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Planet’s Commitment to Supporting Small Businesses

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At Planet, we are passionate about empowering small businesses and nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit. Small businesses play a vital role in economic growth and job creation, yet they often face challenges in scaling, navigating complex government procurements, and accessing capital. Recognizing the importance of supporting these engines of innovation, we will continue […]

How Upstream Tech’s Lens Platform and Planet Imagery Help One Tree Planted Visualize The Future of Global Reforestation

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If a tree grows in the forest, but nobody’s there to see it, does it justify widespread reforestation investments? That’s the conundrum One Tree Planted faced as its operations have rapidly expanded in the last few years. The organization helps local communities plant trees to restore habitat for biodiversity,  promote cleaner air, […]

Flash Drought Hotspots: Southwestern United States

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Authors: Ryder Kimball & Steve Levay Special thanks to: Max Borrmann, Arjan Geers, and Megan Zaroda This blog is part of a series on the effects of rapid dryness on regions around the globe. For an introduction to Planet’s approach, read this post. For those of us in the U.S., the very […]

What if Latin America Built a Shared Satellite Data Center?

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Click here to read this post in Portuguese or Spanish. Thoughts on What’s Ahead for Earth Observation in Latin America A conversation with Ricardo Guerra  Sit down with Ricardo Guerra, Planet’s Regional Sales Director for Latin America, for five minutes and the concept of “collaboration” is bound to come up. Some days, […]

Getting to Ground-Truth in Asia: Part Three – Harnessing satellite data for infrastructure inventory and disaster response

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When the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted in January 2022, it sent about 58,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of seawater into the earth’s stratosphere. And today, researchers are exploring whether it could have been linked to extreme weather events that transpired in the southern hemisphere, like the February 2023 Cyclone Gabrielle […]