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.
If you’d like to hear more about Conservation Vision please join me and a few of our experts at SkyTruth tomorrow (Thursday, October 29, 5-6pm Eastern) for an online presentation and Q&A we call Cutting Edge Conservation with SkyTruth. Click here to register in advance for this event - space is limited!
Darshan Karwat thinks big. Really big. Like as big as the cosmos. Or like reinventing an entire profession. So he asks a lot of questions. Questions that challenge conventional thinking. Questions that many people have never even thought about.
On September 30, SkyTruth, along with its partners at Wake Forest University and the Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation, were selected as a winner at the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge for our proposal to develop a public map that tracks mining in the Amazon using satellite radar imagery. We call this effort Project Inambari after one of the rivers in the region that has been particularly devastated by illegal and unregulated gold mining.
We publish our most significant work and information about our tools on our blog.