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Tagged by: Earth observation

Potential for PlanetScope Data to Aid Oil Response Monitoring


Image above: Site of the Taylor oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico taken April 25, 2018. © 2018, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Oil spills around the world have caused some of the worst environmental damage to marine environments, and these coastal ecosystems are hard to monitor due to their […]

PlanetScope Data Lends Insights into the Ancient Cryosphere of Mars


Image above: PlanetScope image of glacial rock scouring on Devon Island, Canada, a research study site, taken August 28, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. So, how do scientists researching Mars get a sense of the climatic history of our next door neighbor? Well, they actually use a significant […]

Planet Images and Artificial Intelligence Used to Detect Coca Paste Production Sites, Supporting Surveillance Strategies Against Drug Trafficking


PlanetScope image above showing border between Colombia and Venezuela taken on January 31, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved.  Authorities across the Latin American region are working to strengthen intervention strategies against drug trafficking. However, there are significant challenges to tracking these illegal supply chains, including the monitoring of […]

PlanetScope, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-1 Data Integration for Object-Based Land Cover Classification of Tropical Forests in Google Earth Engine


Above image: Planet image of study site in central Brazil taken March 26, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Through last year’s partnership between Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and Google, Planetscope Basemaps of global tropical forests are now accessible to Google Earth Engine users. With this […]

Tracking Deforestation


This interview originally appeared in the July 28th edition of Planet Snapshots.  Interview with Matt Finer For nearly the past decade, Matt Finer has been playing the world’s largest and highest-tech game of whac-a-mole — but with far greater stakes. He’s a Senior Research Specialist at Amazon Conservation and is the director of MAAP (Monitoring of the Amazon […]

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