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Monday, December 9 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Extinction or Sustainability: Paleontology, Big Data, and Geospatial Analytics for Conservation

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What is the role of corporate Data Scientist in creating a sustainable future? With his background in paleontology, environmental science, and mass extinctions, Kristopher Purens will show how corporate scientists can use geospatial analytics to help companies find sustainable solutions—while also helping the organization become more efficient. Considering the rapid increase in the number of Earth's observation satellites in the past decade, geospatial analysis is entering a new era where big data tools are necessary to analyze and create value from this data. From classic use cases of crop monitoring, new satellites sensor types are empowering organizations to understand the carbon cycle and pollutant emissions, see through clouds, and more.

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Kristopher Purens, MS, PhD

Applied Scientist, Descartes Labs
With a background in paleontology and environmental science, Kristopher has sought to bring his knowledge about natural systems to companies that want to solve sustainability challenges.

Monday December 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm CST
Omnitheater (access via Floor 5 or 6) Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102