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earth observation Blog Posts

Planet Satellites Bolster FAO’s Geospatial Toolkit

News

Putting the world’s eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization’ innovative geospatial monitoring system. A new version of SEPAL – System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring […]

What is Rapid Revisit and Why Does it Matter?

Tech

Rapid revisit is a qualitative term used in satellite monitoring to describe the ability of the system to make repeated image captures separated by short time intervals. This implies both that the constellation can respond at short notice to collect a target without waiting days for the satellites to pass overhead, and […]

The Countdown to Planet’s Explore 19 Conference is On

Tech

We’re five weeks away from Explore 19, our first-ever user conference taking place at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco on October 15th and 16th. Our goal is to bring our vibrant community of customers, partners, end users, developers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and network through a combination […]

Meet Martin Van Ryswyk: Planet’s New SVP of Product

News

We are excited to welcome Martin Van Ryswyk as Planet’s new senior vice president of Product, who will be responsible for helping to guide product vision and strategies moving forward. Before joining Planet, Van Ryswyk was executive vice president of Product Management and Engineering at DataStax—the company behind Apache Cassandra. Van Ryswyk […]

Bark Beetles Are Decimating Forests: Satellite Data Can Help

Stories

Bark beetle infestations devastated 18 million cubic meters of forest in the Czech Republic last year, due in part to very dry summers brought on by the effects of climate change. Historically, bark beetles have been a valuable part of nature conservation, playing an important role in the ecosystem of conifer forests. […]

B14: The Cubesat with One of the World’s Fastest Satellite Radios

Tech

Agile aerospace supports rapid prototyping, continuous iteration, and adaptation of the latest commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology—and our Build 14 Dove (B14) is agile aerospace at its finest. What’s under the hood? We’ve had more than a few inquiries and want to share some of the latest updates. Planet’s Build 14 Dove includes the […]

Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

News

Planet, Salo Sciences, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will dynamically map forest structure and fuel loads down to the tree level, statewide. Combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI), along with weather, climate, population, and infrastructure data, and supported through […]

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