From the Descartes Labs website: Descartes Labs has created a cloud-based supercomputing platform for the application of machine intelligence to massive data sets. Our mission is to better understand the planet, for good and for profit.
Capitalizing on the confluence of advances in AI and high-performance cloud computing — along with the rapid increase of sensors capturing information all over the globe — Descartes Labs has created an enterprise data refinery. By teaching computers to see, we create the infrastructure and services needed to model — and predict changes in — natural resources and the entire value chains in which they live, and we do this in ways never before possible.
Today, Descartes Labs uses satellite imagery to model complex systems on the planet, like forestry and agriculture. We process data flows from all the major satellite constellations at scale to provide instant access to analysis-ready images of the entire world in a massive, searchable, on-demand interface.
From the Sandia website: Knowledge of the Earth’s subsurface properties, structure and processes, and surface and atmospheric phenomena, as well as how engineered systems interact with the earth, can help Sandia contribute solutions to areas of national importance, including energy security, defense, intelligence, nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, disaster response, and climate security.