Meet the superheroes: Global Guardian
Global Guardian and her squad of scientists use pictures from satellites and computer simulations to understand how the world works and predict where there might be problems. By working together and combining their skills, they can send Global Guardian around the world to help people that are affected by extreme weather and disasters like wildfires, landslides and earthquakes.
Name: Claire Burke.
Job: Geospatial Modelling Lead, Climate X.
Hobbies: I love rock climbing, martial arts and adventure sports (and heavy metal music!).
How did you get where you are now?
I was always fascinated by space so I studied astrophysics. But I also love nature so I found a way to use my physics skills, combined with drones and artificial intelligence, to help protect endangered species. I now work with a team of scientists at a company called Climate X.
How does your job help people?
My team and I aim to understand the effects of climate change and how we can be prepared for things like extreme weather and its impact on the natural world. We use computer simulations and pictures from satellites to work out where problems might be in the future.
What’s the best thing about what you do?
I love working as part of a team! Everyone has their own specialty – Laura knows all about flooding, James is a satellite expert, Hamish studies rocks and the Earth and Sally is a climate scientist that understands the workings of the atmosphere!