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How Planet Satellites Help Manage Fire Risk in a Parched Landscape

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Introduction  Although wildland fires have always been present in the western United States, recent years have brought increasing numbers of fires. These fires are now burning hotter, over wider areas, and causing more damage to human infrastructure and natural landscapes than ever before. The causes are numerous  and multifaceted, including climate change, […]

Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde to Join Planet’s Board of Directors

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We’re thrilled to announce that Vijaya Gadde will be joining Planet’s Board of Directors. Vijaya brings over 20 years of legal, technology and business growth experience to Planet’s Board. As Planet prepares to become a public company, Vijaya’s history of leadership at high-growth, global companies will help Planet navigate the scaling of […]

Planet Names Top Three Finalists of the 2021 Copernicus Masters’ “See Change, Change the World” Challenge

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Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of our “See Change, Change the World” Challenge as part of the Copernicus Masters competition, which awards prizes to developers who leverage Planet and Copernicus data to address objectives of the European Green Deal. The three finalists and their proposed solutions demonstrate the […]

Protecting Indigenous Populations and Ancestral Land with Planet Data

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An ancestral territory known as “Patrimonio Natural y Cultural Ayoreo Totobiegosode” (PNCAT), located in the Gran Chaco, an area that spans across Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, is currently suffering rapid deforestation at a rate of 250,000 hectares per year. This biodiversity loss is affecting indigenous populations living in the forest, and in […]

Join the #AI4FoodSecurity challenge!

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Do you have experience with Artificial Intelligence or Earth Observation? Are you interested in tackling one of the largest challenges humanity must face this decade and win some exciting prizes whilst doing so? Then join our #AI4FoodSecurity Challenge! Agriculture is a key sector, crucial for economic growth and the health of the […]

Planet Customers Share How Our Satellite Data Enables Global Transparency and Sustainability at Explore 2021

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During the second day of Explore 2021, our customers shared how they are enabling global transparency and supporting critical sustainability research. Our science track demonstrated the robust research applications for Planet’s datasets, highlighting key findings in climate change and carbon farming initiatives. We also heard from Norway’s International Forest and Climate Initiative […]

The Planet Purpose Award Winners

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Earlier this year we announced our first-ever customer awards! The Planet Purpose Awards recognize and celebrate companies that are leading the way in the respective categories that align to Planet’s core values.  And we heard you! We received numerous submissions in each category that our leadership team at Planet read through and […]

Planet Announces Next-Generation Products at Explore 2021

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Day 1 of Explore 2021, Planet’s third-annual user conference, was a huge success with 6,300 virtual attendees, over 100 speakers, and a number of exciting product announcements. Attendees heard keynotes from Planet leadership as well as business and technology thought leaders like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Moody’s CEO Rob Fauber, and Bayer […]

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 […]

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