Julia and NASA Help The Nature Conservancy Save the Planet with Circuitscape

April 3, 2019

CAMRBIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2019 — The Nature Conservancy and Julia Computing work together to map wildlife migration resulting from climate change using Circuitscape in Julia and satellite images and support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Applied Sciences Program.

Circuitscape was created by ecologist Brad McRae (1966-2017), Julia Computing’s Viral Shah, Ranjan Anantharman, and Tanmay Mohapatra. Brad McRae was an electrical engineer who conceived of applying electrical circuit theory to model wildlife, plant and gene migration.

The Nature Conservancy uses Circuitscape in Julia to power its animation of wildlife migration patterns in response to climate change. NASA published an interview with Viral Shah about Circuitscape, and Ranjan Anantharaman presented Circuitscape at JuliaCon 2018 in London, UK.

More information is available from CircuitscapeThe Nature Conservancy’s Migrations in Motion animation and NASA’s Ecological Forecasting Program.

About Julia and Julia Computing

Julia is the fastest high performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other scientific and numeric computing applications. Julia solves the two language problem by combining the ease of use of Python and R with the speed of C++. Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort. Julia has been downloaded more than 3.2 million times and is used at more than 1,500 universities. Julia co-creators are the winners of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical SoftwareJulia has run at petascale on 650,000 cores with 1.3 million threads to analyze over 56 terabytes of data using Cori, one of the ten largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Julia Computing was founded in 2015 by all the creators of Julia to develop products and provide professional services to businesses and researchers using Julia.


Source: Julia Computing

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