Tech Giants Mapping Climate Change

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Google, Microsoft and Intel have joined President Barack Obama’s Climate Data Initiative and are providing mapping data and information to the US government as part of US

Google will donate one petabyte of cloud storage for climate data,50m hours of high-performance computing with the Google Earth Engine platform. Intel is planning to host three climate-change hackathons in the US this year to challenge engineering and computer science students to create helpful new apps and tools from existing federal data.  Microsoft has launched a competition to find 40 research projects on the project, each which will receive Azure access to the tune of 20 terabytes of storage and 180,000 hours of runtime.

More maps will be created in the future as they receive more contributions from other areas of the scientific community.

Read the full article here and check out climate.data.gov.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com 

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