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Impact Blog Posts

PlanetScope and Planet Basemaps Utilized for Carbon Credits Monitoring in Indonesian Tropical Forest

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Tropical forests are large and complex ecosystems that are a vital part of the solution to addressing the effects of climate change. Fortunately, organizations around the world are using Planet data to help protect these forests, including mission-based company Permian Global. Starting in 2007, Permian Global has worked to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

Planet Becomes a Carbon Neutral Company

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Planet’s mission to help life on earth extends beyond our products and services. In December 2021, Planet officially became a carbon neutral company as part of our commitment to sustainability. Planet worked with SCS Global Services (SCS),  an organization specializing in third-party certification, validation, and verification for environmental and sustainability quality performance […]

Planet Appoints Andrew Zolli As Chief Impact Officer As It Accelerates Investment In Sustainability

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I’m proud to announce that Planet has appointed Andrew Zolli as Planet’s new Chief Impact Officer.  Planet’s purpose is to use space to help life on Earth. Our data, platforms, and services are powerful tools for addressing critical planetary challenges including climate change, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian emergencies. For the […]

Planet Hosts 150+ International Governors, State Secretaries, & Researchers at Climate.EO Event

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Earth observation technologies continue to play a vital role in our understanding of global climate change. To advance these efforts and inspire deeper commitments to sustainability, Planet and Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment co-hosted Climate.EO, an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit. Held at Planet’s San Francisco headquarters, Climate.EO […]

Planet Becomes First Private-Sector Data Provider to Directly Support the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters

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From Hurricane Maria to massive floods in India, the increasing occurrence and intensity of natural disasters around the globe has created a need for greater coordination between the private and public sectors to improve disaster preparedness and emergency management. Planet supports these efforts, and is happy to share that we have become […]

A Protocol for Near Real-time Tropical Deforestation Monitoring

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Over the past few decades, traditional Earth observation satellites have made huge contributions to the creation of standardized, historical, and publicly accessible information on land cover and land use change. However, their low spatial and temporal resolutions – exacerbated by limited computing power – have constrained their use by decision makers. The […]

On Earth Day, More Eyes on Our Planet

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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 […]

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