SatSummit 2024
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Jackson Harris

Deforestation Monitoring Manager at Mighty Earth. He/Him.

About

Jackson is a geospatial data scientist at Mighty Earth. He joined the team in 2020, initially working on Mighty's Rapid Response Deforestation Monitoring program for palm oil. His research quickly expanded to include other commodities with high impact on tropical forests including cocoa, soy, beef, nickel, and bauxite. He now leads Mighty’s Rapid Response program alongside allies at AidEnvironment, MapHubs, Trase, and TheTreeMap. His work has been covered by outlets including the BBC, the Financial Times, Reuters, Le Monde, and Mongabay.

Jackson graduated with a B.A. in Geography and Computer Science from Dartmouth College. Before Mighty Earth, he was a fellow at the GMU/Harvard Center for Spatiotemporal Computing, researching environmental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jackson has also spent many years exploring wild, sacred places and introducing others to the natural world, working as a river guide across Latin America and in his hometown of Coloma, California.


On the agenda

  1. Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains

    May. 17, 10:15am
    Session
    The South Hub

    As agriculture continues to be a leading driver of global deforestation, we are seeing a shift from voluntary company commitments to mandatory regulatory compliance to remove deforestation from supply chains. The landmark European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) is currently spurring activity across the sector. How can we use this moment as an opportunity to improve sustainable sourcing and forest conservation? EO and geospatial data have a huge role to play in solving this complex challenge. We will discuss the current state of work in this space and the remaining gaps to be filled, as the community works towards feeding the planet without destroying the planet.

    Moderators

    1. Jacob Abramowitz

    Speakers

    1. Craig Mills
    2. Jackson Harris
    3. Davide Ceper
    4. Evan Notman
    5. Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff

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Sponsors

Platinum

  1. NASA Lifelines

Bronze

  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)