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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 […]

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 […]

Ice-dam Failures Revealed with PlanetScope Data

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Image above: PlanetScope image of ice-dam study site in Jokulsarlon, Iceland taken March 2, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In icy environments, mountain lakes can be dammed not by just rock, but by long standing ice formations. But with the ongoing retreat of glaciers and icecaps around the […]

Monitoring Mass Flowering Events from Space

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Image above: White flowering tree crowns spot the dense green forest in Lambir Hills National Park in Borneo, Malaysia on May 5, 2019. © 2019, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia, scientists are monitoring the phenomenon of “general flowering” which is the synchronous mass […]

Nation-wide Carbon Stock Map Created with SkySat

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Image above: SkySat image of the Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda taken September 23, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Using Planet’s SkySat data, a team of researchers have generated a novel approach to mapping the nation-wide tree-level carbon stock of Rwanda, and this model can be used for […]

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. […]