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Tanya Harrison

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

Science Applications of Planet Data Presented at EGU 2022


This week is the annual European Geosciences Union General Assembly, where researchers from around the world gather to present the latest work in Earth science. We’re always thrilled to see what the community does using Planet data through our Science Programs to help understand our changing world! EGU runs in-person this week […]

Expanding Islands in the South Pacific


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 for small volcanic islands due to the erosive power of ocean waves. […]

Leading-Edge Science Using Planet Data Presented at AGU 2021


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 […]

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, including their contractors and grantees – roughly 280,000 eligible users. This expands […]

Rapid Response Research: The Chamoli Landslide


In a paper released last week in Science, researchers shared how they used Planet satellite data, combined with eye witness accounts, video on the ground, and other remote sensing datasets, to determine the cause of the massive debris flow that cascaded through valleys in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India on February 7, 2021. The event killed […]

NASA Researchers Use Planet Data to Study the Effects of Climate Change on our Cryosphere


Through an agreement with NASA and their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program, access to Planet imagery is available to all NASA-funded researchers. Taking advantage of the high cadence of PlanetScope and the high resolution of SkySat, these researchers have utilized Planet imagery to understand dynamic processes on Earth. The cryosphere—frozen areas […]