings is caused by urban pluvial floods
2X The frequency of urban pluvial floods in Europe has doubled over the past 30 years
$950 M in insured damage occurred during the July 2013 flood in Toronto, Canada

Water is the new fire. Minerva’s Flood risk index is showcased in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Our cognitive AI considers numerous Climatic and socio-economic datasets to generate risk scores for each individual asset. Check out our North Vancouver flood risk map to learn more.

Data Harmonization and Integration for Powerful AI Analytics

Modern AI solutions require standardized, consistent and interoperable data. We help organizations to understand their data and identify opportunities for AI analytics. Our experience in developing interoperable schema and metadata helps your organization align your data to international standards.

Our winning submission to the INSPIRE data challenge showcased how INSPIRE-aligned data can be leveraged for scalable climate risk applications. We extended the INSPIRE framework to assess landslide susceptibility and hazard in the province of Veneto, Italy.

We can help transform your business and put your data to work for you.


Nathaniel Tougas, P. Eng.

“By using Minerva’s cognitive AI to identify relationships between various geomorphological parameters, we can essentially get an unbiased second opinion to augment our own geohazard assessment. The GAIA Landslide Map provides geological engineers with AI tools and insights that have never been available in our field, and this is truly exciting to me.”

Nathaniel Tougas
Nathaniel Tougas, P. Eng.

Lionel Jackson

“Minerva’s synergy of AI with the fruits of Earth science research is not limited to mineral exploration… its AI is powerfully applying geotechnical knowledge to natural hazards avoidance and risk management faster than is possible with humans alone. The results are transparent to stake-holders.”

Lionel Jackson
Lionel Jackson, P.Geo.
Adjunct Professor, Earth Sciences Department, Simon Fraser University

Massimiliano Alvioli

“Minerva Intelligence provides knowledge for engineering, services and applications based on advanced AI. Through a semantic approach, they explain complex physical models to scientists, practitioners and non-experts.”

Massimilano Alvioli
Massimilano Alvioli – Researcher, CNR-IRPI
Institute for Research in Hydro-Geological Hazards of the Italian National Research Council

Sarah Morgan

“The SLRD Emergency Program relies on quality hazard information to make informed decisions for public safety and Minerva Intelligence contributes to the field of innovative professionals.”

Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan, Emergency Program Manager
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

Brent Ward, P. Geo.

“Minerva is bringing cutting-edge technology to natural hazard management.”

Brent Ward
Brent Ward, P.Geo.
Professor and Chair, Earth Sciences Department, Co-Director, Centre for Natural Hazards Research, Simon Fraser University

John J. Clague

“Minerva Intelligence is bringing the power of artificial intelligence to geology. Their AI approach can help bridge the gap between scientists and decision-makers in fostering disaster risk reduction and emergency management.”

John Clague
John J. Clague, PhD, FRSC, OC
Department of Earth Sciences - Simon Fraser University

Marco Giardino

”Minerva Intelligence leverages standards and interoperable data to foster disaster risk reduction… an absolute game-changer in emergency management!”

Marco Giardino
Marco Giardino, Associate Professor in Applied Geomorphology
University of Torino; Co-chair, Working Group on Landform Geodiversity; IAG - International Association of Geomorphologists Direction Committee; UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management

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