Boulder, July 13, 2016

drought Blog Posts

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, […]

How Planet Satellites Help Manage Fire Risk in a Parched Landscape


Introduction  Although wildland fires have always been present in the western United States, recent years have brought increasing numbers of fires. These fires are now burning hotter, over wider areas, and causing more damage to human infrastructure and natural landscapes than ever before. The causes are numerous  and multifaceted, including climate change, […]

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