Long Beach Port, June 25, 2016

Education and Research Program Blog Posts

NASA Researchers Use Planet Data to Study the Effects of Climate Change on our Cryosphere

Tech

Through an agreement with NASA and their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program, access to Planet imagery is available to all NASA-funded researchers. Taking advantage of the high cadence of PlanetScope and the high resolution of SkySat, these researchers have utilized Planet imagery to understand dynamic processes on Earth. The cryosphere—frozen areas […]

Satellite Imagery Provides a Glimpse into Medieval Times

Stories

A new study has successfully combined Planet imagery with information processing algorithms in order to study and reconstruct medieval archaeological sites without causing any damage to these historical locations. Using a synthesis of remote sensing and geoinformatics, an archeological exploration has uncovered the layout of a medieval village located at Șanțul Turcilor, […]

Earth Day: Agile Science in the Anthropocene

Stories

On the first Earth Day in 1970—with boot prints on the moon fresh in our memory—humanity was buzzing with a desire to make a conscious, global effort to be better stewards of our planet, and endowed with the confidence that we can do great things. It was not an accident that, just […]

On Earth Day, More Eyes on Our Planet

Stories

In 1969, a well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Miles of beaches, filled with animal and human life covered in oily sludge, captivated public interest and galvanized the local community to take action. One year later, in part through the efforts of the Santa Barbara community, we celebrated […]

More Sats. More Science.

Stories

This past week, nearly 25,000 scientists, students, and professionals gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world – the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. This annual conference brings together the best and brightest minds in pursuit of high quality science, knowledge and a […]

Planet offers broader data access to the academic community

News

Through our Ambassador’s Program, Planet has granted data to about 150 researchers…and what they’ve developed has blown us away. But we think that there’s more to be discovered. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a new offering for researchers at accredited universities across the globe: Planet’s Education and Research Program. Now, any college […]

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