Originally created in 1962, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a cornerstone of the European Union (EU) which consists of a system of subsidies designed to support the European agricultural sector. The CAP makes up 33% of the total EU…...
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In early 2015, an underwater volcano in the South Pacific explosively erupted, forming a new island within the Polynesian nation of Tonga. Scientists initially thought that the island would vanish within a matter of months, which is often the case…CONTINUE READING
Mission accomplished! On January 13, 2022, our Flock 4x, consisting of 44 SuperDove satellites, was successfully launched into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. These 44 satellites will join our existing fleet of roughly 200 satellites in orbit. We…CONTINUE READING
As the world continues to recover from a historic pandemic, there is a growing awareness in government and industry that new, innovative solutions are needed to protect natural resources and create more effective policy for economic growth. Transparency and reliable…CONTINUE READING
Planet’s Flock 4x, consisting of 44 SuperDove satellites, is set to launch this Thursday, January 13th on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Transporter-3 SSO. This marks the first satellite launch under our new multi-year, multi-launch rideshare agreement with SpaceX. With this launch, Planet will have more than 200 satellites in orbit. Flock 4x is […]CONTINUE READING
NetCarbon is the winning startup of the Copernicus Masters competition Planet See Change, Change the World Challenge 2021 edition. The international competition Copernicus Masters awards the best Earth observation startups and developers that are trying to solve the world’s problems – social, environmental and commercial. Planet was looking for superstar startups that […]CONTINUE READING
In remote regions of the world or those where political conflicts reduce access to protected areas, researchers and conservationists need solutions for monitoring activity that threatens wildlife and ecosystems. Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), an international conservation organization founded in 1858 focuses on maintaining biodiversity and conserving wildlife and ecosystems in protected areas […]CONTINUE READING
It’s that time of year again: Nearly 30,000 geoscientists from around the world gather every December for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, the largest of its kind. Planet is always excited to see what innovative science applications researchers have discovered using our data! This year, 70 abstracts were submitted from […]CONTINUE READING
Coastal marshes and wetlands are key to supporting the health and productivity of the surrounding communities and their marine habitats. Strong aquatic ecosystems support local fishing industries and improve water quality for safe recreation. They also serve as “blue carbon” sinks and promote coastal resilience against flooding and erosion. But as climate […]CONTINUE READING