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John Amos

President of SkyTruth

John is an expert in the use of satellite images and other remote sensing data to understand and communicate local, regional and global environmental issues. In 2001 he founded SkyTruth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening environmental conservation by illuminating environmental problems and issues through the use of satellite images, aerial photographs, and other kinds of remote sensing and digital mapping. As President, John directs day-to-day operations, develops and manages projects and programs, and is responsible for fundraising and administration. Prior to founding SkyTruth, he worked for ten years as an exploration geologist at Advanced Resources International and Earth Satellite Corporation, applying image processing, image analysis, and digital mapping techniques to conduct environmental, exploration and resource assessment studies for the energy and mining industries and government entities.