2017: A Space Odyssey - Changing Our View of Earth

Mar 15, 2017

2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Explosions in the number of commercial satellites has made seeing our planet from the sky easier than ever. This surfeit of eyeballs means we can see the whole planet at once, and advances in machine learning and big data mean this info comes down in real time. So how does this help us understand Earth? In this panel, Mark Johnson, Dr. Matt Finer and Will Marshall discuss how satellites are helping us understand the planet at a global scale – from effects of wildfires to the rate of urban sprawl in developing countries, to how global warming impacts crops. They’ll explore how satellite imagery can solve some of the biggest problems facing humanity today to better prepare for tomorrow.

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Matt Finer

Amazon Conservation Association

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Sue Gordon

Gordonventures, Llc

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Mark Johnson

Descartes Labs

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Will Marshall

Planet Labs

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