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To mark Big Data Week (May 2-6) ScienceNetwork WA asked Dr Kathryn Barker from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to delve into how a satellite earth-monitoring project will vastly improve mankind’s understanding of how climate change is affecting the planet.

Earth observing satellites can play a fundamental role in gathering reliable and accurate environmental information.

Earth observations have been used for decades in areas such as weather forecasting and urban planning; they can also provide insight into climate change, risk and damage insurance assessments.

This information enables us to understand how our planet and its climate are changing, and how human activities influence these changes in our daily lives, now and into the future.

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