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Monitoring Mangrove Reforestation in Sri Lanka

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Image above: Mangrove ecosystems around Batticaloa Lagoon, Sri Lanka taken January 11, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In 2015, Sri Lanka made history as the first nation to take strides to protect the full extent of their mangroves. Along the coastlines of Sri Lanka, these valuable mangrove ecosystems […]

PlanetScope Helps Map and Monitor the Threats of Intensive Olive Orchards on Drought Prone Regions

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When envisioning the scenic regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, people often conjure up images of stunning coastlines, sunny skies, and of course, delectable dishes topped with rich olive oil from local olive trees. In fact, 95 percent of global olive cultivation happens in the Mediterranean’s semi-arid climate. However, these traditionally drought-tolerant species […]

PlanetScope Reveals Phenological Changes in Invasive Species in China

Image above: Yellow River estuary study site in Dongying, China taken December 11, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Salt marshes are important ecosystems that provide a variety of ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration and coastal protection, however, these watery environments are also susceptible to the devastating impacts of […]

PlanetScope and Deep Learning Methods Used to Map Wildfires In South America

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Image above: PlanetScope image of a wildfire in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil taken August 7, 2021. © 2021, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Pantanal is a natural region of South America which encompasses the world’s largest wetlands. Situated between the Mato Grosso area of Brazil and the borders of Bolivia […]

PlanetScope and Blue Wavelengths Help Map Snow Melt

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Image above: Snow cover on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska taken February 27, 2020. © 2020, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Seasonal snowfall is very important to maintaining important ecological systems. For example, mountainous snowmelt replenishes rivers and watersheds with the arrival of spring and summer. Snow cover also acts as […]

Satellite Data and Computer Vision Used to Monitor Manure from Factory Farms

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Image above: PlanetScope image of manure spread over snow in Easton, Wisconsin taken February 7, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), also known as industrial-scale factory farms, raise large amounts of livestock in small confined spaces. As a consequence, these environments also generate a […]

Analyzing Urban Populations from Space with Planet Basemaps

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Image above: PlanetScope image of Medellin, Columbia taken August 8, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. The human population on Earth has been growing at unprecedented rates, and alongside this growth, we have witnessed mass migrations to urban locations. Tracking population changes in these urban environments is critical for […]

PlanetScope Data and Deep Learning Models Detect Invasive Plant Species

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Image above: PlanetScope image over Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota captured September 8, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Invasive species can cause devastation to ecosystems and significant economic damage to industries, such as agriculture. Effective management is necessary to stop these species from wreaking havoc across landscapes, […]

Using PlanetScope to Map Snowmelt In Alpine Ecosystems

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Image above: PlanetScope image of snowcapped Upper Gunnison Mountains, Colorado taken December 4, 2021. © 2021, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Alpine regions are some of the most sensitive systems to climate change. In the mountainous ecosystems of the western United States, for example, even small changes in temperature cause significant […]

Potential for PlanetScope Data to Aid Oil Response Monitoring

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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 […]

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