Who are we?

We are an environmental research and data analysis firm based in Sacramento, CA, specializing in climate science applications and geospatial data analysis. Our approach is rooted in empathy, transparency, and a commitment to science without ego, ensuring that our work is client-focused and contributes to the public good.

Our Mission

At Eagle Rock Analytics, our mission is to employ actionable science, translating complex environmental data into practical solutions that directly address client needs. Fueled by empathy, transparency, and a commitment to science without ego, we strive to create an inclusive workplace and prioritize projects that contribute to societal well-being, advancing scientific knowledge and understanding.

Our Mission

At Eagle Rock Analytics, our mission is to employ actionable science, translating complex environmental data into practical solutions that directly address client needs. Fueled by empathy, transparency, and a commitment to science without ego, we strive to create an inclusive workplace and prioritize projects that contribute to societal well-being, advancing scientific knowledge and understanding.

Company History

Founded in 2014, Eagle Rock Analytics is an innovator, bringing cutting-edge climate consulting and cloud-based data management practices to multiple State of California agencies, focusing on geospatial data of all types. Presently, ERA employs eight scientists, developers, and project managers. Our organization has 10+ years of experience turning atmospheric and climate science data into actionable data. We do so by creating tools and analytics, managing and visualizing data, and supporting users to assess weather and climate risk vulnerability.  ERA develops decision-making support tools (specifically those enabling decision-making with novel localized climate data for California) and broad, scientifically informed, stakeholder-focused analytical tools (such as tools characterizing suitability for installation of weather stations).   ERA manages spatial data (big and small) and provides access to this information through websites, cloud-based platforms, and programmatically, generating Python libraries, AWS S3 buckets, and JupyterHub notebooks. The company’s services support vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning by providing operationally relevant metrics based on the best available science and developed in close collaboration with stakeholders and clients.

Eagle Rock Analytics is proud to partner with and work for state agencies, non-profits, utilities, and universities on projects large and small. ERA is proudly headquartered in Northern California, within Sacramento, in the heart of California’s verdant Central Valley.

Our Values

Actionable
Science

Eagle Rock Analytics focuses on coming up with actionable outcomes that translate large and complex environmental data into understandable and usable products that directly address client and stakeholder needs.

Empathy

Our secret sauce is empathy.  Coupled with active listening, we deeply engage with clients and stakeholders to understand what problems need solving, then develop scientific and analytic approaches to solve the problems.  Being empathetic as a team naturally leads to an inclusive and welcoming workplace.

Science without Ego

Eagle Rock Analytics focuses on coming up with actionable outcomes that translate large and complex environmental data into understandable and usable products that directly address client and stakeholder needs.

For Public Good

We prioritize projects that serve the public good, and advance scientific knowledge and understanding.  We do not seek profit on projects with state, federal and non-profit entities, allowing us to devote more resources towards staff time and respect limited funding for critical science.  Not seeking profit on public facing projects enables us to provide benefits to employees leading to a dignified quality of life.

Open and Transparent

We are an open book when working for our clients – our project management style is transparency.  Where it’s practical to do so – we favor open source solutions, and do our best to contribute to open source programming and open data efforts. 

Our Team

Meet the minds that are working hard at Eagle Rock Analytics!

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Owen Doherty, PhD
Principal Research Scientist

Eagle Rock Analytics is led by climate scientist and data analyst Owen Doherty, PhD. Dr. Doherty received his bachelor of science degree from Cornell University in 2003 and his doctorate in marine and atmospheric sciences from Stony Brook University in 2012. Dr. Doherty is an experienced project manager with scientific expertise in global climate and is comfortable analyzing a wide range of data, from biochemical data to climate models to remote sensing data.

Mark Koenig
Agile Coach and project manager

Mark attended the University of Rochester before transitioning into scientific data management. Mr. Koenig has successfully guided large technical projects for private and governmental entities, and focuses on helping his team overcome challenges and avoiding project roadblocks. Mark's curiosity about science and the environment has led to his current role addressing climate through technology.

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Beth McClenny, PhD
Atmospheric Scientist

Dr. McClenny joined Eagle Rock Analytics in September of 2021. Dr. McClenny received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from UC Davis in March of 2021, where she studied atmospheric river response to climate variability.

Victoria Ford, PhD
Atmospheric Scientist

Dr. Ford joined Eagle Rock in May 2022. Dr. Ford is a broadly trained interdisciplinary earth scientist, with degrees in Meteorology, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, and Geography. Her research focuses on air-sea interactions, and most recently identified critical climate change impacts resulting from sea ice loss.

Héctor Inda, PhD
Atmospheric Scientist

Héctor joined Eagle Rock in August 2023. Héctor is an atmospheric scientist, physical oceanographer, and data scientist with expertise in extreme weather events, numerical modeling, climate change, and big data analysis. He studied physics at the National Autonomous University of México, M.S. at the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education, and received his Ph.D. in atmospheric science at UC Davis in 2022. He is a computer and data science enthusiast with a strong interest in machine learning, climate risk analysis, and statistical modeling.

Jesse Espinoza
Research Associate

Jesse joined Eagle Rock in July 2023. He received his masters in Integrative Biology from San Francisco State University in December 2023, where he studied the symbiotic relationship between intertidal anemones and their photosynthetic algae under the scope of climate change.

Calvin Chen
Python Developer

Calvin joined Eagle Rock in August 2023 and received his Masters from UC Berkeley in Development Engineering in Dec 2022. He is now focused on the Analytics Engine project, where he works to translate climate science techniques into technical products for researchers and state stakeholders.

Janell Hamman
Office Manager

Janell joined Eagle Rock in September 2023 as the Office Manager. Primarily responsible for executive administrative, HR tasks, and event planning.

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