Industrial Infrastructure, July 5, 2016

Tagged by: EO

PlanetScope Used to Monitor Illegal Trash Burning

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Image above: Planet satellite image of Thilafushi landfill in the Maldives, one of the research study site locations, taken May 5, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Across the world, countries are faced with the challenge of increasing trash. Waste generation in many developing countries is far outpacing municipal […]

PlanetScope Used to Map Tree Species in Urban Areas

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Image above: PlanetScope image of urban areas and green spaces in Zagreb, Croatia taken April 1, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Many of us are familiar with that runny nose, itchy eye, and stuffy sinus sensation so often associated with seasonal allergies and the release of tree pollen. […]

Satellite Data Revealing Why Dam Tailing Failures Occur

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Image above: SkySat image of tailings dam failure in Jagersfontein, South Africa, captured September 12, 2022, the day after the failure. Global conversations around the safety of tailings dams –  infrastructure where mining waste is meant to be contained – have been ongoing for the last few years. In 2019, the failing […]

Monitoring How Baboons Impact Timber Commodities in South Africa

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Image above: Commercial forests for timber commodity creation in Mpumalanga, South Africa taken January 12, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In South Africa, commercial timber operations and native wildlife can sometimes come into conflict. Forests planted for commodity creation in the region are often homogeneous monocultures of exotic […]

Detecting Amazon Forest Degradation

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Image above: PlanetScope image of the Amazon rainforest in Peru taken June 5, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Many are familiar with news stories and reports regarding deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. However, some may be surprised to see that it is estimated that forest degradation has actually […]

Estimating Soil Moisture with PlanetScope for Agricultural Resilience in Indonesia

Image above: PlanetScope image of rice paddies along the slopes of Mount Lawu, Indonesia taken September 17, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Along the sloping landscape of Mount Lawu in Central Java, Indonesia, farmers experience a wide variety of crop growth as a result of water availability. As […]

From Drones to PlanetScope, Mapping Meddlesome Roses

Image above: PlanetScope image of invasive rose study site along the coastline of Vainupea, Estonia taken August 28, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Many are captivated by what is arguably the world’s most romantic flower, the rose, symbol of love and admiration, but sometimes these flowers of passion […]

Scientists combine both x-ray techniques and satellite data for environmental forensics

Image above: PlanetScope image of Alto Araguaia, Brazil taken November 25, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Soybean production in Brazil has significantly increased over the last twenty years as a result of national and international demand. Following harvest, trucks and trains transport this popular crop to designated shipment […]

PlanetScope Helps Monitor Bull Kelp Communities on California Coastline

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Above image: Bull kelp habitat off the coast of California taken April 10, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Ecosystems are full of complex and interacting elements, both biotic and abiotic. But when several of these elements begin to change at the same time, scientists have witnessed a dramatic […]

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