Our Mission

Sharing the view from space to inspire people to protect the environment

Photo by USGS on Unsplash

About

Our approach:
Conservation Vision

Despite the tremendous environmental challenges we face today, we’re optimistic. An explosion of satellite and computing technology will soon allow us to see what’s happening on the ground and on the water, everywhere, in near real-time.

In the past, SkyTruth analysts examined imagery manually to recognize patterns and environmental impacts on the ground and in the water. Today, with new technology, we are teaching computers to scan the thousands of images available every day to automatically detect those changes around the globe. With these advancements, we can analyze far more images every day, and it is becoming possible to take action to minimize or even stop environmental damage before it occurs.

Image from ESA/ATG medialab.

Exposing environmental harm

Exposing
environmental harm

Exposing environmental harm

Exposing environmental harm

Making the world
a better place

Learn why we take to heart the saying “seeing is believing” and how SkyTruth uses satellite images to show people what is happening around the world.

This year, the group that really stood out for me in terms of keeping tabs on the polluting energy class (as well as other environmental ne’er-do well) is SkyTruth. The company’s use of satellite imagery has provided valuable data to the masses — often showing the true scale of energy disasters, when corporations try to downplay them.

Making the world
a better place

Learn why we take to heart the saying “seeing is believing” and how SkyTruth uses satellite images to show people what is happening around the world.

“This year, the group that really stood out for me in terms of keeping tabs on the polluting energy class (as well as other environmental ne’er-do well) is SkyTruth. The company’s use of satellite imagery has provided valuable data to the masses — often showing the true scale of energy disasters, when corporations try to downplay them.”
Tree Hugger, voted SkyTruth Best Energy Industry Watchdog

We can’t solve it alone

Our team includes experts in computer programming, software and web development, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), conservation biology, environmental science, geology, communications, and administration. All of us are working to provide you with useful tools, maps, images, databases, and other materials that allow you to change the world — whether it’s in your own backyard, through your scientific research, or via an important news story the public deserves to see. We often partner with others, including nonprofit organizations, university researchers, and private companies to maximize our impact.

SkyTruth Team
SkyTruth Team

We can’t solve it alone

Our team includes experts in computer programming, software and web development, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), conservation biology, environmental science, geology, communications, and administration. All of us are working to provide you with useful tools, maps, images, databases, and other materials that allow you to change the world — whether it’s in your own backyard, through your scientific research, or via an important news story the public deserves to see. We often partner with others, including nonprofit organizations, university researchers, and private companies to maximize our impact.

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