John Amos

John Amos

Global Fishing Watch co-founder

CEO, SkyTruth

John Amos 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 Amos founded SkyTruth, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening conservation by illuminating environmental problems and issues through the use of satellite images, aerial photographs, and other kinds of remote sensing and digital mapping. At SkyTruth, Amos’ analysis of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the first to reveal the true extent of the spill and helped spur a public outcry to hold BP and the government accountable. He has served on the Global Fishing Watch board since 2017.

Prior to founding SkyTruth, Amos worked as an exploration geologist for Advanced Resources International and Earth Satellite Corporation. During his career he spent 10 years 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.

Amos holds a Master of Science in geology from the University of Wyoming, and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Cornell University.

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