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Global Safety Net Data Viewer Application


Graphicacy designed and engineered the Global Safety Net (GSN) Data Viewer application for One Earth, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy, with a focus on making it an engaging, intuitive and innovative platform for users to explore the Global Safety Net findings by ecoregion, country, and the 50 United States.


Global Safety Net Application Map


This particular project allowed our team to design and engineer an interactive visualization that highlights one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: climate change. The report was published in Science Advances and highlights the importance of protecting and restoring the natural world to address three converging crises: climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the emergence of novel viruses such as COVID-19.

“Graphicacy’s skilled data visualization work allows users to explore the underlying data of the Global Safety Net report, bringing the report’s data to life and making it much more accessible for scientists, practitioners and policymakers who are serious about combating climate change.”  — Karl Burkart Managing Director, One Earth.

The Global Safety Net application brings together the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) with 11 leading conservation priority frameworks, additively compiled into five main geospatial layers — species rarity sites, high biodiversity areas, large mammal landscapes, intact wilderness, and additional climate stabilization areas — that total 50.4% of Earth’s terrestrial surface.


Global Safety Net Climate Change Visualization

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