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Joseph Mascaro

Dr. Joe Mascaro is the director of Planet’s Education and Research Program.

Satellite Imagery Provides a Glimpse into Medieval Times

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A new study has successfully combined Planet imagery with information processing algorithms in order to study and reconstruct medieval archaeological sites without causing any damage to these historical locations. Using a synthesis of remote sensing and geoinformatics, an archeological exploration has uncovered the layout of a medieval village located at Șanțul Turcilor, […]

Earth Day: Agile Science in the Anthropocene

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On the first Earth Day in 1970—with boot prints on the moon fresh in our memory—humanity was buzzing with a desire to make a conscious, global effort to be better stewards of our planet, and endowed with the confidence that we can do great things. It was not an accident that, just […]

Stanford Students Can Now Harness The Power of Planet’s Satellite Data

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Planet has partnered with Stanford University, providing students with subscription access to Planet’s data and satellite imagery. Stanford will now be able to use Planet’s Dove and RapidEye imagery for non-commercial research and classroom activities across a variety of disciplines. With Planet’s data and tools, the students can access a vast array […]

Planet Signs Multi-Million Dollar Agreement with NASA

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Founded by three former NASA scientists, Planet is delighted to announce we’ve signed a multi-million dollar agreement with the space agency to provide earth observation data for the identification and tracking of the Essential Climate Variables. Through this agreement, NASA will provide Planet data to more than 35 NASA ongoing research projects […]

ASU named as Planet’s first higher education partner

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We’re pleased to announce Arizona State University (ASU) as Planet’s first institutional data partner for higher education. In an effort to expand the education and research use of Planet’s daily global stream of satellite imagery, ASU students and researchers will have access to our growing catalogue of imagery from our Dove and RapidEye […]

On Earth Day, More Eyes on Our Planet

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In 1969, a well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Miles of beaches, filled with animal and human life covered in oily sludge, captivated public interest and galvanized the local community to take action. One year later, in part through the efforts of the Santa Barbara community, we celebrated […]

Introducing Planet Publications

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In April, 2017, Planet launched its Education and Research Program, which enables scientists and researchers at universities to apply for non-commercial access to up to 10,000 km2 of data per month. In less than a year, more than 1,400 scientists and researchers across more than 70 countries have come onboard, leveraging Planet’s […]

Planet offers broader data access to the academic community

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Through our Ambassador’s Program, Planet has granted data to about 150 researchers…and what they’ve developed has blown us away. But we think that there’s more to be discovered. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a new offering for researchers at accredited universities across the globe: Planet’s Education and Research Program. Now, any college […]

Rescuing Stranded River Dolphins With the Help of Satellites

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Central Brazil’s Araguaia River flows over a thousand miles through rainforest, savannah and farmland. In dry season as the river’s water dwindles, endangered Araguaia River dolphins shimmy across sand banks to find pools of fish and deeper waters. Human-built irrigation dams can often block a dolphin’s path, trapping them in dwindling, shallow […]

Planet Observes Unprecedented Tree Die-off in California

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Rich oranges, deep reds and bright yellows dot otherwise olive-colored forests. But the colors are not leaves of eastern hardwoods announcing the arrival of autumn. No, they’re the death throes of vast swaths of coniferous forests in the Sierra Nevada foothills. From Yosemite all the way to Bakersfield, as many as 66 […]

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