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Cool Earth’s Research Partners

Cool Earth is an organisation that is continually evaluating and learning. Part of this process is partnering with experts to improve and refine the ways we work.

Village houses in the Peruvian Amazon

Deforestation Forecasting

Dr Seth Flaxman of Imperial College London

Working with Artificial Intelligence expert Dr Seth Flaxman, Cool Earth is applying innovative deep learning methods to satellite imagery and geospatial data to develop a system that can produce spatial forecasts of future deforestation events. Understanding where deforestation is likely to occur before it happens will help inform early intervention and planning with Cool Earth partner communities.

Cool Earth’s Research Partners

Deforestation Detection

University of Leicester

Led by experts at the University of Leicester, Cool Earth will trial the Forest Sentinel service, a new forest change detection system based on high-quality satellite data. If successful, the system will be rolled out across our in-country teams and partners.

Cool Earth’s Research Partners

Community-led mapping and data collection


The Shuar word for howler monkey, YAKUM is a grassroots organisation operating throughout the Ecuadorian Amazon. Working with experts around the world, they are experimenting in the fields of agroforestry, permaculture, community-led mapping, data collection and research to protect the diverse rainforest and local indigenous cultures.

Cool Earth’s Research Partners

Parabiology Programme

University of Sussex

The aim of the parabiology programme, developed with Dr Mika Peck, is to establish biodiversity research amongst rainforest communities. With training to carry out a range of technical tasks including the collection of raw field data, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results, local women and young people will gain environmental awareness and a crucial new income.

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