The planet does a lot of things for us that we take for granted – scientists often call these ecosystem services. Consider the clean water you drank this morning, or the oxygen in the air you are breathing right now. Despite our modern advances, we still cannot recreate photosynthesis or the water cycle at scale. We rely on nature for our existence, so it makes sense to optimize how we utilize the planets resources – hence, planet analytics.
This track encompasses both data acquisition and analysis – what sensors/techniques can we deploy to collect meaningful data, and which variables do we compare (and how) to come to impactful solutions.