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Self-guided learning opportunities for Black History Month, February 2023

Planet is  proud to celebrate Black History Month, as a time to listen, learn, and reflect on Black culture. Black @ Planet and employee experience teams have identified a number of self-guided learning opportunities to engage in throughout the month…...


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At GeoSmart India 2022, Innovation and Integration are Seen as Essential to Growth

Unpack GeoSmart India 2022’s theme – #geospatialbydefault: empowering billions – and you’ll discover two things.  One, the promise of geospatial and earth observation systems is enormous, and growing all the time. New technologies for satellite image resolution, sensing, data collection,…

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Planet Accelerates Deployment of Forest Carbon Monitoring System

By: Robbie Schingler and Tara O'Shea Planet’s founding mission is to use space to help life on Earth, and we’re excited to advance that goal by announcing our acquisition of Salo Sciences! Salo is a climate technology company that builds…

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Technology

Introducing Planetary Variables: Soil Water Content, Land Surface Temperature, and Vegetation Biomass

Near the end of last year, Planet acquired VanderSat, the company Richard de Jeu founded in 2015, and which I have been a part of from the very beginning. The company started with the aim of simplifying highly advanced satellite…

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Verdi uses Planet data to help farmers save 7 million liters of water while improving crop quality and yield

Water scarcity is on the rise, and it is impacting crop yield around the world. In the US alone, over 378 million acres of farmland are currently under drought. And as climate change is accelerating, agricultural water scarcity is expected to intensify in over 80% of global croplands. Wasteful watering methods must […]

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stories

From banks to bunds: how Africans are harnessing satellite data to financially derisk pastoral livelihoods

By: Njeri Maina and Megan Zaroda Although Africa as a whole has contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions, no continent has been more affected by climate change-induced natural disasters like flooding and droughts. And since Africa is home to a third of the world’s natural resources and 70% of its population […]

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ZEP-RE and Planet Collaborate on Drought Insurance Program in Africa

Today, we announced an exciting new contract with ZEP-RE, a reinsurance company based in Nairobi, Kenya who will leverage our Basemaps products to enhance drought risk protection in the Horn of Africa (HOA)! ZEP-RE aims to utilize PlanetScope 3-5 meter resolution imagery through our analysis-ready, Surface Reflectance Basemaps products. Using pre-processed, Basemaps, […]

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Record Number of Breakthroughs in Earth Observation Science with Planet Data Presented at AGU 2022

December in the U.S. brings chilly temperatures and falling snow—and every year, also brings together the world’s largest convening of geoscientists. This year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will take place in Chicago, and we’re ecstatic to see a record number of presentations are on the schedule using Planet data! […]

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Agile Aerospace Innovation: Leveraging synthetic data in satellite data product development

The use of synthetic data to facilitate machine learning development has been growing over the past few years. It is used by many major technology companies to do things as varied as build guidance for autonomous vehicles, develop insights for the financial sector, and extend and enhance healthcare applications. Synthetic data is […]

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