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Tara O’Shea

Director of Forest Programs
Participates in 1 Session
Tara is passionate about using technology to help realign natural, social, and economic systems. As the Director of Forest Programs at Planet, she oversees the company's strategy for leveraging its unprecedented earth observation capacity to help improve the world's ability to monitor global forests today - and account for the value of forests in the global economy tomorrow. Trained in the natural sciences, Tara began her career advancing ecosystem services research at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. In 2012, she helped start a nonprofit focused on engaging the private sector in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), a financial mechanism for sustainable land use under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Prior to joining Planet, Tara advised several foundations and investment firms on integrating the reality of climate and environmental change into their portfolios, including organizing the Climate & Capital Summit that brought together investors representing over $1 Trillion AUM alongside the COP21 in Paris. Tara holds a Master's of Environmental Management and International Development from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Gettysburg College.

Sessions in which Tara O’Shea participates

Friday 23 April, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:30 PM
12:30 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes

With rapid advances in Earth observation, cloud computing, and analytics technologies, more information on our changing world is more readily available than ever before. Planet is an aerospace and data analytics company at the forefront of these advances -- working to make global change visible, accessible, and actionable, Planet images the full Earth daily at 3.5m resolution and anywhere sub-daily at <50cm. In this talk, we’ll hear from Tara O’Shea, Planet’s Director of Forest Programs, o...