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Planet Names Top Three Finalists of the 2021 Copernicus Masters’ “See Change, Change the World” Challenge

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Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of our “See Change, Change the World” Challenge as part of the Copernicus Masters competition, which awards prizes to developers who leverage Planet and Copernicus data to address objectives of the European Green Deal. The three finalists and their proposed solutions demonstrate the […]

Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management in Australia

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Civil governments around the world are making sustainable strides in local environmental management; and by using satellite-enabled data, they are able to analyze and support preventative management techniques to protect local communities and ecosystems. For example, Forest Fire Management Victoria, a governmental organization located in Victoria, Australia, leverages high-resolution tasking capabilities from […]

Self-Guided Learning Opportunities For Hispanic Heritage Month

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In 2021, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15, as it has every year since 1989. It’s split across two months because September 15 is a key date in the history of several Latin American countries: It’s when Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua declared their […]

Planet’s Data Used to Reveal Illicit Shipping Networks Delivering Fuel to North Korea in Violation of UN Sanctions

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At Planet, we believe that making information accessible and transparent leads to greater global security and stronger political accountability. Thanks to invaluable partnerships, our satellite data is actively being used to shine a light on covert operations and illicit supply chain processes around the world. The Center for Advanced Defense Studies, otherwise […]

Using Satellite Data to Spot Early Signs of Unauthorized Government Land Use and Encroachment in India

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Bhubaneswar is one of the fastest-growing cities in India, witnessing land-use changes on a daily basis. As a developing city, encroachments pose a threat to the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (wetlands, water bodies, forests, and more) that are vital to the long-term preservation of biological diversity and other natural resources. Moreover, […]

New Space Opportunities Supplying the Future of Tip and Cue Strategies

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Before the advent of satellite technology, global powers and organizations were able to set up strategic bases in remote static geographical locations to enable covert operations. In the modern era, however, activities such as building unsanctioned missiles in remote locations have evolved to operate in fleeting geographical points, often shifting bases weekly […]

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