Through Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative (NICFI), users can now access Planet’s high-resolution, analysis-ready mosaics of the world’s tropics in order to help reduce and reverse the loss of tropical forests, combat climate change, conserve biodiversity, and facilitate sustainable development for non commercial uses.
Introduction to NICFI
Countries included in the program
Tiles streamed from Planet Explorer
In support of NICFI's mission, you can use this data for a number of projects including, but not limited to:
Read the Usage Terms here.
A visual look at NICFI Tropical Basemaps over the course of 2021 showing change over the entire region covered by this program
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Current Planet data users will need to sign up with a different email not associated with their Planet account.
Access NICFI Tropical Basemaps through the Google Earth Engine IntegrationSign Up for Access
Start with the NICFI Satellite Data Program Frequently Asked Questions
Norway’s International Climate and Forests Initiative (NICFI) is an international development fund through which Norway has pledged 3 Billion NOK a year to help save the world’s tropical forests while improving the livelihoods of those who live off, in, and near the forests. Planet is proud to partner with NICFI in making high resolution satellite imagery of the tropics available free of charge to users advancing the NICFI Purpose of reducing and reversing tropical forest loss, combating climate change, conserving biodiversity, and facilitating sustainable development.
Kongsberg Satellite Services is a world leading supplier of satellite ground station services as well as a value added service provider of sensor agnostic Multi-Mission satellite data and services from the majority of commercial Optical and SAR satellites.
Airbus Defence and Space has accumulated over 30 years of in-orbit operation, launching its first Earth observation satellite in 1986. Planet is proud to partner with Airbus in providing NICFI’s strategic partners with high-resolution archive imagery over the tropics.
Begin leveraging satellite imagery through the NICFI Satellite data program to improve and scale high-resolution monitoring of the world’s tropical forests.
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