GETTING ENERGY TO THE ECONOMY TO REBUILD ECOLOGY

Nature is already sustainable. We're getting there. A map guiding the way would certainly help. We're in the business of providing just that.

More than supply chains. We're making supply webs visible. And actionable.

TerraNexum is developing a platform, QGO, to help companies and governments optimize their supply webs.

We use an AI-driven approach to solving problems involving geospatial network dynamics, using physical, environmental, economic, and social data to inform what technologies and practices can be located where for the greatest ecological benefits, in line with your business goals.

More abundance and prosperity within our planet's means? If we can see it on a map, we can believe in it. And make it happen.

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We are digital enablers of ecosystem restoration. Grounding our supply webs on the most resilient and sustainable network ever to evolve.

Nature tech has been defined by Handprint. We see it as the application of digital technologies to enable, accelerate, and scale up nature’s (including humans') resilience by restoring our planet's ecology, basing a regenerative economy on a foundation of healthy nature.

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TERRANEXUM: WHO WE ARE

Scientists and technologists making our planet's complex systems simple.


Seeing is believing.
Mapping is making it happen.

Affiliations

TerraNexum on GitHub
TerraNexum on Open Collective


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

We are proud to be a member of the following professional organizations:



CLOUD AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

TerraNexum is proud to participate in the following programs:

Managing Founders

Dahl Winters
Co-Founder, CEO

Dahl Winters has been a leader in science R&D and technology initiatives with over 15 years of experience in IT and systems development services. She brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in geospatial big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and R&D innovation strategies to TerraNexum.

Previously, Dahl was the CEO and CTO of DeepScience Ltd, planning and building systems for science and sustainability applications for 7 years that have won several innovation challenges. These included developing geospatial big data analytics capabilities for enterprise customers as well as innovative systems for renewable energy and carbon capture applications.

Dahl obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University where she received the Reginaldo Howard full-tuition scholarship for academic merit and leadership. She also holds a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill where she was a predoctoral fellow of the National Science Foundation.

Loren Winters
Co-Founder, Advisor - Physics

Dr. Loren Winters is a co-founder and officer of TerraNexum, serving as our secretary and treasurer. Formerly, Loren served as a physics educator for forty years and was a pioneer in the use of emerging technologies for education. He also developed a program in high-speed imaging that spread nationwide and helped build a consumer market in the field.

In addition to teaching, he has done photography professionally, licensing high-speed photos for educational and commercial use. In 2012, he received the Raymond C. Bowman Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology for dedication in making high-speed photographic recording available to students.

Loren has been an avid volunteer of Friends of Mt. Evans and Lost Creek Wilderness (FOMELC), a US Forest Service volunteer group maintaining these wilderness trails and keeping invasive species under control.



Advising Founders

Thomas J. Bogdan
Co-Founder, Advisor - Climate Science

Dr. Thomas J. Bogdan is a physical scientist, research administrator and science communicator, with demonstrated experience in the public, private and academic sectors, both domestically and internationally. He focuses on enabling investors, policy makers and influencers to bring the best current space and environmental science knowledge to bear on pressing economic, social and national security problems that entail advanced technologies. As the sixth President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) from 2012 to 2015, Tom ushered in a series of modern enterprise business solutions that created numerous efficiencies, reduced operating costs, and facilitated enhanced collaborations between the 1400 professional staff members and the allied academic community across the United States and Canada. As a result, during Tom’s tenure, UCAR was again selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to operate its largest and oldest Federally Funded Research and Development Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The five-year Cooperative Agreement signed by UCAR and the NSF was in excess of one billion dollars.

In addition to these activities, Tom has had an extensive career as a research scientist, having authored over 100 papers in the refereed science literature. He also managed a multi-million-dollar portfolio of research grants with the National Science Foundation.Tom holds a Doctorate in Physics from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s program in Leadership for a Democratic Society.

Oscar A. (Andy) Quezada
Co-Founder, Advisor - Energy and Geoscience

Andy Quezada is a scientist and engineer with two decades of experience in the energy and technology development industries. He has served as a geophysicist, team leader, and advisor for large independent corporations, startup companies and academic research groups. He is currently serving as VP of Subsurface Development at Carbon America.

