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Science Agriculture

Descartes Labs

Jul 21, 2022 · 1 min read

Workshop Highlights: Leveraging Sentinel-1 for Agricultural Insights

Learn how SAR and InSAR data are applied for agricultural use cases.

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Science Agriculture Consumer Goods

Ellen Griesemer & Rose Rustowicz

May 23, 2022 · 3 min read

Unlocking Climate and Sustainability Action with Remote Sensing

Descartes Labs' Applied Scientist Rose Rustowicz shares insights with members of The Sustainability Consortium at TSC Summit 2022

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Science

Kyle Story and Lucas Kruitwagen

May 10, 2022 · 6 min read

How We Mapped the World's Solar Power Plants

A first-of-its-kind global inventory of photovoltaic solar facilities built using satellite imagery and machine learning.

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Science

Descartes Labs

Mar 16, 2022 · 3 min read

Educational Series (part two): Types of Spatial Data and Coordinate Systems

The basics of understanding raster data, vector data, and coordinate systems.

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Science

Descartes Labs

Feb 3, 2022 · 6 min read

Educational Series (part one): A Look into the Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

The basics of understanding remote sensing, related terminology, and use case examples.

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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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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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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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