Tankers Falsify AIS Tracking Positions to Hide Entry into Russian Black Sea Ports/in False vessel tracking, General /by Bjorn Bergman
Amid efforts to enforce an oil price cap and prevent the looting of agricultural products, four tankers were detected disguising their routes in the Black Sea
In late February, as the world marked the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine—the impetus for U.S. and NATO allies to impose new price caps on Russian crude and refined oil products—four tankers broadcast elaborate false tracks in the western Black Sea, our analysis finds. Their real locations were hundreds of miles away.
Tropical Paradise or Curse? SkyTruth Investigates Cancún’s Rapid Urbanization/in Internship, Protected Area Monitoring /by Gali Polichuk
The Mexican government designed Cancún for tourism. Now its ecosystems are experiencing the consequences
Monitoring our planet with satellite imagery over time can reshape our understanding of human activities. When it comes to reshaping ecosystems, the tourism industry is often front and center.
First-Hand Accounts, Satellite Imagery Point to Oil’s Dreadful Impacts on Gulf of Guinea/in General, Internship, Oceans, Oil & Gas /by David Hinmikaiye
First-Hand Accounts, Satellite Imagery Point to Oil’s Dreadful Impacts on Gulf of Guinea
The Gulf of Guinea’s vast fossil fuel reserves spurred dozens of oil and gas fields since the installation of its first oil platforms between 1960 and 1970. Unfortunately, this has led to frequent and devastating spills that continue to wreak havoc on marine life and negatively impact coastal communities.
Ships, Roads, and Mushrooms: How I Harnessed the Power of Automation/in Internship, Mining, SkyTruthing /by Tatiana Summerall
A veteran intern at SkyTruth ups her coding skills to preserve the planet
Machine learning is a powerful tool that SkyTruth employs for a wide variety of conservation goals, from detecting roads to scoping out oil pollution at sea. As a former geology major, I jumped at the chance to leverage computer science skills to promote conservation in this way by applying to be a SkyTruth intern.
The Power of Monitoring Our Planet: A Non-Expert’s Reflection/in Cerulean, Internship, Oil & Gas /by Gali Polichuk
Intern Gali Polichuk discovers her inner geospatial expert by using SkyTruth’s intuitive, interactive maps
My main role as a communication intern includes writing blogs, creating social media content, and editing newsletters, among other activities. From my intern duties, I quickly became aware of the role satellite imagery has played throughout SkyTruth’s history.
New SkyTruth Research Reveals Tarnished Legacy of Mountaintop Mining—and the Policy Implications/in Mountaintop Mining /by Christian Thomas
New SkyTruth Research Reveals Tarnished Legacy of Mountaintop Mining—and the Policy Implications
Explosives and heavy equipment: the perfect combination for mine owners to extract coal from a pristine Appalachian landscape. Too bad this process, known as mountaintop removal mining (MTM), is terrible if you live near the mined mountain, or in a watershed downstream, or on a planet faced with the imminent threat of ever-increasing temperatures brought about by greenhouse-gas emissions.