In the ocean, how many oil slicks are there? They have no idea where they are or how they got there.
You want to know about how a nonprofit environmental watchdog Google Maps, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing are being used by SkyTruth to analyse radar satellite photos in order to look for indicators of oil slicks.
The conservation technology organisation SkyTruth is redefining how they track environmental impacts using Google Maps Platform, machine learning, and cloud computing, according to Mitchelle De Leon, Director of Impact and Strategic Partnerships at SkyTruth.
Additionally, he provides a detailed look at SkyTruth's Cerulean, a platform that use artificial intelligence to examine hundreds of radar satellite photos each day in search of indicators of oil slicks.
Cerulean will detect oil slicks from ships, offshore oil rigs, and other sources as SkyTruth intensifies the automation process. This will enable the creation of a worldwide map of oil pollution and the identification of polluters all over the world.
By making fact-based analysis freely available to activists, scientists, journalists, governments, and the general public, SkyTruth has a 20-year history of innovation in the use of remote sensing and sophisticated data analysis techniques. It uses this expertise to reveal environmentally harmful actions and make the impacts visible, measurable, and actionable.
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