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

What's new in 2020 at Ecoformatics?

Here's wishing all our readers a very happy new year! Last year, we started our journey to making data science accessible for people interested in clean technology and solving the problems facing our planet. We had the pleasure of conducting several workshops and online webinars on different...

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When Data Science Fails Clean Technology

Is data science infallible? If all we had to go on were the breathlessly excited articles published in business magazines and the highly polished releases from startups and large tech companies, it would certainly seem so. Think of the articles that have been published this year with titles like...

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Data and Smart Cities

If you had to pick a buzzword for 2019 in clean technology and data science, it would be “Smart Cities”! This year, we’ve heard about Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs and their efforts to design one in Toronto; India and China have announced plans to redesign over 100 cities into “Smart Cities”;...

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Upcoming conference on Smart Cities in Silicon Valley

There's an interesting conference coming up in Sunnyvale, California on October 8th, 2019. The topic is "Smart Cities Innovation Day: A future outlook on urban life". The location is at one of the Valley's incubators - Plug and Play and the agenda promises to be quite interesting! Several...

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Wildfires and the limitations of data science

Let's get back to talking about wildfires! This is the second of my two post series on wildfires, data science and what we can do about them. In the first post, we talked about satellite data and how it is used to track wildfires - especially large ones like we see in the Amazon this year. The...

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Live event Announcement : Feeding the world with data science at Sacramento, CA

I'm excited to have been invited by the organization "Women in Big Data" to talk about data science, agriculture, the environment and all the associated challenges. The symposium is on Wednesday, September 18th, 2021 at Sacramento, CA and you can expect a lively discussion with me and three other...

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Wildfire monitoring from satellite data

We had a great time hosting our "Getting started with Data Science for clean technology professionals" webinar - a big thank you to everyone who registered and asked all those interesting questions! If you're interested in getting the recording, it's now available for review with our free...

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Webinar announcement: Getting started with data science

We've been getting a lot of questions recently from folks who are already working in clean tech fields - water, energy, agriculture, environmental consulting, climate change - about data science and what you need to get started. Some of the questions that we get asked a lot: Is all this AI...

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Snippets: Monitoring crop diseases, infrastructure health and wildlife

"If you can't measure it, can you fix it?" One of the greatest challenges faced by almost everyone working in a clean technology field - water, agriculture, energy, climate, forestry, wildlife, soils, corporate sustainability, smart cities - is the challenge of monitoring. At its essence,this...

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Data Science For Water In California

I was at the Open Water for California conference in Sacramento last week - a conference dedicated to data science for water, with a focus on California. The conference itself was well attended with people from many different sectors - academia, government, non-profits and community members. What...

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