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We're looking for students and researchers to unlock the power of a one-of-a-kind dataset

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GET ACCESS, MAKE  DISCOVERIES.

Any university-affiliated student, faculty member or researcher may apply to our Education and Research  Program

This program provides limited, non-commercial access to PlanetScope and RapidEye imagery. A university email address is required.

Thesis Research

Harness an unprecedented daily dataset

GIS Courses

Leverage classroom resources with Planet University

Data Fusion

Combine Planet imagery with other data for added insights

Nonprofit and government employees are not eligible for our E&R program. If you are a federal civilian agency researcher, check out our NASA CSDA program. For nonprofits, please visit the Nonprofit Program webpage..


HOW CAN IT  HELP

Our Near-Daily Imagery Empowers Research at the Speed of  Change

Study global change in real-time

Your field sites are changing every day. Now, you can access daily, high resolution imagery anywhere in the world to power your next breakthrough.

  • Uncover threats to reefs and other marine life
  • Monitor present and historical change to arctic rivers and glaciers
  • Study forest dynamics and identify deforestation
  • Monitor urban growth and geopolitical hotspots
  • Measure smallholder agricultural yields and global development

Derive insights across datasets

From economists to ecologists, join experts that are combining datasets, building new models, and developing analytics on the Planet platform.

  • Build object-detection algorithms to count, identify, and measure resources
  • Analyze economic indicators in the context of global markets
  • Integrate datasets to analyze geopolitical and socioeconomic activity
  • Enable multi-sensor fusion across datasets
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January 21, 2017

Botany Bay, Australia—Planet ship counting with daily global imagery

Society Climate and Economy in perfect balance

Educate for the insights economy

Our Campus License provides access to Planet data across the entire university ecosystem: from undergraduates to postdocs, lecturers to research specialists.

  • Collaborate across departments to uncover geospatial applications in new sectors
  • Develop curricula around real-time changes and world events
  • Easily administer account access and data provisioning

For the first time, scientists will have access to dense image time series from high-spatial-resolution satellite  data.

JIM KELLNER

Brown University

Planet data could be a great tool to introduce Object Oriented Classification, or even a great lecture about the scale and data sources. Truly the options are  endless!

RYAN FRAZIER

Weber State University

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Level Up Your Research and Your Classroom with Flexible Program  Offerings

Basic

Free

Users

Students and faculty

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5,000 km²/month PlanetScope & RapidEye Imagery
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License

Personal research license

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Research

$1,250/mo

Users

Grantees and research teams

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30 Million km² / yr PlanetScope & RapidEye Imagery
Global Basemaps

License

Administrative license

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Campus

$2,916/mo

Users

Professors, administrators and your entire campus

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100 Million km² / yr PlanetScope & RapidEye Imagery
Global Basemaps
Archive High-resolution SkySat data

License

Administrative license

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Your thesis just got easier. Study the world’s ecosystems, climate, humanitarian crises, markets, and global challenges in real-time.

If you want to extend your access, please reach out to Planet Support instead of applying again.

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The Education and Research program is designed for students, faculty, and staff at degree-granting institutions

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Note you will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. Your application will then be reviewed by our team and will take up to 3 weeks to process

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