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Descartes Labs

Apr 15, 2020 · 3 min read

Apply for Our Impact Science Program and Get Your Hands on the World’s Data

Descartes Labs opens up our second round of applications for free platform API access to individuals and small research teams The Donjek Glacier has temporarily dammed the Donjek River multiple times...

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Descartes Labs

Mar 19, 2020 · 6 min read

COVID-19: The Road to Economic and Social Recovery

We will recover, but how will we know when? Updated with aggregated mobility data from Friday, June 5th, 2020 Review our aggregated mobility tracking methodology in our technical paper: Mobility...

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Descartes Labs

Jan 6, 2020 · 4 min read

Geospatial Data’s Next Frontier: Building Operational Forecasts in the Cloud

Creating statistical models of reservoir storage and hydropower generation using the Descartes Labs Platform Written by Julio E. Herrera Estrada, PhD

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Krishna Karra

Nov 28, 2019 · 4 min read

How We Built a Machine Learning Model to Locate and Map Cranberry Bogs for National Geographic

For a fun piece to chew on during the Thanksgiving holiday, National Geographic asked Descartes Labs if we could figure out a way to map every cranberry bog in the United States. We had less than a...

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Clyde Wheeler

Nov 26, 2019 · 4 min read

The Satellites Hunting for Megafires

Descartes Labs has built an operational wildfire detector using satellite imagery which enabled the Los Angeles Times to release the first public report of the Kincade Fire.

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Tim Wallace

Sep 12, 2019 · 4 min read

Sharpening The Focus on Methane Emissions

The European Space Agency’s launch of the Sentinel-5P satellite in October of 2017 ushered in a new era of atmospheric monitoring from space. The instrument provides near-daily global measurements of...

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Descartes Labs

Sep 11, 2019 · 1 min read

Accelerating Research with the Impact Science Program

Descartes Labs applied scientist Dr. Kyle Story demonstrating the programmatic power of the Python API Descartes Labs aims to improve science around the world with free Platform API access for...

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Simone Fobi

Sep 9, 2019 · 5 min read

Blurry no more?! Using Deep Learning to Harmonize Satellite Imagery Across Resolutions

If you’ve ever gone online to find your favorite spot on a map and, upon zooming in, you were left disappointed because the images were blurry, pixelated, or otherwise not up to par, then keep...

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Alex Diamond

Jun 26, 2019 · 6 min read

Measuring Sustainability from Space

Digital supply chain transformations require “decision-useful” data to monitor and measure environmental and societal impacts. Space-based sensors and AI-derived data models help de-risk these...

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Descartes Labs

Jun 19, 2019 · 4 min read

Thunder from the Cloud: 40,000 Cores Running in Concert on AWS

Screenshot of Descartes Labs’ Linpack Benchmark score of 1.926 petaflops using publicly available cloud resources on Amazon Web Services. Descartes Labs builds one of the world’s TOP500 fastest...

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