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All Eyes on Marine Plastic From Orbit

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New research combining Planet’s high cadence satellite imagery and other innovative technologies has successfully found the sources and pathways of plastic pollution in the Caribbean Sea. The study by Kikaki et al. (2020) not only shows how satellite remote sensing is an efficient and cost-effective tool for monitoring plastic debris, but it […]

That’s A Wrap on Explore2020!

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Thank you to our community of users, partners, and influencers that joined us for our second-annual user conference, Planet Explore 2020. We were thrilled to have over 3,000 attendees join us virtually for three days of thought-provoking content.  At Explore 2020, we made a series of exciting product announcements, heard from insightful […]

Rapid Response to Ripple Effects of COVID-19: Food Security in Togo

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on not only human health, but also economic impacts around the world due to the severe disruption of our daily lives. Individuals in regions where smallholder farms comprise most of the agricultural production sector, such as many sub-Saharan African countries, are at greater risk of […]

Planet Names Top Three Finalists Of The Copernicus Masters Planet Daily Change Challenge

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Following a multi-phase evaluation this past summer, Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of our Copernicus Masters Planet Daily Change Challenge. The Copernicus Masters competition awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important problems for business and society.  The three finalists and their proposed solutions demonstrate the […]

Pilot Program Pushes Boundaries for Wildfire Detection

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The most recent wildfires throughout western North America have re-emphasized the need for early wildfire detection and validation. Time and resources are in short supply for emergency responders, who have a short window to detect and assess wildfires to help prevent the most damage. “Time and resources are both in short supply […]

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, […]

Planet Satellite Imagery Brings Europe into Focus

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As satellite imagery proves to be increasingly valuable across the globe, Planet continues to focus on Europe with timely event coverage and international partnerships, including ongoing projects in European countries across multiple vertical markets, as well as mapping with both commercial and government organizations. In September 2019, Planet partnered with the Food […]

Natasha Nogueira on High Altitude Balloons, Cubesats and Perseverance

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This is the fourth installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we profile Planet’s extraordinary employees and their accomplishments. Keep checking our blog for upcoming features on some of the most remarkable people in aerospace today. This week, we’re talking to space systems engineer Natasha Nogueira, one of the stellar minds responsible […]

Land Cover and Land Use: Driving Solutions with Planet Data

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Sustainably managing land cover and land use is critical to meeting climate, sustainable development and food security goals around the world. Fortunately, advances in Earth observation and geospatial analysis technologies are helping us do just that. Take agricultural commodities production, for example. In 2012, Global Consumer Goods corporations signed the global New […]

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