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How Big Data Helps in the Fight Against Climate Change

In this contributed article, technologist Bernard Brode discusses an academic paper published last month by Australian climate scientist, Steven Sherwood and a team of global colleagues, that is arguably one of the most important – and one of the most terrifying – pieces of climate change research to emerge in recent years. As such, the paper has also brought renewed focus on ways to cut carbon emissions, and some analysts believe that big data is key in this effort. In this article, we’ll explore why.

Will Advanced Earth Observation Data Come to the Rescue When Climate Change Leads to Food Shortages?

Satellite data enables ongoing monitoring of the situation on Earth, creating models to support agriculture, and managing the risk related to climate change. More and more companies and institutions take advantage of this data, also within the framework of the state administration, where satellite images are increasingly used e.g. to analyze soil moisture and identify areas likely to yield worse crops.