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An elite team committed to your success

Our experts in applied science, solutions management, and engineering amplify your data science capability


Committed to your success

Many of our largest customers are still building or expanding their internal data science capability. While the Descartes Labs Platform empowers your internal team, our solutions team also provides services to build custom analytics, help you develop internal data assets and extend your data science team’s capacity and geospatial expertise.

Elite team of experts

Our solutions team is organized around three critical functions.

  • Applied Science: A team of PhDs and specialists with expertise spanning diverse scientific disciplines such as physics, mathematics, hydrology, geoscience, weather, agriculture, computer vision and atmospheric science
  • Solutions Management: Industry-focused subject matter experts and project managers who lead use-case discovery and validation, and ensure that development projects run smoothly with minimal risk
  • Engineering: An exceptional cloud engineering team to assist with very large-scale data processing and the integration of model results with your internal systems.

Our solutions team works collaboratively with customers, providing direct contact with applied scientists. The outcomes are geospatial analytics that deliver competitive advantage.

Solutions Team At-a-Glance


Use Cases




Fortune 500 companies

Broad industry experience

Descartes Labs engages with global enterprises across Agriculture, Metals and Mining, Oil and Gas, Power and Renewables, Shipping and Logistics, and Financial Services and Insurance. Our team evaluates hundreds of commercial use cases involving satellite and proprietary customer data. Our deep knowledge catalog and expert team can quickly evaluate new data sets against known challenges in various industries, or against a proposed customer problem. Common application areas include:

  • Market and Trading: Gain critical insights related to global commodities supply and demand, predict price changes, and determine fair market value
  • Supply Chain: Improve visibility into your supply chain to foresee inefficiencies in logistics networks and potential changes to availability of inputs
  • Resource Exploration: Scale up geoscience workflows for mineral mapping or characterization of forest inventory
  • Sustainability and Climate: Monitor emissions, deforestation, water and natural resources, and verify sustainable development practices
  • Risk: Automatically quantify economically significant assets, as well as risk factors including pipeline interference and major infrastructure failures

End-to-end solutions development

Our solutions team engages with you across your project’s life cycle—from needs discovery through deployed-and-operational models. We partner with your analysts and decision makers to define a project, test ideas, fully implement your customer model and, finally, deploy it and work with you to incorporate model outputs into business workflows. Benefits of our end-to-end solutions development services include:

  • Risk minimization through working with an experienced team dedicated to your success
  • Fast ROI realization via the removal of many dependencies on your internal resources
  • Engage with a world-class team, working directly with our scientists
  • Deliver on the promise of geospatial intelligence with a turn-key engagement model

À la carte services

Any project a client undertakes with Descartes Labs involves multiple teams, skill sets and phases. You can engage our solutions team for specific project phases, allowing you to augment your internal technical teams with our expertise. Benefits of our à la carte services include the ability to:

  • Develop an internal data science and geospatial capability
  • Train your team on our platform by working alongside our scientists
  • Scale up your internal model development efforts

Data and vendor consolidation

Our engineering team can build automated pipelines that ingest, pre-process and add your own geospatial data sets to the platform. We build pipelines that import your private data or data from your vendors, and turn them into standardized products in the Descartes Labs catalog. The data is thus easily accessible using uniform APIs and visualization tools, and it is available in real-time. Benefits of our data and vendor consolidation services include:

  • Making valuable data assets discoverable and easily accessible across the organization while respecting access controls
  • Ensuring that data is analytics-ready, so you can experiment quickly and operationalize new models on live data
  • Reducing the time spent managing multiple data feeds

Model expansion

  • Eliminate any modeling restrictions due to compute resources
  • Extract more value from existing analytics
  • Get started developing on our platform with models you already know and use

Science consulting

Our Applied Science team can consult with your data science team to solve problems faster and build an internal capability based on the platform, geospatial data and specialized scientific knowledge. Benefits of our science consulting services include:

  • Combining the expertise of your internal data science team with our specialists
  • Fully leveraging exquisite geospatial datasets to bypass the learning curve