SkyTruth is pleased to announce that Jason Schatz is our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Jason previously led the Descartes Labs Sustainability Science team, which monitors the world’s forests using remote sensing data. He also spent six years as a community organizer in Dubuque, Iowa, where he led a successful campaign to commit the city to a greenhouse gas reduction target of 50% by 2030.
“We are incredibly thrilled to welcome Jason to SkyTruth’s leadership team in this exciting period of growth for SkyTruth. His expertise and experience in the application of space and data technologies to global climate and ecological issues makes him a perfect fit to lead and grow our technology team,” said John Amos, President of SkyTruth.
As CTO, Jason leads and supports the technology team at SkyTruth, overseeing the design, build, and management of SkyTruth’s Conservation Vision program. He ensures that we use and develop robust data and technology approaches to scale our impact on Earth’s climate and conservation. Jason is overseeing the growth of SkyTruth’s technology team to build SkyTruth’s upcoming flagship products, such as Cerulean, which uses artificial intelligence to detect oil slicks from vessels, offshore oil platforms, and other sources, creating a global map of oil pollution and identifying polluters around the world.
Jason holds a B.S. from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Resources from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and many pets.