Data engineers Christophe Viau and Andres Luhamaa join Planet OS

A The year is off to a great start for Planet OS engineering. Christophe Viau, one of the leading members of the global D3.js data visualization community, joins us as a Data Visualization Engineer. We have also brought on Andres Luhamaa as a Data Integration & Quality Assurance Engineer to utilize his expertise in climate…

“Why build a Windows when you just need to build an Excel?” – Rainer Sternfeld speaks at Stanford

“Why build a Windows operating system when you just need to build an Excel?”

CEO Rainer Sternfeld asked students this question while guest lecturing last week in ME 421: European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar at Stanford’s School of Engineering. He spoke about the work Planet OS is doing building a powerful yet easily deployable platform to analyze sensor data to do everything from predicting more accurate weather forecasts to delivering offshore oil platform reports 80% faster.

Offshore Operator Bravante Delivers Data 80% Faster With Planet OS

Bravante's research vessel R/V Jean Charcot

Bravante’s research vessel R/V Jean Charcot

Planet OS is changing the way offshore operations are conducted in Brazil. Through a contract with the Brazilian offshore operator, Bravante, Planet OS has delivered an interactive, cloud-based reporting tool that helps Chevron, BP, Total, Quieroz Valdez and Premier Oil review local metocean conditions and environmental baseline survey data in near real-time. This solution is currently deployed and operational on an ongoing survey campaign off the coast of northern Brazil.

The Critical Role of IoT Data Integration in Building Big Data Applications

On February 5th I was in the Hague to give a talk at The Unmanned Systems Expo 2015. At the trade show, there was no shortage of drones: from agricultural to surveillance, land and air, small or big. It was clear this industry is just getting started, and the difficulty of building Big Data applications on data streams coming from devices is looking for ways to grow. What is missing?

From Racing Extinction to Conscious, Informed Decisions about the Oceans

Dr. Christopher W. Clark, Planet OS’s Chief Marine Scientist, who is a world renown bioacoustician and marine mammal expert, talks about his experience of being a part of Louie Psihoyos‘ eyeopening documentary Racing Extinction, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival at the end of January.

Racing Extinction Team at the Sundance Film Festival. (back row, from left to right):Olivia Ahnemann, Elon Musk, Leilani Munter, Chris Clark, Gina Papabeis, Travis Threlkel, Paul Hilton, John Behrens, Adrienne Hall. (front row, rom left to right): Shawn Heinrichs, Candace Crespi, Fisher Stevens, Senior Programmer at Sundance David Courier, Louie Psihoyos.

Last weekend, as a member of the cast, I participated in the premier of the feature documentary Racing Extinction at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film, directed by Louie Psihoyos (director of the 2009 Oscar award winning Best Documentary, “The Cove”), is about the sixth great extinction event as a result of modern human activities during the present epoch referred to as the Anthropocene.