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.
A few weeks ago, SkyTruth co-hosted a virtual meetup at Google’s Geo for Good Summit with our partners at Kent State University (KSU) to present our work identifying harmful algal blooms (HABs) using Google Earth Engine and satellite imagery. In this post, Geospatial Analyst Brendan Jarrell shares how we made detecting HABs quicker, easier, and more accessible to others.
At SkyTruth we say that seeing is believing, and — even more importantly — if you can see it, you can change it. To help us continue illuminating the reality of environmental impacts on the ground in 2021, please consider making a year-end donation to SkyTruth.
Although many people might not realize it, the small two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago located off Venezuela’s east coast has been involved in the fossil fuel industry for over a century. While recent media attention has focused on a listing tanker off the coast of Trinidad, SkyTruth analysis of satellite imagery reveals that oil slicks around offshore oil and gas infrastructure throughout the region is common, threatening local fisheries, fishermen, and ecosystems.
We publish our most significant work and information about our tools on our blog.