With a passion for innovation and the adoption of emerging technologies, he has strived for the application of integrative approaches from geophysical, remote sensing and engineering fields to the arising challenges in traditional and renewable energy. His recent experience serving as a scientist in the renewable energy industry has been focused on climate solutions and streamlining novel applied science ideas.

With the upsurge of attention on carbon removal and management, Andy's experience has been vital for tapping into the vast amount of human knowledge and technology developed for the oil and gas industry for the benefit of the new carbon and renewable energy economy.

Andy graduated from the University of Texas with a MSc in geophysics, is active in the geoscience and renewable energy communities, as well as being recently involved in mentoring students at the Colorado School of Mines.

Collaborators

Our Platform

For the energy transition, climate mitigation and adaptation, and a healthier, more robust and resilient economy firmly grounded on healthy nature.

QGO

Quantum Geospatial Optimizer

This cloud-based platform uses an AI-driven approach to solving complex geospatial network dynamics problems. Enabling greater sustainability, security, and resilience.

QGO SLIDE DECK


QGO uses geospatial libraries and optimization techniques, including simulated quantum optimization able to run on everyday computers, to supply a bird's eye view of supply webs where opportunities for greater sustainability and resilience reside. For improved efficiency, lower costs, lower emissions, and minimal waste.

A goal of QGO is to point the way to achieving revenue in ways that unburden our ecosystems by restoring and regenerating nature, and ensuring this is the foundation of a regrowth economy. Making use of advanced technologies, both digital and the clean energy to power these, to provide near real-time sensors to monitor the health of our planet. It is always nice to keep tabs on progress.

QGO builds off our MIT-licensed optimization module on GitHub, OpenQGO. We share OpenQGO freely with the community to encourage improvements that will offer greater usefulness. And also to expand our general awareness of the usefulness of visualizing complex systems, how they can be optimized, and to understand the inherent challenges in doing this today. This need not be the case tomorrow.

VISIT OPENQGO


Above: optimization results for a multi-company symbiosis involving investments in renewable energy for decarbonization within the US.

Below: A view of the results from our initial user interface, showing connections which are outputs of a simulated quantum optimization run for the problem above.

Open Source Software For Open Hardware

We are a for-profit company, but financial capital isn't the only way the world should profit.

Knowledge is personal capital. Communities learning, sharing, and applying their knowledge help to build human capital. The improvements made to their lives with new technologies is a source of physical capital.

VISIT US ON OPENCOLLECTIVE


All our software is MIT-licensed for the broadest freedom of use.

SOURCE CODE On GITHUB

SustainaBox

Sometimes thinking outside the box requires thinking inside the box.

Given a space and the energy and materials around you, this open-source project aims to determine the best product or enabled service you can produce with zero net emissions. The next step will be to determine the system configuration details, including the technologies and energy/material flows necessary.

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Community Presentations

Sustainability and resilience are two of the biggest challenges facing our world today. The way we generate and use energy, transport goods and people, and build and operate our infrastructure all have significant impacts on our planet and its natural systems. However, addressing these challenges requires more than just identifying problems. We also need to develop and implement effective solutions that can help us transition to a more sustainable and resilient future.

That's why we have assembled this collection of presentations on topics such as geothermal energy, carbon dioxide removal, solar energy, and more. Through these presentations, each carefully researched and explored by our Spring 2023 Executive High School Intern, Allie Westfall, we aim to highlight some of the key challenges facing sustainability and resilience, and showcase some of the innovative solutions that are already available or in development.

TAKING A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

We use an integrated systems approach to map opportunities for greater efficiencies, less emissions, and less waste. For a regenerative economy, solidly founded on healthy nature. This is the only way we can achieve true sustainability, and the security and resilience this brings.

Moving from Ideas to Applications

It's now or never, we need science and technology out solving problems today.

Eliminate Waste

Improve Efficiency

Restoring Nature

Nature is sustainable. An economy that doesn't contribute to this when earning revenue is unsustainable.

Produce It Locally

Build Your Future

You're the only one who can. Our aim is just to provide you with a map of the bigger picture.