If you can see it,
you can change it.
SkyTruth is a conservation technology nonprofit using satellite
imagery and data to inspire people to protect the environment.
Our data on mountaintop mining in Appalachia allowed researchers at Duke University to demonstrate water pollution downstream from mining sites. This evidence helped the Environmental Protection Agency revoke a mine permit for the first time in its history.
With our partners at Google and Oceana, we launched Global Fishing Watch to stop illegal fishing at sea by using machine learning to map and monitor the world’s commercial fleet.
We tracked a 14-year long oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico which forced the Coast Guard to finally take action to stop the leak.
Our data allowed researchers at Johns Hopkins University to determine the health impacts of fracking, leading to a ban in the state of Maryland.
We were the first to show that the BP oil spill was an order of magnitude larger than BP and the Coast Guard claimed.
When Cameron discovered the SkyTruth remote internship on a “tech for good” job board, he realized that Skytruth was a perfect fit.
With this brief video AWS is helping us share our work with the world and seek out those who can advance our goals — either by helping us develop the technology or by holding polluters accountable. Check it out and let us know what you think.
SkyTruth is working to automate the detection of drilling sites around the world using machine learning. In the meantime, intern Dylan Thomson explains what skytruthers who care about drilling in their communities should look for when using satellite imagery on SkyTruth Alerts.
We publish our most significant work and information about our tools on our blog.