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Start the Growing Season Off Strong with Satellite Data

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Plan with Confidence and the Best Field Data Available As the new growing season opens, growers are looking to put the uncertainties of 2020 behind them and start fresh. Digital technologies and the increasing availability of data from the field help provide a fresh perspective on where to focus resources and ensure […]

Decoupling Commodities Production from Deforestation

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Decoupling deforestation from commodities production is critical to climate and sustainability solutions. Today, over two-thirds of tropical deforestation occurs due to the production of just four commodities: cattle, soy, palm oil, and pulp and timber. However, global supply chains are complex, and commercial-grade solutions to account for and manage deforestation risks remain […]

Belonging Spotlight:
Patrice Johnson

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This is part two of our series, “Belonging Spotlight.” Each volume features a member of our Planet community and is a valuable opportunity to get to know the person, the whole person, and understand what belonging really means to them.  I had the great privilege to sit down and connect with Patrice […]

How Analysts Uncover Covert Nuclear Facilities with Planet Data

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Identifying potential threats and acting decisively is crucial to ensuring global security. Geointelligence analysts are responsible for studying a myriad of activities that might indicate a security risk. But how do they analyze activities that are intentionally carried out in a covert or hidden manner?  To get insight into this question, we […]

2020 Interns Forged New Foundations at Planet

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We believe that in times of difficulty, new perspectives are more imperative than ever. That’s why despite the recent global uncertainty, we set a goal to not just support, but elevate, our internship program in 2020.  Our first-ever remote intern class excelled in their new and challenging remote work environment, and set solid […]

Belonging Spotlight: Clarence Davis

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We are kickstarting a new blog series called “Belonging Spotlight.” Each volume features a member of our Planet community and is a valuable opportunity to get to know the person, the whole person, and understand what belonging really means to them.  For our first volume, we will be celebrating Black History Month. Black […]

A Look Under the Hood: Planet’s Mission Ops Team

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As we all know, 2020 was a disruptive, chaotic, and tumultuous year. Professionally though, it was a year that tested and demonstrated the capabilities and resiliency of Planet’s operations teams.  Like the entire company, mission operations’s transition to fully remote was abrupt. Within the span of two weeks, business continuity plans were […]

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