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Consumer Goods

Descartes Labs

Sep 8, 2021 · 3 min read

Calculating Mill Level Deforestation & Carbon Risk Scores Across the Palm Supply Chain

Illustrating the power of the Descartes Labs Platform to explore agricultural traceability challenges

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Science

Descartes Labs

Aug 16, 2021 · 5 min read

Connected for Good: Fireside Chat with Terry Cunningham, CEO at Descartes Labs, and Bish Sen, EVP of Supply Chain at Unilever

Tackling the Pressing Challenge of Deforestation to Help Build a More Sustainable Future Terry Cunningham, President and CEO of Descartes Labs, and Bish Sen, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain...

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Agriculture

Descartes Labs

Aug 9, 2021 · 2 min read

The Role of Remote Sensing in Scaling Regenerative Agriculture

Scaling regenerative agriculture is possible with remote sensing through a data-driven experience for the farmer and the buyer.

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Science Company

Descartes Labs

Jun 28, 2021 · 4 min read

Descartes Labs Achieves #40 in TOP500 with Cloud-based Supercomputing Demonstration Powered by AWS, Signaling New Era for Geospatial Data Analysis at Scale

Descartes Labs uses Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to run a 9.95 petaflops High-Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark, placing it #40 in the June 2021 TOP500 ranking. The company improves on its previous AWS-based 2019 TOP500 submission (1.926 petaflops, #136) by 417% in HPL performance and 96 ranking spots in only two years.

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Agriculture Consumer Goods

Descartes Labs

Jun 24, 2021 · 5 min read

Quantifying the Intuitive: How Geospatial Data Helps Forecast Commodity Prices

Vaccine rollouts and sluggish supply chains still facing pandemic-related restrictions drove increased demand in the first half of 2021 for basic commodities like soybeans, sugar, vegetable oils, meat, and dairy.

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Mining

Descartes Labs

Feb 24, 2021 · 4 min read

Planetary Scale Intelligence for the Mining Super Cycle

Sentinel-2 false color image of an area near Death Valley National Park, CA. Enhancing mineral prospecting and tailings safety with massively scalable models of the earth “Covid is ushering in a new...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Sep 9, 2020 · 5 min read

Gaze into the Future with Downscaled Climate Models

The combination of global climate models and land cover data can be used to estimate the regional effects of climate change years into the future By Sepideh Khajehei — Sepideh is an Applied Scientist...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Aug 26, 2020 · 5 min read

Seeing Through the Clouds

Predicting Vegetation Indices Using Radar Imagery By Terry Conlon — Ph.D. Student in the Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University. Terry completed the following work as a Descartes Labs...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Aug 17, 2020 · 4 min read

How I Trained a GAN to Make It Snow

Non-snowy summertime imagery at left compared to synthetic snowy imagery over the same location at right. Generating realistic but synthetic images to test automated change detection algorithms By...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Jul 8, 2020 · 7 min read

Getting Back to Work with Economic Activity Signals

A three month Sentinel-1 SAR composite over Singapore with lighter colors capturing economic activity on land and at sea. Descartes Labs Economic Activity Signals uses multimodal remotely sensed data...

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