We build technology and partnerships to collaboratively monitor the world’s natural resources


Taking our name from the Moabi tree (Baillonella toxisperma), Moabi uses cutting edge technology to map and monitor logging, forest carbon projects, palm oil, and mining. We work in partnership with local and international organizations to increase transparency and accountability in the natural resource sector. Our technology has been tried and tested in the remote forests and challenging political climate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Moabi has worked on a diverse range of projects with both local and international partners. Below are short overviews of our most recent projects. If you’d like to work with us on your project, get in touch!

A home for the world's open map data and an easy tool for making and sharing maps

A collaborative mapping initiative to monitor natural resources in DRC and strengthen REDD+ safeguards

A joint initiative with the World Resource Institute to map all the logging roads in the Congo Basin using crowdsourcing

A Carter Center project using Moabi technology to document mining operations and contracts in DRC

Moabi in Action

Read about how we have applied our technology
and approaches on the ground.

Monitoring REDD+ Safeguards with Communities in Mai Ndombe District

A REDD+ Safeguard Information System (SIS) requires not only rigorous data collection on local social/environmental investments and grievances but must also adapt to the constraints of regions with limited infrastructure and financial resources.

Palm Oil Boom?

IIASA scientists map where palm oil could expand in the Democratic Republic of Congo to become a major palm oil producer

Community Mapping

The Extreme Citizen Science Research Group (ExCiteS) at University College London leads a training with indigenous communities in Equateur Province on participatory mapping of local resources.

Will DRC palm oil plantations cause forest loss?

With vast tracks of tropical forest straddling the equator, an abundance of freshwater, and a favorable climate, DRC could follow Indonesia and become a major exporter of palm oil.


Moabi has worked on a diverse range of projects
with both local and international partners.

2015 Map Competition Winners!

November 5th, 2015

français Our 2015 mapping competition has three very worthy winners. All three maps illustrate the conflicts between different land uses…

Vers une meilleure intégration de la dimension du genre dans le mécanisme REDD+ en RDC

August 13th, 2015

Alors que la République Démocratique du Congo vient de valider sa phase de préparation à la REDD+ (Réductions des émissions…

Forest Monitoring in the Congo Basin

June 11th, 2015

When: June 23rd , 6pm – 8pm w/ light refreshments to follow Where: Pearson lecture Theatre, Department of Geography University…