planet labs Blog Posts

Monitoring Natural Disasters in the Philippines

News

More than 20 typhoons take place every year in the Philippines, five of which are typically destructive, taking a toll on not only infrastructure but also human life. The country’s location also makes it vulnerable to other natural disasters including frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions as well as tsunamis, sea-level rise, storm surges, […]

Planet Joins New Coalition to Decarbonize Europe’s Food System

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To read the release in full, click here. Planet has joined the newly formed European Carbon+ Farming Coalition to accelerate progress toward European Green Deal carbon neutrality goals. Through this partnership, organizations and stakeholders representing every step of the food value chain will come together to decarbonize the European food system, while maximizing […]

Building a new world: infrastructure monitoring for a more sustainable future

Tech

As the world continues to recover from a historic pandemic, there is a growing awareness in government and industry that new, innovative solutions are needed to protect natural resources and create more effective policy for economic growth. Transparency and reliable decision-making are imperative in this effort to renew public confidence and restore […]

Planet Becomes Inaugural Platinum Sponsor of GDAL

Tech

Planet has built an incredibly capable cloud-native processing infrastructure to take our raw imagery and turn it into refined imagery, analysis ready data (ARD), and analytic feeds so that it can be easily incorporated into our customers and users workflows. Many of the key pieces we built ourselves, but our system would not be possible […]

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 […]

Planet Welcomes Kristi Erickson as Chief People Officer

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I’m delighted to announce that Kristi Erickson has joined our team as Chief People Officer. As Planet grows and we scale our business, we want to build a stellar, diverse, and passionate global team. Kristi is an experienced People leader who can shepherd our team through rapid growth, while continuing our commitment […]

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