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The Power of Data – Tackling Climate Change With Data Science

  1. Data Science & Climate Change
  2. What We Stand For
  3. Mission-Driven Results
  4. About Appsilon

Data Science & Climate Change

Environmental scientists are harnessing the power of big data in their fight against climate change. AI and machine learning solutions can help monitor natural disasters for at-risk communities, fight poaching and illegal deforestation, or even limit pesticide use in agriculture.

Data analysis, which allows us to discover connections and correlations hidden in the vast amounts of information, is the foundation of those projects. It provides a deeper understanding to help develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Appsilon, a technology company deeply committed to the fight against climate change, uses data science for social good as part of its “Data for Good” initiative.

What We Stand For

We are a company with a mission. Our core purpose is to “advance technology to preserve and improve human life.” And we believe that one of the greatest threats humanity faces right now is climate change.

Our team has gathered significant expertise in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and we want to put these technologies to work in resolving some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. However, we are not environmental scientists. That is why we are looking for partners for whom we could help achieve their mission with our expertise.

We believe such a combination will result in innovative solutions for the planet – says Olga Mierzwa-Sulima, “Data for Good” Lead at Appsilon.

Mission-Driven Results

Appsilon has already proven it can deliver great results for its non-profit partners. The company developed a machine learning model currently being used by scientists from the Stirling University and park rangers in the African rainforests. It helps analyze animal movements, better allocate scarce resources, and spot potential warning signs to some of the world’s most endangered species. All thanks to the rapid identification of camera trap images.

Chimpanzee mother and infant in Lopé National Park, Gabon

Appsilon has also worked with the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) on the decision support system for natural disaster risk management in Madagascar. 

Explore the Visualise Madagascar dashboard powered by Appsilon

All public sector institutions, NGOs, academic institutions, or public benefit corporations exploring the potential of data science and artificial intelligence to help achieve their mission can contact Appsilon at

We want to be a part of the solutions. We want to cooperate with partners who are deeply committed to the fight against climate change. In such cases, we offer our services pro-bono. However, we do not exclude other environmental protection or social-good projects, which might need our help. – adds Olga Mierzwa-Sulima.

About Appsilon

Appsilon provides innovative data analytics and machine learning solutions for Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and non-profit organizations. We deliver the world’s most advanced R Shiny applications, with a unique ability to rapidly develop and scale enterprise Shiny dashboards. Using proprietary machine learning frameworks, Appsilon provides Computer Vision, NLP, and fraud detection prototypes in as little as one week.

Founded in 2013 by software engineering veterans from Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Domino Data Lab, the company has grown to be a world leader in Shiny and other areas. In 2017, Appsilon became the first organization to demonstrate how to successfully scale an R Shiny application beyond 700 users. Appsilon is also a pioneer in open source, with packages actively used by global organizations. Appsilon is a proud RStudio Full Service Certified Partner.

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We’re Hiring!

Interested in working with the leading experts in Shiny? Appsilon is looking for creative thinkers around the globe. We’re a remote-first company, with team members in 7+ countries. Our team members are leaders in the R dev community and we take our core purpose seriously.

Advance technology to preserve and improve human life #purpose

We promote an inclusive work environment and strive to create a friendly team with a diverse set of skills and a commitment to excellence. Contact us and see what it’s like to work on groundbreaking projects with Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and non-profit organizations.

Appsilon is hiring for remote roles! See our Careers page for all open positions, including a React Developer and R Shiny Developers. Join Appsilon and work on groundbreaking projects with the world’s most influential Fortune 500 companies.