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Using NDVI Differences to Measure Drought in the Russian River Watershed

The visualizations in this post were created by Planet's Robert Simmon and Leanne Abraham.  On April 21, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the Russian River Watershed following two years of critically dry conditions in the…...


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China’s Nuclear Missile Silos, Flash Floods in the Himalayas, and an Obituary for the Spruce

From geopolitical tensions to intensifying climate impacts, monitoring Earth’s change has never been more vital. Planet’s satellite data deliver timely and informed insights to journalists around the world to help keep readers informed on global events. Earlier this month, Planet…

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NASA Expands Access to Planet Data to All US Federal Civilian Agencies

We’re excited to announce that NASA has expanded our contract with their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program to provide access to PlanetScope imagery for scientific research use for all U.S. Federal Civilian researchers and National Science Foundation funded researchers,…

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Technology

Building a new world: infrastructure monitoring for a more sustainable future

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…

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Executing a Successful Growing Season Using Satellite Imagery

With the growing season well underway, growers are busy assessing the progress of their crops and considering where and how they need to adjust resources and strategies to optimize their yields. As in the beginning of the growing season, remote sensing data can provide tremendous value to growers, ensuring healthy yields at harvest […]

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Introducing the First Round of Explore 2021 Keynote Speakers

Explore 2021 is all about building connections across sectors and geographies to find solutions to pressing global challenges, and this year you will hear straight from the leaders and organizations reimagining how we drive economic growth, improve human livelihoods, and steward the environment. Introducing the first three members of our keynote speaker […]

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National Reconnaissance Office Renews Contract with Planet Federal

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) extended its contract with Planet Federal to provide continued access to Planet’s Dove and SkySat imagery to the US Defense and Intelligence Communities. The contract now also includes early exploration of Planet’s SkySat video capabilities for limited use cases. Planet Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Planet Labs Inc., […]

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How the Climate Conversation Changed in 2021

This is the most important year for climate action since the Paris Climate Agreement was passed in 2015. National governments are strengthening their national climate action plans; companies, cities and communities are setting more ambitious targets; global financial markets are beginning to demand significant decarbonization; and the world is gearing up for […]

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NICFI Users Make Progress Towards Reducing and Reversing tropical forest loss

It’s been nearly nine months since Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment (NICFI) awarded an international contract to KSAT, Planet, and Airbus. Since the launch of the coalition, initiatives across the world have been leveraging Planet’s high-resolution satellite imagery of the tropics, free of charge, helping to save the world’s tropical forests […]

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