Climate change is a complex problem

We are using data science to create innovative solutions

Welcome to Carbon Critical

We are a team of data scientists committed to tackling the big environmental problems threatening all life on earth. We use mathematical modelling, strategic analysis and state-of-the-art technologies to create practical solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are developing our own innovative products and offer expert consultancy services to organisations working on ideas to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions future.

Our expertise

Our professional R&D team has extensive experience modelling complex systems, solving challenging real-world problems and building innovative products. We specialize in the development of bespoke algorithms, software and prototypes that leverage state-of-the-art technologies and redefine the limits of product capability and performance.


We believe these skills can help to accelerate the transition to a zero-emission future by:

  • enabling new, smarter and better products and services with lower carbon footprints, and

  • optimising decision making to achieve the best possible environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Our aim at Carbon Critical is apply our technical expertise to achieve the biggest positive impact that we can for the planet, by ourselves and in partnership with like-minded people and businesses.

Mathematical modelling

Modelling of real world systems, including multidimensional analysis, optimisation, validation, simulation and prediction.

Algorithm development

R&D of elegant and efficient algorithms for solving difficult problems or improving the performance of existing products

Machine learning / AI

Data preparation, supervised and unsupervised machine learning, classification, regression, deep learning networks.

Computer vision

Camera calibration, image registration, object detection / tracking / classification, stereo systems, 3D reconstruction.

Software development

Design and coding of bespoke software components and tools, usually engineered using Python, Matlab or C/C++

Rapid prototyping

Rapid development of functional prototypes and minimum viable products, leveraging the latest and best technologies

Open for business

Tackling the climate crisis requires vision, commitment and innovation. We recognise that the biggest opportunities to achieve positive outcomes come from collaboration and partnership between organisations with common goals.

Our team offers specialist analytical and technical skills that can complement and benefit many teams and projects. We are problem solvers and lateral thinkers. We excel at doing what hasn't been done before, and have assisted a diversity of organisations to achieve their project goals.

We are pleased to offer professional technical consultancy to businesses and organisations working on products, services or other initiatives that tackle major environmental issues. If you would like to explore how we could ​help turn your innovative ideas into reality then please get in touch.

Our clients

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Client feedback

“Very professional, with timely communication, attention to detail and the highest integrity of information. The project was very reasonably priced and delivered within agreed timeframes to a very high standard. The Carbon Critical team contributed additional ideas to improve the outcome and we are more than satisfied with the result”

Manu Caddie, Project Manager, Te Weu Tairawhiti Research Project

In it for the planet

We have donated over $105,000 to climate charities so far

Carbon Critical is a non-profit business committed to tackling the climate crisis. We have pledged to donate all profits generated from paid contracting services to the global charities supported by the Net-Zero Fund. We believe supporting these high-impact charities is one of the most cost-effective ways to fight back against climate change.

By engaging Carbon Critical to assist with your project you can benefit from our world class technical expertise while also contributing to a great cause.

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Not just high-tech solutions

Some of the biggest opportunities to reduce emissions do not require sophisticated inventions or emergent tech. Nature based solutions can be effective, scalable, low-cost, low-risk and ready to deploy, while also providing other significant environmental and social benefits.

This is especially true in Aotearoa New Zealand, where rural land-use choices make significant contributions, for better and worse, to our national carbon footprint.

At Carbon Critical we are keen to promote and develop any and all solutions that have the potential to achieve positive impact. We are applying our usual evidence-based approach to identify strong opportunities, craft smart strategies and launch new initiatives for fighting climate change.

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Got an idea you would like to talk to us about?

We are here to support people and businesses that are working to make the world a better place.

If you would like to explore an idea, learn more about our projects, or discuss consultancy services then please reach out.