PATAGONIA GLACIERS, CHILE MAY 22, 2016

EDUCATION & RESEARCH PROGRAM


APPLY NOW!

GET ACCESS. MAKE DISCOVERIES.

Are you a college student, university researcher or professor? We’re looking for innovative academics, researchers and scientists to unlock the power of a one-of-a-kind dataset. Apply now for non-commercial access to download up to 10,000 square kilometers of data per month, analyze trends, and publish your results. Need more data? We’ve got you covered.

"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, Arizona State University

GET STARTED TODAY

Level up your research and your classroom. Choose the program
that works best for you.



Basic

With the changing Planet at your fingertips, your thesis just got easier. Join users from all over the world in Planet’s exclusive research community.

  • For students and thesis-writers
  • Download ten thousand square kilometers per month at no cost
  • Personal research license
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Investigator

Expand your download quota. Assemble your team. The Investigator Account will allow your research team to unlock the full potential of Planet’s dataset.

  • For grantees and research teams
  • Download 50 million square kilometers per year
  • Administrative license with 5 end-user seats
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Institutional

Transform your campus with real time Earth imaging. Our Institutional Program provides access to Planet data across the entire university ecosystem: from undergraduates to postdocs, lecturers to research specialists.

  • For professors, administrators and your entire department
  • Download one billion square kilometers per year
  • Administrative licenses for instructors and 10,000 end-user seats
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APPLY FOR A BASIC ACCOUNT

MEET THE PLANET AMBASSADORS

From time to time, we encounter individuals with an exceptional education or research background, a truly novel project, and shared passion to use space to help life on Earth. By invitation, we may ask such individuals to serve as Planet Ambassadors. In diplomacy, when a new Ambassador is sworn in, she is deemed by the President to be “extraordinary and plenipotentiary”. The later means the Ambassador has “full powers”.


Micah Farfour
Special Advisor, Amnesty International
AMNESTY REPORT ON ROHINGYA

Greg Asner
Airborne Ecologist, Carnegie Airborne Observatory
CORAL REEF MONITORING STUDY

Andreas KÄÄB
Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKE STUDY

Matt Mccabe
Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
PRECISION AGRICULTURE STUDY

David Lobell
Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University; Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
SKYSAT IMAGERY FOR SMALLHOLDER YIELDS

Ulyana HORODYSKYJ
Founder, Science in the Wild; Research Associate, National Snow and Ice Data Center
SCIENCE IN THE WILD

Jim Kellner
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
KELLNER LAB

Sarah Cooley
PHD Student, Department of Geography, University of California Los Angeles
COOLEY HOMEPAGE

Samapriya Roy
PHD Student, Department of Geography, Indiana University
Planet Data in Google Earth Engine

Richard Lucas
Professor, Deputy Director Centre for Ecosystem Science UNSW Sydney
Lucas ResearchGate

Meha Jain
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
RapidEye Imagery for Smallholder Yields

Derrick Lampkin
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
Lampkin ResearchGate

Matt Finer
Research Specialist, Amazon Conservation Association
MAAP PROJECT

Raycho Raychev
Founder, Endurosat; Founder, Space Challenges Program
SPACE CHALLENGES

Bas Altena
PHD Candidate, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
ALTENA HOMEPAGE

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for a Basic Account in the Education and Research Program?

At present, Planet is accepting applications from students, researchers, technical staff and faculty at accredited universities. Nonprofit and government employees are not eligible.

What usage rights are granted with a Basic Account?

Users that are approved will have access to view and download up to 10,000 square kilometers of imagery per month for non-commercial research purposes. Downloaded images can be published for illustrative purposes with attribution, such as in figures in peer-reviewed manuscripts, blogs and similar content. Planet data may not be sold or used in the development of value-added products or tools that might be sold.

I need more than 10,000 square kilometers per month. How should I proceed?

Our team has developed the Investigator Account, which supports 50 million square kilometers of download per year, and is priced competitively for academic researchers. Please let us know what your needs are via this form.

What if I have a commercial use in mind?

That’s awesome! This just isn’t the right license for that. Our sales team would love to hear from you via this form.

I represent a university. Can my whole institution apply for access?

Our team has developed the Institutional Account, which supports the whole university ecosystem. Please let us know what your needs are via this form.

Can I teach a course with a Basic Account?

Absolutely yes! At present, each user needs to apply for and secure their own account. In the future we plan to offer additional resources to educators. If you have a compelling classroom and curriculum that needs more centralized access, please get in touch.

How do I cite Planet data in my work?

From a concept in our garage, to operating the largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, many people have invested time and energy in developing and enabling access to Planet’s unique data feed. Please cite Planet when using our imagery and tools. To cite Planet data in publications, please use the following:
Planet Team (2017). Planet Application Program Interface: In Space for Life on Earth. San Francisco, CA. https://api.planet.com.

How do I become a Planet Ambassador?

Planet Ambassadors are now selected by invitation only. To become one, show us what you've got by registering for a Basic Account!

What is the RapidEye Science Archive (RESA)?

Through a partnership with the German Space Agency, German-based researchers are eligible to access even more data: up to 20 Million square kilometers of RapidEye data products. Learn more here.