Geologist; Founder and President, SkyTruth
John Amos is founder and president of SkyTruth, a nonprofit organization that uses satellite images, aerial photographs, and other remote sensing and digital mapping techniques to illuminate environmental problems and issues. He is a geologist by training. Before founding SkyTruth in 2001, Amos worked for ten years conducting environmental, exploration, and resource assessment studies for energy and mining companies and government agencies, first at Earth Satellite Corporation and later Advanced Resources International. His work during the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico revealed that the extent of the spill was considerably greater than reported by government and industry officials.