Can Big Data Manage Oceans?

The ocean is 1.1 trillion gallons of seawater, 139.7 million square miles of liquid surface, and contains countless lifeforms. Can humans understand, let alone manage, this vast expanse? Innovators in data science are racing to meet this challenge, even as climate change triggers deep shifts in ocean chemistry, wildlife, and topography.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Environment

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 100,000) is one of the... See more
Thirty-two million gallons of mercury are trapped under the immense ice sheets in the Arctic Circle. As the Earth warms... See more
Federal funds could not be used to pay for sugar-sweetened beverages under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... See more
What is the role of design in addressing climate change and social fragmentation? Landscape architect Kate Orff of... See more
The past two years have been the hottest ever recorded on Earth. Hundreds of gigatonnes of ice have been lost in... See more
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