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Harnessing the Data Revolution to Secure the World’s Oceans
RSVP window will open 2 weeks before the event and end 2 days beforehand. Much of our civilization is built on healthy oceans, but escalating pressure from climate change and human impacts are threatening ocean health and decreasing the resiliency of our ocean’s ecosystems. Remote sensing with satellites provides a global view of our oceans and is a powerful tool in ocean monitoring. While the field of remote sensing has long required the skills needed to process and store massive datasets, the advances in computer hardware, increased data streams, and algorithms that take advantage of computational resources have made it possible to scale existing techniques to new frontiers. Though these technological advances have revolutionized large firms in private industry, the adoption to environmental applications is just taking off, and techniques commonly used in industry can create unprecedented opportunities for new insights when applied to our oceans. This talk will review some of the emerging trends linking data science and remote sensing as well as demonstrate how these techniques can be used to monitor coral reef health, predict fish abundance, monitor changes in the Arctic food web, and more. Dr. Mary Cameron is a researcher at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, where she models the effects of multiple stressors in the Arctic marine system to address the resiliency and health of our oceans in the context of climate change. Mary received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, modeling the impacts of conventional versus renewable energy on air pollution and climate change. Cameron worked as a data scientist at an e-commerce start-up before transitioning to her current position, where she now compares marine ecosystems with online shopping on a regular basis. 6:30: Doors open 7-8: talk


345 Spear Street · San Francisco, CA

Respond by: 6/4/2018

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We're a group interested in the application of Data Science to issues of sustainability, asking questions such as:

what data feeds can improve supply chain sustainability?

how can fault detectors be applied to agricultural water conservation?

in what ways can building energy efficiency be automated?

how can cell-phone data inform transport planning?

Amongst our membership are product managers, investors, engineers, founders and, of course, data scientists. We book speakers who can describe both the broad challenges and the technical details. We meet the first week of every month.

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This group was founded in 2013 by Joe Kwiatkowski (EcoFactor) and Adam Rein (Mission Point Capital) to fill a gap in the Silicon Valley meetup scene.

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