Data-enabled solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges

Background image: Jessie Moravek and Kendall Calhoun
Image credit:
Phoebe Parker-Shames
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Launched in 2022, the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center for Data Science and Environment (DSE) is a partnership between UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society, with the financial support of Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

The DSE combines the power of computing and environmental science with open science principles and a commitment to inclusivity—all towards the purpose of building tangible, replicable, and accessible solutions to problems compromising the health of our environment. We aim to co-create these solutions in direct partnership with those who hold the knowledge and expertise of their local needs and environmental context.

Photo caption: UC Berkeley PhD candidates Jessie Moravek and Kendall Calhoun combine sensor arrays and data science to study the impacts of fire and drought on California’s biodiversity.