"Planet’s constellation of ‘Dove’ satellites can give us a daily viewing of the South China Sea, which is critical since the region is naturally very cloudy. [We conducted] intensive series of additional underwater surveys, which when combined with the Planet Dove data in the field, helped us to determine that we can easily map the extent of coral reef. We were also able to map some of the deeper reefs. Our overall mapping accuracy ultimately exceeded 90 percent." - Greg Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science
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”. For this exceptional group, whole countries, continents or even the globe may be accessible.