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The CIBO Impact Platform

The CIBO Impact platform applies proprietary data science algorithms and AI modeling to remotely sensed data, and is backed by some of the best minds in the agricultural industry. It’s powerful and high-performing—and also incredibly easy to use.

The Science Behind CIBO’s Technology

We combine proprietary, science-based ecosystem simulation with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision to evaluate land in a powerful way.

Science-Based Simulation

  • Utilizes a systems-based approach to crop and environmental modeling
  • Simulates real-world and theoretical scenarios at a parcel-level

Robust Data Infrastructure

  • Features multiple layers of environmental and economic data at scale
  • Enables easy access to publicly available—but generally hard-to-reach—data, such as satellite imagery, weather history, weather forecasts, soil maps, parcel records, and historical practices

Advanced Computer Vision

  • Taps more than 500TB of satellite data to map variations in field performance
  • Analyzes images to accurately determine field boundaries, planting history, and management practices

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Universities and Colleges Across the US Use CIBO

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Meet CIBO’s Science Team

CIBO’s science leaders comprise renowned scientists who have a passion for transforming agriculture supported by technical expertise.

Jenette Ashtekar

VP, Product Management, Ph.D.

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Bruno Basso

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Ph.D.

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Ernesto Brau

Lead Computer Vision Scientist, Ph.D.

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Shane Bussmann

Senior Data Scientist, Ph.D.

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Nilovna Chatterjee

Crop Modeling Scientist, Ph.D.

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Marie Coffin

VP, Science & Modeling, Ph.D.

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Kofi Dzotsi

Principal Crop Scientist, Ph.D.

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Jeremy Keillor

Senior Software Engineer

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Margaret Kosmala

Senior Data Scientist, Ph.D.

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Adam Pasch

Director of Product Management, Ph.D.

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Jason Rute

Lead Data Scientist, Ph.D.

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Ethan Sargent

Computer Vision Engineer

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Deep Dive Into CIBO Science Team’s Areas of Expertise

 

Understanding Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is an evolving field and CIBO’s scientists are at the cutting edge of researching and publishing the most up-to-date information. CIBO Impact helps stakeholders uncover the regenerative potential of land, creates clarity on how sustainable farming practices impact the environment, and incentivizes growers through the generation of carbon credits and other mechanisms.

Farmland Simulation

CIBO simulates billions of agricultural ecosystems for any crop, and at any point in time—scaling from a micro-view of how a plant and soil interact to a macro-perspective of regional and global climate patterns in order to help businesses decode what’s actually happening, or what could happen in the future under various scenarios. CIBO’s scientists are experts in building detailed crop models to predict future yields.

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In-Season Planting Dates

Using Illinois as an example, we share how CIBO discovers planting dates for corn and soybeans, at scale.

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Forecasting Weather

CIBO blends observed weather data with seasonal predictions to simulate a range of possible weather scenarios.

The CIBO Model

CIBO combines remote sensing, and computer vision with a globally-validated science framework and real-world variables like soil, weather, plant physiology, to develop sophisticated modelings of entire agricultural ecosystems. Through the platform, users can pinpoint how specific variables will impact possible outcomes over specific timeframes, helping our customers optimize processes and decision-making.

Remote Sensing

CIBO uses remote sensing to provide analyses of agricultural ecosystem scenarios and draws conclusions about why—down to the specific variable—certain outcomes will occur. CIBO’s scientists can do this even where there is limited or low-quality data, and we can simulate both existing and hypothetical scenarios.

County Level Forecasting

Each month in the growing season, CIBO provides a county-level forecast. CIBO’s approach produces fast, accurate predictions that, when partnered with the USDA WASDE, provides a better, deeper and more complete understanding of crop yields in the US. The CIBO platform is updated continuously so that anyone interested in land has the best information and most accurate forecasts available.

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