ALERTS HOW-TO GUIDE View Satellite Imagery The satellite images currently in Alerts come from Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 — Earth observation missions from the European Union’s Copernicus Program. Copernicus systematically acquires optical imagery at high spatial resolution (10 to 60 meters) over land and coastal waters. SkyTruth uses Sentinel-Hub, a platform for handling and delivering satellite […]
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Save the Planet
A letter from our founder, John Amos
The trends aren’t encouraging: Industrialization, urban development, deforestation, overfishing, mining and pollution are accelerating the rate of global warming and damaging ecosystems around the world. The pace of environmental destruction has never been as great as it is today. Despite this grim assessment, I believe there’s reason to be hopeful for a brighter future.
Near the northern tip of Indonesia’s Bangka Belitung Islands (located directly below the yellow box within the inset map of image 1), I spotted a slick that resembles clock hands pointing to the hours 4 and 11. Captured by radar satellite, Sentinel-1, on the evening of January 8, 2019 (22:40 GMT), the slick stretches at […]
SKYTRUTH OIL SPILL REPORTS Site 23051: Chronology 2019 November 2019 11/01/19 – NRC: 1 gallon. 300 feet x 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 77.75 gallons October 2019 10/29/19 – NRC: 19.04 gallons. 0.5 mile x 4.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1573.67 gallons 10/28/19 – NRC: 0 gallons. 100 feet x 3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 38.88 gallons 10/24/19 […]