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


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 […]

Measuring War’s Effect on a Global Breadbasket


Earth observation data can serve as a powerful tool for increasing peace and security because of the enhanced situational awareness it provides. That is why Planet provides imagery to the media, think tanks, and researchers like NASA Harvest, NASA’s Food Security and Agriculture Program, run out of the University of Maryland (UMD), […]

Tibetan Permafrost, Urban Forests, Lava Paths, and Rural Marketplaces; Accelerating Our Understanding of the Planet Through the Education and Research Program


Through Planet’s Education and Research Program, researchers across the world are finding new ways of leveraging Planet’s satellite data to better understand how our societies and the world’s natural systems are intimately intertwined at every scale – from revealing the impacts of climate change on thawing permafrost to modeling how war impacts […]

Improving Climate Resilience with Satellite Data: A Conversation with US Government Leaders


Planet recently participated in a virtual discussion with US Government leaders focused on leveraging satellite data to improve climate resilience. Robert Cardillo, Planet Federal’s Chief Strategist and Chairman of the Board, was joined by Christine Urbanowicz, Senior Spatial Geospatial Data Scientist, USAID, Kathleen White, Program Director of Climate Change, DoD OSD ODASD […]

Charting Planet’s Second Decade


Planet turns 10. At the start of our first decade, we set a very clear mission: to image the whole world every day, making change visible, accessible and actionable. Broadly, our goal was to use space to help life on earth. We had a simple theory of change: you can’t manage what […]

Satellites and Cows; Planet and Organic Valley Complete Pilot and Expand Collaboration Across Cooperative


We’re happy to announce that we have completed a successful pilot program with Organic Valley, a national organic food brand and independent cooperative of small family farms, to utilize satellite technology to efficiently measure pasture health on dairy farms. By using our near-daily satellite images, farmers accessed reports to improve their pastures […]

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