The Atlas Marketplace
The Atlas is an online “marketplace and recommendation engine” for environmental technology and infrastructure solutions. Over 250 sustainable, resilient and/or green infrastructure projects and tools are showcased on the Atlas website. These climate adaptive infrastructure solutions can be used to support the new design of similar systems.
As described on the site, the Atlas Marketplace will help to:
- find and compare solutions for local challenges like flooding, drought and severe storms
- draft project specifications and RFPs based on successfully installed projects
- distribute new RFIs and RFPs directly to the most innovative firms in the US and around the world.
Atlas users are described as Buyers and Vendors.
Buyers are the owners of infrastructure - from mayors, Chief Resilience Officers, and city engineers, to state and federal agencies, and university and global manufactures.
Vendors are those companies that can provide modern infrastructure solutions - from small environmental technology startups to large engineering, design, and construction firms.
The Atlas database is searchable by Project Type and/or the Impact Addressed. Project Types are categorized by: Agriculture, Built Environment, Coasts, Emergency Response, Energy, Floods, Smart Cities, Transport, Waste, and Water.
The Impacts addressed include: Biodiversity Loss, Coastal Floods, Drought, Heatwaves, Infectious Disease, Inland Floods, Ocean Acidification, Severe Storms, Snow and Extreme Cold, and Wildfires.
There is no charge for many of the basic functions. There is an annual subscription fee for Buyers and Vendors who want to use additional features provided by the Atlas - including saving favorite projects and vendors, adding projects, messaging other users, and distributing or accessing RFPs.
Publication Date: 2017
Author or Affiliated User:
- Land use and built environment
- Agriculture and food
- Emergency preparedness
- Water infrastructure
- Tool (general)