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Andrew Zolli

Curious Planeteer working to make the Earth's changes visible, accessible and actionable.

Access Planet Imagery for Natural Disaster Response at planet.com/disasterdata

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In the hours, days and weeks following a natural disaster, critical questions loom: How extensive is the damage? Where are people and infrastructure most affected? Where should scarce response resources be deployed to save lives, reduce suffering and protect property? By providing perspective and context, Planet’s satellite imagery can play a vital […]

PRE-STORM IMAGERY OF HAITI AVAILABLE FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW RESPONSE

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Hurricane Matthew severely impacted the southern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. This is the worst storm Haiti has experienced in many years, and the damage to homes, crops, livestock and transportation is expected to be extensive.   The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters has been activated for […]

Ecuador Earthquake Data Available Under Open License

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The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday has taken hundreds of lives and displaced thousands. Ordinary citizens, rescue crews and aid workers are doing everything they can on the ground to help survivors, assess damage, and direct relief efforts.

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

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At Planet Labs, our “Mission 1” is to image the whole Earth, every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. To do that, we’re developing a breakthrough technology platform: a large constellation of small, Earth-observing satellites, ground stations and related software and services that will, in the years to come, […]

Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

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Update (5/13/15): Read this great blog post by Zooniverse to learn how satellite imagery and coordination between many organizations enables relief efforts. Update: We have just completed a mosaic of our archival, pre-earthquake imagery to aid disaster assessment efforts. For access, email disaster-response@planet.com. The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck late Saturday […]

Building the Humanitarian Stack

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In a crisis, actionable information is the most valuable resource — and often, the scarcest. The ‘fog’ that follows an earthquake or a typhoon, or that is intentionally imposed by parties to a civil conflict, can greatly hamper humanitarian response. Now, new tools and technologies promise to lift that fog, and make […]

Towards Planetary Stewardship

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If you could take a picture of the whole world every day, what could you see? It’s a simple question, with a fantastical, almost childlike premise. But let’s indulge. Undoubtedly, you would observe an immense amount of beauty — the byzantine fractals of the Grand Canyon; the zen stillness of the sun […]