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When AI and Machine Learning come to the forests

A big thank you to everyone who joined us last weekend for a lively and interesting discussion on data engineering and how to build prototypes that access satellite imagery using Google Earth Engine and Python. It’s always fun to talk about satellites, imagery and how to get things to work in...

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When Satellite Data Improves - What Happens in Clean Technology?

In June 2020, we had a lively discussion and online workshop on remote sensing data and how monitoring processes occurring on the Earth was why the Landsat satellite program was launched in the 1970s - a program that’s still running today. But here’s an interesting question that came up in our...

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A Trillion Dollar Market - But Where Are the People?

Last week we talked about how the market in clean technology and data science is already in the multi-billion dollar range and is headed to the multi-trillion dollar space in the next decade or so. However, one of the challenges that analysts highlighted was the lack of professionals who have...

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Data Science and Clean Technology: Updated Market Analysis

If you were to ask people why they’re interested in applying data science in clean technology - the chances are that you’ll come across three answers. 1) They want to make a difference to the planet and help people 2) They think it’s cool technology and want to be at the forefront of innovation...

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Not just another machine learning algorithm - how solving clean technology applications forces adaptations in basic machine learning techniques.

One of the first questions I get about workshops on this topic is - why do we need to talk about machine learning again? There are tons of online courses available already, lots of free material on the web and libraries in Python that are easy enough to get started with. So, why look at this...

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Go wide or go deep? Data and models in clean technology

When faced with a question about agriculture, water, energy, air or another clean technology system, how do you decide to model it? Do you dive down deep into the subject matter and try and figure out what would work? Or do you go wide, look at the interactions between different systems and see...

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Launching on July 19th, 2020: Getting Started with Machine Learning in Clean Technology - Live Workshop

It’s hard to believe that July is already here - what a year it’s been so far! When the pandemic started we were just beginning to launch our series of online courses and workshops to a small community of professionals who were interested in applying data science to solving the problems facing...

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Startups and the Market for Geospatial Data and Remote Sensing

The geospatial and remote sensing sector has exploded in the last five years and is poised for even more growth over the next decade. In the initial years, companies in this sector were pretty niche - with customers that were primarily in government and the military. And then, as computing power...

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Reopening National Parks During the Pandemic - When Remote Sensing Can Help

It was great to meet so many folks at our live workshop session on Sunday - there were a lot of questions and we had fun in our hands-on problem - working through identifying the Camp Wildfire and estimating the damage it caused from remote sensing data. If you missed it and are curious about...

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When Remote Sensing Satellites Were First Launched....

Did you know that the first photographs of the Earth’s surface were taken during the early Apollo missions as practice for mapping the Moon? These early photographs provided the stimulus for launching the Landsat satellites in the 1970s - a program that provided the first civilian uses of...

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