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Shelby Parks

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

Monitoring Natural Disasters in the Philippines

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More than 20 typhoons take place every year in the Philippines, five of which are typically destructive, taking a toll on not only infrastructure but also human life. The country’s location also makes it vulnerable to other natural disasters including frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions as well as tsunamis, sea-level rise, storm surges, […]

Taming Wildfires with Vegetation Management

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Every year, wildfires consume millions of acres of land around the globe. Such fires triggered by a combination of electrical networks and extreme weather include the 100,277-hectare Lutz Creek fire in British Columbia, “Black Saturday” in Victoria, Australia, and the Camp Fire in California in November 2018, which destroyed over 150,000 acres, […]

Leveraging Planet Satellite Imagery to Improve Irrigation Intelligence

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Water plays a critical role in sustainable agriculture production and food security worldwide. However, with the world population expected to grow to over 10 billion people by 2050, coupled with climate change, competition for water resources is rapidly increasing, having a particular impact on agriculture. Manna Irrigation, an Ag-Tech company that provides […]

How Amazon Conservation is Cracking Down on Illegal Mining with Planet Data

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For the past two decades, Amazon Conservation has protected over 8.15 million acres of rainforest in Peru and Bolivia. The Amazon Conservation develops innovative research and solutions through science and technology at their living laboratories that have provided tools to government and forest users to protect their lands while empowering hundreds of […]

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