350 NM January Speaker Series: SkyTruth
January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MST
John Amos, president of SkyTruth will join us to talk about the innovative technology company he founded. Monitoring fossil fuel extraction is a major area of SkyTruth’s satellite detective work around climate change. John will share stories about SkyTruth’s game changing environmental surveillance. In the twenty years since SkyTruth’s founding, sensing technologies have become much more powerful allowing earth orbit satellites to track oil and gas industry development and pollution in new and revealing detail in New Mexico and around the world.
Amos started the non-profit company, SkyTruth in 2000 to fill a critical gap in environmental conservation using satellite imagery to help protect the environment. As a remote sensing expert then working in the resource-extraction industry, John saw firsthand how industry used imagery to exploit – and sometimes destroy – landscapes by identifying promising mining or drilling sites from space.
SkyTruth makes its maps, databases and tool available for free so that everyone can do their own skytruthing, monitoring the places they care about and hold industry and decision makers accountable.