Creating world-first, open access Earth Science AI

Protecting and preserving assets, including the greatest one we share – the planet.

Closing the climate knowledge gap

 

Until now, planning for climate security (and tackling the underlying climate challenge we all face) has been nebulous, limited and inexact. Traditional forecasting methods are generalised, unstandardised – and expensive. Cervest fuses the most rigorous science, advanced AI and comprehensive scaling to provide real-time asset level analysis that simplifies complex, inter-related data, closing the knowledge gap between the challenges we face and the actions we can take.

Turning science into action

Our data comes from a wide range of authoritative scientific sources including: 

  • ECMWF
  • ESA Sentinel
  • NASA Modis
  • Cervest Forecasts 
  • and many more. 

We transform that data into forecasts, interactive tools, visualisations, maps and real-time insights that can be quickly acted on by users to make decisions on any assets they’re tracking.

Creating common tools

Fundamentally, we exist to build world-first climate security tools that are shared, democratised, and common to all – equipping and empowering individuals, businesses and organisations globally with advanced insights, accessible tools and a standardised, science-backed understanding of risk.

Supercharging human decision-making

Our platform provides actionable climate security for millions of everyday decisions. Our tools equip decision-makers with the rigorous knowledge they need to confidently make optimal decisions for the present, near future, and long term on complex, critical questions like:

  • Are there any forecast climatic impacts for my operating locations in Europe this quarter?
  • How should I price premiums given the predicted 2° rise in temperature in Spain?
  • How is deforestation affecting flood risk in the region?
  • Where should we locate our $200m silicon chip factory in Asia?

From resilience to restoration

Our vision is to enable informed decisions that will restore our planet. As it evolves, our Earth Science AI platform will not only support resilience, but also enable restoration through effective, personalised recommendations on our critical assets.

Independent, mission-driven funding

Cervest is a privately held company backed by mission-aligned investors including Future Positive Capital, Astanor Ventures, and US climate investors Lowercarbon Capital and Lionheart Ventures.

Powered by principles

We are rigorously ethical, and adhere to a set of principles that encompass AI which we continuously reexamine to ensure we are navigating towards our purpose: to enable a transition towards sustainability and resilience to climate volatility. 

Our values are hardwired into everything we’re working towards, and our daily efforts to make positive progress.

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.

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Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.