2017: A Space Odyssey - Changing Our View of Earth

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Mark Johnson

Descartes Labs

Matt Finer

Amazon Conservation Association

Will Marshall

Planet Labs

Sue Gordon

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced