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What's the latest on Data Science in Clean Technology?

Oceans, Ships and Data Science

What comprises the water sector? If you asked ten people working in the sector, you’d probably get ten different opinions! And that’s because there are so many aspects of working with water and water technology. There’s drinking water - which involves figuring out how much water is available...

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Moonshots, Models, IoT and Machine Learning in Agriculture

What do Google, Climate Corporation, early stage startups in farm robotics, and researchers trying to figure out how to feed the world sustainably have in common? They’re all grappling with one of the toughest challenges of working with natural systems - how do you work with data that is sparse,...

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Innovation In The Water Sector

I was at Imagine H2O’s “Water Innovation Week” conference this week - virtually, of course! Imagine H2O is a wonderful resource and accelerator for startups in the water space, and their program this week was an excellent representation of water’s central role, not just in our daily lives, but...

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Agtech, Farmtech, Foodtech, Livestock tech - the market for agriculture and data science over the last decade

It’s always interesting to take a look at how trends and predictions about new technologies and their ramifications for different sectors pan out. And that’s no different when it come to data science and clean technology. A graph that often comes up when discussing how new technologies develop...

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Building Models With Missing Data

Have you ever worked with a real-world problem where you have all the data that you need in a form that you could easily use to build models? In the case of most problems, we find that data are missing, or there are errors in how the data are measured, or we’re faced with different types of data...

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Coming Sunday, September 20th, 2020: Bayesian networks in clean technology live, virtual workshop

How do you find out why new technologies are being adopted? How do you find the early adopters and figure out why they are using these new technologies? As startups and individuals build new tools and applications in agriculture, water, energy, sustainability, forestry and climate - some of the...

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Agriculture, Farms and Data

This month, let’s talk about agriculture, crops and all things related to food! If there’s one thing that a global pandemic has shown us - it’s how interconnected our supply chains are, especially in the food sector. For most people these days, getting groceries means going to a well-stocked...

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Startups and the emerging market for data science in forestry

Today, we’ll wrap up our look at how data science, machine learning and AI are transforming the forestry sector by exploring the market and startups in the field. Forest products like timber, pulp, herbs and others contribute at least half a trillion dollars to the global economy each year. Now,...

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Changing forests, Changing climate and Changing economies

One of the fascinating aspects of working with data in clean technology is how variable the data are over space and time. So, as scientists trying to understand how different systems interact with each other, it usually means that we’re building several models that work together so that both the...

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Communicating As A Data Scientist

Wow, this has been a crazy week here in the San Francisco Bay Area! If a pandemic wasn’t enough, we now have over 300 fires burning in the area as a result of an unusual summer thunderstorm accompanied by lightning strikes. It’s one of the aspects of climate change - that weather becomes more...

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